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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. Sacks does point out in this section that many people believe that migraines are _______________ in nature.
(a) Forward.
(b) Aggressive.
(c) Spontaneous.
(d) Debilitating.

2. What is usually violent and often relegated to just one side of the head when it is present?
(a) Headache.
(b) Nausea.
(c) Tremors.
(d) Sore throat.

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

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.
(a) Atypical.
(b) Dull.
(c) Boring.
(d) Classical.

5. Some people will have troubles understanding __________ as a result of an aura which precedes a migraine.
(a) Language.
(b) Music.
(c) Decisions.
(d) Movement.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Sacks points out that some migraines tend to present themselves as a ________, from the earliest signs to the aftereffects.

3. What might be a secondary factor of a migraine headache, causing even more pain and more tension?

4. Where is the physicist du Bois Reymond from, according to the descriptions in this manuscript?

5. Many people who are experiencing migraines may seem to become _________ before they begin to show any other signs.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What can often be a secondary factor to the migraine pain, according to the author of this book?

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

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

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