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

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

3. Poor or unusual _______ conditions have also been blamed for migraines though that might only be a part of the issue.
(a) Food.
(b) Weather.
(c) Family.
(d) Living.

4. What kinds of headaches might wake up a patient in the middle of the night, according to studies?
(a) Terror.
(b) Cluster.
(c) Movement.
(d) Migraine.

5. Some hallucinations in migraine patients might give a person a sense of __________ for no apparent reason.
(a) Shame.
(b) Vertigo.
(c) Embarrassment.
(d) Truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is caused by the arterial pulses and pressure on the affected artery can help during a migraine?

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

3. One woman was described as being ____________, though her symptoms were actually more a part of a migraine.

4. There are some patients that obviously suffer from periodical or causal attacks but that the larger group will defy easy _____________.

5. There are other hallucinations in which _________ may appear to be bigger or smaller than they actually are.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Sacks say there is a tendency to do with migraines which might cause problems in their study and experience?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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