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

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

3. The __________ of a migraine aura are something that are short lived, unlike those of an actual seizure, according to Sacks.
(a) Aftereffects.
(b) Movement.
(c) Complexity.
(d) Damage.

4. Where is the physicist du Bois Reymond from, according to the descriptions in this manuscript?
(a) Spain.
(b) Hungary.
(c) Germany.
(d) Austria.

5. What can be impossible when the pain of a migraine is intense, according to this book?
(a) Reading.
(b) Speaking.
(c) Activity.
(d) Eating.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some migraine patients may also hear noises, such as a low growl or a _________ as a part of their hallucinations.

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

3. Sometimes, there might be sections of vision during a migraine which are ___________.

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

5. Those who have ________ migraines are often those who are prone to blushing in their everyday lives.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What are the classic symptoms of a migraine, according to Sacks' experience with his patients?

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

8. What problems do some researchers and physicians believe can happen as the result of migraines that a patient might experience?

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

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

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