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. Why does the main character confabulate?

2. The main character responds to treatment by first regaining what?

3. What was an activity of the main character's?

4. What is the twins' special ability?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a research paper on Mr. P's disorder. Explain the neurological causes and subsequent effects of the disease. Discuss at least one case study and assess the prospects for recovery.

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

Outline what you believe to be one main theme of Sacks' book. For instance, how does he treat his patients? You must use three examples from the book to illustrate your point. The paper must be five pages, double-spaced.

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