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

2. What does Sacks ask migraine patients to do in order to see if they can determine a cause or a condition which might lead to migraines?
(a) Journal.
(b) A count of their medication usage.
(c) Go for a run during a headache.
(d) Video log.

3. What is always present to some degree, even if it varies from one migraine case to another?
(a) Anger.
(b) Tremors.
(c) Depression.
(d) Nausea.

4. The central symptoms of a migraine are described as disorders of ________ in this book.
(a) Movement.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Activity.
(d) Arousal.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Some doctors and researchers are concerned about the possibility of _______ as a result of migraines.

3. Some people will have troubles understanding __________ as a result of an aura which precedes a migraine.

4. Some people, when having a migraine, might feel a distorted sense of familiarity or _____________.

5. _________ also seems to be related to migraines, though it is thought to not be causally related, according to most researchers.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is something that Sacks has never seen, but he has heard of in relation to the aura before a migraine?

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

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

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

8. What are the symptoms that the German physician has when he has his migraines?

9. What does Sacks have to say are some of the causes of circumstantial migraine, according to the book?

10. In the case study presented by Sacks, where does the forty-four year old man believe that he is during a hallucination?

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