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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 points out that some migraines tend to present themselves as a ________, from the earliest signs to the aftereffects.
(a) Package.
(b) Syndrome.
(c) Condition.
(d) Unit.

2. _________ also seems to be related to migraines, though it is thought to not be causally related, according to most researchers.
(a) Weight gain.
(b) Heart attacks.
(c) Genetic disturbances.
(d) Disabilities.

3. Sensory _________ is one of the categories of aural symptoms that the patient may experience.
(a) Diminishment.
(b) Overload.
(c) Hallucinations.
(d) Deprivation.

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

5. When ________ happens and it is not followed by a headache, it can be confusing and misinterpreted by the person experiencing it.
(a) A dream.
(b) A pain.
(c) An aura.
(d) Nausea.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the man begin to use when he realized that sneezing might be able to relieve his migraine pain?

2. What do many patients notice about the pain they might feel when they are experiencing a migraine?

3. What might alleviate the pain of a migraine in some patients, while this might also make the pain more severe for some patients?

4. Many people who are experiencing migraines may seem to become _________ before they begin to show any other signs.

5. The ________ is the word traditionally associated with the sensory illusions that a migraine sufferer may experience.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What are the two terms that Reymond used to describe the way a migraine can change the appearance of a migraine patient?

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

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

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

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

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