The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. After Dr. Sacks and Mr. P part ways, how much longer does Mr. P teach music?

2. For Sacks it is important to treat his patients with:

3. How many cases are covered in this chapter?

4. How is the main character treated?

5. What word does Dr. Sacks use to describe the way the main character feels?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Mr. P able to recognize objects?

2. How does Sacks react to Mrs. B's view about her own condition?

3. What is the overall theme of the book?

4. What is strange about the period that Jimmie is stuck in from Dr. Sacks' perspective?

5. What is Natasha K's affliction? What is its cause? How does it affect her? Does she like it or dislike it?

6. What is Mr. MacGregor's disorder? How does he discover it?

7. Where is the main character housed after the trial? How does he come to recall the crime he committed?

8. What is Mrs. B's condition? How does it affect her? Is she bothered by it?

9. What is Witty Ticcy Ray's disorder? How does it hurt him? How does it benefit him?

10. What are the main character's experiences due to her affliction about? How does she react to them?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Please outline in detail the costs and benefits of phantom limb syndrome to an amputee. You must list at least two costs of the disorder and at least one benefit. Please research a case study and illustrate your points with the study.

Essay Topic 2

Research the neurological phenomenon that leads the man in Chapter Four to believe that his leg was not his own. What causes this neurological defect? And why can't the man recognize the leg is his own even when Dr. Sacks assures him of it? What should be done for the man? Should his leg be removed?

Essay Topic 3

How does Bhagawhandi's tumor affect her visions? To what extent is Bhagawhandi justified in believing that her visions are helping her 'journey home', as she puts it? Is it better to embrace the illusion? Or should she try to fight them? What would you do in her position and why?

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