Test Your Knowledge Of Heat Exhaustion

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With temperatures expected to top out at 100 degrees or higher through Saturday, we've created a quiz to test your knowledge of heat exhaustion.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Heat stroke is a serious condition, marked by a body temperature of 106 degrees or more; hot, dry skin; and a rapid pulse. Which of these steps should be done immediately? There is more than one correct answer. 
    • A. 

      Seek immediate medical care; call 911.

    • B. 

      Move the victim to a cooler environment, with fans or air conditioning, or give a cold bath or sponging to reduce body temperature.

    • C. 

      Encourage the drinking of hydrating fluids.

    • D. 

      Remove clothing.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a symptom of heat exhaustion?
    • A. 

      Confusion

    • B. 

      Hallucination

    • C. 

      Pale Skin

    • D. 

      Head Ache

  • 3. 
    Cramps in the muscles of the legs and abdomen can be an early sign of heat exhaustion. What's the best first aid?
    • A. 

      Firm pressure on the cramping muscle or a gentle massage to relieve spasms.

    • B. 

      Sipping water to induce nausea.

    • C. 

      A cold shower.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    At 10 a.m. July 5, Indystar.com reported a temperature of 91 degrees and "feels like 96." What is the "feels like" temperature?
    • A. 

      It feels hotter when there's no wind.

    • B. 

      It's the heat plus the radiance of the sun.

    • C. 

      It's the heat … and the humidity.

    • D. 

      It's the heat … and the humidity, the wind and the sun's strength.

  • 5. 
    Studies indicate that, other things being equal, the severity of heat disorders tends to increase with . . .
    • A. 

      Your physical condition

    • B. 

      Your age

    • C. 

      A higher SPF factor on sunscreen

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    During extreme heat, follow which of these rules?
    • A. 

      Direct the flow of portable electric fans toward yourself.

    • B. 

      Take off your hat to allow the heat to escape from your body.

    • C. 

      Wear heavy, dark clothing.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following drinks will best prevent heat exhaustion during periods of extreme exhaustion or humidity?
    • A. 

      Sports Drink

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Iced Coffee

    • D. 

      Beer

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