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Overcoming a Traumatic Experience Quiz
by Staff
Traumatic Experiences can happen to anyone. Whether it's the tragic murder of our favorite uncle or getting side-swiped in a busy intersection, it's how we overcome the experience and are able to move in. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on traumatic experiences and the effects of them.

Which of these is probably NOT considered a traumatic experience?

  • getting caught embezzling $20 million from your clients' retirement accounts
  • gaining five pounds
  • having a tornado tear the roof off of your home

How long should it take for a person to heal from a traumatic experience?

  • one year
  • six months
  • as long as it takes

What does the acronym PTSD stand for?

  • posttraumatic stress disorder
  • people talking sad daily
  • pretty tough serious dialogue

Psychotherapy is often very effective in helping people overcome the aftermath of trauma.

  • True
  • False

What is the percentage of people who will have PTSD at some point in their lives?

  • up to 15%
  • up to 8%
  • up to 3%

If a person freezes up during a traumatic experience, they deserve to be called a coward.

  • True
  • False

What is the number of people who experience a traumatic brain injury every year?

  • 5.6 million
  • 200,000
  • 1.4 million

Which of these techniques is a good way to learn to cope with trauma?

  • establish a regular exercise routine
  • watch a lot of TV to take your mind off the event
  • have a few drinks to numb the pain

To cope with trauma, you have to learn to make room for it in your life.

  • True
  • False

Violence is responsible for how many deaths in the United States every year?

  • 1 million
  • 51,000
  • 100,000

Sleeping with a nightlight after experiencing someone breaking into your home is chidish.

  • True
  • False

Which of these techniques is NOT a good way to learn to cope with trauma?

  • professionally-prescribed medication
  • eating Klondike bars
  • deep breathing

True or False: About 40 percent of people in the U.S. have experienced a potentially traumatic event.

  • True
  • False

Where do accidents rank as a cause of death in the United States?

  • tenth
  • fifth
  • third

In what year was PTSD recognized by the American Psychiatric Association?

  • 1980
  • 1971
  • 1999

Which of these are NOT part of the three "F"s associated with surviving a traumatic experience?

  • flight
  • freeze
  • fear

What SHOULDN'T a family member do to help their loved one cope through trauma?

  • Stay with them a few hours a day if possible.
  • Tell them it's time to start healing.
  • Offer assistance and lend an ear.

True or False: Violent crime decreased in 2010, from 2009.

  • True
  • False

The popular <i>ER</i> television series was set in the emergency room of what fictional hospital?

  • County General Hospital in Chicago
  • Raymond Hospital in New York
  • Doctors Hospital in Atlanta

What are the most types of guns used in crimes?

  • rifle
  • handgun
  • semiautomatic