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The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests are examination tests given in the United States of America for students whom are pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. DANTES stands for Defence Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, but do you know enough about the subject matter to be able to pass your own DANTES test? Take the following quiz to find out once and for all. Good luck!


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  • 1. 
    Chicken pox is also known as
    • A. 

      Vaccination

    • B. 

      Variety of diseases

    • C. 

      Varicella

    • D. 

      Small pox

    • E. 

      Virus

  • 2. 
    Antibiotics are not effective with diseases caused by
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Contagion

    • D. 

      Germs

  • 3. 
    Chicken pox typically leaves
    • A. 

      No scars

    • B. 

      Some scars

    • C. 

      Large scars

    • D. 

      Dark scars

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Is a chickenpox-like disease

    • B. 

      May recur several times after the initial bout

    • C. 

      Is a disease that appears in adults who have never had chicken pox

    • D. 

      Usually occurs all over the body

  • 5. 
    The U.S. government’s Health Center
    • A. 

      Recommends chicken pox vaccines for all babies

    • B. 

      Recommends vaccinations for babies two weeks after birth

    • C. 

      Recommends that teenagers and adults, not previously vaccinated, should have two injections one week apart

    • D. 

      Recommends vaccinations for all ages

  • 6. 
    Measles
    • A. 

      Is not contagious

    • B. 

      Typically runs for five days

    • C. 

      Begins as a respiratory disease

    • D. 

      Is contagious when the first of the rash appears

  • 7. 
    The first step in caring for a measles patient is:
    • A. 

      Reduce the fever

    • B. 

      Apply Non-itch cream to the rash

    • C. 

      Take the infected person to the doctor

    • D. 

      Give aspirin

  • 8. 
    The 3Cs accompanying measles are:
    • A. 

      Cough, Coryza, and Conjunctivitis.

    • B. 

      Cough, Cholera, and Coryza.

    • C. 

      Cough, Carcinoma Catharsis.

    • D. 

      Cough, Carcinogens, Coryza

  • 9. 
    The salivary glands are located
    • A. 

      In the ears

    • B. 

      In the chest

    • C. 

      Inside the cheeks

    • D. 

      On the face

  • 10. 
    Is a disease that appears in adults who have never had chicken pox
    • A. 

      Measles, mumps, and rubella

    • B. 

      Measles, malaria, and rubella

    • C. 

      Measles, mumps, and retinitis

    • D. 

      Mumps, measles and rheumatism

  • 11. 
    Mumps are
    • A. 

      Recognizable by a severe rash on the face

    • B. 

      Recognizable by swelling of glands in the neck

    • C. 

      Not contagious

    • D. 

      Usually preceded by both fever and chills

  • 12. 
    CAD stands for:
    • A. 

      Chronic Arthritic Disease

    • B. 

      Curable Arthritic Disease

    • C. 

      Chronic Arm Disorder

    • D. 

      Coronary Artery Disease

  • 13. 
    Angina refers to:
    • A. 

      Chest pain

    • B. 

      Irregular heart beat

    • C. 

      Heart attack

    • D. 

      Pain in left arm

  • 14. 
    Government statistics about the rate of heart attacks tell us:
    • A. 

      1.2 million heart attacks occur each year

    • B. 

      1.5 thousand heart attacks occur each year

    • C. 

      An unknown number of hearts attacks occur each year

    • D. 

      Several thousand heart attacks occur each year

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      More men than women develop heart disease

    • B. 

      More women than men develop heart disease

    • C. 

      The number of men and the number of women who develop heart disease is about equal

    • D. 

      While the numbers are changing, more men than women still develop heart disease

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Having a family history of heart disease makes you less likely to develop heart disease

    • B. 

      Having a family history makes you more likely to develop heart disease

    • C. 

      Your family history has no bearing on your likelihood to develop heart disease

    • D. 

      Your race does not have any bearing on the risk for heart disease

  • 17. 
    • A. 

      Being overweight is not a risk factor for developing heart disease as long as you are physically active

    • B. 

      Being overweight at the waistline is a potential risk factor for developing heart disease

    • C. 

      “Overweight” can only be defined by the individual

    • D. 

      Being overweight is not a risk factor for heart disease as long as you are happy

  • 18. 
    Arrhythmia refers to:
    • A. 

      Rapid heart beat

    • B. 

      Slow heart beat

    • C. 

      Irregular heart beat

    • D. 

      Undetectable heart beat

  • 19. 
    The cardiovascular system refers to:
    • A. 

      The Lungs

    • B. 

      The Heart

    • C. 

      The Kidneys

    • D. 

      The Liver

  • 20. 
    Hypertension relates to:
    • A. 

      Stress level

    • B. 

      Excitability

    • C. 

      Blood pressure

    • D. 

      Anger management level

  • 21. 
    • A. 

      The upper number of a fraction

    • B. 

      The upper or first number of a blood pressure reading

    • C. 

      The upper or first number of a blood pressure reading

    • D. 

      The bottom number of a blood pressure reading

  • 22. 
    The bottom number of a blood pressure reading is called:
    • A. 

      Denominator

    • B. 

      Numerator

    • C. 

      Diastolic

    • D. 

      Pressure at rest

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      Keep their sugar level under control to lower the risk of heart disease

    • B. 

      Realize that they are not at risk for heart disease

    • C. 

      Maintain careful eating habits but not worry about heart disease

    • D. 

      Keep their sugar level under control at all times to lessen the risk of heart disease

  • 24. 
    A healthy blood pressure reading should not exceed
    • A. 

      230/85

    • B. 

      110/60

    • C. 

      110/60

    • D. 

      The upper limits of a safe blood pressure are 140 over 90

  • 25. 
    Which one of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      A sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor in heart disease

    • B. 

      A sedentary lifestyle is recommended for heart disease patients

    • C. 

      A sedentary lifestyle is synonymous with a physically active lifestyle

    • D. 

      A sedentary lifestyle risk factor for heart disease

  • 26. 
    Which of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease

    • B. 

      Controlled diabetes is not a risk factor for heart disease

    • C. 

      A person’s response to stress can be a risk factor for heart disease

    • D. 

      It is good to “Blow your top”; it clears the air and relaxes you

  • 27. 
    Physical activity
    • A. 

      Helps to reduce the risk factor of heart disease

    • B. 

      Must be strenuous to be helpful

    • C. 

      Need not be scheduled to reduce the risk of heart disease

    • D. 

      Is too difficult for the average person

  • 28. 
    Injuries from physical activity:
    • A. 

      Happen to everyone

    • B. 

      Generally happen to those who have been inactive for a period of time

    • C. 

      Happen only to others

    • D. 

      Often happens when in inactive person does not gradually work up to an exercise routine

  • 29. 
    A heart-healthy diet
    • A. 

      Avoids fried food

    • B. 

      Requires that you eliminate all fried foods

    • C. 

      Reduces the sodium intake

    • D. 

      Does not affect your cholesterol

  • 30. 
    Abdominal pressure is a symptom of heart disease
    • A. 

      For men

    • B. 

      For women

    • C. 

      For no one. It is not a symptom.

    • D. 

      For everyone

  • 31. 
    The level of exercise should be determined by
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Physical condition

    • C. 

      Both age and condition

    • D. 

      Ambition

  • 32. 
    Smoking cigarettes is
    • A. 

      A serious risk factor for most cancers

    • B. 

      Not harmful if done in moderation

    • C. 

      Not a serious risk factor for many diseases

    • D. 

      Relaxes the smokers brain function

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      Chronic vaginal activity

    • B. 

      Cardiovascular accident

    • C. 

      Curable vascular activity

    • D. 

      Complete vascular attack

  • 34. 
    One of the preventative steps a person should take for heart disease is:
    • A. 

      Cut down on the number of cigarettes smoked per day

    • B. 

      Smoke cigars

    • C. 

      Smoke only in private to avoid disseminating secondhand smoke

    • D. 

      Quit smoking

  • 35. 
    To help prevent heart disease, you should:
    • A. 

      Avoid stressful situations

    • B. 

      Avoid outbursts of anger; keep it all inside

    • C. 

      “Sound off” later

    • D. 

      Allow your anger to simmer

  • 36. 
    Alcohol
    • A. 

      May be consumed in moderation

    • B. 

      Is bad for you in any amount

    • C. 

      Should be limited to an occasional binge

    • D. 

      Should be limited to 3 drinks daily for men; 2, for women

  • 37. 
    Perfusion is
    • A. 

      The spreading of a body disease

    • B. 

      Distributing widely

    • C. 

      The passing of fluid

    • D. 

      Severe confusion

  • 38. 
    Strokes are
    • A. 

      The number 1 killer

    • B. 

      The number 2 killer

    • C. 

      The number 3 killer

    • D. 

      Behind heart, cancer, and emphysema deaths

  • 39. 
    A symptom of a stroke is:
    • A. 

      A one-sided droop of the face

    • B. 

      Clear speech

    • C. 

      Clear speech

    • D. 

      A fever

  • 40. 
    If you suspect a person is having a stroke,
    • A. 

      Ask the person to smile. If the patient is having a stroke, the face will droop to one side

    • B. 

      Place the person in a comfortable position

    • C. 

      Try to call the doctor

    • D. 

      Give a cool drink of water

    • E. 

      Call 9-1-1

  • 41. 
    A TIA is:
    • A. 

      A sudden, short stroke

    • B. 

      Transmission of infected agents

    • C. 

      A shower

    • D. 

      Leakage of body fluid

  • 42. 
    The most critical factor in treatment when a stroke occurs is
    • A. 

      Calling the doctor

    • B. 

      Wasting no time

    • C. 

      Placing the patient in a prone position

    • D. 

      Talking to patient to put the patient at ease

  • 43. 
    Chronic means
    • A. 

      Serious

    • B. 

      Of long duration

    • C. 

      Severe

    • D. 

      Painful

  • 44. 
    If you comatose, the person making the health decisions for you is called your
    • A. 

      Living will

    • B. 

      Doctor

    • C. 

      Surrogate

    • D. 

      Family

  • 45. 
    Categories of chronic diseases include
    • A. 

      Skin and stomach disorders

    • B. 

      Pulmonary disorders and motor and facial tics

    • C. 

      Pain and rectal disorders

    • D. 

      Motor and vocal tics

  • 46. 
    COPD stands for
    • A. 

      Chronic Rectal Obstruction Disorder

    • B. 

      Coordinator of Patient Diseases

    • C. 

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    • D. 

      Certified Obstructive Pediatric

  • 47. 
    COPDs include
    • A. 

      Bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma

    • B. 

      Chicken pox, bulimia, and arthritis

    • C. 

      Crohn’s disease, anxiety attacks, and bronchitis

    • D. 

      Bronchitis, arthritis, and tonsillitis

  • 48. 
    Emphysema is
    • A. 

      Emphysema is

    • B. 

      Not conclusively shown to be hereditary

    • C. 

      Caused by polluted environments

    • D. 

      Aggravated by cigarette smoking

  • 49. 
    • A. 

      Eczema, rosacea, skin cancer

    • B. 

      Measles, rosacea, and skin cancer

    • C. 

      Poison ivy, ringworm, and eczema

    • D. 

      Psoriasis, chicken pox, and insect bites

  • 50. 
    Which of the following is correct?
    • A. 

      A tic is a pulse-like feeling in the chest

    • B. 

      A tic is a small flying insect that bites

    • C. 

      A tic is a repeated, uncontrollable burst of movement or speech

    • D. 

      A tic may be either either a motor tic or a vocal tic

  • 51. 
    Gastroenteritis is
    • A. 

      A severe pain in the stomach

    • B. 

      A functioning of pancreatic juices in the duodenum

    • C. 

      A functioning of pancreatic juices in the stomach

    • D. 

      An inability to swallow

  • 52. 
    The duodenum is:
    • A. 

      The large intestine

    • B. 

      The large intestine

    • C. 

      The opening of the rectum

    • D. 

      The opening to the stomach

  • 53. 
    • A. 

      Fibromyalgia may worsen in warm climates

    • B. 

      Fibromyalgia improves with physical exertion

    • C. 

      Fibromyalgia strikes more males than females

    • D. 

      Fibromyalgia affects almost 4 million Americans

  • 54. 
    Autoimmune diseases are:
    • A. 

      The second most prevalent in our society

    • B. 

      Caused by some immune antigens attacking themselves

    • C. 

      Are generally contagious

    • D. 

      Are not subject to hormonal and environmental influences

  • 55. 
    Sjogren’s disease
    • A. 

      Affects 3 million Americans

    • B. 

      Affects men more than women

    • C. 

      Is generally not thought to be a genetic disorder

    • D. 

      Is caused by an inflammation of the glands

  • 56. 
    Sjogren’s disease is:
    • A. 

      Found less often in families where other family members have developed an autoimmune disease

    • B. 

      Caused by an identifiable substance

    • C. 

      Characterized by extreme dryness in the affected glands

    • D. 

      Curable but only over a long period of time

  • 57. 
    • A. 

      The result of healthy cells living too long; they just “hang out” in the bo

    • B. 

      The grouping together of cancer cells, forming a tumor

    • C. 

      Highly contagious

    • D. 

      Tumors spontaneously develop in different areas of the body, known as “spreading.”

  • 58. 
    Mouth cancer is:
    • A. 

      An oral cavity cancer

    • B. 

      Possibly, but not likely, caused by tobacco usage and excessive alcohol consumption

    • C. 

      Caused by poor dental care

    • D. 

      Caused by a virus

  • 59. 
    • A. 

      Too much sodium in diet

    • B. 

      Cigarette smoking, alcohol, and a diet high in butter fat or meats

    • C. 

      Family history

    • D. 

      Obesity

  • 60. 
    ______________theorists examine how the mind is involved in knowing.
    • A. 

      Biological

    • B. 

      Cognitive

    • C. 

      Humanistic

    • D. 

      Psychoanalytica

  • 61. 
    • A. 

      Part A

    • B. 

      Part B

    • C. 

      Part C

    • D. 

      Part D

  • 62. 
    The most important risk factor for bladder cancer is
    • A. 

      Cigarette smoking

    • B. 

      Obesity

    • C. 

      Long-term use of over-the-counter drugs

    • D. 

      Cigar smoking

  • 63. 
    Risk factors for leukemia include:
    • A. 

      Family history

    • B. 

      High doses of ionizing radiation

    • C. 

      Pesticides

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 64. 
    Women may lessen the risks of developing cancer by
    • A. 

      Having regular examinations by the family doctor

    • B. 

      Having regular Pap smears

    • C. 

      Practicing breast self-examination

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 65. 
    • A. 

      Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and drugs

    • B. 

      Chemotherapy, surgery, acupuncture, and drugs

    • C. 

      Surgery, herbals, drugs, and chemotherapy

    • D. 

      Herbals, natural drugs, and surgery

  • 66. 
    • A. 

      It is concentrated in one body system

    • B. 

      It starts as a single illness, but gradually affects the whole body

    • C. 

      In addition to joint inflammation, it can spread to other organs of the body

    • D. 

      It can start anywhere in the body, but it moves systematically (in a pattern) through the entire body

  • 67. 
    Rheumatoid arthritis affects
    • A. 

      The joints

    • B. 

      The muscles

    • C. 

      The face

    • D. 

      The liver

  • 68. 
    Diabetes is
    • A. 

      The failure of the body to produce or properly use insulin

    • B. 

      Is either Type 1 or Type 2

    • C. 

      Caused by an unknown environmental factor triggers the onset of diabetes.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 69. 
    • A. 

      Not connected to genes

    • B. 

      An autoimmune disease

    • C. 

      Possibly curable

    • D. 

      Currently incurable

  • 70. 
    • A. 

      A genetic-related disorder

    • B. 

      Results from an unknown cause

    • C. 

      The painful inflammation of the joints

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 71. 
    Genetics is
    • A. 

      The study of genes and how they function in our bodies

    • B. 

      Such a difficult field that little research is done

    • C. 

      The subject of much research

    • D. 

      Researchers are uncovering some exciting, hopeful information is being reported

  • 72. 
    Gene mutation is
    • A. 

      A tumor

    • B. 

      A change

    • C. 

      Restructuring

    • D. 

      A disease-producing gene

  • 73. 
    • A. 

      Arthritis is definitely related to genes

    • B. 

      Which gene is related to arthritis is known

    • C. 

      Which gene is related to the development of arthritis is unknown

    • D. 

      Finding the arthritis gene may enable researchers to find a cure

  • 74. 
    The study of automobile safety is included in studies about health because
    • A. 

      An automobile accident frequently results in the need for medical treatment

    • B. 

      It is the cause of a large number of deaths and long-term injuries

    • C. 

      The driver’s medical condition is often a factor in accidents

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 75. 
    You need to drink a minimum of ____ ounces of water a day.
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      32

    • C. 

      64

    • D. 

      80

  • 76. 
    Automobile safety is:
    • A. 

      A good starting point because we all either drive or ride in an automobile

    • B. 

      Out of our control if we are not drivers

    • C. 

      For someone else. I’m a good driver!

    • D. 

      Up to the individual driver

  • 77. 
    A large percentage of automobile accidents happen because:
    • A. 

      The driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs

    • B. 

      The driver is distracted, both by outside and inside happenings

    • C. 

      The driver fails to look out for a careless driver in his traffic setting

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 78. 
    The _________ phase happens when you are exposed to a stressor.
    • A. 

      Alarm

    • B. 

      Resistance

    • C. 

      Exhaustion

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 79. 
    • A. 

      Alarm phase

    • B. 

      Resistance phase

    • C. 

      Exhaustion phase

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 80. 
    A person who now gives up in the face of a challenge or difficulty consistently because they have failed in the past is showing
    • A. 

      Learned helplessness

    • B. 

      Quitter syndrome

    • C. 

      Prejudice

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 81. 
    • A. 

      Medicare is only available to low-income families.

    • B. 

      Medicaid are enjoyed by nearly 40 million Americans,

    • C. 

      Individual insurance policies (as opposed to group policies) are very expensive.

    • D. 

      You cannot sue an insurance company if you have been denied rights.

  • 82. 
    HMO stands for
    • A. 

      Home Management Organizations

    • B. 

      Health Management Offices

    • C. 

      Health Management Organizations

    • D. 

      Health/Medical Options

  • 83. 
    Employer health plans:
    • A. 

      May require a partial premium payment by the employee.

    • B. 

      Employer health plans never require a partial payment by the employee; they are part of the “perks.”

    • C. 

      Employer health plans never follow an employee into retirement.

    • D. 

      Employees should shop other plans before enrolling in the employer’s plan. You may pay less for another plan.

  • 84. 
    HMOs are:
    • A. 

      The same as traditional insurance companies

    • B. 

      Less reliable than traditional insurance companies

    • C. 

      More costly than traditional insurance companies

    • D. 

      Not accepted by many doctors

  • 85. 
    If you experience difficulty with an insurance matter, you should:
    • A. 

      Hire a lawyer

    • B. 

      Refuse to pay any amount

    • C. 

      Appeal to your state Insurance Commission

    • D. 

      Expect your doctor to work out a solution with your insurance company

  • 86. 
    After studying the risks factors for several disease, what one risk factor is listed for almost every disease?
    • A. 

      Stress

    • B. 

      Smoking cigarettes

    • C. 

      Dietary deficiencies

    • D. 

      Rapid, repetitive changes in weight

  • 87. 
    You have a neonate. This means you have a
    • A. 

      Chronic disease

    • B. 

      Bacteria

    • C. 

      Infection

    • D. 

      Newborn

  • 88. 
    Accident prevention is:
    • A. 

      A critical study, directly affecting our lives

    • B. 

      Difficult because we can’t control the other person

    • C. 

      Good for school kids but not as important in adult lives

    • D. 

      Limited in its effectiveness

  • 89. 
    Allergens are
    • A. 

      Substances that stop an allergic reaction

    • B. 

      Substances that cause allergic reactions

    • C. 

      Substances that carry allergies

    • D. 

      Substances that must be isolated

  • 90. 
    Chronic typically describes a condition:
    • A. 

      For which there is treatment but no cure

    • B. 

      For which there is both a treatment and a cure

    • C. 

      For which there is neither a treatment nor a cure

    • D. 

      Which is serious and usually fatal