What Do You Know About Motion Sickness?

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What Do You Know About Motion Sickness? - Quiz

Take this quiz to test your knowledge on motion sickness and the way it affects the human body.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is motion sickness caused?

    • A.

      When the thing moving goes too fast

    • B.

      Conflict between the signals sent from your vestibular system and signals sent from you eyes

    • C.

      If you eat or drink before you go on a trip

    • D.

      Problems with the circulatory system and your eyes

    Correct Answer
    B. Conflict between the signals sent from your vestibular system and signals sent from you eyes
    Explanation
    Motion sickness is caused by a conflict between the signals sent from your vestibular system and the signals sent from your eyes. The vestibular system, located in the inner ear, helps in maintaining balance and spatial orientation. When you are in motion, such as in a car or boat, your vestibular system detects the movement. However, your eyes may perceive a stationary environment, like when reading a book or looking at a phone. This conflicting information between the two sensory systems can lead to motion sickness symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and vomiting.

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  • 2. 

    Motion sickness does not affect animals

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Motion sickness affects many animals. If you think an animal is suffering from motion sickness, look for signs like whining and yawning, pacing back and forth, and diarrhea (yuck!).

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  • 3. 

    Motion sickness is mostly likely to affect children 2 through ___

    Correct Answer
    12
    Explanation
    Motion sickness is a common condition that affects individuals when there is a disconnect between what their eyes see and what their inner ear senses. This sensory conflict can cause symptoms like dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Children between the ages of 2 and 12 are more susceptible to motion sickness because their inner ear, responsible for balance, is still developing. As they grow older, their inner ear becomes more mature and better able to handle motion, reducing the likelihood of experiencing motion sickness. Therefore, the correct answer is 12.

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  • 4. 

    Motion sickness usually doesn't affect ....

    • A.

      Adults over 50

    • B.

      Insects

    • C.

      Pregnant Women

    • D.

      Infants

    Correct Answer
    D. Infants
    Explanation
    Motion sickness usually doesn't affect infants. This is because infants have an underdeveloped vestibular system, which is responsible for maintaining balance and spatial orientation. The vestibular system develops as the child grows older, so infants are less likely to experience motion sickness compared to older children and adults.

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  • 5. 

    There are many ways to treat motion sickness. One of these is....

    Correct Answer
    Ginger
    Medicine
    Sucking on Candy
    motion sickness patches
    motion sickness belt
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes multiple options for treating motion sickness. Ginger is a natural remedy that has been found to alleviate symptoms. Medicine, such as over-the-counter or prescription medications, can also be used to treat motion sickness. Sucking on candy, particularly ones with strong flavors like peppermint, can help distract from the feeling of nausea. Motion sickness patches, which are applied behind the ear, can provide relief by delivering medication directly into the bloodstream. Lastly, a motion sickness belt, which applies pressure to certain acupressure points on the wrist, can help reduce symptoms.

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  • 6. 

    Studies have shown that motion sickness does not affect....

    • A.

      Rats

    • B.

      Armadillos

    • C.

      Elephants

    • D.

      Rabbits

    Correct Answer
    A. Rats
    Explanation
    Studies have shown that motion sickness does not affect rats.

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  • 7. 

    Dramamine, a popular anti-motion sickness medication, was invented in ____ by 2 doctors from Baltimore.

    • A.

      1873

    • B.

      1947

    • C.

      2001

    • D.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    B. 1947
    Explanation
    Dramamine, a popular anti-motion sickness medication, was invented in 1947 by 2 doctors from Baltimore. This information is given in the question itself.

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  • 8. 

    Motion Sickness can happen on ....

    • A.

      Cars

    • B.

      Planes

    • C.

      Boats

    • D.

      Spaceships

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Cars
    B. Planes
    C. Boats
    D. Spaceships
    Explanation
    Motion sickness can occur on various modes of transportation such as cars, planes, boats, and spaceships. This condition is caused by a conflict between the sensory inputs received by the brain, including visual and vestibular cues. When these inputs do not match, it can lead to symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and vomiting. The motion and vibrations experienced in all these modes of transportation can disrupt the body's balance and trigger motion sickness. Therefore, it is possible to experience motion sickness in cars, planes, boats, and even spaceships.

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  • 9. 

    If you are suffering very severe motion sickness, what is the first thing you should do?

    • A.

      Close your eyes

    • B.

      Eat a hamburger

    • C.

      If possible, stop the motion

    • D.

      Go to sleep

    Correct Answer
    C. If possible, stop the motion
    Explanation
    If you are suffering from very severe motion sickness, the first thing you should do is to stop the motion if possible. This is because motion sickness occurs when there is a conflict between the visual and vestibular systems in the body. By stopping the motion, you can help reduce the sensory mismatch and alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness. Closing your eyes or going to sleep may also help by reducing visual input, but stopping the motion is the most effective way to address the issue. Eating a hamburger is unlikely to have any direct impact on motion sickness.

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  • 10. 

    During Wars, like World War 2, soldiers were given pills, these pills helped a lot, and they are now sold as a medication called Bonine.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The medicine they gave the soldiers during World War 2 didn't work at all. The only thing it did was make the soldiers tired and dizzy.

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