Dangerous Injuries to the Head


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Morgan was in a mixed martial arts competition and got hit hard in the head by his opponent's fist. What type of trauma does this describe?

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1. A craniofacial trauma can lead to headaches and seizures when _____.

2. The severe injury to Sadie's head caused _____ fluid to leak from her nose.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are the different types and severities of head injuries? This quiz/worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the causes of head injury and the indications of severe trauma.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Trauma resulting from being hit with a fist
  • Trauma resulting from a stab wound
  • Trauma resulting from a bullet leading to an exit wound

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the results of severe head injuries
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding craniofacial traumas
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify a technical term for a head injury

Additional Learning

To learn more about these types of trauma, review the accompanying lesson called Dangerous Injuries to the Head. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define blunt trauma
  • Describe a hematoma
  • Differentiate between perforating and penetrating trauma
  • Relate another term used for head injury
  • Detail the moderate to more severe injuries that can result from head trauma