The Ultimate Hiccups Quiz
by Staff
Hiccups can very quickly become annoying. There are as many different cures for hiccups as there are causes. Would you like to learn more about how the hiccups work and how to get rid of them? Have a go at this quiz and see how much you know about the hiccups.

How long must you have hiccups for before they can be labeled as persistent hiccups?

  • one hour
  • 24 hours
  • 48 hours

What is the earliest age you can develop hiccups?

  • as a fetus
  • as a baby
  • as a toddler

What time of the day are you most likely to hiccup?

  • morning
  • noon
  • evening

What affects hiccups in women?

  • their BMI
  • their menstrual cycle
  • dehydration

Which nerves control the diaphragm?

  • phrenic nerves
  • vagus nerves
  • occipital nerves

What is one of the main causes of irritation of the phrenic nerves?

  • exercise
  • over-eating
  • inhaling dust

What type of foods can bring on hiccups?

  • sweet
  • sour
  • spicy

Which of the following can be a cause of persistent hiccups?

  • surgery
  • mental health problems
  • both of the above

According to the Guinness Book of Records, how long did the longest bout of hiccups last?

  • 28 years
  • 48 years
  • 68 years

Which process in the body do many hiccup treatments aim to alter?

  • the respiratory cycle
  • the cardiovascular system
  • the lymph system

Applying pressure to which of the following is used as a treatment for the hiccups?

  • the fingers
  • the head
  • the eyeballs

One remedy of getting rid of the hiccups is to swallow a spoonful of what?

  • sugar
  • salt
  • paprika

Where in your mouth should you place a spoonful of sugar to cure the hiccups?

  • on the tip of the tongue
  • at the back of the tongue
  • under the tongue

Which part of the body might you put your fingers in to stop the hiccups.

  • the nose
  • the mouth
  • the ears

What motion might you perform with your tongue to stop the hiccups?

  • Stick it out.
  • Make a clover.
  • Rub it against your teeth.

Which part of the body should you tickle with a cotton swab to get rid of the hiccups?

  • under your chin
  • the roof of your mouth
  • your cheeks

How can you increase carbon dioxide in your body to over-ride the hiccup drive?

  • Breath in smoke from a fire.
  • Drink carbonated water.
  • Hold your breath.

What type of over-the-counter medication may help the hiccups?

  • paracetamol
  • lozenges
  • antacids

What ingredient in antacids helps stop hiccups?

  • chloride
  • magnesium
  • sodium

Consumption of which common type of beverage is known to cause hiccups?

  • coffee
  • milk
  • alcohol