Basic Medical Terminology Test! Trivia Quiz

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Below is a basic medical terminology test? It is perfected for those who want to review what they learned in chapter 1 from their first term in medical school. Do you think you have a great understanding of some of the basic terms you can use? The quiz below is perfect for seeing just how much you know. Do give it a try!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What means the study of?

    • A.

      Ab

    • B.

      Hyper

    • C.

      Lith

    • D.

      Ology

    Correct Answer
    D. Ology
    Explanation
    The word "ology" is a suffix that is commonly used to indicate the study or science of a particular subject. In this case, the correct answer "ology" suggests that the study of something is being referred to. The other options "ab," "hyper," and "lith" do not have any specific meaning related to the study of something.

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  • 2. 

    Laryng means _______ and throat

    Correct Answer
    larynx
    Explanation
    The word "laryng" is a root that refers to the larynx, which is a part of the throat. The correct answer is "larynx" because it is the specific term that relates to the meaning of the root word "laryng" and its association with the throat.

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  • 3. 

    What combing form means nose?

    • A.

      Rhin/o

    • B.

      Gangrene

    • C.

      Humerus

    • D.

      Ulna

    Correct Answer
    A. Rhin/o
    Explanation
    The combining form "rhin/o" refers to the nose. It is commonly used in medical terminology to indicate conditions or procedures related to the nose, such as rhinoplasty (surgery to reshape the nose) or rhinitis (inflammation of the nasal passages). The other options, gangrene, humerus, and ulna, are not related to the nose and therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    What do you use to examine the ear?  Combing form

    Correct Answer
    ot/o
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ot/o" because it is the combining form used to examine the ear.

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  • 5. 

    Whatis another combing form for larynx?

    • A.

      Ot/o

    • B.

      Otolaryngology

    • C.

      Laryng/o

    • D.

      Lithotomy

    Correct Answer
    C. Laryng/o
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "laryng/o". This combing form is used to refer to the larynx, which is the voice box in the throat. It is commonly used in medical terms related to the larynx, such as laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx) or laryngoscopy (examination of the larynx using a scope).

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  • 6. 

    What does lith mean?

    • A.

      Stomy

    • B.

      Stone

    • C.

      Fascia

    • D.

      Muscle fibers

    Correct Answer
    B. Stone
    Explanation
    The word "lith" is derived from the Greek word "lithos" which means stone. Therefore, "lith" in this context refers to stone.

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  • 7. 

    What would you put together to make lithotomy?

    • A.

      Lith / otmoy

    • B.

      Lith/ ectomy

    • C.

      Lith/stomy

    • D.

      Lith/ology

    Correct Answer
    A. Lith / otmoy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lith/otmoy". The term "lithotomy" refers to a surgical procedure involving the removal of a stone or calculus from the body. The word "lith" refers to stone, and "otmoy" is a suffix that means surgical removal. Therefore, combining "lith" with "otmoy" creates the term "lithotomy", which accurately describes the procedure of removing a stone from the body.

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  • 8. 

    What is the combing form for fatty substance?

    • A.

      Algia

    • B.

      Anther

    • C.

      Oma

    • D.

      Ather/o

    Correct Answer
    D. Ather/o
    Explanation
    The combing form for fatty substance is "ather/o". This is because the term "ather/o" is commonly used in medical terminology to refer to fatty deposits or fatty substances, particularly in the context of atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of fatty plaques in the arteries. The other options, "algia", "anther", and "oma", do not relate specifically to fatty substances.

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