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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sacks has found the the cause of some monthly migraines for women might be the result of a new ____________ regimen.
(a) Exercise.
(b) Food.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Hormone treatment.

2. Some people ascribe to the idea that a migraine may just be a/an ___________ reaction to the rest of the world.
(a) Allergic.
(b) Painful.
(c) Outright.
(d) Accidental.

3. One woman who kept a diary of her life around her migraines found that skipping her ___________ led to the incident of a migraine.
(a) Breakfast.
(b) Tea.
(c) Exercise.
(d) Period.

4. Sacks says that _________ may prompt a migraine or might be a part of the unit of the overall event.
(a) Naps.
(b) Starvation.
(c) Constipation.
(d) Diarrhea.

5. What might alleviate the pain of a migraine in some patients, while this might also make the pain more severe for some patients?
(a) Laughing.
(b) Vomiting.
(c) Running.
(d) Sleeping.

6. What may or may not continue as a result of the pain of a migraine increasing or continuing?
(a) Aura.
(b) Medication.
(c) Movement.
(d) Nausea.

7. Sacks points out that there is a tendency to _________ migraine sufferers in literature and in descriptions.
(a) Ignore.
(b) Romanticize.
(c) Criticize.
(d) Avoid.

8. One woman was described as being ____________, though her symptoms were actually more a part of a migraine.
(a) Normal.
(b) Cancerous.
(c) Menopausal.
(d) Crazy.

9. There may also be changes in ________ as a result of an aura, according to Sacks in this section of the book.
(a) Pain.
(b) Truth.
(c) Mood.
(d) Coloring.

10. __________ emotions, exercise, and excitement are also regularly blamed for migraines though Sacks thinks this is only a part of the answer.
(a) Poor.
(b) Quick.
(c) Violent.
(d) Excessive.

11. Parts of one's _________ might also begin to feel larger or smaller because of an aura, according to Sacks.
(a) Life.
(b) Book.
(c) Head.
(d) Body.

12. Sacks points out that some migraines tend to present themselves as a ________, from the earliest signs to the aftereffects.
(a) Unit.
(b) Package.
(c) Condition.
(d) Syndrome.

13. There may also be changes in the levels of __________ which can be present in the aural symptom experience.
(a) Interaction.
(b) Consciousness.
(c) Truthfulness.
(d) Communication.

14. Sacks is just not sure if ____________ or genetics are more of a cause for the migraines which seem to take place in families.
(a) Environment.
(b) Luck.
(c) Hypochondria.
(d) Location.

15. One patient believes there are small _________ in the room with him, even when there are not.
(a) Indians.
(b) Monsters.
(c) Children.
(d) Mice.

Short Answer Questions

1. One man experienced a ________ sensation in his left foot during the course of a migraine.

2. Most patients, it seems, have an irresistible urge to _________ when they are suffering from a migraine, according to the studies in this book.

3. Sacks says there is no way to predict every stage of a migraine as the migraine is, by definition, __________ in nature.

4. Unusual __________ occur in about one tenth of patients, according to the descriptions in the book.

5. What kinds of headaches might wake up a patient in the middle of the night, according to studies?

(see the answer keys)

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