Intermediate level gout quiz questions



       INTERMEDIATE LEVEL


This page, our intermediate level gout quiz questions, was last reviewed or updated on 10 July 2018 .

These gout questions are more difficult than the basic ones. 

NB Two questions  (18 and 19) require you to know the answers without any hints or stating true or false 


Question 1

It is easier to reduce uric acid to below 6.0 mg/dL when the start line uric acid  is   >

(a) 7.0 mg/dL (b) 9.0 mg/dL (c) 11.0 mg/dL  

 Question 2

Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda/sodium bicarbonate) is a natural gout remedy but a possible side effect is that it could  >

(a) raise blood pressure (b) thin the blood (c) raise lactic acid.

Question 3

Potassium citrate may lower uric acid by  >

(a)  inhibiting uric acid excretion (b) encourages uric acid excretion
(c) dissolves serum (blood) uric acid (d) makes the blood more alkaline

Question 4

Krystexxa (Pegloticase) works to lower uric acid by  >

(a) dissolving it in the blood (b) converting uric acid to allantoin.
(c) making the blood more alkaline. 

Question 5

Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda/sodium bicarbonate) works to alleviate
gout pain by making the blood more alkaline  >

(a) True (b) False 

Question 6

Tophi begins in a big toe  >

(a) True (b) False.

Question 7

What are neutrophils ?  >

(a) the kind of gout crystals that grow into tophi (b) gout crystals that don't
cause inflammation  (c) a type of white blood cell the immune system uses
to fight infections and inflammation. 

Question 8

Uric acid crystallises (crystallizes)  when it reaches a level of 12 mg/dl (mmol/L)
in the blood. A gout flare begins. > 

(a) True (b) False. 

Question 9

Uric acid will crystallise when the outside (open air) temperature falls to
0 degrees C. >

(a ) True (b) False.

Question 10

Uric acid de-crystallises when it falls to around 5.0 mg/dL. >

(a) True (b) False 

YOU HAVE REACHED HALF WAY THROUGH !

Question 11

When uric acid falls, its reduction is  more like a game of snakes and
ladders - down, up, down, up, up, down, down.  >

(a) True (b) False. 

Question 12

You may need to be patient as you wait  for uric acid to fall even if you are
using medications  >

(a) True (b) False

Question 13

You should take allopurinol to lower your uric acid during a gout attack.  >

(a ) True (b) False. 

Question 14

Insulin resistance is a leading dietary cause of gout  >

(a) True (b) False. 

Question 15

When Vitamin C lowers uric acid it is likely to lower it by  >

(a) less than 0.25 mg/dl (b) between 0.35  - 0.80 mg/dL (c) above 1.0 mg/dL 

Question 16

If your blood uric acid gets very low, say 2.5 mg/dL and below, you should 
discuss this with your doctor  >

(a) True (b) False. 

Question 17

The usual regular dose of allopurinol is > 

(a) 100 mg per day (b) 300 mg per day (c) 800 mg per day.

Question 18 

The best test for gout.  What is the name of the test that proves you have gout
if done satisfactorily  ?  >

Question 19

Adenine, guanine, hypoxanthine and xanthine are at the heart of the cause of gout >

What are they collectively called ?   

Question 20

What are gout crystals made of ? >

(a) water (b) uric acid (c) blood (d) monosodium urate

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