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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. What did the man begin to use when he realized that sneezing might be able to relieve his migraine pain?
(a) Baby powder.
(b) Cocaine.
(c) Snuff.
(d) Pepper.

2. __________ migraines are always present in those who have cases of severe nausea along with their pain.
(a) Blue.
(b) Green.
(c) White.
(d) Red.

3. One woman who kept a diary of her life around her migraines found that skipping her ___________ led to the incident of a migraine.
(a) Period.
(b) Breakfast.
(c) Exercise.
(d) Tea.

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

5. The woman then began to feel an irresistible urge to _________, which then served as a warning for her migraines.
(a) Spin around.
(b) Cry.
(c) Yawn.
(d) Laugh.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sometimes the feeling of _________ is reported during the experience of a migraine, in some patients.

2. What tends to increase over the course of an experience of a migraine headache?

3. What is found in about one fourth of all patients who have migraine pains and other symptoms?

4. What is usually violent and often relegated to just one side of the head when it is present?

5. 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 ____________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What are the symptoms that the German physician has when he has his migraines?

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

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

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

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

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