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GRADE
7-12

AGE
14-18

All About Inhalants

April/May 2011

The quiz below asks questions about inhalant abuse. Read "Death by Huffing," the feature article on pages 7 to 9 in the April/May 2011 issue of Choices, and look over the list of household products that are frequently abused to get high. Then answer the questions.

1
The fumes breathed in from inhalants are so toxic that they can cause permanent damage to a person's ability to speak.
  1. True
  2. False
2
In sudden sniffing death syndrome, the fumes from an inhalant speed up a person's _________ so drastically that he or she dies.
  1. Breathing
  2. Heart
  3. Brain
  4. Hearing
3
Which of the following products could be abused as an inhalant?
  1. Ballpoint pen
  2. Pencil
  3. Magic marker
  4. Crayon
4
Kids usually wait until they reach high school before they start abusing inhalants.
  1. True
  2. False
5
Which of the following items from a makeup kit could be abused as an inhalant?
  1. Lipstick
  2. Mascara
  3. Lip balm
  4. Nail polish remover
6
Besides damaging the brain, the fumes from inhalants can also harm the __________.
  1. Lungs
  2. Liver
  3. Kidneys
  4. All of the above
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