HESI Grammar And Vocab Practice Test

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This is the HESI Grammar and VocabularyPractice Test. You have1 hour and forty-five minutes to complete 105 questions. Please answer each question and read all directions before beginning a section.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What sentence is grammatically correct?
    • A. 

      The little girl wanted he to read a story to her.

    • B. 

      The little girl wanted his to read a story to her.

    • C. 

      The little girl wanted him to read a story to her.

    • D. 

      The little girl wanted himself to read a story to her.

  • 2. 
    Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct. Within the ______________________ of the hospital, great emphasis is placed on calmness.
    • A. 

      Cafeteria

    • B. 

      Milieu

    • C. 

      Metabolism

    • D. 

      Component

  • 3. 
    What is the best description for the term quotient?
    • A. 

      The minimum number of members needed to be present for a vote to be valid

    • B. 

      The protocol used when a sterile field must be maintained

    • C. 

      A math term naming the answer in a division question

    • D. 

      The preferred inoculation site for a newborn infant

  • 4. 
    Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct.The nurse has a ________________ to the Journal of Nursing Education.
    • A. 

      Subscription

    • B. 

      Prescription

    • C. 

      Recipe

    • D. 

      Receipt

  • 5. 
    Which statement uses a euphemism?
    • A. 

      The fireman bravely entered the burning building.

    • B. 

      The nurse told the family, "I'm sorry, your father has passed away."

    • C. 

      The orderly was laughing about the patient's vomiting episode.

    • D. 

      Her husband was overjoyed when she told him she was pregnant.

  • 6. 
    Select the word or phrase that will identify the correct meaning of the underlined word. Progeny is a term used to describe a person's ____________.
    • A. 

      Creditors

    • B. 

      Offspring

    • C. 

      Hereditary disease

    • D. 

      Health status

  • 7. 
    Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence. The proliferation of resistant bacteria has alarmed medical professionals.
    • A. 

      Increase

    • B. 

      Reduction

    • C. 

      Strength

    • D. 

      Appearance

  • 8. 
    What is the best description for the word laceration?
    • A. 

      The means by which nursing mothers produce milk for their babies

    • B. 

      A deep, ragged tear

    • C. 

      A medical term used to describe the removal of the tear ducts

    • D. 

      An intolerance of dairy products

  • 9. 
    Select the sentence that is grammatically correct.
    • A. 

      The nurse spoke to my sister and I about our mother's condition.

    • B. 

      The nurse spoke to my sister and me about our mother's condition.

    • C. 

      The nurse spoke to me and my sister about our mother's condition.

    • D. 

      The nurse spoke to I and my sister about our mother's condition.

  • 10. 
    The nurse noted in the chart, "The patient is lethargic." How was the patient behaving?
    • A. 

      Pacing the halls, yelling at the staff

    • B. 

      Difficult to arouse

    • C. 

      Shaking uncontrollably

    • D. 

      Not responding to painful stimuli

  • 11. 
    What is the best description for the word contraction?
    • A. 

      Spasm

    • B. 

      Decrease

    • C. 

      Treaty

    • D. 

      Moderate

  • 12. 
    What is another word for skull?
    • A. 

      Spine

    • B. 

      Ability

    • C. 

      Cranium

    • D. 

      Zygote

  • 13. 
    Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.In medicine, the desired outcome is recovery.
    • A. 

      Expectation

    • B. 

      Analysis

    • C. 

      Wished for

    • D. 

      Diagnosis

  • 14. 
    Select the word or phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct.She has always been afraid of _____________ to the doctor.
    • A. 

      Have gone

    • B. 

      Going

    • C. 

      To go

    • D. 

      Go

  • 15. 
    What is the best description for the word distal?
    • A. 

      The part of the heart that receives blood from the lungs

    • B. 

      Urgent

    • C. 

      The part of the body farthest from the injury

    • D. 

      Empathetic

  • 16. 
    What is the best description for the term triage?
    • A. 

      The stand with three legs used to support an IV pump

    • B. 

      The order in which patients are to be treated

    • C. 

      The physician's prescription for a drug to be taken three times a day

    • D. 

      The shift for nursing duty beginning at 3 pm and ending at 11 pm

  • 17. 
    Select the word or phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct. I want __________ to sing.
    • A. 

      He

    • B. 

      His

    • C. 

      Him

    • D. 

      Himself

  • 18. 
    Which word means "the thickness of a liquid"?
    • A. 

      Viscosity

    • B. 

      Zygote

    • C. 

      Sublingual

    • D. 

      Adhesion

  • 19. 
    Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.The client's condition was exacerbated in the fall.
    • A. 

      Improved

    • B. 

      Made worse

    • C. 

      Eliminated

    • D. 

      Created a scar

  • 20. 
    Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.His skin was unevenly pigmented by the disease.
    • A. 

      Scarred

    • B. 

      Spotted

    • C. 

      Broken

    • D. 

      Colored

  • 21. 
    Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct.The patient asked the doctor to help him complete the ______________ needed to approve the surgery.
    • A. 

      From

    • B. 

      Form

    • C. 

      Pillow

    • D. 

      Syringe

  • 22. 
    Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.His metabolism could not tolerate the new medication.
    • A. 

      Digestive system

    • B. 

      Processing reaction

    • C. 

      Respiratory rate

    • D. 

      Obesity

  • 23. 
    Select the word or phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct.She has lived in Texas ___________________ she was a child.
    • A. 

      Since

    • B. 

      For

    • C. 

      From

    • D. 

      During

  • 24. 
    What is the best description for the term combination?
    • A. 

      Putting two or more things together

    • B. 

      The beginning of a fire

    • C. 

      The reason for an action

    • D. 

      The change seen when a drug is administered

  • 25. 
    What is the best description for the term febrile?
    • A. 

      Mental incompetence

    • B. 

      Having a fever

    • C. 

      Pregnant

    • D. 

      Having clogged sinuses

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