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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. What branch of the armed services was Jimmie G. in?
2. How does the 'what science leaves out' theme play out in this chapter?
3. What is the name of the main character mentioned in the postscript?
4. How old is the character in this chapter?
5. Who is the main character of the chapter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the cause of the main character's affliction? When is it first treated? When does it return?
2. Speculate as to why Sacks included Hildegard of Bingen in this book.
3. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is his affliction? What does he maintain despite his affliction?
4. What is the twins' unique ability? In what venues do they use it? Does it give them intelligence in other areas?
5. What are the main character's experiences due to her affliction about? How does she react to them?
6. How does Sacks see the relationship between memory and life? How does Sacks see the connection in Jimmie G.?
7. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is her affliction? How does she handle relationships with others?
8. What is phantom limb syndrome? What are its disadvantages?
9. How does Mr. MacGregor work to compensate for his disorder?
10. What is Miguel's affliction? How does it affect him? How is it treated? And are its effects good or bad?
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
Explain Christina's condition. Then speculate on how you believe she withstood the psychological pressure to give up on her life. How would you have reacted in a similar situation?
Essay Topic 3
Madeline's family seems to have prevented her from coming to believe that she could use her hands. How could a family make such an error? Do you think it was deliberate on their part? If it was deliberate, why would they do it? If it wasn't deliberate, why did they make such a mistake? Try to analyze potential family dynamics that could lead to Madeline's false belief about her hands.
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