Epilepsy Awareness Quiz

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Epilepsy Quizzes & Trivia

Think you know everything there is to know about epilepsy? Here are ten questions that test your knowledge. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Doctors always know why someone has epilepsy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which of these famous people in history had epilepsy?
    • A. 

      Van Gogh

    • B. 

      Michelangelo

    • C. 

      Picasso

    • D. 

      All of these people

  • 3. 
    This type of seizure, also called petit mal, is a brief episode of staring with impairment of awareness and responsiveness:
    • A. 

      Myoclonic Seizure

    • B. 

      Absence Seizure

    • C. 

      Infantile Spasms

    • D. 

      Tonic-Clonic Seizure

  • 4. 
    Something should be placed in the mouth of someone having a seizure.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Is epilepsy contagious?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes

  • 6. 
    The following describes the estimate of new cases of epilepsy per year:
    • A. 

      5,000

    • B. 

      25,000

    • C. 

      131,000

    • D. 

      300,000

  • 7. 
    A seizure is a sudden burst of __________ in your __________.
    • A. 

      Electricity, Brain

    • B. 

      Blood, Brain

    • C. 

      Electricity, Heart

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is a treatment for epilepsy?
    • A. 

      Ketogenic diet

    • B. 

      Antiepileptic medications

    • C. 

      Vagus Nerve Stimulator

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    The percentage of people becoming seizure free for five years on medication is
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 10. 
    The word epilepsy, which means "to seize," comes from what language?
    • A. 

      Italian

    • B. 

      French

    • C. 

      Greek