Kidney Quiz

1. If you give one of your two kidneys to someone who needs it, you can still lead a normal life with only one kidney.
a) True
b) False

2. Kidneys are about the size of your fist. Where are they located?
a) Under the stomach
b) On top of the liver
c) In back beneath your rib cage

3. Which of the following is NOT a function of your kidneys?
a) Regulating the amount of water/chemicals in the blood like sodium and potassium
b) Storing the urine until you go to the bathroom
c) Releasing hormones
d) Removing some drugs and poisons from the blood
e) Cleaning blood and filtering out waste and extra water

4. One of the functions of kidneys is to filter out waste products and extra water in the blood. If kidneys did not remove the wastes from the blood:
They would get taken out in the urine anyway
They would be completely removed through our sweat glands
They would build up in the blood and damage our body

5. How long does it take the kidneys to filter 200 quarts of blood?
1 hour
1 day
1 week

6. 200 quarts of blood passing through the kidneys will yield about how much in waste products and water, called urine?
a) 2 teaspoons
b) 2 quarts
c)2 gallons
d) None of the Above

7. If I have diabetes, I am a likely candidate for _____ if I don’t take precautions.
a) Chronic Kidney Disease
b) Heart disease
c) Stroke
d) All of the Above
e) None of the Above

8. How many Americans have chronic kidney disease?
26 million

9. True or false: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) can be inherited.

10. If you have end-stage renal disease (ESRD):
a) You will need either a kidney transplant or dialysis for the rest of your life but can take control of the course and management of the disease.
b) Your kidney disease is almost cured
c) Both a and b
d) Neither a nor b

11. Which over-the-counter medications can be poisonous to your kidneys if taken regularly over a long period?
a) Combinations of aspirin and acetaminophen
b) Ibuprofen
c) Some painkillers
d) All of the above

12. In addition to diabetes, what is the next highest cause of kidney disease?
a) Bladder infection
b) Asthma
c) High blood pressure
d) Allergies

13. What test would I take to find out if I have kidney disease?
a) Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
b) Rheumatoid Factor Blood test
c) Marriage Certificate Blood test
d) PAP smear

14. If you are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease which of the following will help lead you to a healthful, longer life?
a) Regular visits with the nephrologist (kidney doctor)
b) Adherence to diet
c) Being punctual in taking your prescribed medication
d) If on dialysis, keeping your appointments
e) Partnering with the Renal Support Network to develop your personal coping skills, special talents, and employability by educating and empowering yourself (and your family members) to take control of the course and management of the disease.
f) All of the above