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

2. Sacks has said that migraines can be both _____ and acquired, making them difficult to diagnose and to treat.
(a) Dull.
(b) Quick.
(c) Innate.
(d) Sharp.

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) Swallowing.
(b) Strength training.
(c) Electrical correlation.
(d) Movement.

4. Another uncommon drug therapy for migraines which has been prescribed by Sacks is _____________.
(a) Downers.
(b) Weight loss drugs.
(c) Amphetamines.
(d) Psychotropics.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The intensity of pain of a migraine might be relieved by manual __________ of the arteries which are being affected.

2. Sacks also suggests that __________ not be overlooked as a possible treatment for the pain of migraines.

3. Sometimes leaps in ______ analysis are not able to give researchers clear and definitive answers.

4. Some patients can respond to _________ as many migraines are sensitive to suggestion during the episode.

5. A drug may need to be taken ________ if there is severe vomiting present during a migraine episode.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What are some of the polygons that migraine patients have reported seeing as a part of their auras or hallucinations?

5. What sort of person would be a person who can get an aggressive migraine, according to Sacks?

6. What is another reason for the visual disturbances which can be seen my migraine patients?

7. What did Airy believe that migraine hallucinations allowed a person to do as a result of their appearance?

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

9. What is the discovery that Lashely makes about the process of his own migraine scotomata?

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

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