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Oscar the Slouch

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Oscar the Slouch game quiz
"Oscar the Slouch, who claims to be a distant cousin of Oscar the Grouch, has some things he'd like to tell you about posture. He also thinks you might be surprised to find that it's not the "minor issue" many people think it is."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Oscar sits in a hunched forward position in his garbage can for long periods of time. This could be a cause of what condition that is associated with a form of cancer of the digestive tract?
    Kidney stones
    Acid Reflux
    Liver disease

2. Poor posture, especially when the head is in a forward position, can cause high blood pressure. Is this true or false?

3. Oscar the Slouch is under a great deal of stress in his day job. He grinds his teeth at night and "grits" them during the day. When combined with slouching, besides pain, which of the following can be a complication of damage to the joint/muscles that operate one's jaw?
    Uncontrolled sneezing
    Ringing in the ears
    Tear duct failure

4. Due to poor posture, Oscar the Slouch may have a good reason to be as grouchy as his cousin. Which of these disorders would he most likely suffer from?
    Anorexia nervosa
    Brain tumour

5. Oscar does a lot of data entry in order to keep his trash can inventory up to date. What position should his copy holder be in?
    In front of the keyboard, nearest to him
    Above the monitor
    Between the keyboard and the monitor
    He's right-handed so it should be on the far right

6. Slouching restricts movement of the diaphragm, which can result in which of the following?
    Low levels of lactic acid in muscles
    Low blood pressure
    Low blood oxygen content
    Low levels of stress hormones

7. Oscar has a lot of friends on the street and likes to keep in touch with them by landline phone. He's also a multi-tasker and prefers a headset configuration. Is this option considered to be ergonomic? (y/n)

8. When Oscar was young, his mother told him to sit up straight. But was she correct? Since the early 2000s, studies in several countries have demonstrated that which of the following angles (with feet remaining on the floor) is best for people who sit while working for MORE than 10 hours per day?
    90 degrees
    45 degrees
    70 degrees
    120 degrees

9. Which of the following problems is the most frequent one to be related, either directly or indirectly, to bad posture?
    Dowager's Hump
    Spina bifida

10. Oscar the Slouch is tired and it is time for bed. He has a history of back pain. Which of the following sleep positions would be the worst for him?
    On his back
    On his side with knees drawn up to his chest
    On his side with knees slightly bent
    On his stomach

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Compiled Sep 07 12