EEG Board Preparation

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EEG Quizzes & Trivia

The human brain is considered the most interesting part of the body to study. An electroencephalogram is a perfect test for diagnosing some problems that may have a connection with the brain. The quiz below is designed to test out if you understand how to carry out and denounce meaning from an EEG before your board exams. Give it a try!


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  • 1. 
    High amplitude slowing can be elicited by ___________ & _____________.
    • A. 

      Hyperventilation, Closing of Eyes

    • B. 

      Arousal, Drowsiness

    • C. 

      Stage 2 Sleep, REM Sleep

    • D. 

      Hyperventilation, Drowsiness

    • E. 

      Drowsiness, Photic Stimulation

  • 2. 
    Wave with a single deflection either up or down from the baseline
    • A. 

      Transient

    • B. 

      Polyphasic

    • C. 

      Paroxysmal

    • D. 

      Monophasic

    • E. 

      Epileptiform

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Alpha Rhythm

    • B. 

      Posterior Dominant Rhythm

    • C. 

      Beta Rhythm

    • D. 

      Mu Rhythm

    • E. 

      Triphasic Waveforms

  • 4. 
    A wave that has 2 or more components of a different direction
    • A. 

      Diphasic

    • B. 

      Ictal

    • C. 

      Monophasic

    • D. 

      Polyphasic

    • E. 

      Interictal

  • 5. 
    Term used to describe the shape of a wave
    • A. 

      Morphology

  • 6. 
    Sharply contoured waveforms that are judged to be abnormal
    • A. 

      Ictal

    • B. 

      Transient

    • C. 

      Interictal

    • D. 

      Sharp transient

    • E. 

      Epileptiform

  • 7. 
    Regular waves that are similar to sine waves
    • A. 

      Transient

    • B. 

      Polyphasic

    • C. 

      Ictal

    • D. 

      Diphasic

    • E. 

      Sinusoidal

  • 8. 
    Electrographic Seizure Pattern
    • A. 

      Ictal

    • B. 

      Interictal

    • C. 

      Sharp transient

    • D. 

      Irregular Activity

    • E. 

      Epileptiform

  • 9. 
    Waveforms that do not have a sinusoidal or simple geometric shape
    • A. 

      Irregular Activity

    • B. 

      Sharp Transient

    • C. 

      Diphasic

    • D. 

      Paroxysmal

    • E. 

      Ictal

  • 10. 
    Waveforms associated with and without clinical seizure manifestations
    • A. 

      Ictal

    • B. 

      Interictal

    • C. 

      Paroxysmal

    • D. 

      Irregular Activity

    • E. 

      Epileptiform

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Transient

    • B. 

      Ictal

    • C. 

      Diphasic

    • D. 

      Interictal

    • E. 

      Triphasic

  • 12. 
    Two components on opposite sides of the baseline
    • A. 

      Sinusoidal

    • B. 

      Triphasic

    • C. 

      Epileptiform

    • D. 

      Diphasic

    • E. 

      Sharp Transient

  • 13. 
    Wave with a single deflection either up or down from the baseline
    • A. 

      Transient

    • B. 

      Polyphasic

    • C. 

      Paroxysmal

    • D. 

      Monophasic

    • E. 

      Epileptiform

  • 14. 
    A wave that has 2 or more components of a different direction
    • A. 

      Diphasic

    • B. 

      Ictal

    • C. 

      Monophasic

    • D. 

      Polyphasic

    • E. 

      Interictal

  • 15. 
    Electrographic Seizure Pattern
    • A. 

      Ictal

    • B. 

      Interictal

    • C. 

      Sharp transient

    • D. 

      Irregular Activity

    • E. 

      Epileptiform

  • 16. 
    Waveforms associated with and without clinical seizure manifestations
    • A. 

      Ictal

    • B. 

      Interictal

    • C. 

      Paroxysmal

    • D. 

      Irregular Activity

    • E. 

      Epileptiform

  • 17. 
    Two components on opposite sides of the baseline
    • A. 

      Sinusoidal

    • B. 

      Triphasic

    • C. 

      Epileptiform

    • D. 

      Diphasic

    • E. 

      Sharp Transient

  • 18. 
    One or more waves that begin abruptly, stands out from the ongoing EEG activity, reaches maximum amplitude rapidly, and disappears suddenly
    • A. 

      Paroxysmal

    • B. 

      Transient

    • C. 

      Polyphasic

    • D. 

      Epileptiform

    • E. 

      Ictal

  • 19. 
    A wave that three components alternating about the baseline
    • A. 

      Monophasic

    • B. 

      Triphasic

    • C. 

      Polyphasic

    • D. 

      Transient

    • E. 

      Sinusoidal

  • 20. 
    What unit is used to describe amplitude?
    • A. 

      Kilowatts

    • B. 

      Univolts

    • C. 

      Hertz

    • D. 

      Microvolts

    • E. 

      Gigawatts

  • 21. 
    Which wave pattern is a disorder with multifocal epileptiform discharges observed using the eeg?
    • A. 

      Medication Effect

    • B. 

      Infantile Spasms

    • C. 

      Paroxysmal Spike and Wave Complex

    • D. 

      Hyperventilation

    • E. 

      Photic Response

  • 22. 
    The frequency of Delta waves are?
    • A. 

      Less than 4 Hertz

    • B. 

      Greater than 13 Hertz

    • C. 

      4-7 Hertz

    • D. 

      8-13 Hertz

    • E. 

      6-10 Hertz

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Less than 4 Hertz

    • B. 

      Greater than 13 Hertz

    • C. 

      6-10 Hertz

    • D. 

      8-13 Hertz

    • E. 

      Greater than 13 hertz

  • 24. 
    The frequency of theta waves are?
    • A. 

      Less than 4 hertz

    • B. 

      Greater than 13 hertz

    • C. 

      4-7 Hertz

    • D. 

      8-13 Hertz

    • E. 

      Greater than 13 Hertz

  • 25. 
    The average human brain weights ____ pounds?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      5

    • E. 

      6

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Cerebrum

    • C. 

      Cerebellum

  • 27. 
    What is the name of the fluid that surrounds the brain?
    • A. 

      CSF

    • B. 

      Cerebral spinal fluid

  • 28. 
    What is thh name of the three protective membranes that cover and protect the brain?
    • A. 

      Cerebral Spinal Fluid

    • B. 

      Meninges

    • C. 

      Cortex

    • D. 

      Viscera

    • E. 

      Forebrain

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Valproic Acid (Depakote)

    • B. 

      Diazepam (Valium/Diastat)

    • C. 

      Topiramate (Topamax)

    • D. 

      Phenytoin (Dilantin)

    • E. 

      Felbamate (Felbatol)

  • 30. 
    What is the drig of choice for absence seizures?
    • A. 

      Clonazepam (Klonopin)

    • B. 

      Gabapentin (Neurontin)

    • C. 

      Carbamazepine (Tegertol)

    • D. 

      Ethosuximide (Zarontin)

    • E. 

      Diazepam (Diastat)