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

2. The man with an extreme aura seems to think he is in _________ when he is actually in New York.
(a) London.
(b) Paris.
(c) Hawaii.
(d) California.

3. Some researchers actually believe that migraines make a person __________ to other diseases and to other conditions.
(a) Ignorant.
(b) Immune.
(c) Avoidant.
(d) Prone.

4. Sometimes, there might be sections of vision during a migraine which are ___________.
(a) Swirling.
(b) Filled with colors.
(c) Choppy.
(d) Blank.

5. Where is the physicist du Bois Reymond from, according to the descriptions in this manuscript?
(a) Hungary.
(b) Germany.
(c) Spain.
(d) Austria.

Short Answer Questions

1. The symptoms of a migraine, as described in this chapter, include a feeling of _______ as well as the classic symptoms of migraine which are present in this section.

2. Sacks says that the only way to test the family connection theory of migraines is to see if a child with migraines in his family develops migraines when living with a ____________.

3. What is found in about one fourth of all patients who have migraine pains and other symptoms?

4. Poor or unusual _______ conditions have also been blamed for migraines though that might only be a part of the issue.

5. The man who always _______ to end his migraine attacks had to find a new way of relieving his pain.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Sacks decide is the cause of a woman's migraines that occur on a monthly basis?

3. What does Sacks say about the possibility that animals might also experience migraines?

4. What are the three categories of hallucinosis, according to the last section of the book?

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

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

7. What determines the frequency with which a doctor should see their migraine patients?

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

9. What sort of person would be a person who can get an aggressive migraine, according to Sacks?

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

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