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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) Consciousness.
(b) Communication.
(c) Truthfulness.
(d) Interaction.

2. Some researchers actually believe that migraines make a person __________ to other diseases and to other conditions.
(a) Ignorant.
(b) Prone.
(c) Avoidant.
(d) Immune.

3. Unusual __________ occur in about one tenth of patients, according to the descriptions in the book.
(a) Bowel movements.
(b) Movements.
(c) Word patterns.
(d) Colors.

4. 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?
(a) A count of their medication usage.
(b) Video log.
(c) Journal.
(d) Go for a run during a headache.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Some migraine patients may also hear noises, such as a low growl or a _________ as a part of their hallucinations.

2. Sometimes auras can be so powerful so as to have the appearance of a __________ in some patients.

3. 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.

4. Sacks says that the only way to test the family connection theory of migraines is to see if a child with migraines in his family develops migraines when living with a ____________.

5. Some hallucinations in migraine patients might give a person a sense of __________ for no apparent reason.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What can be confusing about an aura's presence, according to Sacks in this book?

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

6. What are the classic symptoms of a migraine, according to Sacks' experience with his patients?

7. What is something that Sacks has never seen, but he has heard of in relation to the aura before a migraine?

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

9. What is the meaning of aura, as Sacks uses the term in this section?

10. What does Sacks decide is the cause of a woman's migraines that occur on a monthly basis?

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