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Unintentional/Intentional Pretest

Pre-Assessment on Unitentional Injuries                           Name: ______________________




This "quiz" was designed to assess your prior knowledge about unintentional injuries. Although these results help ME establish what I need to teach you (vs. what you already know), it also helps YOU assess your prior knowledge and therefore determine what you should learn more about.


  1. What is the leading cause of death or disability in young people (aged 12-19 years)? (1 point)



Alcohol Consumption



  1. Signs of head injury may include which of the following? (Select all that apply) (1 point)

Severe headache

Slurred speech

Loss of consciousness

Blurred vision

Fluid drainage from the nose, mouth, or ears



  1. During a head injury, the brain can bang against the inside of the skull and become bruised. What is this called? (1 point)





  1. For moderate to severe injuries, if a person is vomiting, what is the first step you should take? (1 point)

Turn their body on its side so that he/she doesn't choke

Shake the injured person

Wipe up the vomit

Panic and scream for help

  1. If somebody develops any symptoms of a serious head injury, it's best to first (1 point)

Yell at the person to see if he/she responds

Wash the wound if it's bleeding a lot

Move that person away from where the injury took place

Call 911

  1. If somebody has an object sticking out of a wound, it's best to remove it as soon as possible. (1 point)





  1. You should only move a person with a severe head injury if they are in more danger in the location that they're in. (ex: If the person was lying in the middle of a street that had a heavy traffic flow) (1 point)



  1. "TBI" stands for "Traumatic Brain Injury." (1 point)





  1. If there is no obvious external damage to a person's head, then it is not considered a head injury. (1 point)





  1. Name 2 preventative measures you can take when riding your bike. (1 point)