Health Assessment In Nursing: Abdomen Questions! Trivia Quiz

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Health Assessment In Nursing: Abdomen Questions! Trivia Quiz

This trivia quiz is a health assessment in nursing made up of abdomen questions. There are different organs found within the abdomen and some issues that affect them too. Some of the cases are serious, while others are not. By taking the quiz below, you will get to see just how well you understand some of the issues affecting the different parts of the abdomen and how they affect the body. Give it a shot!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The sigmoid colon is located in this area of the abdomen: the
    • A. 

      Left upper quadrant

    • B. 

      Left lower quadrant

    • C. 

      Right lower quadrant

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Below the diaphragm and below right costal margin

    • B. 

      High and deep under the diaphragm - can't be palpated

    • C. 

      Deep in the upper adbomen and is not normally palpable

    • D. 

      Posterior to the left midaxillary line and posterior to the stomach

  • 3. 
    The primary function of the gallbladder is to
    • A. 

      Store and excrete bile

    • B. 

      Aid in the digestion of protein

    • C. 

      Produce alkaline hormones

    • D. 

      Produce hormones

  • 4. 
    The colon originates in this abdominal area: the
    • A. 

      Right lower quadrant

    • B. 

      Right upper quadrant

    • C. 

      Left lower quadrant

    • D. 

      Left upper quadrant

  • 5. 
    To percuss the liver of an adult, where should the nurse begin the assessment?
    • A. 

      Right upper quadrant

    • B. 

      Right lower quadrant

    • C. 

      Left upper quadrant

    • D. 

      Left lower quadrant

  • 6. 
    To palpate tenderness of an adult's appendix, where should you begin?
    • A. 

      Left lower quadrant

    • B. 

      Left upper quadrant

    • C. 

      Right lower quadrant

    • D. 

      Right upper quadrant

  • 7. 
    To palpate the spleen, where should you begin the assessment?
    • A. 

      Right upper quadrant

    • B. 

      Right lower quadrant

    • C. 

      Left upper quadrant

    • D. 

      Left lower quadrant

  • 8. 
    If assessing a client for kidney tenderness, where would you begin?
    • A. 

      Right upper quadrant

    • B. 

      Left upper quadrant

    • C. 

      External oblique angle

    • D. 

      Costovertebral angle

  • 9. 
    A client has experienced hematemesis, what is this?
    • A. 

      Blood in the urine

    • B. 

      Blood in the vomit (emesis)

    • C. 

      Blood in the stool

    • D. 

      Blood in the sputum

  • 10. 
    What is hematemesis evidence of?
    • A. 

      Stomach ulcers

    • B. 

      Pancreatic ulcers

    • C. 

      Decreased gastric motility

    • D. 

      Abdominal tumors

  • 11. 
    The nurse assessing an older client who has lost 5 ounds since her last visit 1 year ao.  The client tells the nurse her husband died 2 months ago.  The nurse should assess for
    • A. 

      Peptic ulcer

    • B. 

      Bulimia

    • C. 

      Appetite changes

    • D. 

      Pancreatic disorders

  • 12. 
    The nurse is preparing to assess the abdomen of a hospitalized client 2 days after abdominal surgery.  The nurse should first
    • A. 

      Palpate the incision site

    • B. 

      Auscultate for bowel sounds

    • C. 

      Percuss for tympany

    • D. 

      Inspect the abdominal area

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Ask client to empty bladder

    • B. 

      Place th eclient in side-lying position

    • C. 

      Ask client to hold his breath for a few seconds

    • D. 

      Tell client to raise arms above the head

  • 14. 
    If a client's umbilicus is enlarged and to the left - what is this indicative of?
    • A. 

      Umbilical hernia

    • B. 

      Ascites

    • C. 

      Intraabdominal bleeding

    • D. 

      Pancreatitis

  • 15. 
    Decreased abdominal respiration, the client should be further assessed for
    • A. 

      Liver disease

    • B. 

      Umbilical hernia

    • C. 

      Intestinal obstruction

    • D. 

      Peritoneal irritation