The Posture Test: Trivia! MCQ Quiz

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Good posture helps to create a clear and positive state of mind. It can help you to combat any muscular or joint pain you may have or keep it from happening altogether. Good posture also enables you to maintain correct form during exercise to enjoy the benefits at a more enhanced level. This quiz asks fundamental questions about posture. Sit up straight and take this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I wake up stiff in the mornings.

    • A.

      Not often

    • B.

      At least once a week

    • C.

      Often

    Correct Answer
    A. Not often
    Explanation
    Morning stiffness is a sign of osteoarthritis better known as wear and tear.

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  • 2. 

    I have a desk-based job.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    We were never meant to spend hours sitting that we do. Long periods of sitting may cause wear in our spinal discs as we age and this process is made worse with poor desk posture.

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  • 3. 

    I smoke

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Nicotine is acidic and acidity causes calcium to be leached from bone, leaving our skeletons weak as we age. There is a lot more to posture than how we position our bodies. Our habits play a crucial role.

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  • 4. 

    My shoulders are tense.

    • A.

      Rarely

    • B.

      1-2 days each week

    • C.

      More days than not

    Correct Answer
    A. Rarely
    Explanation
    Tense shoulders suggest stress, muscle knots and poor posture.

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  • 5. 

    I take exercise (walking doesn't count here unless you put runners on and take a scheduled energetic walk)

    • A.

      Rarely

    • B.

      1-2 days a week (and rarely miss a week)

    • C.

      3+ days a week

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. 1-2 days a week (and rarely miss a week)
    C. 3+ days a week
    Explanation
    Our bones need weight-bearing exercise to stay strong so they support an upright healthy posture. Walking is excellent if it is very brisk with good arm swing and you can feel your heart rate increasing. We really need exercise every day to keep good posture and health.

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  • 6. 

    I have fallen from a height (downstairs, off the horse, out of the tree, etc.)

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Once

    • C.

      Two or more times

    Correct Answer
    A. Never
    Explanation
    Often we forget about all the traumas we have had over our lifetime. Accidents sustained in early childhood often alter our posture only to resurface as problems later in life. Having a Posture Analysis is a good idea regardless of whether or not you have any symptoms or pain.

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  • 7. 

    I have broken my leg.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Broken legs often lead to one shorter leg which causes altered pelvic posture which can result in many problems.

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  • 8. 

    I get headaches (not from a cold or flu) more than 1 every 3 months.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Headaches may be strongly associated forward head posture and the neck hump. Consider having your posture analysed here (http://bit.ly/qbaDPD) to see if this may be your problem.

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  • 9. 

    I get back pain.

    • A.

      Never/rarely

    • B.

      At least 1 day each week

    • C.

      More than 1 day each week

    Correct Answer
    A. Never/rarely
    Explanation
    Low back pain is not normal! It is common but not normal. Back pain may be a sign of poor posture and weak core muscles.

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  • 10. 

    I have had a car crash over 20mph (even if you walked away without pain)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Car crashes, even the ones you walked away from, often cause micro damage to the supportive structures in the neck and are often the cause of forwarding head posture developing.

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  • 11. 

    I use medication (painkillers and prescriptions)

    • A.

      Never/rarely (less than once a month)

    • B.

      Several times a month

    • C.

      Every week (I have painkillers at the ready)

    Correct Answer
    A. Never/rarely (less than once a month)
    Explanation
    Using medication may make it difficult for your body to learn to heal itself. If you can not feel your pain (because you have numbed it) you may be more likely to further the damage. Medication is a form of chemical stress on your body. Do not adjust your medication without discussing it with your doctor.

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  • 12. 

    I have noticed a fatty lump at the base of my neck.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This suggests your are developing forward head posture. To correct the ugly neck hump watch this: http://bit.ly/qUEK2R

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  • 13. 

    I have seen an alternative health care practitioner before

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Great! That means you are less likely to rely on medication and if that practitioner was/is a chiropractor specialising in posture (that's me!) then chances are, you are well ahead of the posture game and ageing better than most!

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  • 14. 

    I played contact sports as a child/teenager.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Unfortunately, those of us who played it rough (I played ice hockey, being the good Canadian that I am) tend to have more posture issues than most, even though our hearts are grand old tickers!!

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  • 15. 

    I believe I have poor posture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If you sense you have a posture problem, you are probably right. I feel most people have a real sense of their own body, even if they have never been particularly active.

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  • 16. 

    I have had a slipped disc.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Most 'slipped discs' happen due to a gradual degeneration over time, even if it was just suddenly painful one day. Discs wear due to physical strain (poor posture, manual work, sedentary lifestyle). If you have had a disc prolapse (the correct name) you have posture issues whether you know it or not.

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  • 17. 

    I'm stiff in my mid back.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Stiffness is always a sign of wear and tear (osteoarthritis), postural or muscular issues, or all of the above. 

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  • 18. 

    I'm a confident person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Confident people are more likely to seek help and support. That is great because anyone who ever accomplished anything truly worthwhile (including correcting bad posture) had support. That is what PostureVideos is all about.

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  • 19. 

    I'm happy a lot of the time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Happy people have fewer stress hormones circulating in their bodies. Stress hormones have negative effects such as calcium leaching (leading to weakened bones), high blood pressure, low immunity, and muscle tension to name just a few. Tight muscles and weak bones go hand in hand with poor posture.

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  • 20. 

    My parents had hip or knee replacements.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Hip replacements are the result of osteoarthritis. If your parents had it, you are more likely to have it. So even more reason to look after your posture and lifestyle.

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  • 21. 

    I make a conscious effort to eat fruit and vegetables most of the time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Diet has a huge impact on how healthy your bones are not to mention how able you are for exercise and activity. So yes mum, I'm eating my veg!!

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  • 22. 

    I drink caffeine (more than 1 coffee or 2 teas) each day.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the person drinks more than one coffee or two teas each day. However, the correct answer is False, indicating that the person does not drink that amount of caffeine daily.

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  • 23. 

    I am more than 10 Ibs overweight.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is false because it states that "I am more than 10 Ibs overweight." Since the statement is false, it means that the person is not more than 10 Ibs overweight.

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  • 24. 

    I drink alcohol.

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Up to 5 small glasses wine/beer or 3 spirits a week

    • C.

      Over 5 glasses each week

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Never
    B. Up to 5 small glasses wine/beer or 3 spirits a week
    Explanation
    Alcohol is acidic and causes calcium to leach from your bones. Over indulgence may lead to bone weakness over time.

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  • 25. 

    I have taken steroids (asthma inhalers count too).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Steroid medications (like those used for asthma and other acute inflammation) in high doses and with prolonged use, can cause growth suppression. Steroids decrease the amount of new bone formation. This may be crucial when considering steroids for a child. Steroids also increase the breakdown of bone and decrease the absorption of calcium from food. It is advisable to have regular bone scans to assess the strength of your bones if you are at risk (menopausal, underweight, previous fractures, poor nutrition, strong family history, sedentary, smoker, radiation treatment, hysterectomy).

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  • 26. 

    I was overweight as a child (over 5Ibs)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Being overweight as a child can cause damage to the growth plates of bones affecting your posture later in life.

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  • 27. 

    I have missed days of work from acute low back pain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Low back pain is not 'normal' just common.

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  • 28. 

    I have leg pain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "I have leg pain" is not a question, it is a statement. The given answer "False" indicates that the statement is false, meaning that the person does not have leg pain.

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  • 29. 

    I have a very flat lumbar spine (the region of your low back).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that "I have a very flat lumbar spine." However, the correct answer is "False." This means that the person does not have a very flat lumbar spine.

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  • 30. 

    I can't stop slouching because it hurts when I try.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "I can't stop slouching because it hurts when I try" implies that the person is physically unable to stop slouching due to pain. However, this is not necessarily true. While slouching may cause discomfort or pain initially, with practice and proper posture techniques, it is possible to correct slouching habits and reduce or eliminate the pain associated with it. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 31. 

    I watch TV every day or most days.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "I watch TV every day or most days" is false because it implies that the person watches TV either every day or most days, which means there is no day when they don't watch TV. However, the correct answer is false, suggesting that the person does not watch TV every day or most days.

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  • 32. 

    I get angry with people quite often.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "I get angry with people quite often" implies that the person frequently experiences anger towards others. However, the correct answer is "False," indicating that the person does not get angry with people quite often.

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  • 33. 

    I have a lot of friend and family support.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says "I have a lot of friend and family support." The word "lot" indicates a large number of friends and family members providing support. However, the correct answer is False. This means that the statement is not true, and the person does not have a lot of friend and family support.

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  • 34. 

    I drink water.

    • A.

      7+ glasses a day

    • B.

      5+ glasses a day

    • C.

      Less than 4 glasses a day

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 7+ glasses a day
    B. 5+ glasses a day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7+ glasses a day, 5+ glasses a day. This answer suggests that the person drinks more than 5 glasses of water a day, which is considered to be a healthy amount. Drinking enough water is important for maintaining hydration and overall health.

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  • 35. 

    I love my job.

    • A.

      Love it

    • B.

      Most days

    • C.

      Some days

    • D.

      Hate it

    Correct Answer
    B. Most days
    Explanation
    Disliking your job has been show to correlate with higher incidence of low back pain.

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  • 36. 

    I have a favorite sleeping position.

    • A.

      I sleep on my side

    • B.

      I sleep on my front

    • C.

      I sleep on my back

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. I sleep on my side
    C. I sleep on my back
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person has two favorite sleeping positions, which are on their side and on their back. This means that they alternate between these two positions while sleeping and do not prefer sleeping on their front.

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  • 37. 

    My health is:

    • A.

      Excellent

    • B.

      Very Good

    • C.

      Good

    • D.

      Fair

    • E.

      Poor

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Excellent
    B. Very Good
    Explanation
    The given answer options represent different levels of health. "Excellent" indicates the highest level of health, while "Very Good" suggests a slightly lower level. Both options imply that the person's health is in a very good condition.

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  • 38. 

    Compared to 6 months ago my health is:

    • A.

      Much better

    • B.

      Somewhat better

    • C.

      About the same

    • D.

      Somewhat worse

    • E.

      Definitely worse

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Much better
    B. Somewhat better
    Explanation
    The answer "Much better, Somewhat better" suggests that the person's health has improved compared to 6 months ago. The use of "much better" indicates a significant improvement, while "somewhat better" suggests a moderate improvement. This implies that the individual's health has progressed positively over the past 6 months, but not to the extent of being completely restored or significantly worsened.

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  • 39. 

    My posture and health limit my:

    • A.

      I'm not limited in any way

    • B.

      I'm somewhat limited

    • C.

      Bending

    • D.

      Walking

    • E.

      Socialising

    Correct Answer
    A. I'm not limited in any way
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person is not limited in any way by their posture and health. This means that their posture and health do not pose any restrictions or limitations on their activities such as bending, walking, or socializing. They are able to engage in these activities without any limitations or difficulties.

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  • 40. 

    In the last 4 weeks, I've missed days of work due to my health and posture.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that the person has missed days of work due to their health and posture in the last 4 weeks. The answer is false because the statement does not provide any information about the number of days missed or the severity of the health and posture issues. It is not possible to determine whether the person has actually missed work based on the given statement.

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  • 41. 

    In the last 4 weeks, my pain has:

    • A.

      I've had no pain

    • B.

      I've had mild pain

    • C.

      I've had moderate pain

    • D.

      I've had severe pain

    Correct Answer
    A. I've had no pain
    Explanation
    The individual has experienced no pain in the last 4 weeks.

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  • 42. 

    In the last 4 weeks my energy levels have been:

    • A.

      Excellent

    • B.

      Good

    • C.

      I'm dragging myself

    • D.

      Exhausted

    Correct Answer
    A. Excellent
    Explanation
    The given answer "Excellent" suggests that the person's energy levels have been consistently high and they have been feeling energetic and productive in the last 4 weeks.

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  • 43. 

    My posture makes me feel:

    • A.

      I really like how I look

    • B.

      I have pretty good posture

    • C.

      Unattractive

    • D.

      Ugly

    Correct Answer
    A. I really like how I look
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person's posture makes them feel confident and satisfied with their appearance. They feel that their posture enhances their overall look and feel good about themselves.

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  • 44. 

    I seem to get sick.

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Not very often

    • C.

      More often than most people

    • D.

      All the time

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Never
    B. Not very often
    Explanation
    The given options are different frequencies of getting sick. The correct answer is "Never, Not very often" because it implies that the person rarely gets sick or only experiences illness occasionally. This suggests that the person has a strong immune system or practices good hygiene and takes preventive measures to avoid falling ill frequently.

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  • 45. 

    I can concentrate.

    • A.

      Fully when I want to without difficulty

    • B.

      Fully when I want to with some difficulty

    • C.

      It is difficult to concentrate

    • D.

      I can not concentrate at all

    Correct Answer
    A. Fully when I want to without difficulty
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person is able to concentrate fully whenever they want to, and they do not face any difficulty in doing so. This implies that the individual has a strong ability to focus their attention and maintain their concentration without any distractions or obstacles.

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  • 46. 

    I can lift.

    • A.

      Heavy weight without pain

    • B.

      Heavy weight but it hurts

    • C.

      Only light weight

    • D.

      I can not lift

    Correct Answer
    A. Heavy weight without pain
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person is capable of lifting heavy weights without experiencing any pain. This implies that they have developed the necessary strength and endurance to handle heavy loads without discomfort or injury.

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  • 47. 

    When sleeping I have:

    • A.

      No trouble sleeping

    • B.

      My sleep is slightly disturbed (less than 1 hour sleepless)

    • C.

      My sleep is moderately disturbed (2-3 hours)

    • D.

      My sleep is greatly disturbed (4 hours +)

    Correct Answer
    A. No trouble sleeping
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person does not have any trouble sleeping. This means that their sleep is not disturbed or interrupted, and they are able to sleep peacefully without any difficulties.

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  • 48. 

    I can drive.

    • A.

      Without pain

    • B.

      With slight pain

    • C.

      With no pain

    Correct Answer
    A. Without pain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Without pain" because it implies that the person can drive without experiencing any discomfort or physical distress. This suggests that they are physically capable and do not have any restrictions or limitations that would hinder their ability to drive.

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  • 49. 

    My joints feel stiff.

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Rarely

    • C.

      Sometimes (maybe once a week)

    • D.

      Most days

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Never
    B. Rarely
    Explanation
    The person is stating that their joints never or rarely feel stiff. This suggests that they do not experience stiffness in their joints on a regular basis.

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  • 50. 

    I have pins and needles (or numbness).

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      Rarely

    • C.

      Currently

    • D.

      I've had it for a long time

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Never
    B. Rarely
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Never, Rarely" because pins and needles or numbness is not a common or frequent occurrence for the person. They may experience it very rarely or never at all.

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