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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. The woman that the man thought he was talking to was _______, while it was actually his secretary.
(a) His mother.
(b) His wife.
(c) His boss.
(d) His brother.

2. Changes in the sensory __________ are another possible part of the aural symptoms, according to Sacks.
(a) Movements.
(b) Manner.
(c) Experiences.
(d) Threshold.

3. 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) Anger.
(d) Sadness.

4. The ________ who was restricted from normal social activities might be suffering from migraines as a result of depression.
(a) Student.
(b) Priest.
(c) Monk.
(d) Nun.

5. Some people will continue on with their lives during a migraine, though they will still contend with __________ at some point.
(a) Pain.
(b) Annoyance.
(c) Lethargy.
(d) Immobility.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the man begin to use when he realized that sneezing might be able to relieve his migraine pain?

2. Sacks points out that some migraines tend to present themselves as a ________, from the earliest signs to the aftereffects.

3. With a migraine, there can be a _________ appearance to the eye, according to the description in this book.

4. There may also be changes in the levels of __________ which can be present in the aural symptom experience.

5. The 53-year-old woman who is studied in this section reports a feeling of ______ right before the onset of her migraine.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did the fifty-three year old female patient say characterized the start of her migraines?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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