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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 occupation?
2. How long does this affliction last?
3. How do the twins score on IQ tests?
4. What disorder does the main character have?
5. How do the main character's symptoms progress?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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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