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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. Throughout time, there have been theories about the contractions of _________ and how this might relate to migraines.
(a) Arms.
(b) Muscles.
(c) Legs.
(d) Arteries.

2. Migraines might also have some specific _________ in one's life, according to Sacks, filling a role the patient needs it to fill.
(a) Energy.
(b) Peace.
(c) Purpose.
(d) Movement.

3. Sacks says that there are some patients who will not allow him to treat them in any other way, he will only treat patients in 'the only way they ________.'
(a) Try.
(b) Manage.
(c) Allow.
(d) Understand.

4. What is the title that Ralph M. Siegel has, according to the way he is described in this chapter?
(a) MA.
(b) BS.
(c) Ph.D.
(d) MD.

5. Sacks says that the best migraine clinic was one in which a patient was told to lie down in a darkened room with _______ and aspirin.
(a) Milk.
(b) Soup.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Tea.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The fact that visual ___________ are so common makes their presence fascinating to researchers.

3. The fight or flight response is still present in _________, even if it seems to be less overt in the daily behaviors.

4. Sometimes the hallucination events happen in a __________ order, with fewer patients experiencing the third category.

5. Another of the medical deterrents to treating a migraine is aimed at the emotional ______ where this is considered to be a primary source of migraines.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sacks say becomes an important part of the study of migraines, according to this section of the book?

2. What are the three categories of hallucinosis, according to the last section of the book?

3. What does Sacks have to say about patients who have to face chronic migraines in their lives?

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

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

6. What does Sacks point out is more needed in the animal world than in the human world?

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

8. Why was Lashley mostly dismissed by his contemporaries in the migraine research field, according to the last section of this book?

9. What determines the frequency with which a doctor should see their migraine patients?

10. Where did Ralph Siegel, PhD work when he co-authored the last chapter with Oliver Sacks, according to the footnote?

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