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

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

3. When ________ happens and it is not followed by a headache, it can be confusing and misinterpreted by the person experiencing it.
(a) A pain.
(b) An aura.
(c) A dream.
(d) Nausea.

4. Some patients will describe severe __________ as the main symptom of their migraine attack, leading to a different definition of migraine.
(a) Abdominal pain.
(b) Depression.
(c) Head pain.
(d) Family troubles.

5. What tends to increase over the course of an experience of a migraine headache?
(a) Fatigue.
(b) Hallucinations.
(c) Pain.
(d) Nausea.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is usually violent and often relegated to just one side of the head when it is present?

3. Sacks is just not sure if ____________ or genetics are more of a cause for the migraines which seem to take place in families.

4. There might also be a connection, according to Sacks, between migraines and _________, as some will wake up with headaches.

5. There is substantial evidence that there may be a _______________ between migraines and those who suffer from epileptic seizures.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the German physician's experience with migraines, according to the beginning of the book?

2. What is likely to aggravate the pain of a migraine, according to the author of this book?

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

4. What did the fifty-three year old female patient say characterized the start of her migraines?

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

6. What is the common cause of migraines for younger patients, with the attack happening after instead of during the activity?

7. What does Sacks say that all migraine patients have to fight during the experience of a migraine?

8. What are the five categories of aural symptoms, according to Sacks in this book?

9. Why do many migraine sufferers tend to rub one side of their head when they are in the midst of a migraine?

10. What are the symptoms that the German physician has when he has his migraines?

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