How Well You Know About Asthma? Quiz

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How much do you know about asthma, and would you be able to pass this quiz? Asthma is a disorder in which your airways narrow by swelling and may produce extra mucus. This restriction can make breathing difficult and cause the person to cough and be generally uncomfortable. With asthma, it tends to flare up in certain situations. If you are studying for a test, breathe easy. This quiz will be your guide.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which statement is true about Asthma:

    • A.

      Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases nationwide, impacting the lives and families of over 7 million children.

    • B.

      Asthma is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among children under 15.

    • C.

      An average of one our of every 10 school-aged children has asthma and 10.5 million school days are missed each year due to Asthmas

    • D.

      All of the above is true

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above is true
    Explanation
    All of the statements provided are true regarding asthma. Asthma is indeed one of the most common chronic diseases nationwide, affecting over 7 million children and being the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among children under 15. Additionally, it is accurate that approximately one out of every 10 school-aged children has asthma, and it leads to the loss of around 10.5 million school days annually.

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  • 2. 

    Which answer is a true symptom of Asthma?

    • A.

      Emotional problems.

    • B.

      Clogging-the mucus blocks the airways and thus allows less air to pass through the airways

    • C.

      Swelling of the airways.

    • D.

      B & C are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. B & C are correct
    Explanation
    The symptoms of asthma include clogging of the airways due to mucus buildup, which restricts the flow of air, and swelling of the airways. These symptoms can lead to difficulty in breathing and wheezing. Emotional problems, while they may be associated with asthma, are not considered a direct symptom of the condition. Therefore, the correct answer is B & C are correct.

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  • 3. 

    There is no single cause for Asthma and currently, there is no cure for Asthma.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It is not solely caused by one specific factor, making it difficult to pinpoint a single cause. Additionally, while there are treatments available to manage and control asthma symptoms, there is currently no known cure for the condition. Therefore, the statement accurately reflects the current understanding of asthma.

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  • 4. 

    Common signs and symptoms include: Excessive coughing Wheezing Chest Tightness Shortness of breath Waking at night

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given signs and symptoms, including excessive coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and waking at night, are commonly associated with a respiratory condition such as asthma. These symptoms indicate that the airways may be inflamed or narrowed, leading to difficulty in breathing. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as these signs and symptoms are commonly experienced by individuals with respiratory issues.

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  • 5. 

    Cockroaches can trigger Asthma attacks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cockroaches can indeed trigger asthma attacks. Cockroach allergens, found in their saliva, droppings, and decomposing bodies, can become airborne and trigger allergies and asthma symptoms in susceptible individuals. These allergens can cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath in people with asthma. Therefore, it is important to take measures to prevent cockroach infestations and minimize exposure to their allergens for individuals with asthma.

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  • 6. 

    Which answer best describes common outdoor Asthma triggers?

    • A.

      Changes in weather and temperature.

    • B.

      Pollen

    • C.

      Air pollution

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". Changes in weather and temperature, pollen, and air pollution are all common outdoor asthma triggers. Weather changes, such as cold air or high humidity, can irritate the airways and trigger asthma symptoms. Pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds can also cause allergic reactions in individuals with asthma. Additionally, air pollution, including smoke, smog, and vehicle emissions, can worsen asthma symptoms and increase the risk of asthma attacks. Therefore, all of these factors can contribute to triggering asthma symptoms in outdoor environments.

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  • 7. 

    Crying, laughing hard, or yelling can trigger Asthma.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Certain emotions and physical activities can trigger asthma symptoms. Crying, laughing hard, or yelling can lead to rapid breathing and changes in airway function, potentially causing an asthma attack. These activities can result in increased airflow and irritate the airways, leading to inflammation and constriction. People with asthma may experience wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing as a result. Therefore, the statement "Crying, laughing hard, or yelling can trigger asthma" is true.

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  • 8. 

    All classroom pets should be banned to prevent Asthma triggers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Proteins in animal skin flakes, urine, feces, saliva, and hair can trigger asthma. Dogs, cats, rodents (including hamsters and guinea pigs), and other warm-blooded mammals can trigger Asthma in individuals with an allergy to animal dander. SO, load your class with the Asthma friendliest pets of all-FISH!

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  • 9. 

    Staff who smoke on their personal time cannot harm children with Asthma.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Secondhand smoke can be present on your clothing, therefore, exposing children to it. Never smoke in clothing you wear to work.

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  • 10. 

    Dust and dust mites can trigger Asthma too.  What are the ways to reduce the chances?

    • A.

      Keep classrooms are clean and clutter free as possible.

    • B.

      Dust furniture regularly with a damp cloth and allow sufficient time to dry.

    • C.

      Wash pillows, blankets and stuffed toys often.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The given answer "All of the above" is correct because all of the mentioned ways can help reduce the chances of asthma triggers caused by dust and dust mites. Keeping classrooms clean and clutter-free minimizes the accumulation of dust and mites. Dusting furniture regularly with a damp cloth helps to remove dust particles effectively. Washing pillows, blankets, and stuffed toys frequently helps to eliminate dust mites. Therefore, following all of these practices can significantly reduce the chances of asthma triggers caused by dust and dust mites.

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  • 11. 

    Perfumes and cleaning products can be an Asthma trigger.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Try not to wear perfumes to school. Limit the use of scented aerosols in the center. Try to use non-aerosol cleaners while Asthmatic children are present.

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  • 12. 

    Use your air conditioner to help filter the air coming into the center.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using an air conditioner can help filter the air coming into the center. Air conditioners have filters that can trap dust, pollen, and other particles, improving the air quality indoors. This is especially beneficial for people with allergies or respiratory conditions. By filtering the air, an air conditioner can help create a cleaner and healthier environment inside the center. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 13. 

    Parents shouldn't worry too much about their child's Asthma symptoms because they will most likely outgrow it.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    While it is possible to outgrow Asthma, it should always be taken seriously.

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  • 14. 

    How do we know when to call 9-1-1 for Asthma?

    • A.

      When a child does not respond to treatment.

    • B.

      When treatments are not available.

    • C.

      If parents take too long to arrive with treatment.

    • D.

      All of the above!

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above!
    Explanation
    IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO SAFE THAN SORRY! ASTHMA CAN GO FROM BAD TO WORSE VERY QUICKLY, ESPECIALLY WITH SMALL CHILDREN. YOU WILL NEVER BE IN TROUBLE FOR UTILIZING EMERGENCY SERVICES!!

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