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. What is NOT one of the things that are listed in the possible visual sensory hallucinations that one might experience?
2. What happens to Reymond every three to four weeks, according to the notes of Sacks in the beginning of this book?
3. But on the other hand, some feel that those who suffer from migraines might be ____________ to suffer from allergies and motion sickness.
4. Most patients, it seems, have an irresistible urge to _________ when they are suffering from a migraine, according to the studies in this book.
5. The ________ who was restricted from normal social activities might be suffering from migraines as a result of depression.
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the causes of serious losses of fluids during the experience of a migraine, according to Sacks?
2. What are two of the ways in which a person can manage their risk of migraines, according to Sacks?
3. What is something that Sacks has never seen, but he has heard of in relation to the aura before a migraine?
4. What can happen with a geometrical ornamental structure, according to Fluver in this section?
5. Where did Ralph Siegel, PhD work when he co-authored the last chapter with Oliver Sacks, according to the footnote?
6. What is the correlation that Sacks discounts because of a lack of studies of migraine patients?
7. What does Sacks say that all migraine patients have to fight during the experience of a migraine?
8. What affects at least ten percent of the population, so many people that they have attracted attention and curiosity since the beginning of time?
9. What did Airy believe that migraine hallucinations allowed a person to do as a result of their appearance?
10. What does Sacks see as happening with patients who are treated by physicians who make hasty decisions for their patients?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Sacks points out that the idea of a migraine can make a person feel disordered in their life.
Part 1: Do you think that migraines are disorders? Why or why not?
Part 2: How do you think a person's life is affected by migraine headaches?
Part 3: Why do you think disorder might not be an applicable descriptor for migraine sufferers?
Essay Topic 3
Pain is something that can change the way a person thinks and the way a person behaves in their lives.
Part 1: How do you think chronic pain affects a person in their life?
Part 2: Why do you think chronic pain needs to be treated aggressively? Or doesn't it?
Part 3: Do you think you could manage with chronic pain? Why or why not?
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