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Nervous System: Diseases/Problems/Illnesses Quiz


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Which disease is caused by injury to the developing brain?

A. Cerebral Palsy

B. Epilepsy

C. Encephalitis

D. Meningitis


When the immune system tries to fight of an infection in the brain, and may cause the brain to swell are symptoms of what type of infection?

A. Meningitis

B. Reye’s Syndrome

C. Encephalitis

D. None of the above


Which neurological disorder is characterized by abnormal brain activity causing seizures?

A. Cerebral Palsy

B. Epilepsy

C. Encephalitis

D. Parkinson’s Disease


Which nervous system disease is characterized by memory loss, confustion, and the gradual loss of control over mental and physical abilities?

A. Multiple Sclerosis

B. Alzheimer’s Disease

C. Huntington’s Disease

D. Parkinson’s Disease


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) leads to a gradual loss of higher brain functions.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells that can only originate in your brain.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Meningitis may cause

A. brain cancer.

B. the brain to swell and lead to brain damage and death.

C. a slow, gradual loss of memories.

D. All of the above can be caused by Meningitis.


A stroke may cause

A. brain cells to die

B. paralysis

C. loss of normal functions

D. all of the above can be caused by a stroke


With which part of the nervous system is meningitis associated?

A. The tissues covering the brain

B. Neurons

C. The axon

D. The spinal cord


Which nervous system disease results from the immune system attacking and damaging the central nervous system?

A. Alzheimer’s Disease

B. Parkinson’s Disease

C. Huntington’s Disease

D. Multiple Sclerosis


Which nervous system disease is associated with uncontrolled shaking, slowed movements, and problems with speaking?

A. Multiple Sclerosis

B. Parkinson’s Disease

C. Alzheimer’s Disease

D. Huntington’s Disease


In which of the following nervous system disorders do nervous tissues degenerate?

A. Alzheimer’s Disease

B. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

C. Both of the above

D. None of the above


Which nervous system disease may result in movement, cognitive and behavioral disorders?

A. Huntington Disease

B. Neurofibromatosis

C. ALS

D. Multiple Sclerosis


Alzheimer’s disease is a non-progressive form of dementia that causes plaque buildup in the brain and a decline in mental abilities.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which nervous system disease is genetic and can cause tumors to form on nerve tissue?

A. Meniingitis

B. Neurofibromatosis

C. Crebral Palsy

D. Huntington’s Disease


Nervous tissue may degenerate or break down.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE




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