Lung Sounds Quiz

7 Questions | Total Attempts: 3449

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Lung Quizzes & Trivia

This is an online quiz that accompanies the Lung Sounds CD Project created by Dr. David Cugell


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In a normal subject, breathing quietly at rest, which phase of breathing has a longer duration?
    • A. 

      Inspiration

    • B. 

      Expiration

  • 2. 
    When listening to the chest of a normal subject which phase of the respiratory cycle is louder?
    • A. 

      Inspiration

    • B. 

      Expiration

  • 3. 
    Fine, high pitch inspiratory crackle sounds usually originate from:
    • A. 

      Air passing through fluid in small (less than 2mm in diameter) airways

    • B. 

      Collapsed small airways that snap open

    • C. 

      Small pleural effusions

    • D. 

      Asthma

  • 4. 
    Lung sounds can be classified as either continuous or discontinuous.Crackles and pleural friction rubs are?
    • A. 

      Continuous

    • B. 

      Discontinuous

  • 5. 
    A complete breath cycle in a healthy person has how many distinct acoustic intervals that should be identified by the examiner?
    • A. 

      Six

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Four

  • 6. 
    In which of these diseases are high pitch, fine, inspiratory crackles likely to be heard??
    • A. 

      Interstitial disease with fibrosis

    • B. 

      Pulmonary edema secondary to heart failure

    • C. 

      Bacterial Pneumonia

    • D. 

      Small pleural effusions

  • 7. 
    What is more important in making a quick assessment of the severity of an asthma attack?
    • A. 

      The breathing pattern (respiratory rate, inspiratory/expiratory duration ratio, use of accessory respiratory muscles).

    • B. 

      The intensity of the wheezing sounds