Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Trivia Quiz

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is commonly referred to as ALS is a group of rare neurological diseases which mainly involves the nerve cells that are responsible for controlling voluntary muscle movements which make it possible to carry out and execute activities such as walking, chewing, as well as talking. Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, whose ALS was diagnosed in 1963, had ALS for 55 years, the longest recorded time. He died when he was at 76 in 2018.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following best explains the sentence "the disease is progressive"?
    • A. 

      ALS patients gets better and better over time

    • B. 

      ALS has a number of cures due to the scientific breakthrough 

    • C. 

      Symptoms get worse over time

    • D. 

      Symptoms fade over time

  • 2. 
    Motor neurons extend from the brain to which of the following?
    • A. 

      The feet

    • B. 

      The spinal cord

    • C. 

      The earlobe

    • D. 

      The neck

  • 3. 
    The motor neurons are important because they provide communication links between the brain and which of the following?
    • A. 

      Cardiac muscles

    • B. 

      Smooth muscle

    • C. 

      Skeletal muscle 

    • D. 

      Voluntary muscles

  • 4. 
    Which of the following dies in ALS?
    • A. 

      Cardiac muscle cell

    • B. 

      Upper motor neurons

    • C. 

      Voluntary muscles

    • D. 

      Skeletal muscle cells

  • 5. 
    The twitching of weakened muscles is referred to as what?
    • A. 

      Fasisculation

    • B. 

      Fasiculations

    • C. 

      Fasisculation

    • D. 

      Fasciculations

  • 6. 
    What is the wasting away of muscles called?
    • A. 

      Arophy

    • B. 

      Atrophi

    • C. 

      Atrophy

    • D. 

      Myocy

  • 7. 
    Most ALS patients die from which of the following?
    • A. 

      Digestion failure

    • B. 

      Breakdown of the spinal cord

    • C. 

      Deterioration of the skeletal muscle cells

    • D. 

      Respiratory failure 

  • 8. 
    People with ALS usually die after how many years upon the first appearance of symptoms?
    • A. 

      5-7 years

    • B. 

      2-5 years

    • C. 

      4-6 years

    • D. 

      3-5 years

  • 9. 
    How many percent of people with ALS survive for 10 years or more?
    • A. 

      5%

    • B. 

      20%

    • C. 

      10%

    • D. 

      3%

  • 10. 
    Symptoms of ALS most commonly develop between which of the following ages?
    • A. 

      65 and 75

    • B. 

      55 and 65

    • C. 

      55 and 85

    • D. 

      55 and 75

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