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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. Migraines may very well take on the particular aspects of the ________ though it may never be clear what prompts the unit as a whole.
(a) Life.
(b) Pain.
(c) Sufferer.
(d) Home.

2. Some patients will simply seek out a _________ when they don't like the advice that they hear.
(a) New physician.
(b) New medication.
(c) New set of symptoms.
(d) New home.

3. Studies fail to prove indications of a relationship between __________ causes and migraines, so Sacks does not believe this to be a valid cause.
(a) Electrical correlation.
(b) Swallowing.
(c) Strength training.
(d) Movement.

4. Sacks uses the analogy of ________ to try to explain what he means by the way that migraines are never typical.
(a) Eating.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Hiding.
(d) Walking.

5. As a result of older theories, the practice of __________ became quite popular to help those who were suffering from migraines.
(a) Blood letting.
(b) Hanging upside down.
(c) Stretching.
(d) Pain medication.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some doctors have tried _________ which Sacks believes to be grossly fraudulent or mutilating.

2. Sacks presents the argument between chaos and __________, in relation to migraines and to the universe.

3. Another category of drugs is aimed at the ___________ of the migraine, according to Sacks.

4. But _________ does not believe that using medication should be the only treatment or a long term answer to migraines.

5. Another uncommon drug therapy for migraines which has been prescribed by Sacks is _____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What sort of person does Sacks say is someone who might actually be self-destructive or may have a desire toward self-punishment?

2. What does Sacks say is uniquely human about the experience of migraines in humans, though he does not dispute that animals can have migraines too?

3. What are the two categories of hallucinations that are most often attributed to migraine experiences?

4. What can happen with a geometrical ornamental structure, according to Fluver in this section?

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

6. What does Sacks point out as causing complications in terms of finding accurate and consistent diagnoses?

7. What is the correlation that Sacks discounts because of a lack of studies of migraine patients?

8. What happens when Sacks has a patient who will only agree to be treated with medications for their migraines?

9. What does Sacks believe would be cruel to do to a migraine patient, though he does not agree with this treatment?

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

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