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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. There are other hallucinations in which _________ may appear to be bigger or smaller than they actually are.

2. One case study of a man with headaches points out that he doesn't like to discuss his feelings of __________ as they are related to his migraines.

3. What might alleviate the pain of a migraine in some patients, while this might also make the pain more severe for some patients?

4. What happens to Reymond every three to four weeks, according to the notes of Sacks in the beginning of this book?

5. What do many patients notice about the pain they might feel when they are experiencing a migraine?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Sacks have to say are some of the causes of circumstantial migraine, according to the book?

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

3. What are the symptoms that the German physician has when he has his migraines?

4. What happens with the aura during a classic migraine, according to the findings of Sacks?

5. What are the causes of serious losses of fluids during the experience of a migraine, according to Sacks?

6. What does Sacks have to say about the connection between family members who experience migraines?

7. What is likely to aggravate the pain of a migraine, according to the author of this book?

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

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

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

Reymond is a doctor who discusses his own pain in order to help other migraine sufferers.

Part 1: Do you think that a firsthand experience is the best way to learn about a disorder?

Part 2: How do you think Reymond's condition might affect his ability to describe migraines?

Part 3: Why do you think that migraines are important to Sacks if he doesn't suffer from them?

Essay Topic 2

Case histories are used to illustrate the concept of a migraine.

Part 1: Why are case histories important in medical treatment of disorders?

Part 2: Is there a case history in the book that doesn't seem to help the discussion of migraines? Why not?

Part 3: How do you think case histories might be harmful to the discussion of a condition?

Essay Topic 3

Choosing treatments for migraines may be just as painful a process as the headaches.

Part 1: How do you think a migraine treatment be chosen?

Part 2: Why do you think migraines are so difficult to treat?

Part 3: How do you think a person might feel if they try a treatment and it doesn't work as they want it to?

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