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

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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 disorder does the main character have?

2. What is the main character's primary affliction?

3. What hobby does the main character take up later in life?

4. What are some activities that the main character enjoys?

5. What are the symptoms of the main character's affliction?

Essay 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

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

To what extent are patients like those described in this book 'normal?' Is it that they can't function in society? Or can they, with a little help? How would you try to integrate these patients into society? Or would you refuse to try? Please pick two patients you think could be easily integrated into society and one patient that presents difficulties. Explain how you would integrate the first two patients and why the third would present difficulties.

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