Stroke Awareness Quiz: How Well Do You Know Stroke?

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Stroke Quizzes & Trivia

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 4. 
    What percent of strokes are preventable?
    • A. 

      80%

    • B. 

      99%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      38%

  • 5. 
    The optimum therapeutic treatment window for stroke is:
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      12 hours

    • C. 

      6 hours

    • D. 

      3 hours or less

  • 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.

  • 7. 
    What is NOT a common symptom of stroke?
    • A. 

      Weakness

    • B. 

      Numbness

    • C. 

      Trouble Speaking

    • D. 

      Pain

    • E. 

      Confusion

  • 8. 
    Medications that reduce cholesterol can also reduce the chance of death, heart attack and stroke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The accronim "F.A.S.T" is usedstands for "Face, Arms, Silence, Tremors".
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    By knowing stroke signs and symptoms, you can help SAVE A LIFE!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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