How Well Do You Remember Your First Aid Training?
Put your knowledge of emergency response terms to the ultimate test with our multiple choice trivia quiz.
First Aid Quiz: Can You Match These Terms With Their Definitions?
First aid term #1: Distal
A: Left of the heart
B: Remotely activated
C: Away from where a limb attaches to the body
Answer: C—Away from where a limb attaches to the body
As in, “To ensure Mira’s leg bandage wasn’t too tight, Ali checked her distal circulation.”
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First aid term #2: Bystander effect
A: Accident-witness trauma
B: Belief that someone else will take action
C: When rubberneckers block paramedics’ access to the scene
Answer: B—Belief that someone else will take action
As in, “Most witnesses to the accident succumbed to the bystander effect, but Nandini intervened.”
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First aid term #3: Ligament
A: Quiet place to lie down
B: Support bandage
C: Band of tissue that connects bones
Answer: C—Band of tissue that connects bones
As in, “A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments.”
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First aid term #4: Naloxone
A: Opioid-antagonist drug
B: Optical thermometer
C: Splint used to immobilize fractures
Answer: A—Opioid-antagonist drug
As in, “Naloxone can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.”
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First aid term #5: Febrile
A: Suddenly feeble
B: With fever
Answer: B—With fever
As in, “The baby was febrile, so Marcus removed the extra blankets.”
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First aid term #6: Recovery position
A: Head-down position that can prevent fainting
B: Recommended position for an unconscious yet breathing person
C: Legal defence for people who caused harm while trying to help
Answer: B—Recommended position for an unconscious yet breathing person
As in, “To keep the man’s airway open, Nadia rolled him into the recovery position.”
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First aid term #7: Hypoxia
A: Nausea from shock
B: Oxygen deficiency in bodily tissues
C: Racing heartbeat
Answer: B—Oxygen deficiency in bodily tissues
As in, “Seeing that Zoé was showing bluish skin and other signs of hypoxia, Kris called 911.”
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First aid term #8: Defibrillator
A: Carbon monoxide detector
B: Anti-anxiety medication
C: Apparatus for restoring an effective heart rhythm
Answer: C—Apparatus for restoring an effective heart rhythm
As in, “Defibrillators are often placed in public buildings in case of sudden cardiac arrest.”
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First aid term #9: Calamine
A: Medicated bandage
B: Mineral supplement
C: Powder used in soothing lotions
Answer: C—Powder used in soothing lotions
As in, “Calamine can reduce the itching caused by poison ivy.”
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First aid term #10: Convulsion
A: Excessive blood loss
B: Abnormal, involuntary muscle contractions
C: Repulsion of a foreign object from a wound
Answer: B—Abnormal, involuntary muscle contractions
As in, “Izad protected Alberto from injury until his convulsions finally stopped.”
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First aid term #11: Crepitus
A: Grating noise caused by fractured bone friction
B: Reversible state of clinical death
C: Extreme loss of balance
Answer: A—Grating noise caused by fractured bone friction
As in, “When Alison heard the telltale crepitus, she knew she’d broken her arm.”
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First aid term #12: Septic
As in, “To lower the risk of a septic wound, wash the area, apply antibiotic cream and cover it.”
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First aid term #13: Hyperglycemia
A: Excess blood sugar
B: Excess insulin
C: Sugar craving
Answer: A—Excess blood sugar
As in, “Medical ID bracelets can help bystanders recognize hyperglycemia and other diabetic emergencies.”
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First aid term #14: Contusion
B: Head injury
C: Mental confusion
As in, “The acronym RICE (rest, immobilize, cool, elevate) is useful for treating contusions.”
First aid term #15: Anaphylaxis
A: Seepage of fluid under the skin
B: Severe allergic reaction
C: Nasal blockage
Answer: B—Severe allergic reaction
As in, “Ji-Yoon went into anaphylaxis but fortunately had an EpiPen.”
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