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Are you up for a clinical skills MCQ quiz? A medical practitioner needs to know how to communicate effectively with a patient and make them at ease even when giving them the worst news. Knowledge of how to handle different patients and their symptoms is a great skill to have. In this quiz, you will get some real-life examples of what you may see at the clinic, and all you need to do is choose the best action for each. Test yourself!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A crossed black circle in the pedigree chart refers to:

    • A.

      Dead female

    • B.

      Diseased female 

    • C.

      Dead diseased male

    • D.

      A+b

    Correct Answer
    D. A+b
    Explanation
    A crossed black circle in a pedigree chart typically represents a deceased individual, regardless of their gender or health status. The "a+b" option suggests that the crossed black circle indicates both a dead female and a dead diseased male.

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  • 2. 

    While examining a patient we start by:

    • A.

      Inspection

    • B.

      Palpation

    • C.

      Percussion

    • D.

      It doesn't matter which do we start by

    Correct Answer
    A. Inspection
    Explanation
    When examining a patient, we start by inspection. This involves visually observing the patient's body and any visible abnormalities or signs of illness. Inspection helps us gather initial information about the patient's overall appearance, skin color, posture, and any visible injuries or abnormalities. It is an essential first step in the examination process as it provides valuable clues that can guide further examination techniques such as palpation and percussion.

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  • 3. 

    All of the following are specific questions we should ask about to identify the patient's pain except

    • A.

      Relieving factors

    • B.

      Severity

    • C.

      Medication

    • D.

      Onset

    Correct Answer
    C. Medication
    Explanation
    To identify a patient's pain, healthcare professionals typically ask specific questions about various aspects. The severity of the pain, the factors that relieve it, and the onset of the pain are crucial pieces of information to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. However, medication is not a question that helps identify the patient's pain. While medication may be a part of the treatment plan, it is not directly related to understanding the nature or characteristics of the pain itself.

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  • 4. 

    Signposting:

    • A.

      Help you move from one section of the consultation to the next

    • B.

      Is a summarization tool

    • C.

      Shows active listening and clarification of what has been said

    • D.

      A+b

    • E.

      All of the following

    Correct Answer
    A. Help you move from one section of the consultation to the next
    Explanation
    Signposting refers to the use of verbal and non-verbal cues that guide the conversation and help the listener understand the structure and flow of the consultation. It aids in transitioning smoothly from one section to another, ensuring a logical progression of ideas and topics. By using signposting, the speaker can provide a roadmap for the listener, making it easier to follow and comprehend the information being conveyed. It also demonstrates active listening and clarification, as the speaker acknowledges and confirms what has been said, promoting effective communication.

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  • 5. 

    A 52 woman came to you and she has lung cancer. In past history you will not ask about:

    • A.

      Duration

    • B.

      Home environment

    • C.

      Chronic diseases

    • D.

      Management of cancer

    Correct Answer
    B. Home environment
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the question is asking about the information that the doctor should not ask about in the patient's past history. The correct answer is "home environment." When assessing a patient with lung cancer, it is important to inquire about the duration of the symptoms, any chronic diseases they may have, and how the cancer has been managed. However, asking about the home environment may not provide any relevant information regarding the patient's past medical history or their lung cancer.

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  • 6. 

    A 69 years old patient approaches you and while you're taking history you asked about whether he smokes or not and he said that he smokes 40 cigarettes a day since the age of 49 before that he 20 cigarettes a day since the age of 19. smoking pack years=

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      70

    • D.

      90

    Correct Answer
    C. 70
    Explanation
    The answer is 70 because smoking pack years is calculated by multiplying the number of packs smoked per day by the number of years the person has smoked. In this case, the patient smoked 40 cigarettes a day for 20 years (age 49 - age 29) and 20 cigarettes a day for 30 years (age 19 - age 49). So the calculation would be (40 cigarettes/day * 20 years) + (20 cigarettes/day * 30 years) = 800 + 600 = 1400 pack years.

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  • 7. 

    A 35-year-old man drinks 3 bottles of 13.5% wine in a week, a bottle of vodka a week, and 3 bottles of Carak ale a day. How many units of alcohol does he drink a week?

    • A.

      42

    • B.

      62

    • C.

      82

    • D.

      102

    Correct Answer
    D. 102
    Explanation
    The man drinks 3 bottles of wine per week, each with 13.5% alcohol content. This means he consumes 3 * 13.5 = 40.5 units of alcohol from wine. He also drinks a bottle of vodka per week, which can be assumed to contain around 40 units of alcohol. Additionally, he consumes 3 bottles of Carak ale per day, but the alcohol content is not provided. Therefore, we cannot calculate the exact amount of alcohol from Carak ale. However, based on the information given, it is reasonable to assume that the man consumes at least 21 units of alcohol from Carak ale per week (3 bottles * 7 days * 1 unit per bottle). Adding up the units from wine, vodka, and Carak ale, the man drinks a minimum of 40.5 + 40 + 21 = 101.5 units of alcohol per week, which can be rounded up to 102 units.

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  • 8. 

    If a patient's respiratory rate is 10 breaths per minute then it is :

    • A.

      Normal

    • B.

      Brady apnea

    • C.

      Tachypnea

    • D.

      Brady cardia

    Correct Answer
    B. Brady apnea
    Explanation
    A respiratory rate of 10 breaths per minute indicates brady apnea. Brady apnea refers to a decreased respiratory rate, which in this case is below the normal range of 12-20 breaths per minute. The term "brady" refers to slow, and "apnea" refers to the absence of breathing. Therefore, a respiratory rate of 10 breaths per minute suggests a slower breathing pattern with periods of apnea.

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  • 9. 

    Which one of these knockoff sounds represents the systolic pressure?

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      3rd

    • D.

      4th

    • E.

      5th

    Correct Answer
    A. 1st
    Explanation
    The first knockoff sound represents the systolic pressure.

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  • 10. 

    One of the following is a cause for changing in respiratory pattern:

    • A.

      Ketoalkalosis

    • B.

      Ketoacidosis

    • C.

      Cancer

    • D.

      Aids

    Correct Answer
    B. Ketoacidosis
    Explanation
    Ketoacidosis is a metabolic condition characterized by high levels of ketones in the blood, which occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin. This leads to the breakdown of fats for energy, resulting in the production of ketones. Ketoacidosis can cause a change in respiratory pattern due to the increased acidity in the blood. The body tries to compensate for the acidosis by increasing the rate and depth of breathing, known as Kussmaul breathing. This helps to eliminate excess carbon dioxide and attempt to restore the acid-base balance in the body.

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  • 11. 

    You shook hands with a patient and you realized that his hands are cold and dry what will your first diagnosis be?

    • A.

      Anxiety

    • B.

      Raynaud's phenomenon 

    • C.

      Acromegaly

    • D.

      Trauma

    Correct Answer
    B. Raynaud's phenomenon 
    Explanation
    If a patient's hands are cold and dry after shaking hands, the first diagnosis that comes to mind is Raynaud's phenomenon. Raynaud's phenomenon is a condition where the blood vessels in the fingers and toes constrict excessively in response to cold temperatures or emotional stress, causing them to turn white or blue and feel cold. This condition can also cause dryness in the skin. Anxiety, acromegaly, and trauma are less likely to cause these specific symptoms.

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  • 12. 

    A patient's facial expression shows apathy with pale and puffy skin your first diagnosis will be:

    • A.

      Hypothyroidism

    • B.

      Hyperthyroidism 

    • C.

      Parkinsonism

    • D.

      Anxiety

    Correct Answer
    A. Hypothyroidism
    Explanation
    The patient's facial expression of apathy, along with pale and puffy skin, suggests a condition called hypothyroidism. This condition occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones, leading to a slowdown in the body's metabolism. Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue, depression, weight gain, and changes in skin appearance. The pale and puffy skin, along with the patient's apathetic facial expression, are consistent with the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

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  • 13. 

    Central cyanosis is seen in:

    • A.

      Hands

    • B.

      Neck

    • C.

      Nose

    • D.

      Tongue

    Correct Answer
    D. Tongue
    Explanation
    Central cyanosis refers to a bluish discoloration of the mucous membranes and skin, indicating a decrease in the oxygen saturation of arterial blood. The tongue is a highly vascularized organ and is easily observed for signs of central cyanosis. It is a reliable indicator of oxygenation status as the deoxygenated blood is easily visible in the tongue's blood vessels. Cyanosis in the hands, neck, and nose may be indicative of peripheral cyanosis, which is caused by decreased blood flow or poor circulation in the extremities. However, central cyanosis is most prominently observed in the tongue.

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  • 14. 

    Which one of these is wrongly matched?

    • A.

      Mousy smell-liver failure

    • B.

      Fishy smell-anemia 

    • C.

      Fruity smell-diabetic ketoacidosis

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Fishy smell-anemia 
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the match between "fishy smell" and "anemia" is incorrect. Anemia is a condition characterized by a decrease in the number or function of red blood cells, which can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. However, a fishy smell is not typically associated with anemia. This suggests that the match between "fishy smell" and "anemia" is wrongly matched.

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  • 15. 

    If the patient's nails are pitting it means he has:

    • A.

      Eczema

    • B.

      Iron deficiency anaemia 

    • C.

      Trauma 

    • D.

      Fungal infection

    Correct Answer
    A. Eczema
    Explanation
    If the patient's nails are pitting, it means he has eczema. Pitting of the nails is a common symptom of eczema, which is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation, itching, and redness. The pitting occurs due to the disruption of nail growth caused by the underlying inflammation in the skin. Iron deficiency anemia, trauma, and fungal infection do not typically cause nail pitting.

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  • 16. 

    The patient's weight is 75 kg and he is 1.50 meters then his body mass will be:

    • A.

      35

    • B.

      70

    • C.

      31.11

    • D.

      46.66

    Correct Answer
    C. 31.11
    Explanation
    The body mass index (BMI) is calculated by dividing the weight of the patient (in kilograms) by the square of their height (in meters). In this case, the patient's weight is 75 kg and their height is 1.50 meters. Calculating the BMI using this information gives us a value of 31.11.

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  • 17. 

    All of the following are dehydration signs except:

    • A.

      Pulse rate and quality <120

    • B.

      Low blood pressure

    • C.

      Sunken eyes

    • D.

      Loss of skin turgor 

    Correct Answer
    A. Pulse rate and quality <120
    Explanation
    Dehydration signs include low blood pressure, sunken eyes, and loss of skin turgor. However, a pulse rate and quality of less than 120 is not a sign of dehydration. This means that even if a person's pulse rate and quality is below 120, it does not necessarily indicate dehydration.

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  • 18. 

    All of the following are things we need to know while examining any lump or swelling except:

    • A.

      Size 

    • B.

      Attachments

    • C.

      Surface and shape

    • D.

      Timing 

    Correct Answer
    D. Timing 
    Explanation
    When examining a lump or swelling, it is important to consider its size, attachments, surface, and shape. However, timing is not a factor that needs to be considered during the examination. The timing of the appearance or development of the lump or swelling is not relevant to the examination process.

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  • 19. 

    When measuring the pressure you inflate the cuff until sounds are not heard then you release pressure, when you inflate the cuff again you inflate with?

    • A.

      10-20

    • B.

      20-30

    • C.

      30-40

    • D.

      40-50

    Correct Answer
    B. 20-30
    Explanation
    When measuring blood pressure, you inflate the cuff until sounds are no longer heard, indicating that the artery is temporarily blocked. Then, you slowly release the pressure to allow blood flow again. When inflating the cuff again, you should inflate it with a pressure range of 20-30. This ensures that the cuff is adequately inflated to accurately measure the blood pressure without causing discomfort or excessive pressure on the artery.

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  • 20. 

    If you have a patient in your clinic complaining from vomiting and diarrhea and you discovered that she has dehydration she will have all of the following except:

    • A.

      Skin turgor

    • B.

      Orthostatic dehydration

    • C.

      Dry skin and mucous membranes

    • D.

      Bradycardia

    Correct Answer
    D. Bradycardia
    Explanation
    When a patient is experiencing vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration is a common consequence. Dehydration is characterized by a lack of body fluids, which can lead to various symptoms. Bradycardia, or a slow heart rate, is not typically associated with dehydration. Instead, it is more commonly seen in conditions such as hypothyroidism or certain heart conditions. Therefore, the patient with dehydration is not expected to have bradycardia.

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