How Will You Score In Safety?
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1. Let's say your family is on summer vacation, and two friends came with you. The three of you go to a lake, and your friends decide to begin their swim by diving off a big log. You ...
a) Say nothing and wait your turn.
b) Don't dive off the log yourself, but keep quiet while they do.
c) Warn your friends not to dive unless they check the water first by wading in.
d) Be the first to dive in.
2. Your _______ is made up of the brain and spinal cord.
a) Limbic system
c) Central nervous system
3. You're walking home from school, which your parents say is OK as long as you cross busy streets at the light. But today you're late and don't want to take time getting to the light. You think that crossing the street between two cars parked nearby would be quicker. You decide to ...
a) Look both ways to make sure there's no traffic before you cross between the parked cars.
b) Cross as quickly as you can by dashing into the street from between the parked cars.
c) Take a few extra minutes and cross with the light at the crosswalk.
d) Walk a little farther and cross the street where there aren't parked cars along the curb but where traffic is heaviest.
4. You're listening to CDs at a friend's house when his mom makes a quick trip to the store. Your friend tells you that while she's gone you can both shoot targets in his backyard with his dad's handgun. You ...
a) Tell him his idea sounds cool and race him to the gun cabinet.
b) Know it's dangerous but go along with it because you don't want to seem scared.
c) Don't fire the gun yourself but decide to watch him shoot because he says he's done it before.
d) Try to talk him out of it. If he still insists on playing with the gun, go home immediately.
5. These small bones form the spinal column and help to protect the spinal cord.
6. You always wear your bicycle helmet when you ride. One day, you notice a small crack in it, and that it's lost chunks of Styrofoam and doesn't fit anymore. You ...
a) Don't bother telling your parents because you're sure you'll get a new helmet for your birthday in six months.
b) Stop wearing your helmet when you ride.
c) Tell your parents that you need a new helmet because yours is unsafe.
d) Give your old helmet to your younger brother for him to wear while riding.
7. The part of your brain where information about hearing and vision is relayed.
b) Cerebral Cortex
8. You're up to bat at the beginning of softball practice. Your team's coach hasn't arrived yet, so most of your teammates aren't wearing batting helmets. You ...
a) Don't want to be different so you don't wear yours either.
b) Don't wear your helmet and make fun of those who do.
c) Wear your helmet and know you're using common sense.
d) Wear your helmet and yell back at a teammate who calls you a wimp.
9. One of your classmates likes to nose through your school desk when you're not around. Finally you catch her in the act. You ...
a) Are bugged with her, but you don't say anything because she's really popular.
b) Tell her privately how you feel. If that doesn't help, you tell your teacher about it.
c) Tell her that you're going to tell all your classmates bad things about her.
d) Get even by messing up her desk.
10. After a brain injury, people can experience the following:
a) Memory problems
b) Speech problems
c) Behavior problems
d) All of the above
11. You hop into the backseat of a car to go to a movie with some friends. You notice that one of your friends isn't wearing her seat belt. You ...
a) Don't say anything because you think it's none of your business.
b) Tell her to buckle up. But when she says she's more comfortable without it, you unbuckle your seat belt too.
c) Strongly encourage her to buckle up right away.
d ) Pretend you don't notice because you're all too busy saying hi.
12. Your brain is surrounded and protected by ________ fluid.
a) Cerebral cortex
c) Corpus callosum
13. Think First Oregon teaches students how to stay safe while they're. .
a) Getting into trouble.
b) Getting out of trouble.
c) Making dangerous choices.
d) Having fun.
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