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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was an activity of the main character's?

2. Who does the main character kill?

3. What is the main character's affliction?

4. William Penfield calls the disorder discussed in the chapter by what technical name?

5. What is the name of the main character in this chapter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

In Chapter Two, Sacks wonders whether Jimmie G. has a soul because he has no ability to lay down new memories. Is Sacks right to worry? What is it to have a soul and how it is connected to our memories? If we lose the ability to lay down our memories, do we lose our souls?

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