Pathologist Assistant Certification Test! Trivia Quiz

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Pathologist Assistant Certification Test! Trivia Quiz

The Pathologist assistant certification test is just around the corner and what this means is that you get your chance to prove just how skilled you are to go to the field. A pathology assistant is tasked with examining specimens. Take up the test below and get to see just how ready you are for the final exam in the fall semester.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A diffuse or nodular enlargement of the thyroid is referred to as
    • A. 

      Goiter

    • B. 

      Hashimoto's disease

    • C. 

      Grave's disease

    • D. 

      Adenoma

    • E. 

      Follicular carcinoma

  • 2. 
    The most common malignant lesion of the esophagus is the SCC.  What is the commonest benign tumor?
    • A. 

      Rhabdomyoma

    • B. 

      Adenoma

    • C. 

      Leiomyoma

    • D. 

      Hemangioma

  • 3. 
    Which organism is the leading cause of acute pyelonephritis?
    • A. 

      Proteus

    • B. 

      Streptococcus

    • C. 

      E. coli

    • D. 

      Klebsiella

  • 4. 
    An episode of sever liver necrosis as may be seen in viral hepatitis could lead to:
    • A. 

      Laennec's cirrhosis

    • B. 

      Alcoholic cirrhosis

    • C. 

      Postnecrotic cirrhosis

    • D. 

      Portal cirrhosis

  • 5. 
    The failure of an organ to achieve its full adult size because of incomplete development is:
    • A. 

      Hypoplasia

    • B. 

      Hyperplasia

    • C. 

      Agenesis

    • D. 

      Dysplasia

  • 6. 
    Which of the following, probably an autoimmune inflammatory disease, affects the thyroid?
    • A. 

      Wilson's disease

    • B. 

      Hodgkin's disease

    • C. 

      Cushing's disease

    • D. 

      Hashimoto's disease

  • 7. 
    The sequence of events in the development of a disease from the  beginning including the factors that influence its development is the:
    • A. 

      Pathogenesis

    • B. 

      Natural history

    • C. 

      Clinical manifestation

  • 8. 
    Choledocholithiasis is a presence of calculi in the:
    • A. 

      Gallbladder

    • B. 

      Common bile duct

    • C. 

      Kidney

    • D. 

      Ureter

    • E. 

      Hepatic duct

  • 9. 
    Islet cell tumors of the pancreas (non-beta cell neoplasms) associated w/ recurring intractable peptic ulceration usually of the jejunum but may also be of the duodenum or stomach are found in which syndrome? 
    • A. 

      Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    • B. 

      Alport's Syndrome

    • C. 

      Goodpasture's syndrome

    • D. 

      Waterhouse Fredrickson syndrome

    • E. 

      Sjorgen's Syndrome

  • 10. 
    Grave's disease is a type of:
    • A. 

      Hyperparathyroidism

    • B. 

      Hyperthyroidism

    • C. 

      Hypothyroidism

    • D. 

      Hypoparathyroidism

    • E. 

      Adrenal insufficiency

  • 11. 
    Bleeding, perforation & obstruction are common complications of:
    • A. 

      Peptic Ulcers

    • B. 

      Acute Gastric ulcers

    • C. 

      Malignant gastric ulcers

    • D. 

      Acute duodenal ulcers

  • 12. 
    Whole body edema is referred to as:
  • 13. 
    Which carcinoma of the thyroid is associated with the protein complex  amyloid?
    • A. 

      Papillary

    • B. 

      Follicular

    • C. 

      Medullary

    • D. 

      Epidermoid

  • 14. 
    Proliferating fibroblasts, endothelial cell proliferation, and chronic  inflammatory cells (macrophages) characterize:
    • A. 

      Granulation Tissue

    • B. 

      Chronic Inflammation

    • C. 

      Acute Inflammation

    • D. 

      Granuloma

  • 15. 
    Adrenal hyperplasia often clinically characterized by truncal obesity,  moon facies, buffalo hump and poor wound healing is known as:
    • A. 

      Addison's disease

    • B. 

      Cushing's disease/syndrome

    • C. 

      Grave's disease

    • D. 

      Hashimotos' disease

    • E. 

      Crohn's disease

  • 16. 
    Epistaxis is a synonym for:
  • 17. 
    The most common adult malignancy arising in the adrenal medulla is the: 
    • A. 

      Neuroblastoma

    • B. 

      Pheochromocytoma

    • C. 

      Paraganglioma

    • D. 

      Neurilemmoma

  • 18. 
    The most common site for a primary carcinoma of the GI tract is the:
    • A. 

      Rectosigmoid colon

    • B. 

      Ascending colon

    • C. 

      Transverse colon

    • D. 

      Descending colon

  • 19. 
    The most common tumor of the head and neck, in particular the larynx is  the: 
    • A. 

      SCC

    • B. 

      Adenoma

  • 20. 
    Which of the following is an inflammatory bowel disease usually affecting  only the mucosa without fistulization or granuloma formation:
    • A. 

      Ulcerative colitis

    • B. 

      Crohn's

    • C. 

      IBD

  • 21. 
    Pinpoint hemorrhage due to leakage from capillary or venule are:
    • A. 

      Petechiae

    • B. 

      Purpura

    • C. 

      Stigma

    • D. 

      Bruise

  • 22. 
    A malformation indigenous to an area resembling and having some features of a tumor with usually only one element predominating is?
    • A. 

      Teratoma

    • B. 

      Teratocarcinoma

    • C. 

      Choristoma

    • D. 

      Hamartoma

  • 23. 
    Another term for valvular thrombus is?
    • A. 

      Excrescence

    • B. 

      Ball thrombus

    • C. 

      Saddle

    • D. 

      Vegetation

  • 24. 
    Commonest cause of secondary hyperparathyroidism?
    • A. 

      Adenoma

    • B. 

      Adenocarcinoma

    • C. 

      Chronic renal failure

    • D. 

      Bone marrow carcinoma

  • 25. 
    Edema of the dependant portions is likely to occur with:
    • A. 

      Mitral stenosis

    • B. 

      Aortic insufficiency

    • C. 

      Right heart failure

    • D. 

      Pericarditis

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