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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The main character has a high level of intelligence, allowing him/her to accomplish what despite his/her disability?
2. For Sacks it is important to treat his patients with:
3. If Sacks called his chapters 'studies' what would that mean about his attitude?
4. How does the main character's emotions change when he wakes up from his nap?
5. What is Dr. Sacks' treatment of the main character?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who are the two main character's in this chapter? What is their affliction called and what does it generally consist in?
2. To what degree does Sachs see himself as a novelist? And to what degree does he see himself as a scientist?
3. What is Mr. MacGregor's disorder? How does he discover it?
4. How is Madeline's problem fixed? What was the cause of her disorder in the first place?
5. How is Mr. P able to recognize objects?
6. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is his affliction? How does it affect him?
7. What is Witty Ticcy Ray's treatment? Why doesn't he like it at first? How does he cope with it?
8. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is her affliction? How does she handle relationships with others?
9. Where is the main character housed after the trial? How does he come to recall the crime he committed?
10. What is the overall theme of the book?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Witty Ticcy Ray's condition and his ultimate choice to take his medication during the week and go off of them on the weekends. Is this a wise decision or not? Spell out your answer in detail. Make sure to give arguments for your position.
Essay Topic 2
What is Parkinson's disease? How does it affect the brain? What are common treatments for the disease? How effective are they? What prospects are there for a cure. Please write a five-page essay on this topic, double spaced. Cite your sources.
Essay Topic 3
Sacks often tries to argue that science leaves out important facets of his patients' lives. Please select two examples from the book where Sacks does this and then use the examples to discuss what you think the limits of science are in explaining the human experience, using the two cases you selected as illustration. The paper must be four pages, double spaced.
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