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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. A precordial migraine is one in which _________ pain is the only symptom of the migraine attack, according to Sacks.
(a) Arm.
(b) Chest.
(c) Leg.
(d) Head.

2. _________ also seems to be related to migraines, though it is thought to not be causally related, according to most researchers.
(a) Weight gain.
(b) Heart attacks.
(c) Disabilities.
(d) Genetic disturbances.

3. Some hallucinations in migraine patients might give a person a sense of __________ for no apparent reason.
(a) Truth.
(b) Vertigo.
(c) Shame.
(d) Embarrassment.

4. ________ often has a derogatory connotation and may require additional discussion among researchers.
(a) Hallucination.
(b) Movement.
(c) Nausea.
(d) Migraine.

5. Sensory _________ is one of the categories of aural symptoms that the patient may experience.
(a) Hallucinations.
(b) Diminishment.
(c) Deprivation.
(d) Overload.

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

7. Finally, there may be disorders of perception, __________, and memory during the course of aural symptoms.
(a) Movement.
(b) Coloring.
(c) Speech.
(d) Anger.

8. The symptoms of a migraine, as described in this chapter, include a feeling of _______ as well as the classic symptoms of migraine which are present in this section.
(a) Anger.
(b) Disorder.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Euphoria.

9. Sacks believes that a single _________ or series of them might actually drive the entire migraine episode.
(a) Food.
(b) Episode.
(c) Medication.
(d) Symptom.

10. Some doctors and researchers are concerned about the possibility of _______ as a result of migraines.
(a) Brain damage.
(b) No quality of life.
(c) Seizure conditions.
(d) Strokes.

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

12. Poor or unusual _______ conditions have also been blamed for migraines though that might only be a part of the issue.
(a) Living.
(b) Food.
(c) Weather.
(d) Family.

13. Sometimes auras can be so powerful so as to have the appearance of a __________ in some patients.
(a) Stroke.
(b) Heart murmur.
(c) Seizure.
(d) Madness.

14. What is NOT one of the things that are listed in the possible visual sensory hallucinations that one might experience?
(a) Stars.
(b) Flashbacks.
(c) Geometric figures.
(d) Flashing lights.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sacks notes that those who suffer from _________ migraines experience the onset of an attack at fairly regular periods though the times vary from one patient to another.

2. Sacks discusses the way that ________ can change in people who are in the middle of a migraine attack.

3. Some patients will describe severe __________ as the main symptom of their migraine attack, leading to a different definition of migraine.

4. One patient believes there are small _________ in the room with him, even when there are not.

5. There may also be changes in ________ as a result of an aura, according to Sacks in this section of the book.

(see the answer keys)

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