PEDS: Pediatric Nurse Exam! Trivia Questions Quiz

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PEDS: Pediatric Nurse Exam! Trivia Questions Quiz

Are you studying for the PEDS: Pediatric Nurse Exam and feel like you are not ready for the exams? Worry not as the quiz below is perfect for helping you revise all the topics you have covered so far, how about you give it a shot and see how much more work you need to put in your revision.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What characteristic of physical development best describes the development of an 8-month-old?
    • A. 

      Sits steadily alone

    • B. 

      Shows preference for one hand

    • C. 

      Cruises on furniture

    • D. 

      Development of tears

  • 2. 
    What age range is considered infancy?
    • A. 

      Birth to 6 weeks of age

    • B. 

      Birth to 1 year of age

    • C. 

      4 weeks to 1 year of age

    • D. 

      4 weeks to 2 years of age

  • 3. 
    A mother verbalizes concern that her second-born son is reaching milestones but not as quickly as her first-born child. What would the nurse’s best response be?
    • A. 

      “I will let the physician know right away.”

    • B. 

      “Norms can vary greatly for the individual child.”

    • C. 

      “Milestones should be reached consistently by each child.”

    • D. 

      “A psychology consult should be ordered.”

  • 4. 
    Protective arm extension that occurs when an infant is suddenly thrust downward when prone is known as the _____ reflex.
    • A. 

      Parachute

    • B. 

      Palmar

    • C. 

      Moro

    • D. 

      Planter

  • 5. 
    What techniques should be used to soothe the irritable infant?
    • A. 

      Vigorous rocking

    • B. 

      Singing

    • C. 

      Nonnutritive sucking

    • D. 

      Changing position frequently

    • E. 

      Swaddling snugly with the hands near the face

  • 6. 
    A 9-month-old infant starts crying when the nurse takes him to sit on the exam table. The mother seems upset and states, “My baby knows that you will be doing something that hurts.” What is the best response by the nurse?
    • A. 

      “The injections will be over quickly. I will let you provide comfort then.”

    • B. 

      “Your baby is scared to be away from you. I will let you provide further comfort when I am done.”

    • C. 

      “Your baby probably has a wet or dirty diaper. This will probably go better if you change it first.

    • D. 

      “Your baby will not remember this, and we have to do it so your baby can go to school when it is time.”

  • 7. 
    Which milestone would the nurse be most concerned with for a 12-month-old infant during a well-child checkup?
    • A. 

      Unable to pull up to a sitting position

    • B. 

      Unable to walk 10 to 15 steps

    • C. 

      Doesn’t drink from a sippy cup

    • D. 

      Provides frequent objections to foods

  • 8. 
    What food might cause botulism if given to an infant?
    • A. 

      Sugar

    • B. 

      Honey

    • C. 

      Egg yolk

    • D. 

      Green beans

  • 9. 
    A group of children is observed playing house. Each child is assigned a specific role as mommy, daddy, or child. At what age does this type of play typically begin?
    • A. 

      Between 1 and 2 years old

    • B. 

      Between 3 and 5 years old

    • C. 

      Between 7 and 10 years old

    • D. 

      Between 10 and 13 years old

  • 10. 
    What are the best foods for the nurse to recommend for a 2-year-old child diagnosed with mild constipation?
    • A. 

      Wheat crackers and apples

    • B. 

      Shredded wheat and cooked prunes

    • C. 

      Bananas and bran muffins

    • D. 

      Rice and black beans

  • 11. 
    What is the most important nursing intervention to promote a positive hospital experience for a 1-month-old infant?
    • A. 

      Provision of consistent caregivers

    • B. 

      Provision of consistent sensorimotor stimulation

    • C. 

      Maintenance of a rigid schedule

    • D. 

      Encouraging parents to bring in familiar toys from home

  • 12. 
    Which characteristics are present in a well-nourished child?
    • A. 

      Shiny hair

    • B. 

      Regular elimination

    • C. 

      Pale mucous membranes

    • D. 

      Protruding abdomen

    • E. 

      Erect posture

  • 13. 
    ________ refers to the total way in which a person grows and develops, as dictated by inheritance.
    • A. 

      Maturation

    • B. 

      Option 2

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 14. 
    For how many weeks will the infant experience passive immunity from his or her mother?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      24

  • 15. 
    What is the cause of most childhood deaths?
    • A. 

      Sudden infant death syndrome

    • B. 

      Accidents

    • C. 

      Leukemia

    • D. 

      Influenza

  • 16. 
    What guidelines should parents of a toddler follow when feeding solid food?
    • A. 

      One tablespoon of food per year of age

    • B. 

      Allow toddler to eat until full

    • C. 

      Set a timer for a predetermined amount of time

    • D. 

      One tablespoon of protein and vegetables at each meal

  • 17. 
    At what age do toddlers usually recognize sexual differences?
    • A. 

      12 months

    • B. 

      18 months

    • C. 

      24 months

    • D. 

      36 months

  • 18. 
    Parents of a 2-year-old child verbalize frustration over their child’s behavior. They report that he is inconsistent and frequently says no to their requests. What education should the nurse provide at this time?
    • A. 

      The child must be getting ill.

    • B. 

      The physician should be notified immediately

    • C. 

      Behavioral therapy is indicated

    • D. 

      This is called negativism and is normal behavior

  • 19. 
    _______ play is typical during the initial toddler years.
  • 20. 
    Which characteristics are displayed when a child experiences separation anxiety?
    • A. 

      Frustration

    • B. 

      Protest

    • C. 

      Despair

    • D. 

      Attachment

    • E. 

      Detachment

    • F. 

      Forgiveness

  • 21. 
    According to Erikson, what is the correct stage of development for the toddler?
    • A. 

      Initiative vs. guilt

    • B. 

      Trust vs. mistrust

    • C. 

      Industry vs. inferiority

    • D. 

      Autonomy vs. shame and doubt