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

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

3. What is caused by the arterial pulses and pressure on the affected artery can help during a migraine?
(a) Rapid heartbeat.
(b) Throbbing.
(c) Anger.
(d) Heat.

4. Some people, when having a migraine, might feel a distorted sense of familiarity or _____________.
(a) Movement.
(b) Strangeness.
(c) Activity.
(d) Understanding.

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 ____________.
(a) High pressure house.
(b) New puppy.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Foster family.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What can be impossible when the pain of a migraine is intense, according to this book?

4. Parts of one's _________ might also begin to feel larger or smaller because of an aura, according to Sacks.

5. The woman then began to feel an irresistible urge to _________, which then served as a warning for her migraines.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What causes it to be difficult to determine the difference between migraines and epilepsy?

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

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

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

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

9. What is the common cause of migraines for younger patients, with the attack happening after instead of during the activity?

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

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