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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. Most patients, it seems, have an irresistible urge to _________ when they are suffering from a migraine, according to the studies in this book.
(a) Bang their head against the wall.
(b) Sleep.
(c) Die.
(d) Cry.

2. The man who always _______ to end his migraine attacks had to find a new way of relieving his pain.
(a) Cried.
(b) Walked.
(c) Ate.
(d) Vomited.

3. There are other hallucinations in which _________ may appear to be bigger or smaller than they actually are.
(a) Thoughts.
(b) Movements.
(c) Objects.
(d) Colors.

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

5. There is substantial evidence that there may be a _______________ between migraines and those who suffer from epileptic seizures.
(a) Direction casual relationship.
(b) Lost link.
(c) Correlation.
(d) True understanding.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What can be confusing about an aura's presence, according to Sacks in this book?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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