Medical Quiz 1 - 60 Mins - EMT-b

25 Questions
Medical Quiz 1 - 60 Mins - EMT-b

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  • 1. 
    Another name for the ankle bone is the:
    • A. 

      Tarsus

    • B. 

      Metatarsus

    • C. 

      Calcaneus

    • D. 

      Talus

  • 2. 
    The peripheral nervous system is composed of the:
    • A. 

      Spinal cord and sensory nerves

    • B. 

      Motor and sensory nerves

    • C. 

      Brain and sensory nerves

    • D. 

      Brain and spinal cord

  • 3. 
    The topographic term used to describe the back surface of the body is:
    • A. 

      Exterior

    • B. 

      Anterior

    • C. 

      Posterior

    • D. 

      Inferior

  • 4. 
    Which of the following vertebrae are found in the neck?
    • A. 

      Cervical

    • B. 

      Lumbar

    • C. 

      Sacral

    • D. 

      Coccyx

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Inferior venae cavae

    • B. 

      Superior venae cavae

    • C. 

      Pulmonary artery

    • D. 

      Pulmonary vein

  • 6. 
    A prominence called the olecranon process is found on the:
    • A. 

      Knee

    • B. 

      Hip

    • C. 

      Elbow

    • D. 

      Shoulder

  • 7. 
    Together, the right and left lungs contain how many lobes?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

  • 8. 
    The system responsible for body movement and body shape is the:
    • A. 

      Musculoskeletal system

    • B. 

      Skeletal system

    • C. 

      Nervous system

    • D. 

      Muscular system

  • 9. 
    Which of the following systems is responsible for releasing chemicals that regulate body activities?
    • A. 

      Skeletal

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular

    • C. 

      Nervous

    • D. 

      Endocrine

  • 10. 
    Bilateral fractures of the femur indicates:
    • A. 

      Both femurs are broken

    • B. 

      Both the superior and inferior ends of the femur are broken

    • C. 

      The bone is broken in two or more pieces

    • D. 

      Both zones of the femur are broken

  • 11. 
    Red blood cells are NOT responsible for:
    • A. 

      Protecting the body against infection

    • B. 

      Carrying carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Carrying oxygen

    • D. 

      Giving blood its color

  • 12. 
    The most distal three or four vertebrae form the:
    • A. 

      Coccyx

    • B. 

      Sacrum

    • C. 

      Ilium

    • D. 

      Ischium

  • 13. 
    Which of the following systems has specialized tissue that produces rhythmic electrical impulses?
    • A. 

      Circulatory

    • B. 

      Skeletal

    • C. 

      Cardiac conduction

    • D. 

      Endocrine

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      A child's cricoid cartilage is less developed and not as rigid

    • B. 

      A child depends more heavily on the diaphragm for breathing

    • C. 

      A child's tongue takes up proportionally less space in the mouth

    • D. 

      A child has a narrower trachea that can be easliy obstructed by swelling

  • 15. 
    What is another name for the clavicle?
    • A. 

      Rib cage

    • B. 

      Funny bone

    • C. 

      Collar bone

    • D. 

      Breast Bone

  • 16. 
    The central nervous system is composed of the:
    • A. 

      Spinal cord and sensory nerves

    • B. 

      Motor and sensory nerves

    • C. 

      Brain and sensory nerves

    • D. 

      Brain and spinal cord

  • 17. 
    What three bones make up the shoulder girdle?
    • A. 

      Acromion, clavicle, scapula

    • B. 

      Acromion, humerus, olecranon

    • C. 

      Clavicle, scapula, humerus

    • D. 

      Acromion, scapula, humerus

  • 18. 
    What set of nerves is responsible for carrying information from the body to the brain?
    • A. 

      Sensory

    • B. 

      Motor

    • C. 

      Cranial

    • D. 

      Vetebral

  • 19. 
    The leaf-shaped flap of tissue that prevents food and liquid from entering the trachea is called the:
    • A. 

      Epiglottis

    • B. 

      Uvula

    • C. 

      Laryngopharynx

    • D. 

      Cricothyroid membrane

  • 20. 
    In order to assess a femoral pulse, you would palpate the patient:
    • A. 

      On the anterior surface of the foot

    • B. 

      Between the anterior and superior iliac spines

    • C. 

      Between the iliac crest and the coccyx

    • D. 

      In the groin

  • 21. 
    Which of the following structures are responsible for the exchange of nutrients and waste in the cells?
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Venules

    • C. 

      Arteries

    • D. 

      Arterioles

  • 22. 
    The ribs, sternum, and thoracic vertebrae form the:
    • A. 

      Thorax

    • B. 

      Upper extremities

    • C. 

      Lumbar

    • D. 

      Lower extremities

  • 23. 
    The topographic term used to describe the center line of the body is the:
    • A. 

      Internal line

    • B. 

      Convergence point

    • C. 

      Midline

    • D. 

      Midaxillary

  • 24. 
    In the systemic circulatory system, deoxygenated blood from the lower half of the body is returned to the heart via the
    • A. 

      Inferior vena cava

    • B. 

      Superior vena cava

    • C. 

      Aorta

    • D. 

      Coronary sinus vein

  • 25. 
    What type of muscle has its own rich supply of blood?
    • A. 

      Voluntary

    • B. 

      Musculogenic

    • C. 

      Cardiac

    • D. 

      Skeletal