Stroke Awareness Quiz: How Well Do You Know Stroke?

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These questions may help reinforce information that is extremely important for you to know about stroke (a brain attack). If you are unsure about any of these responses, we encourage you to ask your doctor about them. Knowing these answers may save a life – Don’t accept a score of less than 100%!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following statements is FALSE?

    • A.

      Smoking is a major stroke risk factor.

    • B.

      70% of stroke victims have high blood pressure.

    • C.

      All hospitals provide excellent stroke care.

    • D.

      Time between stroke and hospital arrival in the U.S. averages 12 hours.

    Correct Answer
    C. All hospitals provide excellent stroke care.
    Explanation
    The statement "All hospitals provide excellent stroke care" is false because not all hospitals have the same level of expertise or resources to provide excellent stroke care. The quality of stroke care can vary depending on the hospital's capabilities, staff training, and available resources.

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  • 2. 

    What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)?

    • A.

      A mini-stroke.

    • B.

      A temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain.

    • C.

      A serious warning attack which may lead to a complete stroke.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    A transient ischemic attack (TIA) refers to a temporary interruption of blood flow to the brain, commonly known as a mini-stroke. It is considered a serious warning attack as it may lead to a complete stroke. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as all the options mentioned in the question accurately describe a TIA.

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  • 3. 

    Which is NOT a common risk factor of brain attack?

    • A.

      Smoking

    • B.

      High Blood Pressure

    • C.

      Diabetes

    • D.

      Obesity

    • E.

      Asbestos

    • F.

      High Cholesterol

    Correct Answer
    E. Asbestos
    Explanation
    Asbestos is not a common risk factor of brain attack. Brain attack, commonly known as stroke, is primarily caused by factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. Asbestos exposure, on the other hand, is associated with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other respiratory diseases, but it is not directly linked to brain attack.

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  • 4. 

    What percent of strokes are preventable?

    • A.

      80%

    • B.

      99%

    • C.

      55%

    • D.

      38%

    Correct Answer
    A. 80%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 80%. This means that 80% of strokes can be prevented. Strokes are often caused by risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, poor diet, and lack of physical activity. By addressing and managing these risk factors, individuals can significantly reduce their chances of having a stroke. Therefore, it is crucial to promote healthy lifestyles and educate people about stroke prevention to decrease the occurrence of this life-threatening condition.

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  • 5. 

    The optimum therapeutic treatment window for stroke is:

    • A.

      24 hours

    • B.

      12 hours

    • C.

      6 hours

    • D.

      3 hours or less

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 hours or less
    Explanation
    The optimum therapeutic treatment window for stroke is 3 hours or less. This means that the most effective treatment for stroke should be administered within this time frame. After 3 hours, the chances of successful treatment decrease significantly. Early intervention is crucial in order to minimize brain damage and improve the patient's outcome. Therefore, it is important for stroke patients to seek medical attention as soon as possible to increase their chances of receiving timely and effective treatment.

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  • 6. 

    If you or someone you are with is experiencing symptoms of stroke, what should you do?

    • A.

      Get a drink of water and take a nap.

    • B.

      Call your doctor and schedule an appointment.

    • C.

      Call a family member or friend to come drive you to the hospital.

    • D.

      Call 9-1-1 right away and get to a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center.

    Correct Answer
    D. Call 9-1-1 right away and get to a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center.
    Explanation
    If you or someone you are with is experiencing symptoms of stroke, the correct action to take is to call 9-1-1 right away and get to a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center. This is because stroke is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. Calling 9-1-1 ensures that emergency medical services can be dispatched quickly, and going to a Joint Commission Certified Stroke Center ensures that the person receives specialized care and treatment for their condition. Getting medical help promptly can greatly improve the chances of a positive outcome and minimize potential complications.

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  • 7. 

    What is NOT a common symptom of stroke?

    • A.

      Weakness

    • B.

      Numbness

    • C.

      Trouble Speaking

    • D.

      Pain

    • E.

      Confusion

    Correct Answer
    D. Pain
    Explanation
    Pain is not a common symptom of stroke. While weakness, numbness, trouble speaking, and confusion are all common symptoms, pain is not typically associated with stroke. Stroke symptoms are usually sudden and can include difficulty moving or controlling one side of the body, numbness or tingling on one side, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, and confusion or trouble with memory. Pain is more commonly associated with other conditions such as migraines or muscle strains.

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  • 8. 

    Medications that reduce cholesterol can also reduce the chance of death, heart attack and stroke.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Medications that reduce cholesterol can lower the risk of death, heart attack, and stroke because high cholesterol levels are a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. By reducing cholesterol levels, these medications help to prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries, which can lead to blockages and potentially life-threatening events such as heart attacks and strokes. Lowering cholesterol levels also improves overall cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of complications and mortality associated with heart disease. Therefore, it is true that medications that reduce cholesterol can also reduce the chance of death, heart attack, and stroke.

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  • 9. 

    The accronim "F.A.S.T" is usedstands for "Face, Arms, Silence, Tremors".

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The acronym "F.A.S.T" is not used to stand for "Face, Arms, Silence, Tremors." This statement is false.

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  • 10. 

    By knowing stroke signs and symptoms, you can help SAVE A LIFE!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Knowing stroke signs and symptoms can indeed help save a life. Stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, leading to brain damage and potentially death. Recognizing the signs of a stroke such as sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm, or leg, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, and severe headache can prompt immediate action and the activation of emergency medical services. By being aware of these signs and symptoms, individuals can quickly seek medical attention for themselves or others, potentially saving a life.

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