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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. Some people who have constant migraines that interrupt their life may have to _________ to live with them.
(a) Begin.
(b) Try.
(c) Learn.
(d) Manage.

2. 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) Allow.
(c) Understand.
(d) Manage.

3. Sacks describes the idea of a migraine to be __________, in his opinion, though others may not share it.
(a) Enthralling.
(b) Painful.
(c) Undiagnosable.
(d) Exciting.

4. After a migraine, there is a period described as a _________, which often lasts around three hours after the pain subsides.
(a) Rebirth.
(b) Truth.
(c) Power.
(d) Break.

5. In Sacks' mind, there is no reason to believe that ________ do not suffer from migraines as well, according to his logic.
(a) Babies.
(b) Comatose patients.
(c) Animals.
(d) Plants.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sacks points out that some drugs simply work for migraines, even though they don't have any ________ basis for this.

2. Sacks proposes that a person who seems to be _______ may also be trying to be self destructive to their body and minds.

3. The simplest of __________ can be created in the clinical setting, according to Sacks' findings and research.

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

5. Some patients only need to be seen once in a while to make sure they are maintaining their _________ for managing their migraines.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are some of the typical pieces of advice which Sacks might offer to a patient who is suffering from migraines?

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

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

5. What are the three categories of drugs that can be used in the treatment of migraines, according to Sacks?

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

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

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

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

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

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