Terminology for the Levels of Consciousness


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Which of these terms signifies a deep level of impaired consciousness where only vigorous repeated stimuli arise the individual for a brief moment?

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1. A __is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, one where the individual has no voluntary movement or behavior, no response to external stimuli (including pain), and one where normal reflexes may no longer be present.

2. Syncope is the proper term for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Through a series of multiple-choice questions, this interactive quiz and printable worksheet combo will help you quickly assess topics such as syncope and consciousness marked by drowsiness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review the following:

  • Deep level of impaired consciousness in which only vigorous repeated stimuli rouses the individual
  • State of extreme unresponsiveness with no voluntary movement or behavior
  • Syncope
  • Level of consciousness with drowsiness, listlessness and apathy
  • Acute and fluctuating condition with hyper-alertness one moment and confusion the next

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medical terminology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding syncope
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a level of consciousness marked with drowsiness and listlessness

Additional Learning

To learn more about consciousness, review the accompanying lesson titled Terminology for the Levels of Consciousness. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the levels of consciousness
  • Distinguish differences between consciousness and unconsciousness
  • Identify terms such as confusion, delirium, lethargy and obtundation and the characteristics of each state
  • Learn about the different levels of consciousness such as syncope, stupor, coma and persistent vegetative state