Cbmt Test Prep 3

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Standardized Test Quizzes & Trivia

Part 3 of Board Certification preparation.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A music therapist has been hired by a facility to establish a new music therapy program.  Which of the following would be the MOST effective way to seek referrals?
    • A. 

      Conduct a music therapy in-service for the facility staff and encourage referrals.

    • B. 

      Send flyers to each unit advertising music therapy services.

    • C. 

      Meet with each unit advertising music therapy services.

    • D. 

      Send a memo to each unit explaining music therapy and requesting referrals.

  • 2. 
    A graduating senior in a special-needs program is preparing to make the transition from school to work.  The student expresses anxiety about leaving the school chorus and the music therapist who directs it.  The therapist can BEST facilitate this transition by acknowledging the student's feelings and
    • A. 

      Helping the student to find friends int he workplace.

    • B. 

      Discussing anxiety issues with the student's future employer.

    • C. 

      Continuing to provide the student with music therapy sessions.

    • D. 

      Helping the student identify community music resources.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is the BEST way to assess a client's rhythmic stability?
    • A. 

      Ask the client to imitate various rhythmic patterns.

    • B. 

      Ask the client to reproduce a rhythmic pattern after a 2-minute interval.

    • C. 

      Instruct the client to maintain a rhythmic ostinato.

    • D. 

      Have the client initiate various rhythmic patterns.

  • 4. 
    A music therapist has begun an assessment of a client who has experience a CVA.  Early assessment data shows the client is able to hold mallets and perform other physical manipulations, but experiences difficulty following verbal directions.  Which of the following disciplines would be MOST appropriate for follow-up assessment?
    • A. 

      Occupational therapy

    • B. 

      Speech/language therapy

    • C. 

      Physical therapy

    • D. 

      Therapeutic recreation

  • 5. 
    A music therapist has been invited to conduct several sessions for a spirituality group at the local hospice.  This group is comprised of individuals from several faith traditions.  The therapist has selected three experiences to present to the group:1. structured improvisation on pitched and nonpitched percussion instruments to familiar pentatonic songs2. discussion of preferred musical selections that have spiritual significance3. improvisaton of chants to client-generated, life affirming statements In which order should the above exercises be offered to establish rapport quickly and to maximize the group's comfort level with the music experiences?
    • A. 

      1,2,3

    • B. 

      2,1,3

    • C. 

      2,3,1

    • D. 

      3,2,1

    • E. 

      1,3,2

  • 6. 
    A music therapist in an adult day care center is leading a large group in a rhythm ensemble.  The group contains clients with a wide range of cognitive impairments.  Which of the following is the BEST approach to engage clients at their maximum ability levels?
    • A. 

      Give the clients hand drums and instruct them to keep a steady beat.

    • B. 

      Assign specific instruments to clients based on their abilities and cue groups of instruments to play at specific times.

    • C. 

      Provide a variety of instruments to clients with mild cognitive impairments and drums to those with severe cognitive impairments.

    • D. 

      Have clients select preferred instruments and improvise rhythms on them while the therapist keeps a basic beat on a djembe.

  • 7. 
    A song in the key of C needs to be transposed to the key of Gb.  using first position fingering in the key of C, the therapist needs to place the capo on the
    • A. 

      2nd fret.

    • B. 

      3rd fret.

    • C. 

      6th fret.

    • D. 

      7th fret.

    • E. 

      4th fret.

  • 8. 
    During a music therapy session, a client asks the therapist why God afflicted her with terminal cancer.  Which of the following is the therapist's MOST appropriate immediate response?
    • A. 

      State that her questions should be addressed by a chaplin

    • B. 

      Explain that the illness must be God's will.

    • C. 

      Explain that God would not deliberately afflict someone with cancer.

    • D. 

      Discuss the client's feelings toward God.

  • 9. 
    A music therapist is improvising in the key of G major.  Which of the following secondary dominant-seventh chords should be chosen for the MOST direct transition to the new key of D major?
    • A. 

      E7

    • B. 

      C7

    • C. 

      B7

    • D. 

      A7

    • E. 

      G7

  • 10. 
    A client is referred to music therapy to increase on-task behavior and to encourage social interaction.  After 3 months of weekly sessions, the client has not met the on-task objective, but social interaction has improved.  The music therapist's BEST response would be to
    • A. 

      Re-evaluate the strategies and expected outcomes of the on-task objective.

    • B. 

      Refer the client to a social skills group.

    • C. 

      Change the criteria of the on-task objective to challenge the client.

    • D. 

      Identify new goals the client may be more successful at completing.

    • E. 

      Assume the client has reached an appropriate skill level and change goals and objectives accordingly in the client's chart.

  • 11. 
    A music therapist is working with a group of nonverbal individuals with severe multiple disabilities.  After a few sessions, the therapist notes that songs with faster tempi or complex rhythmic patterns cause several group members to exhibit signs of distress and sensory overload. The BEST action for the music therapist to take is to
    • A. 

      Play songs with which the clients are familiar.

    • B. 

      Use a variety of simple rhythmic patterns at a modified tempo.

    • C. 

      Alternate the tempi of the interventions between slow and fast.

    • D. 

      Divide the group based on response level.

  • 12. 
    Progressive hearing loss in an elderly person occurring predominantly at high frequencies is MOST likely attributed to
    • A. 

      Auditory fatigue.

    • B. 

      Tinnitus.

    • C. 

      Osteitis.

    • D. 

      Presbycusis.

    • E. 

      Club disease.

  • 13. 
    When using music therapy to reduce spasticity in the lower extremities, the music therapist should consult with the
    • A. 

      Physical therapist.

    • B. 

      Nurse.

    • C. 

      Physician.

    • D. 

      Occupational therapist.

    • E. 

      Neurocognitive therapist.

  • 14. 
    During a music therapy session, one of the clients has a grand mal seizure.  The music therapist should FIRST
    • A. 

      Leave the room to call for help.

    • B. 

      Move harmful objects away from the client.

    • C. 

      Put something between the client's teeth.

    • D. 

      Cover the client with a blanket to provide privacy in case the client loses control of their bodily functions.

    • E. 

      Restrain the client by holding his arms and legs.

  • 15. 
    A 4-year-old child in a pre-school for children at-risk demonstrates an inability to focus in weekly music therapy sessions and other group activities.  he has begun to strike out at others and makes sexual comments, using the word "pimp" frequently.  Over 3 weeks, this behavior has escalated and resulted in broken supplies and equipment.  Which of the following should the music therapist document?
    • A. 

      Client's behavior is deteriorating, and he is no longer appropriate for music therapy.

    • B. 

      Client demonstrates poor attention span. In addition to an increase in sexual comments, he is striking out at others and has damaged supplies.

    • C. 

      Client continues to lack focus in music therapy session, uses the word "pimp" in a threatening nature, and laughs inappropraitely.

    • D. 

      Due to possible sexual abuse at home, client's inappropraite Behavior has increased as demonstrated by hitting peers and using unsuitable language.

    • E. 

      Client believes himself to be a "gangsta" and lashes out inappropriately at others.