Migraine Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The ________ who was restricted from normal social activities might be suffering from migraines as a result of depression.

2. The man who always _______ to end his migraine attacks had to find a new way of relieving his pain.

3. How many areas of aural symptoms does Sacks point out to be the case for most patients?

4. When ________ happens and it is not followed by a headache, it can be confusing and misinterpreted by the person experiencing it.

5. One woman who kept a diary of her life around her migraines found that skipping her ___________ led to the incident of a migraine.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the visual sensory hallucinations that migraine patients have seen in their experiences before migraines?

2. What are the classic symptoms of a migraine, according to Sacks' experience with his patients?

3. What is the German physician's experience with migraines, according to the beginning of the book?

4. In the case study presented by Sacks, where does the forty-four year old man believe that he is during a hallucination?

5. What does Sacks decide is the cause of a woman's migraines that occur on a monthly basis?

6. What does Sacks say there is a tendency to do with migraines which might cause problems in their study and experience?

7. What causes it to be difficult to determine the difference between migraines and epilepsy?

8. What problems do some researchers and physicians believe can happen as the result of migraines that a patient might experience?

9. How does Sacks propose the genetic link of migraines be tested in order to assure that environmental conditions are not the cause?

10. What does Sacks have to say about the tendency of migraines to be a part of one's life throughout the years?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some believe that people with a certain 'delicacy or grace' are more prone to suffer from migraines.

Part 1: Does it seem fair to say that certain personalities might have more migraines?

Part 2: How do you think a person's personality might impact the way they are affected by pain?

Part 3: Why do you think migraines seem to affect sensitive people more?

Essay Topic 2

Sacks believes that some people are predisposed to migraines, which makes them more likely to experience that pain.

Part 1: Why do you think some people are predisposed to migraines?

Part 2: Do you think you would be upset to find out that you were genetically predisposed to migraines?

Part 3: Does knowing that genetics cause migraines make them any easier to manage?

Essay Topic 3

Sacks notes that some migraine sufferers have them early in life, but then the pain tapers off.

Part 1: Why do you think migraines might taper off as one gets older?

Part 2: How do you think a patient should look at the possibility that their migraines might go away someday?

Part 3: Do you think it's fair to tell a patient that they just need to wait out their migraine pain?

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