WONDER #2908: What Is Chiari Malformation?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder is mostly about . . .

  1. An abnormality of the brain called Chiari malformation.
  2. A curvature of the spine called scoliosis.
  3. A birth defect where the spine doesn’t completely cover the spinal cord.
  4. A problem where one’s irregular breathing interrupts sleep.

Question 2 of 3

Based on information from the Wonder, what is the cerebellum?

  1. The base of the skull.
  2. The lower part of the brain.
  3. The part of the brain that controls the sense of smell.
  4. The opening in the skull for the spinal cord.

Question 3 of 3

How do we know that Chiari malformation affects people differently?

  1. There are a wide range of symptoms.
  2. Some people don’t know they have it until adulthood.
  3. Some cases are evident at birth.
  4. All of the above.

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-Is-Chiari-Malformation.