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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. Unusual __________ occur in about one tenth of patients, according to the descriptions in the book.
(a) Colors.
(b) Bowel movements.
(c) Word patterns.
(d) Movements.

2. Sacks is just not sure if ____________ or genetics are more of a cause for the migraines which seem to take place in families.
(a) Environment.
(b) Location.
(c) Luck.
(d) Hypochondria.

3. What is usually violent and often relegated to just one side of the head when it is present?
(a) Headache.
(b) Sore throat.
(c) Nausea.
(d) Tremors.

4. 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) Nervousness.
(b) Excitement.
(c) Sadness.
(d) Anger.

5. Sacks says there is no way to predict every stage of a migraine as the migraine is, by definition, __________ in nature.
(a) Angry.
(b) Truthful.
(c) Chaotic.
(d) Deafening.

Short Answer Questions

1. What can be impossible when the pain of a migraine is intense, according to this book?

2. The man with an extreme aura seems to think he is in _________ when he is actually in New York.

3. Severe _________ may also be the only symptom of a migraine, but it may also exist as an isolated symptom.

4. What do many patients notice about the pain they might feel when they are experiencing a migraine?

5. Parts of one's _________ might also begin to feel larger or smaller because of an aura, according to Sacks.

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of patient only needs to have a few appointments with their physician each year?

2. What does Sacks see as happening with patients who are treated by physicians who make hasty decisions for their patients?

3. What are some of the visual sensory hallucinations that migraine patients have seen in their experiences before migraines?

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

5. What did Airy believe that migraine hallucinations allowed a person to do as a result of their appearance?

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

7. Why do some researchers believe that manual compression will be helpful for the reduction of pain during the migraine?

8. How does Sacks recommend a patient with nausea deal with their medication ingestion to ensure pain relief?

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

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

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