MBLEx NCBTMB Practice Test - 2

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  • 1. 
    A disease that has a specific beginning, signs, and symptoms that develop quickly, lasts a short time and then disappears is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Acute disease

    • B. 

      Chronic disease

    • C. 

      Long-term illness

    • D. 

      Short-term illness

  • 2. 
    Origins: ribs 1-9 (lateral to costal cartilage) Insertion: anterior medial border of the scapula Actions: protracts, upwardly rotates, and depresses the scapula Note: one of the "boxer's muscles"
    • A. 

      Trapezius

    • B. 

      Serratus Anterior

    • C. 

      Rhomboids

    • D. 

      Supraspinatus

  • 3. 
    A ductless gland that secretes hormones directly into the bloodstream is which of the following?
    • A. 

      Exocrine Gland

    • B. 

      Apocrine Gland

    • C. 

      Endocrine Gland

    • D. 

      Epocrine Gland

  • 4. 
    What is a synonym for a business license?
    • A. 

      Industrial License

    • B. 

      Work permit

    • C. 

      Retail License

    • D. 

      Occupational License

  • 5. 
    When a client's physical body "remembers" a past traumatic event, these repressed memories may come to the conscious mind through the mechanism of 
    • A. 

      Recidivism

    • B. 

      State Dependent memory

    • C. 

      Reversion

    • D. 

      Dissociation

  • 6. 
    What is a general term for acute or chronic skin inflammation characterized by redness, eruptions, edema, scaling, and itching? 
    • A. 

      Dermabrasion

    • B. 

      Dermatitis

    • C. 

      Cellulitis

    • D. 

      Cutaneous

  • 7. 
    If a person lifts his or her arm into the air and this motion occurs at the shoulder joint, which of the following describes what happens to the hand?
    • A. 

      It exhibits true movement.

    • B. 

      It does not change its position or location (or both) in space at all.

    • C. 

      It "goes along for the ride".

    • D. 

      None of these choices is correct.

  • 8. 
    Origin: inferior border of the rib (above) Insertion: superior border of rib (below) Actions: elevates the rib cage during inhalation, maintains intercostal spaces
    • A. 

      External intercostals

    • B. 

      Diaphragm

    • C. 

      Pectoralis major

    • D. 

      Internal intercostals

  • 9. 
    What is the name for external application of heat for therapeutic purposes?
    • A. 

      Cryotherapy

    • B. 

      Thermotherapy

    • C. 

      Heliotherapy

    • D. 

      Balneotherapy

  • 10. 
    Unintentional physical or emotional harm sustained by the client resulting from lack of knowledge or insensitivity on the therapist's behalf is
    • A. 

      Right of refusal

    • B. 

      Client Neglect

    • C. 

      Coutertransference

    • D. 

      Client abuse

  • 11. 
    For the distal attachment of a muscle to move more efficiently, the proximal attachment must
    • A. 

      Move freely

    • B. 

      Be fixed

    • C. 

      Become hypermobile

    • D. 

      All the above choices are true.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT indicated for massage?
    • A. 

      Apnea

    • B. 

      Hemophilia

    • C. 

      Lordosis

    • D. 

      Jaundice

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is a skin-scraping technique to help expel excess heat or remove energy stagnation?
    • A. 

      Cupping

    • B. 

      Moxibustion

    • C. 

      Gua-Sha

    • D. 

      Tai Ji

  • 14. 
    What is the concept of energy called in Japanese?
    • A. 

      Ki

    • B. 

      Chi

    • C. 

      Prana

    • D. 

      Ether

  • 15. 
    What is a reflexive impulse that causes the affected muscle or adjacent muscle to fire spontaneously?
    • A. 

      Jump sign

    • B. 

      Referred pain phenomena

    • C. 

      Reflexive response

    • D. 

      Local twitch response

  • 16. 
    A list of guiding principles by which members of an organization conduct their day-to-day responsibilities within their scope of practice is called
    • A. 

      Code of ethics

    • B. 

      Rules and regulations

    • C. 

      Standards of practice

    • D. 

      Therapist's rights and responsibilities

  • 17. 
    Who is regarded as the Father of Hydrotherapy?
    • A. 

      Per Ling

    • B. 

      Father Sebastian Kneipp

    • C. 

      Hippocrates

    • D. 

      Jeffery Epsom

  • 18. 
    Origin: infraspinous fossa of the scapula Insertion: greater tubercle of the humerus Action: laterally rotates the shoulder
    • A. 

      Teres minor

    • B. 

      Subscapularis

    • C. 

      Infraspinatus

    • D. 

      Coracobrachialis

  • 19. 
    What is a synonym for malpractice insurance?
    • A. 

      Business activity

    • B. 

      Professional liability

    • C. 

      Disability

    • D. 

      Term life

  • 20. 
    During massage, respiration is affected how and by what mechanism?
    • A. 

      Increased by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system

    • B. 

      Decreased by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system

    • C. 

      Increased by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system

    • D. 

      Decreased by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system

  • 21. 
    Which one of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Antagonists always eccentrically contract.

    • B. 

      Antagonists always shorten.

    • C. 

      Antagonists always lengthen.

    • D. 

      Antagonists always work against gravity.

  • 22. 
    Postural stabilization muscles tend to be
    • A. 

      Larger and deeper

    • B. 

      Smaller and superficial

    • C. 

      Larger and superficial

    • D. 

      Smaller and deeper

  • 23. 
    A biological agent capable of causing disease is 
    • A. 

      Flagellum

    • B. 

      Carcinogen

    • C. 

      Pathogen

    • D. 

      Ameba

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is a trigger point that is located at musculotendinous junctions?
    • A. 

      Golgi

    • B. 

      Periosteal

    • C. 

      Central

    • D. 

      Attachment

  • 25. 
    Which of the following best describes a state of exhaustion or a loss of strength or endurance such as that felt after strenuous physical activity?
    • A. 

      Muscle weakness

    • B. 

      Muscle fatigue

    • C. 

      Muscle tetany

    • D. 

      Muscle sorbet