How Much Do You Know About Down Syndrome?

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  • 1. 

    Down Syndrome is a...

    • A.

      Disease

    • B.

      Physical disorder

    • C.

      Genetic disorder

    • D.

      Illness

    Correct Answer
    C. Genetic disorder
    Explanation
    Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. This extra genetic material disrupts the normal development and causes physical and intellectual disabilities. It is not a disease or illness, but rather a condition that affects individuals from birth. The presence of an extra chromosome alters the course of development and leads to characteristic features such as intellectual disability, distinctive facial features, and certain health problems.

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  • 2. 

    John Langdon Down, who first wrote about Down Syndrome, is from which country?

    • A.

      The United States

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    B. England
    Explanation
    John Langdon Down, who first wrote about Down Syndrome, is from England. Down Syndrome is named after him because he was the first to describe the condition in a systematic manner in 1866. His detailed observations and research on individuals with the syndrome helped raise awareness and understanding of the condition, leading to it being named after him.

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  • 3. 

    About how many people with Down Syndrome live in the U.S.?

    • A.

      4,000

    • B.

      400,000

    • C.

      400

    • D.

      40,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 400,000
    Explanation
    There are approximately 400,000 people with Down Syndrome living in the U.S. This number represents a significant population of individuals who have a genetic condition that causes developmental and intellectual disabilities. Down Syndrome occurs when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21, and it can result in a range of physical and cognitive challenges. The large number of individuals with Down Syndrome in the U.S. highlights the importance of support, resources, and inclusion for this community.

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  • 4. 

    Can people with Down Syndrome have jobs?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Rarely

    • D.

      I don't know

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    People with Down Syndrome can indeed have jobs. With appropriate support and accommodations, individuals with Down Syndrome can successfully participate in various types of employment. Many individuals with Down Syndrome are employed in a wide range of industries, including retail, food service, office administration, and healthcare. They can contribute to the workforce and lead fulfilling and independent lives with the right opportunities and support.

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  • 5. 

    How many types of Down Syndrome are there?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    There are three types of Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21, Translocation Down Syndrome, and Mosaic Down Syndrome. Trisomy 21 is the most common type and occurs when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21 in every cell of the body. Translocation Down Syndrome happens when a part of chromosome 21 attaches to another chromosome. Mosaic Down Syndrome is the rarest type and occurs when only some cells have an extra copy of chromosome 21.

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  • 6. 

    People with Trisomy 21 have an extra....

    • A.

      3rd chromosome

    • B.

      23rd chromosome

    • C.

      18th chromosome

    • D.

      21st chromosome

    Correct Answer
    D. 21st chromosome
    Explanation
    People with Trisomy 21 have an extra 21st chromosome. Trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, is a genetic disorder characterized by the presence of three copies of chromosome 21 instead of the usual two. This extra chromosome can lead to various physical and intellectual disabilities.

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  • 7. 

    The girl with Mosaic Down Syndrome that was diagnosed at 3 years old is named.... (Look at the poster!!)

    • A.

      Betsy Smith

    • B.

      Hannah Hannum

    • C.

      Heather Dale

    • D.

      Rebecca Miller

    Correct Answer
    B. Hannah Hannum
  • 8. 

    Lauren Potter, an actress with Down Syndrome, is Becky on which popular TV show?

    • A.

      Glee

    • B.

      Pretty Little Liars

    • C.

      The Office

    • D.

      Shake it Up

    Correct Answer
    A. Glee
    Explanation
    Lauren Potter, an actress with Down Syndrome, is known for her role as Becky on the popular TV show Glee. Glee is a musical comedy-drama series that follows a high school glee club and their journey through music and friendship. Lauren Potter's portrayal of Becky, a student with Down Syndrome, was widely praised for its authenticity and representation. Her character brought awareness and inclusion to the show, making Glee a popular choice for this answer.

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