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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 chapter covers a disorder where people who have lost limbs believe and feel that they are still there. What is this disorder called?
2. Which of Sacks' questions in the main character unable to answer?
3. The main character has which of the following problems?
4. Where does Sacks work at the time of this chapter?
5. Where is the main character sitting when the nurses find him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the main character believe is wrong?
2. What is Natasha K's affliction? What is its cause? How does it affect her? Does she like it or dislike it?
3. What is the change in the main character's demeanor in the chapter and why?
4. What is Witty Ticcy Ray's disorder? How does it hurt him? How does it benefit him?
5. What is Mrs. S condition? What is its cause? What are some of her symptoms?
6. What is the source of the twins' ability? How can they lose their ability?
7. Why does Sacks think that phantom limb syndrome might be importantly beneficial to a patient who has lost a limb?
8. What is the cause of the main character's affliction? When is it first treated? When does it return?
9. How does Sacks react to Mrs. B's view about her own condition?
10. What is the main character's disorder? Which capacity does it diminish? Which capacity does it enhance?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Outline what you believe to be one main theme of Sacks' book. For instance, how does he treat his patients? You must use three examples from the book to illustrate your point. The paper must be five pages, double-spaced.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
What is retrograde amnesia? What causes it? To what extent can it be cured? How does it often disappear and why?
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