What Do You Really Know About Fever?
Choose only one answer per question


  1. At which point is an elevated body temperature considered a fever?
    a 98.8°
    b 99°
    c 99.6°
    d 100° or higher

  2. What should you do if a child has a temperature of 103.5° two hours after talking fever medication?
    a sponge child with rubbing alcohol
    b sponge child with tepid water
    c give liquids
    d b and c

  3. Why should you avoid bundling up with blankets when chills occur with a fever?
    a will cause the fever to rise
    b will cause fever to last longer
    c doesn't stop the chills
    d will cause heavy sweating

  4. What is the best way to cool the body if the fever is low-grade (102°or lower)?.
    a sponge with cold water
    b sponge with tepid water
    c chew ice
    d use an ice pack

  5. Which of these warrant a call to the doctor when fever is a symptom?
    a an older child has a fever of 101°
    b an infant younger than 3 months has 101°
    c fever in an plder child doesn't subside after 48 hours
    d b and c

  6. Children can experience seizures as the results of fever.  At which age are these seizures most likely to occur?
    a 6 months
    b 2 years
    c 3 years
    d 5 years old

  7. What else besides viruses and bacterial infections can cause fever?
    a dehydration
    b drug overdose
    c medications
    d all of the above

  8. How high can strenuous exercise raise the body temperature?
    a 100°
    b 102°
    c 103°
    d 110°

  9. The body is at what temperature when heatstroke occurs?
    a 105°
    b 106°
    c 107°
    d 108°

  10. Ice helps reduce body temperature if fever results from heat exhaustion.  Where should you apply an ice pack?
    a behind the neck
    b in the armpits
    c in the groin
    d any of the above