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. Which of Sacks' questions in the main character unable to answer?

2. Sacks sees himself as having what kind of personality?

3. In what place does Jimmie recover a part of himself?

4. What are the agents that spread the main character's disorder?

5. The main character suffers a stroke and this affects which side of his/her brain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is the main character's occupation and affliction?

2. How is Madeline's problem fixed? What was the cause of her disorder in the first place?

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

4. What is the change in the main character's demeanor in the chapter and why?

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

6. What disorder to Jimmie have? What is it called? What does it involve? Can patients with this disorder make progress?

7. Speculate as to why Sacks included Hildegard of Bingen in this book.

8. What is Witty Ticcy Ray's treatment? Why doesn't he like it at first? How does he cope with it?

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

10. What is the main character's response to her treatment? How does she react?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper concerning how unusual mental conditions can lead to works of creativity. Mr. MacGregor's tilt led him to help Dr. Sacks create a pair of glasses with a pendulum that could help him and those like him navigate their world. Jose is able to paint beautiful art. Select a case from outside of the book. Using a famous person is fine. Make sure to illustrate the connection between a mental disorder and a creative accomplishment.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Write a research paper on Mr. P's disorder. Explain the neurological causes and subsequent effects of the disease. Discuss at least one case study and assess the prospects for recovery.

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