Clinical Medical Assistant Final

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Medical Assistant Quizzes & Trivia

Just some questions I made up for my CMA Final Exam. I hope everyone finds it useful! If it was, please feel free to leave some comments on what you liked or disliked about the quiz! Thanks!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or False:  As you teach patients how to maintain their health, the medical assistant will also learn how to be healthy, active, and productive?
  • 2. 
    Making healthy food choices gives you the best chance of maintaining _______________?
    • A. 

      Hemostasis

    • B. 

      Homeostasis

    • C. 

      Hemeostasis

    • D. 

      Hemolysis

  • 3. 
    List three nutrients that are found in the food we eat?
    • A. 

      Starch, water, enriched flour

    • B. 

      Fiber, proteins, carbohydrates

    • C. 

      Vitamins, minerals, fats

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is a proper description of carbohydrates?
    • A. 

      Lipids in the form of omega-3 fatty acids. Use freely on everything.

    • B. 

      Refined sugars. The least caloric value of all carbs

    • C. 

      Whole grain brown rice. White rice has 35% more nutrients.

    • D. 

      None are correct

  • 5. 
    True or False:  If the body has inadequate supplies of glucose to break down for energy, it will catabolize, or break down, fat? 
  • 6. 
    Which is true about vitamins?
    • A. 

      If the right mix of vitamin pills are taken, no other medications should be required

    • B. 

      They are organic substances that enhance the breakdown of the food we eat

    • C. 

      They are always injested in sufficient quantities without the need for supplements

    • D. 

      None of the above are correct

  • 7. 
    What could be the result of taking too much of any given fat-soluble vitamin?
    • A. 

      It could result in serious illness

    • B. 

      It could catabolize in the incorrect place

    • C. 

      As long is it is from a natural source, there are no concerns

    • D. 

      Could cause body fat to shift to different locations of the body

  • 8. 
    Proteins contain amino acids.  What is the function of proteins?
    • A. 

      Provide energy

    • B. 

      Antibody production

    • C. 

      Build and repair tissue

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    True or False:  Carbohydrates are chemical substances the provide the body with energy?
  • 10. 
    What is fiber's primary function in the body?
    • A. 

      To help with the flora in the intestinal tract

    • B. 

      To help the digestive system eliminate waste

    • C. 

      To help absorb excess stomach acid

    • D. 

      To help with the production of stomach acid

  • 11. 
    _________________________ transport cholesterol from the liver to the walls of large- and medium- sized arteries.  This causes plaques to form in the artery.
    • A. 

      HDL - High-distribution lipids

    • B. 

      LDL - Low-distribution lipoproteins

    • C. 

      LDL - Low-density lipoproteins

    • D. 

      HDL - High-density lipids

  • 12. 
    _________________________ carry cholesterol from arterial walls back to the liver.  Called the "good" cholesterol.
    • A. 

      HDL - High-distribution lipids

    • B. 

      HDL - High density lipoproteins

    • C. 

      HDL - High-density lipids

    • D. 

      HDL - High-distribution lipoproteins

  • 13. 
    True or False:  Folate is one of the D vitamins that has been found to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in developing fetuses?
  • 14. 
    Where are lipoproteins found?
    • A. 

      From fish only

    • B. 

      From dairy products only

    • C. 

      From the body only

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    What consists of both the physical and chemical breakdown of complex food into simpler substances?
    • A. 

      Mitosis

    • B. 

      Endometriosis

    • C. 

      Digestion

    • D. 

      Elimination

  • 16. 
    What are the two phases of the process of metabolism?
    • A. 

      Anabolism and catabolism

    • B. 

      Atabolism and canabolism

    • C. 

      Candiosis and Asepsis

    • D. 

      Anibation and catibation

  • 17. 
    True or False:  The body manufactures sufficient amounts of cholesterol without taking additional amounts from diet?
  • 18. 
    Which statement is true regarding a healthy diet?
    • A. 

      By following dietary guidelines such as MyPyramid will ensure that people will have the best chance of staying healthy

    • B. 

      By following a strict low fat diet, any amounts of non-fat foods will ensure a person will stay healthy

    • C. 

      By following a strict low carbohydrate diet

    • D. 

      By having about five cups from each food group, the diet will make a person healthy

  • 19. 
    What is the purpose of a therapeutic diet?
    • A. 

      To ensure that the patient doesn't eat while she should be fasting

    • B. 

      To ensure the maximum weight gain for the food consumed

    • C. 

      To help the healing process

    • D. 

      To promote healthy weight

    • E. 

      Both C and D

  • 20. 
    True or False:  Excercise has no effect on the immune system?
  • 21. 
    True or False:  Losing a small amount of weight has virtually no effect to a person's health and does not help prevent future weight gain?
  • 22. 
    The amount of energy used by the body is measured in ______________?
    • A. 

      Cavities

    • B. 

      Cardiac output

    • C. 

      Calories

    • D. 

      Heat

  • 23. 
    How should those prone to addiction to alcohol be treated?
    • A. 

      They should be looked down upon by moderate drinkers and non-drinkers to help them become moderate drinkers

    • B. 

      They should be counseled to switch from liquor to beer or wine

    • C. 

      They should be looked upon as a person with an illness and should be treated as such

    • D. 

      They should be able to use their own will power to quit drinking if they cannot drink like gentlemen

  • 24. 
    Disease-producing microorganisms are referred to as pathogens.  How are they classified?
    • A. 

      Bacteria and protozoa

    • B. 

      Fungi and viruses

    • C. 

      Dust and feces

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 25. 
    Describe the life requirements of microorganisms and pathogens?
    • A. 

      Moisture

    • B. 

      Nutrients

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Darkness

    • E. 

      All of the above

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