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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. Where is the physicist du Bois Reymond from, according to the descriptions in this manuscript?
(a) Austria.
(b) Spain.
(c) Germany.
(d) Hungary.

2. Some people will continue on with their lives during a migraine, though they will still contend with __________ at some point.
(a) Lethargy.
(b) Immobility.
(c) Pain.
(d) Annoyance.

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

4. Sacks pointed out that a woman's hair turned __________ on one side, the side where she would have her headaches.
(a) Gray.
(b) Brown.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

5. Some people, when having a migraine, might feel a distorted sense of familiarity or _____________.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Strangeness.
(c) Movement.
(d) Activity.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What did the man begin to use when he realized that sneezing might be able to relieve his migraine pain?

4. 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.

5. ________ is a Chinese food additive which has been linked to many migraine cases, and in causing migraines throughout one's life.

Short Essay Questions

1. What sorts of migraine situations does Sacks say are rare and fairly uncommon in reference to visual hallucinations?

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

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

4. In the case study presented by Sacks, where does the forty-four year old man believe that he is during a hallucination?

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

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

7. What problems do some researchers and physicians believe can happen as the result of migraines that a patient might experience?

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

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

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

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