Sickle Cell Disease Quiz

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Sickle Cell Disease Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are two differences between sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait? 
  • 2. 
    Sickle cell is 
    • A. 

      A contagious blood disorder

    • B. 

      A blood disorder

    • C. 

      Sickled-shaped red blood cells

    • D. 

      Sickled-shaped white blood cells

  • 3. 
    Sickle Cell Anemia refers to
    • A. 

      Sickle cell disease

    • B. 

      Hemoglobin SS

    • C. 

      Hemoglobin SS and SC

    • D. 

      Hemoglobin SC

  • 4. 
    Red blood cells only become sickled-shaped when they lose their oxygen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Sickle cell disease is most common in _______ & ________-_______, but it is also found in other ethnic and racial groups.
  • 6. 
    Sickle cells are 
    • A. 

      Stiff and sticky

    • B. 

      Stiff and flexible

    • C. 

      Round and sticky

    • D. 

      Round and flexible

  • 7. 
    Sickled cells live only 20-30 days.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Red blood cells are made in the 
  • 9. 
    Blood types are determined by 
    • A. 

      The presence or absence of certain antibodies

    • B. 

      The presence or absence of certain acids

    • C. 

      The presence and absence of certain antigens

    • D. 

      The presence and absence of certain proteins

  • 10. 
    Sickle cell is a contagious disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    PICK ALL THAT APPLY.A sickle crisis or pain crisis can often be triggered by  
    • A. 

      Dehydration

    • B. 

      Infection

    • C. 

      Relaxation

    • D. 

      Fever

    • E. 

      Stress

    • F. 

      Cold exposure

    • G. 

      Bleeding

  • 12. 
    A ________ is a painful episode that occurs when red blood cells are unable to travel through vessels and causes clots due to the shape of the blood cells.
  • 13. 
    The leading cause of death in kids with sickle cell disease is 
    • A. 

      Acute Chest Syndrome

    • B. 

      Stroke

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Seizure

  • 14. 
    The leading cause of death in adults with sickle cell disease is
    • A. 

      Acute Chest Syndrome

    • B. 

      Stroke

    • C. 

      Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Seizure

  • 15. 
    There is no widely available cure for sickle cell disease.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False