CST Practice Exam 2

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CST Practice Exam 2

Welcome to part 2 of getting your CST!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The name of this instrument is a/an
    • A. 

      Hurd Dissector & Pillar Retractor

    • B. 

      Castroviejo Needle Holder

    • C. 

      Spratt Curette

    • D. 

      Desmarres Alar Retractor

  • 2. 
    The name of this retractor is a/an
    • A. 

      Harrington

    • B. 

      Finochietto

    • C. 

      Davidson

    • D. 

      Allison

  • 3. 
    The name of this instrument is a/an
    • A. 

      Guyon vessel clamp

    • B. 

      Randall kidney stone forcep

    • C. 

      Herrick kidney pedicle clamp

    • D. 

      Wertheim pedicle clamp

  • 4. 
    Which of the following instrument sets is this instrument located?
    • A. 

      Gall bladder

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Ob-Gyn

    • D. 

      Genitourinary

  • 5. 
    Which of the following instrument sets is this instrument located?
    • A. 

      Neurosurgical

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Tracheal

    • D. 

      Orthopedic

  • 6. 
    The name of this forceps is a/an
    • A. 

      DeBakey

    • B. 

      Adson

    • C. 

      Bonney

    • D. 

      Gerald

  • 7. 
    Which of the following instrument sets is this instrument located?
    • A. 

      Genitourinary

    • B. 

      Neurosurgical

    • C. 

      Orthopedic

    • D. 

      Cardiovascular

  • 8. 
    The name of this scissor is a/an
    • A. 

      Iris

    • B. 

      Potts-Smith

    • C. 

      Jorgenson

    • D. 

      Cottle

  • 9. 
    The name of this osteotome is a/an
    • A. 

      Hibbs

    • B. 

      Hoke

    • C. 

      Lambotte

    • D. 

      Smith-Petersen

  • 10. 
    The name of this retractor is the
    • A. 

      Green thyroid

    • B. 

      Senn

    • C. 

      Hohmann

    • D. 

      Cushing

  • 11. 
    The distal and proximal ends of long bones are called
    • A. 

      Diaphysis

    • B. 

      Epiphyses

    • C. 

      Periosteum

    • D. 

      Osteocytes

  • 12. 
    The gland located on the front and sides of the trachea below the larynx is the
    • A. 

      Pituitary

    • B. 

      Thyroid

    • C. 

      Thymus

    • D. 

      Pineal

  • 13. 
    The beats per minute for the resting heart rate of an adult is
    • A. 

      60-80

    • B. 

      90-110

    • C. 

      120-140

    • D. 

      150-170

  • 14. 
    Graft material used to cover the stapes during a radical mastoidectomy is the
    • A. 

      Temporalis fascia

    • B. 

      Pars tensa

    • C. 

      Temporal bone

    • D. 

      Vestibular membrane

  • 15. 
    The rate at which work is done is called
    • A. 

      Conservation

    • B. 

      Kinetic energy

    • C. 

      Power

    • D. 

      Potential energy

  • 16. 
    Which of the following terms refers to sever hypertension in the pregnant female?
    • A. 

      Placenta pervia

    • B. 

      Dystocia

    • C. 

      Prolapse of umbilical cord

    • D. 

      Eclampsia

  • 17. 
    Which of the following suture would be the best choice for repair of a liver laceration?
    • A. 

      2-0 Polypropylene

    • B. 

      2-0 Polyglactin

    • C. 

      2-0 Chromic

    • D. 

      2-0 Polyester

  • 18. 
    The surgical instrument used to enlarge the maxillary sinus opening during a Caldwell-Luc procedure is a/an
    • A. 

      Lambotte osteotome

    • B. 

      Antrum trocar/rasp

    • C. 

      Coakley curette

    • D. 

      Kerrision rongeur

  • 19. 
    The speed of computer processors is measured in
    • A. 

      Gigabyte

    • B. 

      Kilo

    • C. 

      Megabyte

    • D. 

      Gigahertz

  • 20. 
    The type of electrical current that moves in a one-way, single direction is
    • A. 

      Alternating

    • B. 

      Ampere

    • C. 

      Direct

    • D. 

      Voltage

  • 21. 
    Which of the following instruments is used to hold the mouth open during a tonsillectomy?
    • A. 

      Jennings

    • B. 

      Wieder

    • C. 

      LaForce

    • D. 

      Fisher

  • 22. 
    What joint is formed by the articulation of the mandible with the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone?
    • A. 

      Articular tubercle

    • B. 

      Temporomandibular joint

    • C. 

      Mental foramen

    • D. 

      Ramus

  • 23. 
    The term for male breast enlargement is
    • A. 

      Gynecomastia

    • B. 

      Hypertrophic breasts

    • C. 

      Mammoplasty

    • D. 

      Mammography

  • 24. 
    A muscle commonly used for flap reconstruction is reconstruction mammoplasty is the
    • A. 

      Deltoid

    • B. 

      Pectoralis major

    • C. 

      Transverse rectus

    • D. 

      Trapezius

  • 25. 
    Cranial nerve II is the
    • A. 

      Trochlear

    • B. 

      Oculomotor

    • C. 

      Olfactory

    • D. 

      Optic

  • 26. 
    Which muscle is the tunica albuginea sutured to during an orchiopexy?
    • A. 

      Detrusor

    • B. 

      Psoas

    • C. 

      Rectus abdominus

    • D. 

      Dartos

  • 27. 
    Which item is used to retract the spermatic cord during an open herniorrhapy?
    • A. 

      Silk ties

    • B. 

      Vessel loops

    • C. 

      Penrose drain

    • D. 

      Robinson drain

  • 28. 
    The energy that an object has due to is position or condition is called
    • A. 

      Potential

    • B. 

      Kinetic

    • C. 

      Conservation

    • D. 

      Velocity

  • 29. 
    Which of the following can be used to point and click to input commands in the computer?
    • A. 

      Arrow keys

    • B. 

      Tab Key

    • C. 

      Mouse

    • D. 

      F3 key

  • 30. 
    The surgical instrument used to dissect prostate tissue during a TURP is a/an
    • A. 

      Urethrotome

    • B. 

      Resectoscope

    • C. 

      Cystoscope

    • D. 

      Lithortrite

  • 31. 
    During peripheral vascular procedures papaverine is administered to
    • A. 

      Dilate peripheral blood vessels

    • B. 

      Constrict peripheral blood vessels

    • C. 

      Increase blood flow to the heart

    • D. 

      Control intraoperative bleeding

  • 32. 
    Which of the following items is implanted to prevent the cement from leaking into the medullary canal during a total hip arthroplasty?
    • A. 

      Femoral prosthesis

    • B. 

      Cement restrictor

    • C. 

      Femoral rasp

    • D. 

      Non-radiopaque sponge

  • 33. 
    The term used to describe the flow of electrical energy is
    • A. 

      Current

    • B. 

      Voltage

    • C. 

      Circuit

    • D. 

      Amperes

  • 34. 
    The force that causes an object to fall due to gravity is called
    • A. 

      Equilibrium

    • B. 

      Weight

    • C. 

      Friction

    • D. 

      Mass

  • 35. 
    Atelectasis refers to a/an
    • A. 

      Petit mal seizure

    • B. 

      Lung neoplasm

    • C. 

      Collapsed lung

    • D. 

      Angina pectoris

  • 36. 
    Which surgical instrument is used to remove plaque from the carotid artery?
    • A. 

      Takahashi rongeur

    • B. 

      Penfield dissector

    • C. 

      #15 knife blade

    • D. 

      Potts-Smith scissors

  • 37. 
    Which self-retaining retractor is used to hold brain spoons in place during a craniotomy?
    • A. 

      Leyla-Yasargil

    • B. 

      Mason-Judd

    • C. 

      Wexler

    • D. 

      Gelpi

  • 38. 
    The small intesting begins at the
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Ileocecal valve

    • C. 

      Hepatic artery

    • D. 

      Pylorus

  • 39. 
    The artery that supplies blood to the thyroid gland is the
    • A. 

      External carotid

    • B. 

      Internal carotid

    • C. 

      Axillary

    • D. 

      Vertebral

  • 40. 
    The artery that supplies blood to the breast is the
    • A. 

      Brachial

    • B. 

      Subclavian

    • C. 

      Internal mammary

    • D. 

      Superior phrenic

  • 41. 
    The middle tunic of the eye includes the
    • A. 

      Retina

    • B. 

      Choroid

    • C. 

      Sclera

    • D. 

      Globe

  • 42. 
    The only bone of the body that does not articulate with another bone is the
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Temporal

    • C. 

      Hyoid

    • D. 

      Ulna

  • 43. 
    The heel bone of the foot is called the
    • A. 

      Metatarsal

    • B. 

      Tarsal

    • C. 

      Phalanges

    • D. 

      Calcaneus

  • 44. 
    True ribs articulate anteriorly with the
    • A. 

      Sternum

    • B. 

      Scapula

    • C. 

      Pectoral gridle

    • D. 

      Thoracic vertebrae

  • 45. 
    Which type of joint permits movement in only one plane?
    • A. 

      Saddle

    • B. 

      Condyloid

    • C. 

      Gliding

    • D. 

      Hinge

  • 46. 
    In the presence of infection the absorption rate of surgical gut is
    • A. 

      Decreased

    • B. 

      Terminated

    • C. 

      Increased

    • D. 

      Tapered

  • 47. 
    The needle point used to suture the liver is
    • A. 

      Blunt

    • B. 

      Cutting

    • C. 

      Spatula

    • D. 

      Tapered

  • 48. 
    Which type of surggery often requires the use of packing?
    • A. 

      Rectal

    • B. 

      Chest

    • C. 

      Neck

    • D. 

      Knee

  • 49. 
    The body's first line of defense against the invasion of pathogens is
    • A. 

      Immune response

    • B. 

      Cellular response

    • C. 

      Unbroken skin

    • D. 

      Phagocytosis

  • 50. 
    Which microscope is used to view viruses?
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Electron

    • C. 

      Darkfield

    • D. 

      Ultraviolet

  • 51. 
    Agar is a
    • A. 

      Growth media for microorganisms

    • B. 

      Pathogen

    • C. 

      Contrast solution

    • D. 

      Plastic dish used for growing microorganisms

  • 52. 
    • A. 

      Molds

    • B. 

      Protozoa

    • C. 

      Cyanobacteria

    • D. 

      Bacteria

  • 53. 
    Which of the following is a eukaryote?
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Fungi

    • C. 

      Cyanobacteria

    • D. 

      Bacteria

  • 54. 
    The division of a cell into two separate cells is called
    • A. 

      Fusion

    • B. 

      Pleomorphism

    • C. 

      Separatism

    • D. 

      Binary fission

  • 55. 
    The study of form and structure of bacteria is called
    • A. 

      Zoology

    • B. 

      Microbiology

    • C. 

      Morphology

    • D. 

      Mycology

  • 56. 
    Bacterial cells that are spherically-shaped are called
    • A. 

      Cocci

    • B. 

      Pleomorphic

    • C. 

      Spirochetes

    • D. 

      Bacilli

  • 57. 
    The Gram stain differentiates between
    • A. 

      Viruses

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Protozoa

    • D. 

      Plants

  • 58. 
    All viruses are:
    • A. 

      Pathogenic

    • B. 

      Gram-positive

    • C. 

      Saprophytic

    • D. 

      Nonpathogenic

  • 59. 
    Heparin is administered to
    • A. 

      Break down blood clots

    • B. 

      Prevent formation of new blood clots

    • C. 

      Inhibit Vitamin K synthesis

    • D. 

      Decrease platelet aggregation

  • 60. 
    A radiopaque contrast media used in surgery is
    • A. 

      Cefazolin

    • B. 

      Lugol's solution

    • C. 

      Hypaque meglumine

    • D. 

      Acetic acid

  • 61. 
    Childbirth labor may be induced by
    • A. 

      Diazoxide

    • B. 

      Ergonovine

    • C. 

      Magnesium sulfate

    • D. 

      Oxytocin

  • 62. 
    Which of the following is an inhalation agent?
    • A. 

      Ketamin hydrocholoride

    • B. 

      Propfol

    • C. 

      Methohexital sodium

    • D. 

      Halothane

  • 63. 
    The phase of general anesthesia after cessation of the anesthetic agent is called
    • A. 

      Excitement

    • B. 

      Induction

    • C. 

      Emergence

    • D. 

      Maintenance

  • 64. 
    Epinephrine causes
    • A. 

      Vasoconstriction

    • B. 

      Vasodilatoin

    • C. 

      Bradycardia

    • D. 

      Bronchospasm

  • 65. 
    A dissociative drug that produces a short-term, trance-like state is
    • A. 

      Fentanylcitrate

    • B. 

      Ketamine hydrocholoride

    • C. 

      Succinylcholine

    • D. 

      Thiopental sodium

  • 66. 
    Which of the following is a laboratory test that is used to estimate the percentage of each type leukocytes within a blood sample?
    • A. 

      Platelet

    • B. 

      Differential

    • C. 

      Thrombin

    • D. 

      Hematocrit

  • 67. 
    Which of the following types of hernias occurs within Hesselbach's Triangle?
    • A. 

      Indirect

    • B. 

      Direct

    • C. 

      Sliding

    • D. 

      Femoral

  • 68. 
    A carpal tunnel release relieves the compression of which nerve?
    • A. 

      Brachial

    • B. 

      Radial

    • C. 

      Ulnar

    • D. 

      Median

  • 69. 
    The suffix -rrhea means
    • A. 

      Flow, discharge

    • B. 

      Breathing

    • C. 

      To pour

    • D. 

      Birth, labor

  • 70. 
    The suffix -pexy means
    • A. 

      Fixation, to put in place

    • B. 

      Eat, swallow

    • C. 

      Attraction for

    • D. 

      Rule, order

  • 71. 
    The suffix -trophy means
    • A. 

      Wasting away

    • B. 

      Development, nourishment

    • C. 

      Lack of strength

    • D. 

      Fibrous connective tissue

  • 72. 
    Surgical puncture of a joint space with a needle for synovial fluid drainage is a/an
    • A. 

      Arthography

    • B. 

      Arthroplasty

    • C. 

      Arthrocentesis

    • D. 

      Arthroscopy

  • 73. 
    Which of the following body structures is involved when applying cricoid pressure?
    • A. 

      Trachea

    • B. 

      Pharynx

    • C. 

      Larynx

    • D. 

      Hyoid bone

  • 74. 
    Which structure of the brain signals the body to increase heat production?
    • A. 

      Hypothalamos

    • B. 

      Pons

    • C. 

      Cerebrum

    • D. 

      Cerebellum

  • 75. 
    Which portion of the surgical gown is considered sterile?
    • A. 

      Waist to mid-chest; 2 inches above th elbows

    • B. 

      Mid-thigh to mid-chest line; 2 inches above the elbows

    • C. 

      Hips to mid-chest line; 2 inches below elbows

    • D. 

      Knees to mid-chest line; 2 inches below the elbows

  • 76. 
    What is the number of nonsterile members needed to assist in transferring an immobile patient?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 77. 
    The term dyspnea means
    • A. 

      Shortness of breath

    • B. 

      Normal breathing

    • C. 

      Irregular rate of breathing

    • D. 

      Fast deep breaths

  • 78. 
    Syncope is a sudden loss of
    • A. 

      Blood pressure

    • B. 

      Consciousness

    • C. 

      Vision

    • D. 

      Hearing

  • 79. 
    The purpose of a myleography is to
    • A. 

      Locate tumors of the breast

    • B. 

      Evaluate the spine

    • C. 

      Provide two-dimensional images of the heart

    • D. 

      Assess the cause of peripheral vascular disease

  • 80. 
    Ultrasonograpy should NOT be used to examine the
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Abdominopelvic cavity

    • C. 

      Lungs

    • D. 

      Carotid artery stenosis

  • 81. 
    The colon is responsible for the absorption of water and
    • A. 

      Electrolytes

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Minerals

    • D. 

      Vitamin K

  • 82. 
    Which of the following organs has the single larges mass of lymphatic tissue?
    • A. 

      Pacreas

    • B. 

      Kidney

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 83. 
    The surgical removal of stomach is a/an
    • A. 

      Cholecystectomy

    • B. 

      Appendectomy

    • C. 

      Gastrectomy

    • D. 

      Hemorrhoidectomy

  • 84. 
    Which muscle rotates the eye upward and away from the midline?
    • A. 

      Inferior oblique

    • B. 

      Superior oblique

    • C. 

      Inferior rectus

    • D. 

      Superior rectus

  • 85. 
    Which instrument is used to freeze the sclera over the area of detachment?
    • A. 

      Laser

    • B. 

      Cryo

    • C. 

      Diathermy

    • D. 

      I/A device

  • 86. 
    Which of the following is an instrument used for viewing the external auditory canal?
    • A. 

      Stethoscope

    • B. 

      Otoscope

    • C. 

      Endoscopy

    • D. 

      Cystoscopy

  • 87. 
    What type of anesthesia is contraindicated during reconstructive ear surgery?
    • A. 

      Enflurane

    • B. 

      Thiopental sodium

    • C. 

      Ketamin hydrochloride

    • D. 

      Nitrous oxide

  • 88. 
    What bacterial agent is commonly responsible for epiglottitis?
    • A. 

      Haemophilus influenzae

    • B. 

      Candida albicans

    • C. 

      Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    • D. 

      Serratia marcescens

  • 89. 
    What three bones fuse together to create the pelvis?
    • A. 

      Ilium, ischium, pubix

    • B. 

      Trapezium, capitate, hamate

    • C. 

      Calcaneus, navicular, cuboid

    • D. 

      Patella, humerus, pectoral

  • 90. 
    The purpose of bone wax is to
    • A. 

      Prevent infection

    • B. 

      Aid in hemostasis

    • C. 

      Aid in the healing process of bone

    • D. 

      Prevent bones from splintering

  • 91. 
    Which of the following joints is fused during a triple arthrodesis?
    • A. 

      Cuneiform

    • B. 

      Metacarpal phalangeal

    • C. 

      Acromioclavicular

    • D. 

      Calcaneocuboid

  • 92. 
    To retract the brachialis muscle during an open reduction-internal fixation of the humerus the elbow is
    • A. 

      Flexed

    • B. 

      Extended

    • C. 

      Rotated

    • D. 

      Abducted

  • 93. 
    The upper chambers of the heart are called the
    • A. 

      Ventricles

    • B. 

      Atria

    • C. 

      Myocardium

    • D. 

      Pericardium

  • 94. 
    An Electrocardiogram is a/an
    • A. 

      X-ray of the heart structures

    • B. 

      Electrical recording of heart activity

    • C. 

      Recording of blood volume present in an extremity

    • D. 

      X-ray of the abdomen

  • 95. 
    The inner lining of the heart is called the
    • A. 

      Epicardium

    • B. 

      Myocardium

    • C. 

      Endocardium

    • D. 

      Pericardium

  • 96. 
    Which of the following positions is used for an upper lobectomy?
    • A. 

      Supine

    • B. 

      Jackknife

    • C. 

      Prone

    • D. 

      Modified Lateral

  • 97. 
    • A. 

      Mesecephalon

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Medulla Oblongata

    • D. 

      Diencephalon

  • 98. 
    Materials that inhibit the flow of electrons are called
    • A. 

      Insulators

    • B. 

      Atoms

    • C. 

      Conductors

    • D. 

      Neurons

  • 99. 
    Current is measured in
    • A. 

      Volts

    • B. 

      Resistance

    • C. 

      Amperes

    • D. 

      Circuits

  • 100. 
    What is the property of matter that resists change in motion?
    • A. 

      Mass

    • B. 

      Velocity

    • C. 

      Range

    • D. 

      Inertia

  • 101. 
    The active and inactive electrode of bipolar electrosurgery is the
    • A. 

      Forceps

    • B. 

      Dispersive electrode

    • C. 

      Electrosurgical pencil

    • D. 

      Generator

  • 102. 
    Which of the following is the most common type of motion?
    • A. 

      Simple harmonic

    • B. 

      Equilibrium

    • C. 

      Momentum

    • D. 

      Projectile

  • 103. 
    Which of the following is the term for the gain or loss of electron?
    • A. 

      Denisty

    • B. 

      Ionization

    • C. 

      Free electrons

    • D. 

      Conduction

  • 104. 
    The portion of the curve above the straight line in a diagram of a sound wave represent the
    • A. 

      Wavelength

    • B. 

      Rarefaction

    • C. 

      Amplitude

    • D. 

      Hertz

  • 105. 
    What kind of energy do lasers emit?
    • A. 

      Liquid

    • B. 

      Light energy

    • C. 

      Solid state

    • D. 

      Semicondcutor

  • 106. 
    Which of the following types of laser has the most powerful output?
    • A. 

      Liquid

    • B. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      Solid state

    • D. 

      Semiconductor

  • 107. 
    Which of the following terms refers to a robots ability to differentiate betwen two objects?
    • A. 

      Binaural hearing

    • B. 

      Stereo vision

    • C. 

      Resolution

    • D. 

      Sensitivity

  • 108. 
    A robotic arm with Cartesian geometry refers to what kind of movement?
    • A. 

      Plane polar coordinate

    • B. 

      Articulated geometry

    • C. 

      Degrees of Freedom

    • D. 

      X,Y, and Z axes

  • 109. 
    • A. 

      Patient's left side; mid abdomen

    • B. 

      Patient's right side; mid thigh

    • C. 

      Patient's left side; mid thigh

    • D. 

      Patient's right side; mid abdomen

  • 110. 
    Which of the following anatomical landmarks is used to line up the endoscope for a laparoscopic cholecystectomy using a robotic arm?
    • A. 

      Xiphoid process

    • B. 

      Mid-chest line

    • C. 

      Iliac crest

    • D. 

      Umbilicus