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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. The ________ who was restricted from normal social activities might be suffering from migraines as a result of depression.
(a) Monk.
(b) Student.
(c) Nun.
(d) Priest.

2. The central symptoms of a migraine are described as disorders of ________ in this book.
(a) Activity.
(b) Arousal.
(c) Movement.
(d) Understanding.

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

4. Some patients will describe severe __________ as the main symptom of their migraine attack, leading to a different definition of migraine.
(a) Family troubles.
(b) Abdominal pain.
(c) Head pain.
(d) Depression.

5. What is NOT one of the things that are listed in the possible visual sensory hallucinations that one might experience?
(a) Stars.
(b) Flashing lights.
(c) Geometric figures.
(d) Flashbacks.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Sacks does think there may be a link between having ________ and cyclical vomiting as a child and migraines.

3. One woman who kept a diary of her life around her migraines found that skipping her ___________ led to the incident of a migraine.

4. Changes in the sensory __________ are another possible part of the aural symptoms, according to Sacks.

5. A precordial migraine is one in which _________ pain is the only symptom of the migraine attack, according to Sacks.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sacks have to say about the tendency of migraines to be a part of one's life throughout the years?

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

3. Why do many migraine sufferers tend to rub one side of their head when they are in the midst of a migraine?

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

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

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

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

8. What did the fifty-three year old female patient say characterized the start of her migraines?

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

10. What are the causes of serious losses of fluids during the experience of a migraine, according to Sacks?

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