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 is the main character's affliction?

2. What happens when the twins are separated?

3. Which other character in the book does the main character in this chapter share a disorder with?

4. Who is the main character in this chapter?

5. Later on in life, but before being separated, what entertainment venue do the twins participate in?

Essay Topics

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

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 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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