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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. What kinds of headaches might wake up a patient in the middle of the night, according to studies?
(a) Movement.
(b) Cluster.
(c) Migraine.
(d) Terror.

2. Sacks points out that there is a tendency to _________ migraine sufferers in literature and in descriptions.
(a) Romanticize.
(b) Ignore.
(c) Criticize.
(d) Avoid.

3. 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.
(a) Dull.
(b) Classical.
(c) Boring.
(d) Atypical.

4. The 53-year-old woman who is studied in this section reports a feeling of ______ right before the onset of her migraine.
(a) Grief.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Rage.
(d) Well being.

5. Sacks has found the the cause of some monthly migraines for women might be the result of a new ____________ regimen.
(a) Food.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Hormone treatment.
(d) Exercise.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Migraines and seizures are linked on both a _________ and genetic basis, according to Sacks in this book.

4. One patient believes there are small _________ in the room with him, even when there are not.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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