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

2. _______ are unable to express pain, so Sacks says they are not useful in terms of studying migraines and how they affect the body.
(a) Animals.
(b) Comatose.
(c) Babies.
(d) Already sick patients.

3. The ________ with which the patient should be seen depends on the tendency toward the migraines, according to Sacks.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Frequency.
(c) Ability.
(d) Action.

4. 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.
(a) Reactivity.
(b) Cycling.
(c) Movement.
(d) Ineptness.

5. In some cases, all three of the possible hallucinations can be seen during a single migraine ________, according to the author.
(a) Event.
(b) Year.
(c) Week.
(d) Lifetime.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some patients will simply seek out a _________ when they don't like the advice that they hear.

2. The later interviews with a patient should delve more deeply into the _________ of the patient so as to discern the best possible treatment.

3. Migraines might also have some specific _________ in one's life, according to Sacks, filling a role the patient needs it to fill.

4. The first category of visual hallucinations that can be seen during a migraine attack is _________.

5. And another category of drugs are called __________ which are used for sleep or for relaxation during the treatment of a migraine.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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 does Sacks see as happening with patients who are treated by physicians who make hasty decisions for their patients?

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

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

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

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

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

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