How Well Do You Know Your Body?

Question 1

Amblyopia is the medical term for this common condition.

A. Cross eye
B. Light sensitivity
C. Lazy eye
D. Pink eye

Question 2

Your doctor tells you that there is a ganglion above the tendon in your elbow. What is a ganglion?

A. An exposed nerve ending
B. An abnormal calcification
C. A fluid-filled cyst
D. A small blood clot

Question 3

The myelin sheath covers which parts of your body?

A. Muscle tissue
B. Bones
C. Capillaries
D. Nerve fibers

Question 4

Spontaneous bleeding or excessive and prolonged bleeding from an injury is symptomatic of a deficiency in which vitamin?

A. Vitamin C
B. Vitamin E
C. Vitamin K
D. Vitamin D

Question 5

Which of the following is not a likely contributor to the development of ulcers?

A. The H pylori bacterium
B. Spicy foods
C. Use of NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs)
D. Smoking

Question 6

You are diagnosed with pleurisy. This is a painful inflammation in what part of the body?

A. The sinuses
B. The joints
C. The lungs
D. The brain

Question 7

If Mary has polydactyly, she probably has what?

A. A prehensile tail
B. Six fingers on one hand
C. A protruding chin
D. A large nose

Question 8

Parinaud Syndrome is similar to what other condition?

A. Hepatitis
B. Appendicitis
C. Conjunctivitis
D. Tonsillitis

Question 9

Which of the following is not true about the sleeping disorder narcolepsy?

A. It’s a nervous system disorder
B. It is also called cataplexy
C. It is caused by anxiety
D. It is not a mental illness

Question 10

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness among the elderly and African Americans. What part of the eye does glaucoma damage?

A. Lens
B. Macula
C. Retina
D. Optic nerve