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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 medical _________ in this section of the book might be overwhelming to some readers.
(a) Researchers.
(b) Terminology.
(c) Access.
(d) Data.

2. There are _____ and transitional attacks of migraines which can make it difficult for a doctor or researcher to decide on a diagnosis of migraine.
(a) Moving.
(b) Hybrid.
(c) Energetic.
(d) Flawed.

3. In the case of menstrual migraines, Sacks points out that _________ may be helpful in controlling the pain.
(a) Nothing.
(b) Diuretics.
(c) Cramp heating pads.
(d) Pain killers.

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

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) Purpose.
(c) Energy.
(d) Peace.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The reaction to a migraine does not need to be uniquely _________, according to the way Sacks feels about the subject.

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

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

5. Effective drug therapy, according to Sacks, will be based and depends on ____________, according to his experience.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are two of the ways in which a person can manage their risk of migraines, according to Sacks?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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