The Ultimate Traumatic Brain Injury Quiz

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This brief quiz will help you learn more about the prevalence, effect and causes of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Traumatic Brain Injury is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. The severity of a brain injury may range from "mild" (a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to "severe" (extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia) after injury. Let's try out this quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many people in the United States sustain a Brain Injury?
    • A. 

      210

    • B. 

      350,000

    • C. 

      1.4 million

    • D. 

      16 million

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What are some of the leading causes of brain injury?
    • A. 

      Falls

    • B. 

      Motoer Vehicle Accidents

    • C. 

      Assuauts

    • D. 

      Sports Related Injuries (Concussions)

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Approximately how many cases of traumatic brain injury occur in the United States each year?
    • A. 

      1.7 million

    • B. 

      2.3 million

    • C. 

      3.4 million

    • D. 

      4.0 million

  • 4. 
    Most cases of traumatic brain injury can be attributed to what?
    • A. 

      Sports-related injuries

    • B. 

      Falls

    • C. 

      Motor vehicle accidents

    • D. 

      Firearms

  • 5. 
    At what age does the mortality risk after experiencing a head injury begin to increase?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      40

  • 6. 
    Of those who die from traumatic brain injuries, 50% do so within how many hours of their injury?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      14

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      An individual must have experienced a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury.

    • B. 

      The injury must have disrupted the normal function of the brain.

    • C. 

      There must have been extended periods of unconsciousness.

    • D. 

      The patient must have stayed in the hospital for at least 3 days.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following neuronal cellular events would be most consistent in a patient who has sustained a severe head injury.
    • A. 

      Increased intracellular calcium

    • B. 

      Increased intracellular magnesium

    • C. 

      Increased intracellular potassium

    • D. 

      Decreased intracellular sodium

  • 9. 
    Cerebral perfusion pressure can be defined as
    • A. 

      (MAP - ICP)/CVR

    • B. 

      MAP - ICP

    • C. 

      MAP × ICP

    • D. 

      (MAP - ICP) × CVR

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is a common side effect of pentobarbital coma?
    • A. 

      Hypotension

    • B. 

      Gastrointestinal hypomotility

    • C. 

      Pulmonary edema

    • D. 

      CNS hemorrhage