Maebl MCQs Quiz!

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MAEBL is a sporozoite attachment protein that engages in specific binding to an infection of the mosquito salivary glands. This quiz has been made to test your knowledge about MAEBL. There is a list of 18 questions. Take your time and answers the questions carefully. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A 30-year-old woman presents to clinic with severe fatigue, Malar rash, joint pain and patches of alopecia on the scalp area. Upon investigation, the Tensilon test is found to be negative. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Myasthesia gravis

    • B. 

      Osteoarthritis

    • C. 

      Rheumatoid arthritis

    • D. 

      Systemic lupus erythematosus

    • E. 

      Pernicious anaemia

  • 2. 
    A 52-year-old man presents to his General Practitioner with pains in both hands. The symptoms began as a tingling sensation which has now developed into a pain which keeps him awake at night. The man describes the overall sensation as a feeling of ‘uselessness' in his fingers and he says though there is no swelling they feel swollen. What nerve has been compressed?
    • A. 

      Axillary nerve

    • B. 

      Median nerve

    • C. 

      Musculocutaneous nerve

    • D. 

      Ulnar nerve

    • E. 

      Radial nerve

  • 3. 
    Peter is sitting still reading a book. His respiration rate is 12/min. He has been sitting still for some time. Which muscles are involved in inspiration as Peter breathes?
    • A. 

      Diaphragm and external intercostals

    • B. 

      Diaphragm and sternocleidomastoid

    • C. 

      External intercostals and scalenes

    • D. 

      Internal intercostals and diaphragm

    • E. 

      Serratus anterior and external intercostals

  • 4. 
    A 19-year-old woman has been treated for asthma by her General Practitioner for one year with Beclomethasone and Salbutamol. Her symptoms have now worsened and she complains of a heavy cough at night which prevents her from sleeping. The General Practitioner decides to step up her therapy. What is the most appropriate drug treatment to reduce the patient's symptoms?
    • A. 

      Fluticasone

    • B. 

      Prednisalone

    • C. 

      Salmeterol

    • D. 

      Terbutaline

    • E. 

      Zileuton

  • 5. 
    An elderly gentleman who is a non-smoker begins to develop a stooped posture, a resting tremor, and serpentine stare. The man is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease by his General Practitioner. With what neurological change is the development of this disease most clearly associated?
    • A. 

      A reduction of neurotransmitter dopamine in pars compacta of the substantia nigra

    • B. 

      A reduction of neurotransmitter dopamine in pars reticulate of the substantia nigra

    • C. 

      A degeneration of neurones in the subthalmus

    • D. 

      A reduction in the neurotransmitter dopamine in the lentiform nucleus

    • E. 

      A reduction of neurotransmitter Acetylcholine in the pars reticulate of the substantia nigra

  • 6. 
    A 40-year-old woman presents to her General Practitioner complaining of lack of sleep and a decreased desire for life. The doctor diagnoses her with unipolar depression. What is the most appropriate drug treatment?
    • A. 

      Benzodiazepines

    • B. 

      Beta blockers

    • C. 

      Non steroidal anti-inflammatory

    • D. 

      Opioids

    • E. 

      Serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors

  • 7. 
    A 35-year-old woman presents with epigastric pain and ‘burning' indigestion. She is currently taking over-the-counter aspirin in an attempt to relieve the pain but it is only making it worse. On endoscopic investigation, a duodenal ulcer is diagnosed and Helicobacter Pylori is strongly suspected or the cause. Triple therapy with Amoxicillin, Omeprazole and what another drug should be prescribed?
    • A. 

      Bismuth

    • B. 

      Clairithromycin

    • C. 

      H2 blockers

    • D. 

      Metranidazole

    • E. 

      Tetracycline

  • 8. 
    A 73-year-old man presents to his General Practitioner's surgery with symptoms of intermittent constipation and blood in his faeces. He also complains of noticeable weight loss. Upon referral, for a colonoscopy, a diffuse polypoid ulcerating mass is discovered in the upper half of the sigmoid colon. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Appendicitis

    • B. 

      Colorectal cancer

    • C. 

      Diverticulitis

    • D. 

      Inguinal hernia

    • E. 

      Ulcerating collitis

  • 9. 
    A young woman presents to her General Practitioner as she has become increasingly worried about her ‘swollen neck'. Haematological examination reveals elevated thyroxine (T4) levels but a below normal thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level. What further symptoms is the patient most likely to reveal?
    • A. 

      Black tarry stools

    • B. 

      Blood in stool

    • C. 

      Constipation

    • D. 

      Diarrhoea

    • E. 

      Painful stools

  • 10. 
    An 80-year-old man presents to his General Practitioner with difficulty passing urine and incontinence. He describes that the incontinence has become an increasingly embarrassing problem. A benign enlargement of the prostate gland is suspected. What is the most appropriate diagnostic investigation to undertake?
    • A. 

      Digital rectal examination

    • B. 

      Endoscopy of the lower urinary tract

    • C. 

      Serum prostate – specific antigen (PSA) measurement

    • D. 

      Transrectal ultrasound

    • E. 

      Urine flow measurement

  • 11. 
    A pathologist's report from a liver biopsy states ‘ … significant piecemeal necrosis and a large number of councilman bodies present and a high degree of portal tract infiltration. Portal tract fibrosis is prominent'. As a short term solution, what type of feeding tube would be most appropriate?
    • A. 

      Jejunostomy

    • B. 

      Nasogastric tube

    • C. 

      Nasojejunal tube

    • D. 

      Oesophagostomy

    • E. 

      Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

  • 12. 
    A 23-year-old woman complains to her General Practitioner of constant general fatigue, which has been going on for two months. She complains also of heavy periods, occasional palpitations and breathlessness. Her friends have frequently commented that she looks rather pale. Blood tests reveal Mean capsular volume 70 fL (normal range = 80-96 fL), haemoglobin count 7.0 g/dL (11.5-16.15 g/dL). What is the most likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Acute blood loss

    • B. 

      Iron deficiency

    • C. 

      Polycythaemia

    • D. 

      Sickle cell anaemia

    • E. 

      Thalassaemia

  • 13. 
    A 16-year-old girl presents is brought by ambulance to the Accident and Emergency Department. The girl was shopping in a department store and stopped to sample a new perfume. Her friend reports that at this point she began coughing continuously and was seen to struggle to gasp for air. The paramedics inform you that she has a pulse rate of 120/min, and has been given oxygen by face mask. The girl is so far unable to complete a sentence. In the hospital arterial blood gas analysis reveals PaO2 60 mmHg, PaCO2 32 mmHg, and pH 7.47. Her peak expiratory flow rate is 40% of the predicted best. What is the most appropriate immediate management?
    • A. 

      Inhaled beclamethasone

    • B. 

      Intravenous magnesium sulphate

    • C. 

      Nebulised salbutamol

    • D. 

      Oral ipratropium

    • E. 

      Take an anterior-posterior chest X-ray

  • 14. 
    A 24-year-old woman attends her General Practitioner as she is worried about a lump on her left breast which she discovered a week ago. She had ovarian cancer two years ago and her mother died of bilateral breast cancer at the age of 45. On examination, the lump is approximately 1cm in diameter and is firm and not mobile. What is the most likely cause of the lump on her breast?
    • A. 

      Benign cyst

    • B. 

      Carcinoma of the breast due to BRCA1 mutation

    • C. 

      Carcinoma of the breast due to BRCA2 mutation

    • D. 

      Carcinoma of the breast due to sporadic mutation

    • E. 

      Fat necrosis

  • 15. 
    A 36-year-old man attends his General Practitioner's surgery complaining of “chesty coughs” for the past three days. Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is isolated from the sputum he produces. Which antibacterial treatment should be prescribed?
    • A. 

      Cefalaxin

    • B. 

      Cefixime

    • C. 

      Ceflacar

    • D. 

      Ceftazidime

    • E. 

      Cefuroxime

  • 16. 
    A 4-week old boy is brought to the General Practitioner accompanied by his mother. His mother is concerned about her child's progress and describes that he has an apparently healthy appetite but there has been no obvious gain in weight. After taking a full history, it transpires that the infant is coughing a lot, and his stools are pale, fatty and foul-smelling. His chest, on examination, sounds wheezy. A sweat-test indicates elevated sodium, potassium and chloride ion levels. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Asthma

    • B. 

      Coeliac Disease

    • C. 

      Crohn's Disease

    • D. 

      Cystic Fibrosis

    • E. 

      Marfan's Syndrome

  • 17. 
    A 60-year-old man presents to his General Practitioner complaining of increasing bouts of breathlessness, especially after mild exercise. His wife has insisted that he attend after noting that his symptoms are beginning to affect his normal routine. He is a smoker and is clinically obese. Lung function tests are ordered. Spirometry indicates a reduced FEV1/FVC ratio, and blood gases are normal. What is the most likely diagnosis?
    • A. 

      Asthma

    • B. 

      COPD

    • C. 

      Hypercapnia leading to respiratory alkalosis

    • D. 

      Hypoxia leading to respiratory acidosis

    • E. 

      Pulmonary oedema

  • 18. 
    A 19-year-old girl presents to her General Practitioner after being advised to seek advice by her university tutor who has recently described her as “mentally unstable”. On questioning the girl alludes to an incident during which she was attacked by two men. She was walking along a dark alley alone one night it seems and one of the attackers attempted to rape her. She managed to escape with minor cuts to her hands and face. Although her physical wounds were quick to heal, she now faces some psychological problems. There is no family history of mental illness. What further symptom would most strongly suggest that the traumatic event was very recent?
    • A. 

      Avoidance of all aspects related to the traumatic event

    • B. 

      Dissociative symptoms

    • C. 

      Hypervigillance in search for danger

    • D. 

      Numbness of responsiveness to emotional events

    • E. 

      Re-experiencing of the traumatic event