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

  • 26. 
    Considered a light effleurage, this massage stroke is feather-light finger tracing over the skin with the direction of movement always down the body.
    • A. 

      Friction

    • B. 

      Trager

    • C. 

      Nerve stroke

    • D. 

      Petrissage

  • 27. 
    Active movements performed by the client while the therapist assist throughout the range of motion or stretch are called
    • A. 

      Active assisted movements

    • B. 

      Active resisted movements

    • C. 

      Passive movements

    • D. 

      Active movements

  • 28. 
    When a person is in a horizontal position while lying face downward, this position is called
    • A. 

      Prone

    • B. 

      Fowler's

    • C. 

      Trendelenburg

    • D. 

      Supine

  • 29. 
    The ancient "center of gravity" located an inch or two below and behind the navel is called
    • A. 

      Dan tien

    • B. 

      Tsubo center

    • C. 

      Third eye

    • D. 

      Chakra

  • 30. 
    Which of the following is locally indicated for massage?
    • A. 

      Gastritis

    • B. 

      Bunion

    • C. 

      Colitis

    • D. 

      Wart

  • 31. 
    What is the concept of energy called in India?
    • A. 

      Ki

    • B. 

      Chi

    • C. 

      Prana

    • D. 

      Ether

  • 32. 
    Which of the three doshas is made up of the elements fire and water?
    • A. 

      Vata

    • B. 

      Pitta

    • C. 

      Kapha

    • D. 

      Prana

  • 33. 
    Blood pressure generally decreases during massage because
    • A. 

      The heart pumps less blood

    • B. 

      Venous flow is impeded

    • C. 

      Vasoconstriction occurs in blood vessels

    • D. 

      Vasodilation occurs in the blood vessels

  • 34. 
    In what order are the following sensations felt by most clients during cold applications?
    • A. 

      Coldness, burning, stinging or aching, numbness

    • B. 

      Burning, stinging or aching, coldness, numbness

    • C. 

      Coldness, numbness, stinging or aching, burning

    • D. 

      Numbness, coldness, burning, stinging or aching

  • 35. 
    Which of the following best describes petrissage?
    • A. 

      Rubbing one surface over another; skin over skin or skin over underlying structures

    • B. 

      Cycles of rhythmic lifting, squeezing, and releasing of tissue, working parallel to the muscle fibers

    • C. 

      Rapid shaking, quivering, trembling or rocking movements

    • D. 

      Gliding movements that are repeated and follow the contour of the body

  • 36. 
    A client has a sprain of the calcaneofibular ligament.  It is a grade two sprain in the subacute healing phase.  The main injury force was tension.  Which of the following is contraindicated?
    • A. 

      Lymphatic drain to manage edema

    • B. 

      Manage protective spasm

    • C. 

      Invert the foot and stretch

    • D. 

      Gentle range of motion in the midrange

  • 37. 
    By which week in pregnant women can the hormone production of relaxin be sufficient to produce ligament laxity and affect joint stability?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      24

    • C. 

      32

    • D. 

      38

  • 38. 
    What would be the best self-care treatment plan for a client with acute bursitis in the shoulder?
    • A. 

      Heat with flare-ups

    • B. 

      Isotonic exercise

    • C. 

      Remain active

    • D. 

      Rest from activity and ice

  • 39. 
    During massage application, while kneading the tissue, the massage practitioner notices that the pliability increases.  The client is pleased with the increase in flexibility.  Which of the following best describes this benefit?
    • A. 

      The piezoelectric property of the nervous system

    • B. 

      The interralationship of prana with Qi

    • C. 

      The thixotropic nature of ground substance

    • D. 

      The activation of mast cells

  • 40. 
    Which of the following Japanese bodywork therapies uses pressure on the surface of the skin along energy channels called meridians to regain and maintain a harmonic flow of energy throughout the body/mind/spirit?
    • A. 

      Shiatsu

    • B. 

      Java

    • C. 

      Qigong

    • D. 

      Acupuncture

  • 41. 
    Which of the following chakras corresponds to the element of water?
    • A. 

      Root

    • B. 

      Sacral

    • C. 

      Heart

    • D. 

      Brow

  • 42. 
    Which of the following is indicated for massage?
    • A. 

      Fever

    • B. 

      Measles

    • C. 

      Pericarditis

    • D. 

      Gastritis

  • 43. 
    Which of the following is NOT a guideline for proper body mechanics?
    • A. 

      Stretch

    • B. 

      Lean or Sit correctly

    • C. 

      Lift correctly

    • D. 

      Get in front of your work

  • 44. 
    A very precise and penetrating form of friction, popularized by Dr. James Cyriax of London, in which the direction of movement is across and perpendicular to the pattern of muscle fibers is known as
    • A. 

      Myofascial release

    • B. 

      Cross fiber friction

    • C. 

      British friction

    • D. 

      Rolling

  • 45. 
    Movements applied by the therapist while the client remains relaxed are
    • A. 

      Active movements

    • B. 

      Active resisted movements

    • C. 

      Active assisted movements

    • D. 

      Passive movements

  • 46. 
    What is an injury that begins abruptly, usually has a recognizable cause, and is characterized by severe symptoms such as pain, swelling, tissue damage, and loss of function?
    • A. 

      Chronic

    • B. 

      Latent

    • C. 

      Acute

    • D. 

      Overt

  • 47. 
    The spreading of cancerous cells to other parts of the body is called
    • A. 

      Pathogenic

    • B. 

      Metastasis

    • C. 

      Microbic

    • D. 

      Benign

  • 48. 
    What type of muscle contraction is usually involved with stabilization?
    • A. 

      Concentric

    • B. 

      Eccentric

    • C. 

      Isometric

    • D. 

      Negative

  • 49. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      Antagonists always eccentrically contract.

    • B. 

      Antagonists always shorten.

    • C. 

      Antagonists always lengthen.

    • D. 

      Antagonists always work against gravity.

  • 50. 
    What is the result of a Golgi tendon organ reflex?
    • A. 

      The muscle contracts.

    • B. 

      The muscle relaxes.

    • C. 

      The muscle is facilitated.

    • D. 

      None of these choices is correct.