CMA Practice Exam 1

58 Questions | Total Attempts: 548

SettingsSettingsSettings
CMA Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following planes divides the body into anterior and posterior portions?
    • A. 

      Sagittal

    • B. 

      Median

    • C. 

      Midsagittal

    • D. 

      Frontal plane

    • E. 

      Transverse

  • 2. 
    Which of the following systems pumps and distributes blood throughout the body?
    • A. 

      Nervous

    • B. 

      Respiratory

    • C. 

      Sensory

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular

    • E. 

      Integumenatry

  • 3. 
    The four major types of tissue in the body are
    • A. 

      Muscle, nervous, epithelial, and connective

    • B. 

      Nervous, connective, vascular, and epithelial

    • C. 

      Epithelial, nervous, vascular, and epidermis

    • D. 

      Muscle, epithelial, blood, and connective

    • E. 

      Muscle, epithelial, nervous, and vessels

  • 4. 
    The upper respiratory tract includes all of the following EXCEPT the
    • A. 

      Nose

    • B. 

      Pharynx

    • C. 

      Bronchi

    • D. 

      Upper trachea

    • E. 

      Larynx

  • 5. 
    The accessory organs include the
    • A. 

      Gallbladder, liver, and pancreas

    • B. 

      Pancreas, anus, and liver

    • C. 

      Liver, mouth, and esophagus

    • D. 

      Large, intestine, anus, and stomach

    • E. 

      Esophagus, gallbladder, and pancreas

  • 6. 
    Hydrocele means
    • A. 

      Inflammation of the prostate

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the cervix

    • C. 

      Swelling of the testes

    • D. 

      Inflammation of the testes

    • E. 

      Impotence

  • 7. 
    All of the following are true about leukocytes EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Leukocytes are white blood cells

    • B. 

      Leukocytes fight infection

    • C. 

      Leukocytes produce antibodies

    • D. 

      Leukocytes are part of the circulatory system

    • E. 

      Leukocytes are responsible for blood clotting

  • 8. 
    Tendonitis is a(n)
    • A. 

      Broken bone

    • B. 

      Inflammation of a tendon

    • C. 

      Injury to a muscle

    • D. 

      Progressive wasting of muscle tissue

    • E. 

      Muscle pain

  • 9. 
    The function of the skin includes all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Protection from sunlight

    • B. 

      Lubrication

    • C. 

      Protection from microorganisms

    • D. 

      Regulation of temperature

    • E. 

      Transportation of immune cells

  • 10. 
    The nucleus is
    • A. 

      The control center that directs the activity of the cells

    • B. 

      A gel-like fluid in the cell

    • C. 

      A lysosome

    • D. 

      A tissue

    • E. 

      A cell membrane

  • 11. 
    Cholelithiasis is
    • A. 

      Inflammation of a joint.

    • B. 

      Inflammation of the stomach.

    • C. 

      Gallstones.

    • D. 

      Inflammation of the gallbladder.

    • E. 

      Chronic degenerative disease of the liver.

  • 12. 
    The sensory organs include all the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The pharynx.

    • B. 

      The eyes.

    • C. 

      The nose.

    • D. 

      The tongue.

    • E. 

      The ears.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following term means "surgical removal of the kidney"?
    • A. 

      Appendectomy

    • B. 

      Cholecystectomy

    • C. 

      Hysterectomy

    • D. 

      Nephrectomy

    • E. 

      Splenectomy

  • 14. 
    The combining form cost/o refers to which of the following anatomic structures?
    • A. 

      Bone marrow

    • B. 

      Clavicle

    • C. 

      Joint

    • D. 

      Ligament

    • E. 

      Rib

  • 15. 
    All of the following components are a part of Sigmunnd Freud's theories of psychology EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Id.

    • B. 

      Subconscious.

    • C. 

      Ego.

    • D. 

      Behaviorism.

    • E. 

      Superego.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following terms means "difficulty swallowing"?
    • A. 

      Dyscrasia

    • B. 

      Dyspepsia

    • C. 

      Dysphagia

    • D. 

      Dyspnea

    • E. 

      Dysuria

  • 17. 
    Cognitive theory offers an approach to psychology that encourages individuals to examine
    • A. 

      Their dreams.

    • B. 

      Errors in their thinking.

    • C. 

      Rational beliefs.

    • D. 

      Grief and loss.

    • E. 

      Needs and desires.

  • 18. 
    Which suffix means “surgical repair”?
    • A. 

      Opsy

    • B. 

      Rrhea

    • C. 

      Plasty

    • D. 

      Tome

    • E. 

      Lysis

  • 19. 
    Which of the following conditions is commonly known as a bruise?
    • A. 

      Ecchymosis

    • B. 

      Epistaxis

    • C. 

      Hematoma

    • D. 

      Lesion

    • E. 

      Thrombosis

  • 20. 
    Each of the following identifies one of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Denial.

    • B. 

      Anger.

    • C. 

      Shock.

    • D. 

      Bargaining.

    • E. 

      Depression.

  • 21. 
    The most accurate definition of “defense mechanisms” in psychology is
    • A. 

      A means to bring upsetting emotions to the surface of an individual’s consciousness.

    • B. 

      Ways to strike out in anger in difficult situations.

    • C. 

      Strategies individuals use to avoid difficult or painful feelings.

    • D. 

      One type of mood swing experienced by individuals suffering from bipolar disorder.

    • E. 

      A way for humans to avoid talking to each other.

  • 22. 
    All of the following statements about renewing the CMA credential are true EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The CMA credential must be renewed every five years.

    • B. 

      The CMA credential may be renewed by retaking the certifying examination.

    • C. 

      The CMA credential is required in order to practice in the medical assisting profession.

    • D. 

      The CMA credential may be renewed by earning continuing education units (CEUs).

    • E. 

      A current CMA credential may help in career advancement and financial compensation.

  • 23. 
    Which certifying agency allows a medical assistant to use the CMA credential?
    • A. 

      Registered Medical Assistants (RMA)

    • B. 

      Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

    • C. 

      American Medical Association (AMA)

    • D. 

      American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

    • E. 

      American Medical Technologists (AMT)

  • 24. 
    Which type of resume is written specifically for an advertised job?
    • A. 

      Letter of recommendation

    • B. 

      Targeted

    • C. 

      Chronological

    • D. 

      Functional

    • E. 

      Cover letter

  • 25. 
    Which of the following incoming calls should the medical assistant transfer immediately to the physician?
    • A. 

      A new patient demanding to speak with the physician before making an appointment

    • B. 

      The emergency room calling about admitting an established patient with chest pain

    • C. 

      The intensive care unit requesting a diet order for tomorrow on one of the physician’s patients

    • D. 

      A pharmaceutical representative excited about a new discovery in medicine

    • E. 

      A patient requesting a prescription refill

Back to Top Back to top