EEG Technician Training Final Exam

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EEG Technician Training Final Exam

EEG Technician Training Final Exam


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  • 1. 
    A routine clinical EEG recording typically lasts 5–10 minutes, ​true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    An EEG is defined as what?
    • A. 

      Electrocardiography is the recording of the electrical activity of the heart.

    • B. 

      Electroencephalography is the recording of the electrical activity in the brain.

    • C. 

      Electromyogram measures the electrical activity of muscles.

  • 3. 
    An EKG, sometimes referred to as an ECG, is defined as what?
    • A. 

      Electrocardiography is the recording of the electrical activity of the heart.

    • B. 

      Electroencephalography is the recording of the electrical activity in the brain.

    • C. 

      Electromyogram measures the electrical activity of muscles.

  • 4. 
    An electrocardiogram measures what electrical activity?
    • A. 

      Brain

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Nervous system

  • 5. 
    EEG activity shows brain oscillations at a variety of frequencies, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    EEG tests can do the following? 
    • A. 

      Measure intelligence.

    • B. 

      Read your mind.

    • C. 

      Make a clinical diagnosis.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    EEGs are considered brain scans, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Routine EEG’s are typically used in the following clinical circumstances?
    • A. 

      Epilepsy

    • B. 

      Syconpy

    • C. 

      Herpes encephalitis

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    What does an electroencephalogram measures the electrical activity of?
    • A. 

      Nervous System

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Brain

  • 10. 
    Your brain cells are active all the time, even when you're asleep, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    CNA's are most likely to stay employed as EEG Technicians, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    EEG degrees are sometimes listed as an Associate Degree in Neurodiagnostic Technology, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    EEG Technician position is a high paying job, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    EEG Technicians are required to be licensed in most states, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    EEG Technicians work in what type of environment?
    • A. 

      Climate controlled, indoors.

    • B. 

      Exposed, outdoors.

  • 17. 
    Hospitals and doctor's office are most likely to hire EEG Technicians, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Human Resource Directors look for job candidates who stand out from the crowd, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Universities are more likely to offer EEG training than Community Colleges, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Websites that list EEG Tech's average salary are pretty reliable, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Children or babies may require sedation before an EEG can be performed, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    During the EEG test, the Technician should notate any type of body movement, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    EEG electrodes stimulate the brain with electricity, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    EEG tests generally last 5-10 minutes, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Electrodes are placed using the International 10-22 system, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    Patients should not use the restroom before an EEG test, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    Patients should not wash their hair before an EEG test, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    Patients with asthma or heart disease are still safe for the HV part of the test, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    The doctor may ask the patient to stay up the entire night before the EEG is performed​, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    The routine EEG is the most common test for brain wave recordings, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Accurate, symmetrical measurement and placement of electrodes is crucial for the EEG Technician, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    Each position has a letter to identify the lobe and a number to identify the hemisphere location​, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    EEG Technicians generally "eyeball" the electrode positions, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    EEG Technicians may use the following instruments for measurements?
    • A. 

      Measuring tape marked in millmeters

    • B. 

      Red markup pencil

    • C. 

      Calipers

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 35. 
    Odd numbers (1,3,5,7) refer to those on the right hemisphere, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    The "10" and "20" refer to the fact that the actual distances between adjacent electrodes are either 10% or 20% of the total front–back or right–left distance of the skull, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    The International 10–20 system refers to the number of electrodes placed on the scalp, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Alpha is the frequency range from 4 Hz to 7 Hz, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    An encephalographer reads EKGs, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Beta waves may be seen in drowsiness or arousal in older children and adults, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Bi-polar montage represents the difference between a certain electrodeand a designated reference electrode, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Most EEG tests use only one montage, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    The term montage refers to the particular combination of electrodes examined at a particular point of time,  true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Theta waves are associated with reports of relaxed, meditative, and creative states. true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 46. 
    Which frequency is not a brain wave?
    • A. 

      Alpha

    • B. 

      Beta

    • C. 

      Delta

    • D. 

      Zeta

  • 47. 
    A patient can cause artifacts in an EEG by doing what?
    • A. 

      Sleeping

    • B. 

      Thinking

    • C. 

      Moving

  • 48. 
    A slow spike wave is 1- 2.5 Hz in frequency, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    An encephalographer interprets EEGs, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 51. 
    Basic EEG reading include the following?
    • A. 

      Epileptic diagnosis

    • B. 

      Periodic orquasiperiodic discharges

    • C. 

      Spike wave complex

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 52. 
    EEG computer analyzation is more accurate than human interpretation, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 53. 
    EEG Tech's are expected to know what artifacts are caused by medical equipment in the room, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 54. 
    Employers expect EEG Technician's to do basic electrogncephalogram readings,  true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 55. 
    Interhemisphericcoherence means what?
    • A. 

      Symmetry and synchrony

    • B. 

      Frequency generated brain waves

    • C. 

      Montage configuration

    • D. 

      Abnormal eeg recording

  • 56. 
    The EEG is interpreted by a clinical neurophysiologist or neurologist​, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 57. 
    Which of the following medications can commonly cause increased theta and beta activity at therapeutic doses?
    • A. 

      Antidepressants

    • B. 

      Chloral hydrate

    • C. 

      Analgesics

    • D. 

      Antihistamines

  • 58. 
    Conceptional age is:
    • A. 

      Age after birth

    • B. 

      An index of prematurity

    • C. 

      Legal Age

    • D. 

      Gestational age plus age after birth

  • 59. 
    At what conceptual age can wake and sleep first be differentiated?
    • A. 

      24 weeks

    • B. 

      32-33 weeks

    • C. 

      38-40 weeks

    • D. 

      All Ages

  • 60. 
    Electrocerebral inactivity is defined as no cerebral activity greater than _______ microvolts.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      7.5

    • E. 

      9

  • 61. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 62. 
    The letters F, T, C, P and O stand for frontal, temporal, central, parietal, and occipital lobes , true or false?​
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 63. 
    Delta is the frequency range up to 4 Hz, true or false?​
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 64. 
    Laplacian montage is when each channel represents the difference between an electrode and a weighted average of the surrounding electrodes, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 65. 
    Which is not a variable that needs to be considered in evaluting the EEG?
    • A. 

      Patient gender

    • B. 

      Patient age

    • C. 

      Patient level of alertness

    • D. 

      Patient level of consciousness

  • 66. 
    Major EEG changes in activity occur against the what?
    • A. 

      Chart speed

    • B. 

      Background

    • C. 

      Filter settings

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 67. 
    Refers to the shape of the brain waves.
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Voltage

    • C. 

      Reactivity

    • D. 

      Morphology

  • 68. 
    EEG amplitude is referred to in term of what?
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Voltage

    • C. 

      Reactivity

    • D. 

      Morphology

  • 69. 
    What is rhythmic repetitive EEG activity?
    • A. 

      Morphology

    • B. 

      Reactivity

    • C. 

      Frequency

    • D. 

      Voltage

  • 70. 
    Rhythmic, arrythmic, and dynrhythmic are terms that refer to what?
    • A. 

      Voltage

    • B. 

      Frequency

    • C. 

      Morphology

    • D. 

      Reactivity

  • 71. 
    Activity that emerages from the background with rapid onset and abrupt ending.
    • A. 

      Attenuation

    • B. 

      Polarity

    • C. 

      Hypersynchrony

    • D. 

      Paroxysmal

  • 72. 
    Reduction in amplitude of EEG activity resulting from decreased voltage.
    • A. 

      Attenuation

    • B. 

      Polarity

    • C. 

      Hypersynchrony

    • D. 

      Paroxysmal

  • 73. 
    An increase in voltage and regularity of rhythmic activity.
    • A. 

      Hypersynchrony

    • B. 

      Polarity

    • C. 

      Attenuation

    • D. 

      Paroxysmal

  • 74. 
    A sequence of two or more waves, not necessarily of the same frequency, with distinct form or pattern different from background activity.
    • A. 

      Sinusoidal

    • B. 

      Triphasic

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Transient

  • 75. 
    Having characteristics similiar to sine waves.
    • A. 

      Triphasic

    • B. 

      Complex

    • C. 

      Sinusoidal

    • D. 

      Transient

  • 76. 
    A waveform with three distinct components.
    • A. 

      Sinusoidal

    • B. 

      Transient

    • C. 

      Triphasic

    • D. 

      Complex

  • 77. 
    Consideration of what is more imporatnt in children than in adults?
    • A. 

      Head size

    • B. 

      Level of alertness

    • C. 

      Age

    • D. 

      Hours of sleep

  • 78. 
    An EEG will always appear abnormal if the brain is functioning abnormally?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 79. 
    Any wave or sequence of waves is simply referred to as EEG activity, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 80. 
    Electrocerebral inactivity is defined as the absence of electrical activity in the brain measured by an electroencephalogram, indicating cerebral death, true of false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 81. 
    EEG instrumentation includes: electrodes, amplifiers and jackboxes, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 82. 
    Conventional EEG machines use a pen-ink-paper system, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 83. 
    Digital EEG machines use writers to trace the EEG recording on paper, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 84. 
    Arrangements of electrodes by 10-20 system is known as what?
    • A. 

      Synchronicity

    • B. 

      Electrode array

    • C. 

      Montage

  • 85. 
    Hyperventilation is usually done on patients with breathing problems, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 86. 
    Photic stimulation is performed by turning the room lights on and off, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 87. 
    EEG Tech's never come in contact with sick patients, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 88. 
    Electrodes use small clamps to attach to the scalp, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 89. 
    Standard skull landmark(s) used in the International 10-20 System.
    • A. 

      Inion

    • B. 

      Nasion

    • C. 

      Preacuricular

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 90. 
    A notch filter is used to filter out electrical interference, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 91. 
    • A. 

      Centimeters

    • B. 

      Inches

    • C. 

      Millimeters

  • 92. 
    Movement during the test can be seen as an artifact on the EEG, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 93. 
    To attach an electrode to the patient you use the following adhesive?
    • A. 

      Paste

    • B. 

      Tape

    • C. 

      Glue

  • 94. 
    Cardiologists read EEGs, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 95. 
    Electrodes are usually placed on the Fpz and Oz positions, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 96. 
    Odd numbered electrodes are placed on the right side of the head, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 97. 
    A minimum amount of time for a technicality acceptable recording?
    • A. 

      10 minutes

    • B. 

      5 minutes

    • C. 

      15 minutes

    • D. 

      20 minutes

  • 98. 
    A loose lead will show up as what on an EEG?
    • A. 

      Alpha wave

    • B. 

      Artifact

    • C. 

      Spike

    • D. 

      Beta wave

  • 99. 
    Amplifiers process extremely small signals from the brain so the voltages can be given significant power for graphic recording, true or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 100. 
    What unit measures how long a wave occurs?
    • A. 

      Frequency

    • B. 

      Voltage

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Duration