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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. Some people, when having a migraine, might feel a distorted sense of familiarity or _____________.
(a) Movement.
(b) Strangeness.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Activity.

2. What is found in about one fourth of all patients who have migraine pains and other symptoms?
(a) Fatigue.
(b) Tremors.
(c) Nausea.
(d) Nasal stuffiness.

3. The ________ is the word traditionally associated with the sensory illusions that a migraine sufferer may experience.
(a) Pain.
(b) Trauma.
(c) Aura.
(d) Migraine.

4. 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) Hypochondria.
(d) Luck.

5. But on the other hand, some feel that those who suffer from migraines might be ____________ to suffer from allergies and motion sickness.
(a) Just as likely.
(b) Less likely.
(c) Unable.
(d) More likely.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The general rule for __________ is that they are present early in life and then they tend to taper off in time.

3. The woman then began to feel an irresistible urge to _________, which then served as a warning for her migraines.

4. There are some patients that obviously suffer from periodical or causal attacks but that the larger group will defy easy _____________.

5. Finally, there may be disorders of perception, __________, and memory during the course of aural symptoms.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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