EXERCISES, LESSON 8
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer the following exercises by marking the lettered response that
best answers the exercise, by completing the incomplete statement, or by writing the
answer in the space provided at the end of the exercise.
After you have completed all of these exercises, turn to "Solutions to Exercises" at
the end of the lesson and check your answers. For each exercise answered incorrectly,
reread the material referenced with the solution.
Which of the following statements best describes epilepsy?
A mental condition that can be transmitted from one person to another.
A chronic convulsive disorder of brain function.
c. A chronic mental condition that is always characterized by violent
contractions of the involuntary muscles.
d. A condition that harms the brain in such a way that the person cannot
live a normal life.
Which of the following statements best describes grand mal epilepsy?
A type of epilepsy characterized by brief periods of blank spells or loss
b. A type of epilepsy characterized by focal or local clonic type convulsions
of localized muscle groups (for example, thumb, big toe, and so forth).
A type of epilepsy characterized by seizures which generally last from 2
to 5 minutes.
d. A rare type of epilepsy characterized by periods of abnormal behavior
(for example, extensive chewing).
Which of the following cause epilepsy in adults?
All the above.