EMT - Basic Anatomy

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EMT Quizzes & Trivia

When an emergency occurs, it is up to the emergency medical practitioner to ensure that his patient makes it to the hospital and hopefully very consciously. Are you an EMT student and are looking for some refreshing quizzes on basic anatomy? Take up the test below and see if you have been as attentive in class as you think. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    A patient who is supine is lying:
    • A. 

      Face up

    • B. 

      Face down

    • C. 

      On the left side

    • D. 

      On the right side

  • 2. 
    The term proximal is best described as:
    • A. 

      Closer to the joint or extremity

    • B. 

      Further away from a joint or extremity

    • C. 

      Closer to the midline of the body

    • D. 

      Farther away from the midline of the body

  • 3. 
    The heart, lungs, and great vessels are found in the:
    • A. 

      Abdominal cavity

    • B. 

      Peritoneal space

    • C. 

      Retroperitoneal space

    • D. 

      Thoracic space

  • 4. 
    Plantar refers to the:
    • A. 

      Palm of the hand

    • B. 

      Sole of the foot

    • C. 

      Forehead

    • D. 

      Buttocks

  • 5. 
    The midclavicular line passes through the :
    • A. 

      Armpit

    • B. 

      Umbilicus

    • C. 

      Nipple

    • D. 

      Palm

  • 6. 
    When referring to left and right, you should use your left and right not the patient's.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Trendelenburg position is a sitting position.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The trachea splits into two:
    • A. 

      Capillaries

    • B. 

      Alveoli

    • C. 

      Bronchi

    • D. 

      Valves

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a valve in the heart?
    • A. 

      Aortic

    • B. 

      Pulmonic

    • C. 

      Tricuspid

    • D. 

      Ventral

  • 10. 
    The rings of the trachea consist of:
    • A. 

      Ligaments

    • B. 

      Bone

    • C. 

      Cartilage

    • D. 

      Muscle

  • 11. 
    The formula for determining cardiac output(CO) is:
    • A. 

      SVxBP=CO

    • B. 

      SVxHR=CO

    • C. 

      HRxBP=CO

    • D. 

      HRxSVR=CO

  • 12. 
    The left lung has ____ lobe(s).
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 13. 
    TThe _________ commonly call voice box, is the structure that contains the vocal cords and cconnects to the opening of the trachea.
    • A. 

      Nasopharynx

    • B. 

      Larynx

    • C. 

      Pharynx

    • D. 

      Oropharynx

  • 14. 
    Prone refers to a patient lying on:
    • A. 

      Their back face up

    • B. 

      Their anterior body surface or "front"

    • C. 

      On their right side

    • D. 

      On their left side

  • 15. 
    __________ refers to the palm of the hand.
    • A. 

      Palmar

    • B. 

      Plantar

    • C. 

      Plane

    • D. 

      Lateral

  • 16. 
    The ________ artery is the major artery in the neck, and is the main supplier of blood to the head.
    • A. 

      Femoral

    • B. 

      Brachial

    • C. 

      Carotid

    • D. 

      Radial

  • 17. 
    The _________ artery located in the upper arm used to palpated to obtain a pulse in an infant, also serves as a pressure point to control bleeding in all ages from the arm.
    • A. 

      Radial

    • B. 

      Femoral

    • C. 

      Carotid

    • D. 

      Brachial

  • 18. 
    The _________ artery carries oxygen-poor blood from the heart to the lungs.
    • A. 

      Brachial

    • B. 

      Carotid

    • C. 

      Pulmonary

    • D. 

      Radial

  • 19. 
    The medial and larger bone of the lower leg is known as the ________ bone.
    • A. 

      Femur

    • B. 

      Tibia

    • C. 

      Fibula

    • D. 

      Radius

  • 20. 
    The musculoskeletal system is comprised of the bones and skeletal muscles of the body. Thissystem has three major functions:*To give the body shape*To protect internal organs*To provide the ability to moveTrue or False
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    The bone between the shoulder and the elbow in the upper arm is the _______.
    • A. 

      Ulna

    • B. 

      Radius

    • C. 

      Humerus

    • D. 

      Carpal

  • 22. 
    The cervical vertebrae consist of _______ vertebrae.
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      3

  • 23. 
    The skin consist of ____ layers, with the ________ layer being the deepest.
    • A. 

      2, dermis

    • B. 

      3, subcutaneous

    • C. 

      3, epidermis

    • D. 

      2, subcutaneous

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Epidermis

    • C. 

      Subcutaneous

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    The organ in the form of a sac on the underside of the liver that stores bile producted by the liver is the:
    • A. 

      Appendix

    • B. 

      Pancreas

    • C. 

      Colon

    • D. 

      Gallbladder

  • 26. 
    The term bilateral refers to:
    • A. 

      Both lungs.

    • B. 

      One side.

    • C. 

      Frontal skull.

    • D. 

      Both sides.