First Aid Quiz MCQ Exam: Trivia!

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First aid helps you give to someone in need until complete medical treatment is available. You should learn what to do if someone has a nosebleed and what to do if a child loses a tooth. There are so many possible situations in which first aid is necessary. This quiz can be of assistance. First aid is a valuable skill to learn, and the best part is that it could save someone’s life.

This First Aid Quiz not only tests your existing knowledge but also expands it by offering detailed explanations for each answer, ensuring that every question becomes a Read morelearning opportunity. By participating, you'll assess your ability to react swiftly and effectively in real-life emergencies, reinforcing your skills in providing care until professional help arrives.
Prepare to challenge yourself, refresh your knowledge, and possibly learn something new that could one day make a difference. Take the First Aid Quiz today and take a step forward in becoming a more prepared and informed individual.


First Aid Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    If a student or member of staff has a nosebleed, you should...

    • A.

      Lie them down on a bed.

    • B.

      Ask them to pinch their nose firmly to the bone for about 10 minutes.

    • C.

      Get them to cough sharply.

    • D.

      Stuff cotton wool up their nose.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ask them to pinch their nose firmly to the bone for about 10 minutes.
    Explanation
    If a student or member of staff has a nosebleed, asking them to pinch their nose firmly to the bone for about 10 minutes is the correct action to take. This is because applying pressure to the nose helps to stop the bleeding by compressing the blood vessels and promoting clotting. Laying them down on a bed may cause blood to flow down the throat, which can be dangerous. Getting them to cough sharply or stuffing cotton wool up their nose are not effective methods for stopping a nosebleed.

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  • 2. 

    If the nose is still bleeding after ten minutes, you should...

    • A.

      Ask the person to pinch their nose again.

    • B.

      Put a cold pack on their face.

    • C.

      Get the person to shake their head vigorously.

    • D.

      Pur more cotton wool inside the nose.

    Correct Answer
    A. Ask the person to pinch their nose again.
    Explanation
    If the nose is still bleeding after ten minutes, asking the person to pinch their nose again is the correct answer. Pinching the nose helps to apply pressure to the bleeding area, which can help stop the bleeding. This method is effective in controlling nosebleeds and can be repeated if necessary. Putting a cold pack on the face may help reduce swelling, but it is not the most appropriate action in this case. Shaking the head vigorously can worsen the bleeding, and putting more cotton wool inside the nose may disrupt any clot formation and prolong the bleeding.

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  • 3. 

    When the nose has stopped bleeding, you should...

    • A.

      Dab the inside of the nose with disinfectant.

    • B.

      Get the person to blow their nose.

    • C.

      Take out the cotton wool.

    • D.

      Clean the nostrils with cotton wool to clear out any blood clots.

    Correct Answer
    D. Clean the nostrils with cotton wool to clear out any blood clots.
    Explanation
    After a nosebleed has stopped, it is important to clean the nostrils with cotton wool to remove any blood clots. This helps to prevent the formation of scabs and allows for proper healing. Dabbing the inside of the nose with disinfectant is not necessary as the bleeding has already stopped. Getting the person to blow their nose may cause the bleeding to start again. Taking out the cotton wool may disrupt any blood clots that have formed and prolong the healing process.

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  • 4. 

    If a child has lost a tooth in an accident and is bleeding, you should...

    • A.

      Give him or her something sweet to eat.

    • B.

      Do nothing.

    • C.

      Ask him or her to bite down on a pad of gauze.

    • D.

      Ask him or her to gargle with mouthwash.

    Correct Answer
    C. Ask him or her to bite down on a pad of gauze.
    Explanation
    If a child has lost a tooth in an accident and is bleeding, asking him or her to bite down on a pad of gauze is the correct answer. This is because biting down on the gauze will help to apply pressure to the area and promote blood clotting, which can help stop the bleeding. Giving something sweet to eat or doing nothing would not address the bleeding issue. Gargling with mouthwash is also not recommended as it may disturb the blood clotting process.

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  • 5. 

    If a child is bleeding very fast from a wound, you should...

    • A.

      Do nothing.

    • B.

      Press down on the wound with a cloth to stop the bleeding.

    • C.

      Put the wound under a running tap.

    • D.

      Tie a bandage tightly below the wound.

    Correct Answer
    B. Press down on the wound with a cloth to stop the bleeding.
    Explanation
    In case a child is bleeding rapidly from a wound, it is advisable to press down on the wound with a cloth to stop the bleeding. This action helps to apply direct pressure on the wound, which can assist in slowing down or stopping the bleeding. It is important to use a cloth or any clean material to avoid introducing infection to the wound.

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  • 6. 

    When the wound has stopped bleeding, you should...

    • A.

      Clean it with saline solution or a solution of disinfectant and water.

    • B.

      Apply vaseline to the wound.

    • C.

      Rub the wound vigorously.

    • D.

      Elevate the affected limb.

    Correct Answer
    A. Clean it with saline solution or a solution of disinfectant and water.
    Explanation
    After the wound has stopped bleeding, it is important to clean it to prevent infection. Using a saline solution or a solution of disinfectant and water helps to remove any dirt, debris, or bacteria that may be present on the wound. This cleaning process promotes healing and reduces the risk of complications. Applying vaseline or rubbing the wound vigorously can be harmful as it may introduce more bacteria or cause further damage. Elevating the affected limb is not directly related to wound cleaning but can be beneficial in reducing swelling.

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  • 7. 

    If a child has a sharp object puncturing their flesh, you should...

    • A.

      Remove the sharp object immediately and send the child to hospital for stitches.

    • B.

      Turn the object slowly to see if you can get it out.

    • C.

      Remove the sharp object immediately and rinse out the wound.

    • D.

      Clean the area of the wound, leaving the object in place, and send the child to the hospital.

    Correct Answer
    D. Clean the area of the wound, leaving the object in place, and send the child to the hospital.
    Explanation
    Removing a sharp object that has punctured the flesh can cause more damage or significant bleeding. It's essential to stabilize the object (if possible) and seek medical attention immediately. Medical professionals have the tools and expertise to safely remove the object and treat the wound to minimize infection risk and other complications. Cleaning the area around the wound can help prevent infection but should be done with care to avoid moving the object. Always prioritize professional medical intervention in such cases.

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  • 8. 

    For the case of sunburn, you should...

    • A.

      Rub butter onto the burn.

    • B.

      Apply calamine lotion.

    • C.

      Apply suntan cream.

    • D.

      Apply antiseptic cream.

    Correct Answer
    B. Apply calamine lotion.
    Explanation
    Applying calamine lotion is the correct answer because it provides relief from the symptoms of sunburn. Calamine lotion contains ingredients like zinc oxide and ferric oxide, which have soothing and cooling properties. It helps to reduce inflammation, itching, and pain caused by sunburn. Rubbing butter onto the burn is not recommended as it can trap heat and worsen the burn. Suntan cream helps to prevent sunburn but does not treat it. Antiseptic cream is used for preventing infection in wounds, but it does not specifically address the symptoms of sunburn.

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  • 9. 

    When a burn has come up in a blister, you should...

    • A.

      Burst the blister under running water.

    • B.

      Cover the blister with an elastoplast/bandaid.

    • C.

      Apply calamine lotion.

    • D.

      Take the child to the hospital.

    Correct Answer
    B. Cover the blister with an elastoplast/bandaid.
    Explanation
    Covering the blister with an elastoplast/bandaid is the correct answer because it helps to protect the blister from further irritation and infection. The elastoplast/bandaid creates a barrier between the blister and any external factors that could cause harm, such as friction or bacteria. It also helps to keep the blister clean and promotes healing. Bursting the blister under running water or applying calamine lotion may increase the risk of infection and should be avoided. Taking the child to the hospital may not be necessary unless the burn is severe or there are other complications.

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  • 10. 

    Where a child has a severe, third-degree burn, you should...

    • A.

      Cover the burn with a band-aid/elastoplast.

    • B.

      Put the burn under running water for five to ten minutes.

    • C.

      Apply vaseline to the burn.

    • D.

      Rub cooking oil onto the burn.

    Correct Answer
    B. Put the burn under running water for five to ten minutes.
    Explanation
    When a child has a severe, third-degree burn, it is important to put the burn under running water for five to ten minutes. This is because running water helps to cool down the burn and minimize the damage caused by the burn. It also helps to remove any heat from the burn and can provide some relief to the child. Applying a Band-Aid or Elastoplast, vaseline, or cooking oil to the burn is not recommended as these can potentially worsen the burn or cause infection.

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  • 11. 

    If a child is bitten by a snake, you should....

    • A.

      Suck out the venom and spit it out.

    • B.

      Tie a bandage around the limb below the bite.

    • C.

      Apply a bandaid/elastoplast to the bite.

    • D.

      Tie a bandage around the limb above the bite.

    Correct Answer
    D. Tie a bandage around the limb above the bite.
    Explanation
    When a child is bitten by a snake, it is important to tie a bandage around the limb above the bite. This is because tying a bandage above the bite helps to slow down the spread of venom through the lymphatic system. By applying pressure to the area, it can help to prevent the venom from reaching the heart and vital organs. Tying a bandage below the bite or applying a bandaid/elastoplast to the bite would not be effective in stopping the venom from spreading. Sucking out the venom and spitting it out is not recommended as it can lead to further complications and is not an effective treatment.

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  • 12. 

    If a child goes into anaphylactic shock after a bee sting, you should...

    • A.

      Give him an epinephrine injection.

    • B.

      Slap his face to force him out of it.

    • C.

      Give him the kiss of life.

    • D.

      Apply calamine lotion.

    Correct Answer
    A. Give him an epinephrine injection.
    Explanation
    If a child goes into anaphylactic shock after a bee sting, the correct course of action is to give him an epinephrine injection. Anaphylactic shock is a severe allergic reaction that can cause difficulty in breathing, a drop in blood pressure, and potentially be life-threatening. Epinephrine is a medication that can quickly reverse the symptoms of anaphylaxis and help stabilize the child's condition. Slapping his face or giving him the kiss of life would not address the underlying allergic reaction, and applying calamine lotion would not provide the necessary immediate medical intervention.

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  • 13. 

    If a child has a broken bone, you should...

    • A.

      Put the broken limb in a sling.

    • B.

      Tie the bone in the right position with a tight bandage.

    • C.

      Immobilize the limb with pieces of wood on both sides.

    • D.

      Apply calamine lotion.

    Correct Answer
    C. Immobilize the limb with pieces of wood on both sides.
    Explanation
    When a child has a broken bone, it is important to immobilize the limb to prevent further damage and reduce pain. Immobilizing the limb with pieces of wood on both sides helps to keep the bone stable and prevent any movement that could worsen the injury. This method provides support and allows the bone to heal properly. Using a sling or applying calamine lotion would not provide the necessary immobilization for a broken bone, and tying the bone with a tight bandage could potentially cause more harm.

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  • 14. 

    For strains and sprains, the acronym to remember is...

    • A.

      RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate)

    • B.

      PIES (Press, Immerse, Elevate, Squeeze)

    • C.

      BRAS (Bathe, Rub, Agitate, Squeeze)

    • D.

      WISE (Wash, Ice, Squeeze, Elevate)

    Correct Answer
    A. RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate). This acronym is commonly used to remember the recommended treatment for strains and sprains. "Rest" refers to avoiding activities that may worsen the injury. "Ice" involves applying ice to reduce swelling and pain. "Compress" refers to using a bandage or wrap to support and stabilize the injured area. "Elevate" means keeping the injured area raised to reduce swelling.

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  • 15. 

    If a child has fainted, you should not...

    • A.

      Let them lie down.

    • B.

      Elevate their legs to let blood flow to the brain.

    • C.

      Get them some fresh air.

    • D.

      Allow a crowd to gather round them.

    Correct Answer
    D. Allow a crowd to gather round them.
    Explanation
    Allowing a crowd to gather around a child who has fainted can create a chaotic and overwhelming environment, which may further distress the child and hinder the ability of medical professionals to provide necessary assistance. It is important to maintain a calm and controlled environment to ensure the child's safety and allow medical personnel to assess and treat the situation effectively.

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Farah Naz |MBBS, Medicine |
Medical Expert
Farah holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Dow University of Health Sciences. She gained valuable experience through internships in Radiology, Cardiology, and Neurosurgery, and has contributed to two research publications in medical journals. Passionate about healthcare education, Farah excels in crafting medical content, including articles, literature reviews, and e-learning courses. Leveraging her expertise, she meticulously reviews medical science quizzes, ensuring accuracy and educational value for aspiring healthcare professionals.

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