Quiz Your Brain: Colds and Flu

SneezeColds and flu are nothing to sneeze at. Every year, more than 200,000 people in the United States go to the hospital for flu-related problems. Colds are even more common, with Americans having 1 billion colds each year. Knowing the basics about preventing colds and flu and why they make us sick, can help keep us healthy. In fact, the best way to fight colds and flu is to not get them in the first place! Take our true or false quiz to find out how much you know about colds and flu, and then check out the answers!

True or False:

  1. Colds and flu are caused by viruses.
  2. Viruses are everywhere so you can’t stop them from spreading.
  3. Colds and flu are no big deal; everybody gets sick.
  4. The flu vaccine is the best protection against getting the flu.


  1. True
  2. False
  3. False
  4. True

For more information about colds and flu, check out our health guide!