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The Ultimate First Aid Quiz
by Staff
Quick -- do you know how to perform CPR? Help someone who has just fainted? Get an insect out of a kid's ear? No? Well, read on. When you're done with this quiz, you'll feel a lot more confident in emergency first-aid situations.

If someone has fainted, should you raise his head or his feet above heart level?

  • head
  • feet

If you happen to lose a tooth and can't stick it back in the socket, you should immediately place it in _____.

  • cold water
  • warm water
  • milk
  • tea
  • orange juice

At what point is a fever considered dangerous in an adult?

  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 Celsius)
  • 101 F (38.3 C)
  • 102 F (38.9 C)
  • 103 F (39.4 C)
  • 104 F (40 C)

Which type of painkiller will also reduce swelling?

  • ibuprofen
  • acetaminophen
  • aspirin
  • naproxen

If you're with someone who needs CPR but you're not trained in it, what should you do?

  • elevate the person's head
  • rescue breathing only
  • chest compressions only
  • wait for trained help

What's the proper ratio of chest compressions to breaths in CPR?

  • 10 to 1
  • 15 to 1
  • 15 to 2
  • 30 to 1
  • 30 to 2

What are the ABCs of CPR?

  • airway, breathing, circulation
  • air, breaths, compressions

If chemicals have splashed into your eyes, for how long should you flush them with water?

  • one minute
  • two minutes
  • five minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • one hour

What's something helpful you can give to a person who might be having a heart attack?

  • an aspirin
  • a glass of water
  • a cup of coffee
  • a massage

What's the universal sign for choking?

  • mouth wide open, tongue out
  • index finger pointing into the mouth
  • both hands to the throat

What's the 'five and five' method that the American Red Cross recommends for delivering first aid to a choking victim?

  • abdominal thrusts for five minutes, then five back blows
  • five back blows and five abdominal thrusts
  • five abdominal thrusts, wait five seconds, then five more

If you're choking and you're all alone, what should you do?

  • stick your finger down your throat
  • throw yourself over a chair or into countertop
  • lie on your back and try to perform abdominal thrusts
  • any of the above

The bite of this spider produces a fluid-filled blister that then leaves a deep ulcer?

  • black widow
  • brown recluse

What's NOT a good thing to put on sunburn?

  • aloe vera gel
  • petroleum jelly
  • moisturizing lotion
  • a damp towel

If you suspect you have food poisoning, should you take anti-diarrheal medicine?

  • yes
  • no

If your child has an insect stuck in his ear, you can pour warm ____ into the ear.

  • water
  • oil
  • tea
  • vinegar
  • all of the above

You have hypothermia when your body temperature is below ____.

  • 94 degrees Fahrenheit (34.4 Celsius)
  • 95 F (35 C)
  • 96 F (35.6 C)
  • 97 F (36.1 C)

What should you never do when caring for someone with hypothermia?

  • warm the victim's arms and legs
  • give the victim alcohol
  • put the victim under a heat lamp
  • all of the above

If you've been bitten on the arm by a poisonous snake, should you raise your arm above your heart or lower it?

  • raise it
  • lower it

What's the phone number for the National Poison Control Center?

  • 911
  • 611
  • 1-800-222-1222
  • 1-800-234-5678
  • 1-800-448-8888