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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The main character can't sing solo because he is what:
2. What is the name of the main character in this chapter?
3. William Penfield calls the disorder discussed in the chapter by what technical name?
4. Who is the main character of this chapter?
5. What is the main character's affliction?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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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