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Jean-Dominique Bauby
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the literary figure with Locked-In syndrome get around?
(a) Servants carry him.
(b) He goes nowhere.
(c) He crawls.
(d) He has a wheelchair.

2. How does Jean write his book?
(a) He records it verbally.
(b) He types it.
(c) He dictates it.
(d) He writes it with a pen.

3. How does Jean feel when he gets lost in the hospital?
(a) Nervous.
(b) Patient.
(c) Excited.
(d) Angry.

4. Who is the first person Sandrine calls when Jean makes significant improvement?
(a) Jean's father.
(b) Jean's mother.
(c) Jean's daughter.
(d) Jean's sister.

5. What is the first thing Jean learns to say after his stroke?
(a) His daughter's name.
(b) A recipe.
(c) The alphabet.
(d) A song.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long was the author in a coma?

2. How does Jean feed himself when he misses regular food?

3. What kind of patients does Jean's hospital take care of now?

4. How does Jean communicate his emotions?

5. Who does Jean compare himself to in literature?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jean imagine Eugenie doing?

2. How does Jean communicate his fluctuating emotions?

3. Where do patients in the hospital get lost, and how does Jean feel when he gets lost?

4. How does Jean feel about the amount of prayers offered in his behalf?

5. Where has the author spent much of his last year when the book begins?

6. What does Jean picture the only literary figure with Locked-In syndrome to do?

7. What does Sandrine help Jean to do, and how do the other staff at the hospital respond to this?

8. Why does Jean think he dreams about certain things repeatedly while in the hospital?

9. How would Jean end the play he wanted to write about his hospital experience?

10. Why is it ironic when people try to finish Jean's sentences?

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