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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. __________ migraines are always present in those who have cases of severe nausea along with their pain.
(a) Green.
(b) Red.
(c) White.
(d) Blue.

2. 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) Sadness.
(b) Disorder.
(c) Euphoria.
(d) Anger.

3. But on the other hand, some feel that those who suffer from migraines might be ____________ to suffer from allergies and motion sickness.
(a) More likely.
(b) Just as likely.
(c) Less likely.
(d) Unable.

4. The __________ of a migraine aura are something that are short lived, unlike those of an actual seizure, according to Sacks.
(a) Aftereffects.
(b) Damage.
(c) Movement.
(d) Complexity.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Some people, when having a migraine, might feel a distorted sense of familiarity or _____________.

2. When ________ happens and it is not followed by a headache, it can be confusing and misinterpreted by the person experiencing it.

3. What does Sacks ask migraine patients to do in order to see if they can determine a cause or a condition which might lead to migraines?

4. The woman that the man thought he was talking to was _______, while it was actually his secretary.

5. Some people ascribe to the idea that a migraine may just be a/an ___________ reaction to the rest of the world.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the visual sensory hallucinations that migraine patients have seen in their experiences before migraines?

2. What is the problem that Sacks has with saying that migraines can run in families?

3. What does one researcher equate the migraine with, which might be helpful in treating them?

4. What does Sacks have to say are some of the causes of circumstantial migraine, according to the book?

5. What causes it to be difficult to determine the difference between migraines and epilepsy?

6. What do some researchers feel is not a cause of migraines as adults, according to Sacks' research?

7. How does Sacks propose the genetic link of migraines be tested in order to assure that environmental conditions are not the cause?

8. What are the two terms that Reymond used to describe the way a migraine can change the appearance of a migraine patient?

9. What are the causes of serious losses of fluids during the experience of a migraine, according to Sacks?

10. What does Sacks have to say about the connection between family members who experience migraines?

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