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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. In the ________ migraine, there are certain situations that might be present - light, sound, activities, smells, drugs, etc.
(a) Echoing.
(b) Classic.
(c) Circumstantial.
(d) Movement.

2. There might also be a connection, according to Sacks, between migraines and _________, as some will wake up with headaches.
(a) Pets.
(b) Sleeping in bed alone.
(c) Sleep.
(d) Alcohol.

3. What does the answer to #31 typically precede, according to previous case studies in Sacks' research?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Heart attacks.
(c) Surgeries.
(d) Epileptic seizures.

4. 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) A count of their medication usage.
(b) Journal.
(c) Go for a run during a headache.
(d) Video log.

5. Poor or unusual _______ conditions have also been blamed for migraines though that might only be a part of the issue.
(a) Living.
(b) Weather.
(c) Food.
(d) Family.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Sacks does think there may be a link between having ________ and cyclical vomiting as a child and migraines.

3. Sacks has found the the cause of some monthly migraines for women might be the result of a new ____________ regimen.

4. But on the other hand, some feel that those who suffer from migraines might be ____________ to suffer from allergies and motion sickness.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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