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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. The intensity of the pain of a migraine is directly related to the dilation of the _________ arteries in the head, according to research.
(a) Superficial.
(b) Femoral.
(c) Extracranial.
(d) Jugular.

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

3. Physicians, according to Sacks, often make ______ decisions based on impertinent, improper, and irresponsible interpretations.
(a) Hasty.
(b) Correct.
(c) Tactile.
(d) Believable.

4. Sacks describes the ________ and the passive reactions to situations in the animal world as a part of his discussion.
(a) Movement.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Active.
(d) Noble.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The need for the __________ mentality is more evident in the animal world because of the need for biological survival.

2. Sacks does not believe there is a connection with _________ being a part of the chemical reaction that takes place during a headache.

3. That migraines might have a role in one's life is the _________, rather than the rule, according to Sacks.

4. The initial ________ with a patient might be limited, but this should not be the only step in diagnosis and treatment.

5. In some cases, all three of the possible hallucinations can be seen during a single migraine ________, according to the author.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What kind of patient only needs to have a few appointments with their physician each year?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What happens when systems are open to the environment around them, versus those systems which are closed?

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

(see the answer keys)

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