Do you know your stroke facts? Take this quiz and find out!

Stroke Quiz

1. Strokes are caused by

A. A blood clot
B. A rupture in a major artery to the brain
C. Both A and B
D. None of the above

2. Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)

A. Are "strokes trying to happen" that can occur before a major stroke if not treated immediately
B. Have the same cause as a major stroke
C. Have temporary symptoms similar to a major stroke, but have no permanent damage
D. All of the above

3. The risk factor that has the greatest impact for lowering your risk for stroke is:

A. Smoking
B. Lack of exercise
C. High blood pressure
D. High cholesterol
E. None of the above

4. The symptoms of stroke occur:

A. Over several weeks
B. Suddenly
C. Only to older people

5. The sudden onset of slurred speech, loss of speech or inability to understand speech can be a warning sign of stroke.


6. Warning signs of stroke can also include:

A. Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
B. Weakness, numbness or paralysis
C. Severe headaches with no known cause
D. Confusion, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
E. All of the above

7. The most appropriate response to a possible stroke is:

A. Go to bed and rest
B. Call the doctor
C. Call a neighbor or friend
D. Call 911

8. Stroke happens in the United States every:

A. 15 seconds
B. 40 seconds
C. 2 minutes
D. 25 minutes

9. Stroke recovery and improvement can occur months and years beyond the first six months after the initial stroke.


10. Every year, stroke kills more women than breast cancer.