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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. One case study of a man with headaches points out that he doesn't like to discuss his feelings of __________ as they are related to his migraines.
(a) Anger.
(b) Nervousness.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Excitement.

2. Sometimes auras can be so powerful so as to have the appearance of a __________ in some patients.
(a) Stroke.
(b) Madness.
(c) Seizure.
(d) Heart murmur.

3. One patient believes there are small _________ in the room with him, even when there are not.
(a) Children.
(b) Mice.
(c) Monsters.
(d) Indians.

4. There are some patients that obviously suffer from periodical or causal attacks but that the larger group will defy easy _____________.
(a) Treatment.
(b) Classification.
(c) Peace.
(d) Study.

5. Sacks points out there are many ___________ toward many diseases and migraines are no exception to this finding.
(a) Predispositions.
(b) Cause.
(c) Tendencies.
(d) Truths.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sacks notes that those who suffer from _________ migraines experience the onset of an attack at fairly regular periods though the times vary from one patient to another.

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

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

4. Sacks does point out in this section that many people believe that migraines are _______________ in nature.

5. What does the answer to #31 typically precede, according to previous case studies in Sacks' research?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. What sorts of migraine situations does Sacks say are rare and fairly uncommon in reference to visual hallucinations?

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