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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. To deny a migraine sufferer the use of ___________ would be cruel, according to Sacks in this book.
(a) Hot baths.
(b) Illegal drugs.
(c) Alcohol.
(d) Drugs.

2. Sometimes the hallucination events happen in a __________ order, with fewer patients experiencing the third category.
(a) Regressive.
(b) Movable.
(c) Truthful.
(d) Progressive.

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

4. It might be necessary to adjust one's ________ in order to reduce the effects of flickering lights in one's environment.
(a) Glasses.
(b) Headrest.
(c) Television.
(d) Light bulbs.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Some of the things that patients see in their migraine are random ________ shapes, and some patients choose to draw them.

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

3. The fight or flight response is still present in _________, even if it seems to be less overt in the daily behaviors.

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

5. A person who is self destructive might desire self __________ so that he can continue to hurt himself.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What sort of person does Sacks say is someone who might actually be self-destructive or may have a desire toward self-punishment?

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

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

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

6. What does Sacks say is uniquely human about the experience of migraines in humans, though he does not dispute that animals can have migraines too?

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

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

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

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

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