The Ultimate Ambulance Trivia Test!

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The Ultimate Ambulance Trivia Test! - Quiz

Are you well aware of the history of the ambulance? This is an ultimate ambulance trivia test for you to see if you know about ambulances very well. It is a simple quiz on ambulances, otherwise called moving hospitals. The history of how ambulances evolved is very interesting; you should know about it. Ambulances are medically equipped vehicles to respond to medical emergencies. What else do you know about it? Play the quiz and assess yourself.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ambulances are used to respond to _______ _______ by emergency medical services.

    • A.

      Medical Emergencies

    • B.

      Medical Drills

    • C.

      Medical Supplements

    • D.

      First Aid

    Correct Answer
    A. Medical Emergencies
    Explanation
    Ambulances are specifically designed and equipped to respond to medical emergencies. They are equipped with medical equipment and staffed by trained medical professionals to provide immediate medical care and transportation to individuals who require urgent medical attention. Ambulances play a crucial role in the emergency medical services system, as they ensure that patients receive timely and appropriate medical care while being transported to a healthcare facility.

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  • 2. 

     Field hospitals were still called ambulances during the _______ _______ of 1870 and in the Serbo-Turkish war of 1876 even though the wagons were first referred to as ambulances about 1854 during the Crimean War.

    • A.

      Franco-Anglo War

    • B.

      Franco-Serbo War

    • C.

      Franco-Prussian War

    • D.

      Anglo-Prussian War

    Correct Answer
    C. Franco-Prussian War
    Explanation
    During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and the Serbo-Turkish war of 1876, field hospitals were still referred to as ambulances. This term was first used to describe wagons used for medical purposes during the Crimean War in 1854.

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  • 3. 

    When was this? Ambulances were first used for emergency transport by the Spanish forces during the siege of Málaga by the Catholic Monarchs against the Emirate of Granada.

    • A.

      1489

    • B.

      1480

    • C.

      1487

    • D.

      1459

    Correct Answer
    C. 1487
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1487. This is the year when ambulances were first used for emergency transport by the Spanish forces during the siege of Málaga by the Catholic Monarchs against the Emirate of Granada.

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  • 4. 

    Most ambulances use a design based on _______

    • A.

      Trucks

    • B.

      Salon Cars

    • C.

      Vans

    • D.

      Planes

    Correct Answer
    C. Vans
    Explanation
    Most ambulances use a design based on vans because vans provide a spacious interior that can accommodate medical equipment, stretchers, and a team of medical professionals. Vans also offer easy access to the patient through large sliding doors, making it convenient for loading and unloading patients in emergency situations. Additionally, vans are maneuverable in urban areas and can navigate through traffic more effectively compared to trucks or salon cars. Overall, vans provide the necessary functionality and practicality required for ambulance services.

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  • 5. 

    The word "Ambulance" originally meant a moving _______, which follows an army in its movements.

    • A.

      Van

    • B.

      Hospital

    • C.

      Doctor

    • D.

      Medicine

    Correct Answer
    B. Hospital
    Explanation
    The word "Ambulance" originally meant a moving hospital, which follows an army in its movements. This is because ambulances were initially used to transport injured soldiers during wars. The term "ambulance" comes from the Latin word "ambulare," which means "to walk" or "to move." Therefore, the correct answer is Hospital.

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  • 6. 

    During the American Civil War vehicles for conveying the wounded off the field of battle were called ambulance _______.

    • A.

      Trucks

    • B.

      Wagons

    • C.

      Bands

    • D.

      Personnel

    Correct Answer
    B. Wagons
    Explanation
    During the American Civil War, vehicles used to transport the wounded off the battlefield were called ambulance wagons. These wagons were specifically designed to provide a means of transportation for injured soldiers, allowing them to be quickly and safely moved to medical facilities for treatment. The term "ambulance" refers to a vehicle used for emergency medical purposes, and "wagons" were commonly used during this time period for various transportation needs. Therefore, "wagons" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 7. 

    In the United States, standards for ambulance design have existed since _______, where the standard is published by the General Services Administration and known as KKK-1822-A.

    • A.

      1976

    • B.

      1979

    • C.

      1978

    • D.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    A. 1976
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1976. In the United States, standards for ambulance design have existed since 1976, where the standard is published by the General Services Administration and known as KKK-1822-A.

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  • 8. 

    Paramedics are also at risk in ambulances while helping patients, as 27 paramedics died during ambulance trips in the _______ between 1991 and 2006.

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Canada

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      UK

    Correct Answer
    A. USA
    Explanation
    Paramedics in the USA face significant risks while providing medical assistance to patients during ambulance trips. This is evident from the fact that 27 paramedics lost their lives between 1991 and 2006. The high number of fatalities indicates the dangers and hazards that paramedics encounter in the line of duty, highlighting the need for proper safety measures and training to protect these healthcare professionals.

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  • 9. 

    The first ambulance was staffed by doctors from?

    • A.

      St. Johns Hospital

    • B.

      Bellevue Hospital

    • C.

      KATH

    • D.

      Airport Ridge Hospital

    Correct Answer
    B. Bellevue Hospital
    Explanation
    Bellevue Hospital is the correct answer because it is known for being the first hospital in the United States to have an ambulance service. In 1869, Bellevue Hospital established the first ambulance service in New York City, which was staffed by doctors from the hospital. This pioneering initiative set the foundation for modern emergency medical services and revolutionized the way patients were transported to hospitals for treatment.

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  • 10. 

    The term "ambulance" comes from the Latin word _______ which means "to walk".

    • A.

      Ambulare

    • B.

      Walkere

    • C.

      Abuloacer

    • D.

      Ambulancer

    Correct Answer
    A. Ambulare
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ambulare". The term "ambulance" comes from the Latin word "ambulare" which means "to walk".

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