Oxygen Quizzes & Trivia

Without this element we really would not be able to function. Oxygen is so important humanity and that’s an understatement. If you consider yourself an expert on facts when it comes to our air then let us see it with our online quiz.

Inhale questions like: “Who is Joseph Priestley and why is he important to oxygen?”, “What can elemental oxygen be used to produce?”, “What is hyperoxia?”, “What is oxygen therapy?”, and “Is oxygen the most abundant element by mass in the Earth’s crust?”. Please don’t waste your time holding your breath with this one. Exhale out and breathe in the comfort of taking our quiz. Not only will you feel better but your lungs will be thanking you as well.

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Oxygen Questions and Answers


  •    The nurse is caring for a client who was admitted with an exacerbation of COPD. The client’s respirations are 28 with dyspnea on exertion. The client is receiving 2 L of oxygen per nasal cannula. The morning pulse oximetry is 92 %. Which nursing intervention is priority?
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  •     The client has a long history of COPD and is currently experiencing an exacerbation of COPD. The following lab work is done this CBC, ABGs and an electrolyte panel. Which lab data require immediate follow-up?
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  • The client is admitted with an acute exacerbation of COPD. Which assessment finding is most indicative of a potential complication?
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  • In regards to storage, cylinders which are full must be stored upright where they are protected from damage. However, empty cylinders may be stored horizontally and on the ground. 

  • Which parts of the torch are the arrows pointing to?

  • When shutting down, the following should be done in what order? 1. Close cylinders2. Close acetylene valve on torch, followed by the oxygen3. Relieve line pressure valves4. Re-open Torch valves and allow for line to bleed off5. Cap cylinders, wrap up hoses, and store properly

  • Okay, lets start with some basic equipment.  You have a regulator containing a Bourdon gauge flowmeter.  What type of reducing valve is employed in this regulator?

  • Sticking with the bourdon (maybe I like it because it looks like bourbon), some idiot has crimped the patients air line.  What might be an outcome of this?

  • One more flowmeter question and then we are on to bigger and better things.  What exactly is the difference between pressure compensated and non-compensated thorpe tubes?

  • What is the oxidation state of sulfur in S2O3?
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  • What is the oxidation state of oxygen in S2O3?
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  • What is the oxidation state of phosphorus in P2O5?
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