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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When does the main character live?
2. What does the main character lose when he loses his affliction?
3. To what extent does the main character recognize his disorder?
4. Who is the main character of this chapter?
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
Research the neurological phenomenon that leads the man in Chapter Four to believe that his leg was not his own. What causes this neurological defect? And why can't the man recognize the leg is his own even when Dr. Sacks assures him of it? What should be done for the man? Should his leg be removed?
Essay Topic 3
Please describe some recent research on idiot savants like John and Michael. What are some standard abilities of idiot savants? Do we have any better idea of what could cause their condition than we did when this book was written?
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