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

2. What might be a secondary factor of a migraine headache, causing even more pain and more tension?
(a) Medication.
(b) Family life.
(c) Stress.
(d) Tension headache.

3. Sometimes the feeling of _________ is reported during the experience of a migraine, in some patients.
(a) Terror.
(b) Rage.
(c) Anger.
(d) Flushing.

4. There is substantial evidence that there may be a _______________ between migraines and those who suffer from epileptic seizures.
(a) Correlation.
(b) Lost link.
(c) Direction casual relationship.
(d) True understanding.

5. Sacks says that _________ may prompt a migraine or might be a part of the unit of the overall event.
(a) Diarrhea.
(b) Naps.
(c) Constipation.
(d) Starvation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Reymond every three to four weeks, according to the notes of Sacks in the beginning of this book?

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

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

4. What is always present to some degree, even if it varies from one migraine case to another?

5. There may also be changes in the levels of __________ which can be present in the aural symptom experience.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sacks say about the possibility that animals might also experience migraines?

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

3. Why was Lashley mostly dismissed by his contemporaries in the migraine research field, according to the last section of this book?

4. What does Sacks say becomes an important part of the study of migraines, according to this section of the book?

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

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

7. What are some of the typical pieces of advice which Sacks might offer to a patient who is suffering from migraines?

8. What happens with the aura during a classic migraine, according to the findings of Sacks?

9. What is the correlation that Sacks discounts because of a lack of studies of migraine patients?

10. What are the two categories of hallucinations that are most often attributed to migraine experiences?

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