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. What branch of the armed services was Jimmie G. in?

2. Who is the main character in this chapter?

3. The main character does not like his treatment. How does he/she cope?

4. How old is the character in this chapter?

5. Why might the disorder mentioned in the chapter be a good thing?

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. What is the main character's affliction? What crime is he on trial for? What is the outcome of the trial?

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

4. What is Mrs. S condition? What is its cause? What are some of her symptoms?

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

6. Why does Sacks think that phantom limb syndrome might be importantly beneficial to a patient who has lost a limb?

7. What is the main character's disorder? How does it compare to Witty Ticcy Ray's? How does she handle it on the street?

8. How does Dr. Sacks approach the main character?

9. How does the main character handle her grandmother's death? What activities does she start in? Which does she end up in?

10. What is William's affliction? How does it affect him with Dr. Sacks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is retrograde amnesia? What causes it? To what extent can it be cured? How does it often disappear and why?

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

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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