|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the main character's disorder?
2. How do the main character's symptoms progress?
3. What disease does the main character have?
4. Why does the main character confabulate?
5. What was an activity of the main character's?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Does Korsakov's disease destroy William's personality? Does he have a real personality at all? In what sense? Do you think there is a real William inside that the Korsakov's prevents from manifesting? Or do you think that the disease has destroyed him, personality and all?
Essay Topic 2
Sacks often tries to argue that science leaves out important facets of his patients' lives. Please select two examples from the book where Sacks does this and then use the examples to discuss what you think the limits of science are in explaining the human experience, using the two cases you selected as illustration. The paper must be four pages, double spaced.
Essay Topic 3
Outline what you believe to be one main theme of Sacks' book. For instance, how does he treat his patients? You must use three examples from the book to illustrate your point. The paper must be five pages, double-spaced.
This section contains 266 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)