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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. At what stage of Sacks' career does he encounter the main character of Chapter Four?
2. How does the main character regain control of his/her body?
3. What word does Dr. Sacks use to describe the way the main character feels?
4. Most neuroscientists thought that most neurological disorders were caused by damage to what part of the brain?
5. What is the main character's affliction?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do people react to the main character on the street? What does she do to avoid their reaction?
2. What is the main character's response to her treatment? How does she react?
3. How is Madeline's problem fixed? What was the cause of her disorder in the first place?
4. What is Mrs. S condition? What is its cause? What are some of her symptoms?
5. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is his affliction? What does he maintain despite his affliction?
6. What is Mr. P's affliction? How does it affect his life?
7. Explain the impact of hearing Reagan's speech on the main character. What does he/she notice that others do not? What does she miss?
8. How is Mr. P able to recognize objects?
9. When the main character loses his affliction? What has he lost? What does he think he has lost?
10. What is proprioception? What does losing it prevent you from doing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A great deal of neurological research has been done on how aphasia affects the language centers of the brain. Complete a five page research paper where you summarize this research.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the different forms of reminiscence that Mrs. O'C and Mrs. O'M experience. How do they react to their disorders? Why do you believe that respond so differently?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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