N312 Neuro/ Mental Status

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

This is a basic quiz to test your knowledge on neurological and mental disorders. Enjoy


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a major role of the central nervous system?
    • A. 

      Involuntary control of internal environment

    • B. 

      Personality and strength

    • C. 

      Body control and coordination

    • D. 

      Fight or flight

  • 2. 
    True or False? The parasympathetic system is a fight or flight response.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What is the function of the cerebellum?
    • A. 

      Body control and coordination

    • B. 

      Integration of voluntary movement: posture, balance, coordination

    • C. 

      Involuntary control of internal environment

    • D. 

      Comprehension of written words and symbols

  • 4. 
    Which of the following s/sx are associated with upper motor neuron lesions?
    • A. 

      Muscle spasticity, contractures

    • B. 

      Absent abdominal reflex

    • C. 

      Fasiculations

    • D. 

      Muscle flaccidity, decreased tone

    • E. 

      Hyperreflexia

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      Little of no muscle atrophy

    • B. 

      Paralysis: same side as lesion at and below level of injury

    • C. 

      Decreased to no plantar reflex

    • D. 

      Absent abdominal reflex

    • E. 

      Positive Babinski reflex

  • 6. 
    When should cranial nerves be assessed in the physical examination?
    • A. 

      Peripheral vascular

    • B. 

      Musculoskeletal

    • C. 

      Head and Neck

    • D. 

      Integumentary

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is not a risk factor for acquiring stroke/ CVA
    • A. 

      HTN

    • B. 

      Hyperlipidemia

    • C. 

      Contraceptive use

    • D. 

      Being over 55

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is not a chief complaint for patients with neurological disorders?
    • A. 

      Seizures

    • B. 

      Nausea

    • C. 

      Pain

    • D. 

      Weakness or paresthesia

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the most sensitive indicator of changes in the neurological status of patients with neurological disorders?
    • A. 

      LOC

    • B. 

      Orientation

    • C. 

      Cognitive function

    • D. 

      Coordination

  • 10. 
    Which test is the most effective when testing arousability?
    • A. 

      Testing the patients orientation to person, place, and time

    • B. 

      Pouring ice cold water into the patients ear

    • C. 

      Screaming into the patients left ear for six seconds

    • D. 

      Applying a painful (noxious) stimulus to the nail bed

  • 11. 
    When examining a patients general appearance and behavior—look at:
    • A. 

      Facial expressions and orientation to place

    • B. 

      How they are sitting and facial expressions

    • C. 

      Grooming and orientation to time

    • D. 

      Facial expressions and object identification

  • 12. 
    All of the following are crucial components of the mental status examination EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Thought processes and perceptions; Motor activity integration

    • B. 

      LOC; General Appearance and Behavior

    • C. 

      Language and speech; Cognitive function

    • D. 

      Emotional status; Pain perception

  • 13. 
    Of the following, which one is not one of the functions assessed in the Glasgow Coma Scale.
    • A. 

      Eye opening

    • B. 

      Verbal response

    • C. 

      Motor response

    • D. 

      Pain response

  • 14. 
    When screening a patients sensory perception which techniques would you avoid?
    • A. 

      Check from distal to proximal

    • B. 

      Increase the volume of the patient’s TV

    • C. 

      Map out abnormalities

    • D. 

      Compare sides

    • E. 

      Have the client’s eyes open throughout the tests

  • 15. 
    Pick two tests that you could used on your patient when assessing cerebellar coordination.
    • A. 

      Back bends

    • B. 

      Tandem walking

    • C. 

      Touching toes

    • D. 

      Hopping

  • 16. 
    How do you facilitate a Romberg’s test?
    • A. 

      Client touches finger to nose, finger-finger

    • B. 

      Client stands on one foot, puts arms above head, and does one knee bend

    • C. 

      Client stands with feet together, hands at sides and eyes closed

    • D. 

      Client sits on chair and then tries to stand back up

  • 17. 
    True of false a + Romberg’s test is pathological?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is not a component of the cerebellar examination?
    • A. 

      Coordination

    • B. 

      Motor activity integration

    • C. 

      Balance

    • D. 

      Fine coordination

    • E. 

      Muscle strength

  • 19. 
    Which of the following gait disturbances does not match with their clinical manifestations?
    • A. 

      Spastic hemiparesis: arm flexed, close to side

    • B. 

      Parkinsons’: stooped, hips, knees flexed; short shuffling steps

    • C. 

      Cerebellar ataxia: staggering, unsteady, wide based

    • D. 

      Scissor gait: paralysis of the lower foot

    • E. 

      Steppage gait: feet lifted high, slapped down

  • 20. 
    Out of the following involuntary movements which one doesn't match?
    • A. 

      Fasiculations : visible twitching of muscle bundle

    • B. 

      Chorea : chomping of the teeth

    • C. 

      Athetosis : choreform movement affecting tongue, lips, face

    • D. 

      Tardive dyskensia : slower, twisting, writhing