EMT - ALS Review

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EMT Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is a combination of quizzes from EMT advance life support classes and will be updated regularly.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The topographical term used to describe the location of the body parts that are closer to the median plane is:
    • A. 

      Lateral

    • B. 

      Medial

    • C. 

      Midaxillary

    • D. 

      Midclavicular

  • 2. 
    Which of the following structures comprise different types of tissues that work together to perform a particular function?
    • A. 

      Cells

    • B. 

      Organs

    • C. 

      Organisms

    • D. 

      Body Systems

  • 3. 
    The transverse plane divides the body into the:
    • A. 

      Cephalad and caudad parts.

    • B. 

      Anterior and posterior aspects.

    • C. 

      Dorsal and ventral aspects.

    • D. 

      Midaxillary and midclavicular lines.

  • 4. 
    During your assessment of a trauma patient, you notice the presence of bilateral femur fractures. This means:
    • A. 

      One femur is broken

    • B. 

      Both femurs are broken

    • C. 

      One femur is broken in two places

    • D. 

      The lateral aspects of one femur is broken

  • 5. 
    Which of the following MOST accurately describes the shock position?
    • A. 

      The head and torso are supine and thr legs are elevated 6" to 12"

    • B. 

      The head is elevated at a 45 degrees angle and the legs are elevated 8"

    • C. 

      The body is supine with the head down and the legs elevated

    • D. 

      The body is laterally recumbent and the head is lowered

  • 6. 
    The sum of all the physical and chemical processes that produces energy on the body is called:
    • A. 

      Anabolism

    • B. 

      Catabolism

    • C. 

      Exabolism

    • D. 

      Metabolism

  • 7. 
    The integumentary systems includes all of the following structures EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Skin

    • B. 

      Hair

    • C. 

      Fingernails

    • D. 

      Blood vessels

  • 8. 
    Which portion of the spinal column articulates with the pelvis?
    • A. 

      Thoracic

    • B. 

      Sacral

    • C. 

      Lumbar

    • D. 

      Coccyx

  • 9. 
    A patient was struck in the right lower anterior chest with a baseball bat. In addition to fractured ribs, you should be suspicious of injury to the:
    • A. 

      Spleen

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Pancreas

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 10. 
    Following a head injury, a patient complains of double vision. This suggest injury to the ______ lobe of the brain.
    • A. 

      Temporal

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Occipital

    • D. 

      Parietal

  • 11. 
    The sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves arise from the _____________ nervous system.
    • A. 

      Somatic

    • B. 

      Autonomic

    • C. 

      Voluntary

    • D. 

      Adrenal

  • 12. 
    The thyroid gland is responsible for the:
    • A. 

      Release of TSH.

    • B. 

      Breakdown of glycogen.

    • C. 

      Production of glucose.

    • D. 

      Metabolic rate.

  • 13. 
    A patient is found to have a high blood sugar level (hyperglycemia). What is the cause of this?
    • A. 

      Excessive insulin levels in the blood

    • B. 

      Decreased production of glucagon

    • C. 

      Deficient insulin levels in the blood

    • D. 

      Hyperactivity of the pancreatic beta cells

  • 14. 
    White blood cells are also known as:
    • A. 

      Thrombocytes

    • B. 

      Erthrocytes

    • C. 

      Leukocytes

    • D. 

      Granulocytes

  • 15. 
    The thick fibrous sac that surrounds the heart is called the:
    • A. 

      Pericardium

    • B. 

      Myocardium

    • C. 

      Epicardium

    • D. 

      Endocardium

  • 16. 
    The two major veins that drain the head and neck of blood are the _______ veins.
    • A. 

      Vertebral

    • B. 

      Jugular

    • C. 

      Cerebral

    • D. 

      Cephalic

  • 17. 
    Normal inspiration is the result of:
    • A. 

      Diaphragmatic relaxation.

    • B. 

      Air passively entering the lungs.

    • C. 

      Negative pressure in the the thoracic cavity

    • D. 

      Positive pressure in the thoracic cavity

  • 18. 
    Relative to the wrist, the elbow is:
    • A. 

      Anterior

    • B. 

      Posterior

    • C. 

      Proximal

    • D. 

      Distal

  • 19. 
    Combined, the various organ systems in the body form a/an:
    • A. 

      Cell

    • B. 

      Organism

    • C. 

      Tissue

    • D. 

      Organelle

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of the skin?
    • A. 

      Temperature regulation

    • B. 

      Protection from the enviroment

    • C. 

      Tramsmission of information to the brain

    • D. 

      Production of antobodies to foreign organisms

  • 21. 
    A fracture of the orbital bone is commonly referred to as a _________ fracture.
    • A. 

      Blowout

    • B. 

      Midface

    • C. 

      Lefort

    • D. 

      Basilar

  • 22. 
    How many pairs of ribs are attached anteriorly to the sternum?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      8

  • 23. 
    The semilunar valves of the heart fundtion by:
    • A. 

      Preventing backflow of blood into the atria.

    • B. 

      Minimizing the forward flow of blood.

    • C. 

      Attaching to the papillary muscles.

    • D. 

      Preventing backflow of blood into the ventricles.

  • 24. 
    Closure of the tricuspid and mitral valves occur during:
    • A. 

      Ventricular relaxation

    • B. 

      Ventricular contraction

    • C. 

      The diastolic phase

    • D. 

      Atrial contraction

  • 25. 
    What is the function of a baroreceptor?
    • A. 

      Monitoring changes in arterial pressure.

    • B. 

      Sensing changes in arterial oxygen levels

    • C. 

      Monitoring the pH of cerebrospinal fluid

    • D. 

      Sensing the arterial level of carbon dioxide

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