Think you know everything there is to know about epilepsy? Here are ten questions that test your knowledge.

Here's a hint: All the correct answers can be found by reading the pages of the Kid Zone. Good luck!

1. A seizure is a sudden burst of __________ in your __________.

What goes in the first blank?

A. Blood

B. Electricity

C. Water

What goes in the second blank?

A. Brain

B. Heart

C. Lungs

2. Doctors always know why someone has epilepsy.

True or False?

3. You can catch epilepsy from someone who has it.

True or False?

4. Most seizures last:

A. A few minutes or less

B. A few hours

C. A few days

5. One way to stop seizures is to:

A. Stay home in bed

B. Take medicine

C. Sneeze

6. What should you do if a person is having a seizure and there is not an adult nearby?

A. Call 411

B. Call 911

C. Read the comics

7. If someone is having a seizure you should not put anything in their mouth.

True or False?

8. The word epilepsy, which means "to seize," comes from what language?

A. Italian

B. French

C. Greek

9. Which of these famous people in history had epilepsy?

A. Julius Caesar

B. Vincent van Gogh

C. Napoleon Bonaparte

D. All of these people

10. Which one is not part of your brain?

A. Cerebellum

B. Thalamus

C. Esophagus

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Reviewed By: 
Joseph I. Sirven MD
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Wednesday, March 19, 2014