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SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR THE MBLEX AND NCBTMB LICENSURE EXAMS.


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  • 1. 
    Some cases of lordosis or lower back pain are related to weakness in which muscle  
    • A. 

      Serratus anterior

    • B. 

      Rectus abdominis

    • C. 

      Iliopsoas

    • D. 

      Erector spinae

  • 2. 
    Which form of hydrotherapy reduces inflammation  
    • A. 

      Cold packs

    • B. 

      Hot packs

    • C. 

      Contrast bath

    • D. 

      Steam bath

  • 3. 
    What is an autoimmune disorder in which myelin sheaths in the central nervous system are progressively destroyed 
    • A. 

      Trigeminal neuralgia

    • B. 

      Myasthenia gravis

    • C. 

      Multiple sclerosis

    • D. 

      Alzheimer disease

  • 4. 
    The mastoid process is located on which skull bone  
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Frontal

    • C. 

      Sphenoid

    • D. 

      Temporal

  • 5. 
    A muscle is inhibited by contraction of its antagonist. This is an example of 
    • A. 

      Reciprocal inhibition

    • B. 

      Active resisted range of motion

    • C. 

      Law of facilitation

    • D. 

      Hilton’s Law of Bilateral Symmetry

  • 6. 
    To reduce physical strain when performing massage, the therapist should keep his or her knees slighty
    • A. 

      Inverted

    • B. 

      Rotated

    • C. 

      Flexed

    • D. 

      Extended

  • 7. 
    Which structure lies between the stomach and small intestine 
    • A. 

      Pyloric sphincter

    • B. 

      Sphincter of Oddi

    • C. 

      Lower esophageal sphincter

    • D. 

      Ileocecal sphincter

  • 8. 
    Which of the following refers to information gained from the client's perception 
    • A. 

      Statistical data

    • B. 

      Objective data

    • C. 

      Subjective data

    • D. 

      Pertinent data

  • 9. 
    Which of the follow best describes a restriction of motion at the end of passive joint mobilization or stretching 
    • A. 

      Crepitus

    • B. 

      End-feel

    • C. 

      Turgor

    • D. 

      Fulling

  • 10. 
    Which muscle would MOST likely be involved in adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder 
    • A. 

      Rhomboids

    • B. 

      Trapezius

    • C. 

      Subscapularis

    • D. 

      Pectoralis major

  • 11. 
    The term costal refers to the 
    • A. 

      Vertebrae

    • B. 

      Sternum

    • C. 

      Great toe

    • D. 

      Ribs

  • 12. 
    Lifting soft tissues vertically, then compressing and releasing them using rhythmic alternating pressures best describe which massage technique 
    • A. 

      Vibration or shaking movements

    • B. 

      Pétrissage/kneading

    • C. 

      Tapotement/percussion

    • D. 

      Effleurage/gliding

  • 13. 
    Which of the following conditions is indicated for massage
    • A. 

      Acute inflammation

    • B. 

      Fever

    • C. 

      Fibromyalgia

    • D. 

      Abnormal lumps

  • 14. 
    What signed document gives the therapist permission to release client information 
    • A. 

      Release form

    • B. 

      Confidentiality form

    • C. 

      Consent form

    • D. 

      Intake form

  • 15. 
    Which of the following represents the meningeal layers from superficial to deep 
    • A. 

      Dura mater – pia mater – arachnoid

    • B. 

      Pia mater – dura mater – arachnoid

    • C. 

      Dura mater – arachnoid – pia mater

    • D. 

      Pia mater – arachnoid – dura mater

  • 16. 
    Which receptor is responsible for detecting deep pressure 
    • A. 

      Meissner corpuscles

    • B. 

      Krause bulbs

    • C. 

      Pacinian corpuscles

    • D. 

      Pressure spindles

  • 17. 
    If an independent contractor is compensated by a salon for massage services, what tax document does the salon provide the contractor annually 
    • A. 

      1099

    • B. 

      W-2

    • C. 

      1040

    • D. 

      W-4

  • 18. 
    Crepitus can be detected by what means
    • A. 

      Observation

    • B. 

      Palpation

    • C. 

      Listening

    • D. 

      Range of motion

  • 19. 
    What best describes the initial response of blood vessels during ice application 
    • A. 

      Vasoactive

    • B. 

      Vasodilation

    • C. 

      Vasoconstriction

    • D. 

      Vasogenic

  • 20. 
    Thixotropism describes 
    • A. 

      Diseases marked by stages of exacerbation and remission

    • B. 

      The acute and subacute phases of injury or trauma

    • C. 

      Fascia's ability to change from a more solid to a more gelatinous state and back

    • D. 

      Latent trigger points that become active trigger points by overstimulation of nerves

  • 21. 
    Which of the following is a term used to describe motor nerves 
    • A. 

      Afferent

    • B. 

      Receptor

    • C. 

      Efferent

    • D. 

      Sensory

  • 22. 
    Which term is used to describe decubitus ulcers 
    • A. 

      Bedsores

    • B. 

      Herpes whitlow

    • C. 

      Plantar warts

    • D. 

      Athlete's foot

  • 23. 
    Which muscle is antagonist to gastrocnemius 
    • A. 

      Tibialis anterior

    • B. 

      Biceps femoris

    • C. 

      Plantaris

    • D. 

      Soleus

  • 24. 
    What is the accounting term for monies owed to you or your business 
    • A. 

      Depreciation

    • B. 

      Accounts payable

    • C. 

      Equity

    • D. 

      Accounts receivable

  • 25. 
    Cervical acceleration/deceleration injury is also known as 
    • A. 

      Whiplash

    • B. 

      Migraine

    • C. 

      Sciatic

    • D. 

      Tetanus

  • 26. 
    What is the medial clavicular joint called 
    • A. 

      Sternocostal joint

    • B. 

      Costochondral joint

    • C. 

      Acromioclavicular joint

    • D. 

      Sternoclavicular joint

  • 27. 
    Lifting soft tissues vertically, then compressing and releasing them using rhythmic alternating pressures best describe which massage technique 
    • A. 

      Vibration or shaking movements

    • B. 

      Effleurage/gliding

    • C. 

      Pétrissage/kneading

    • D. 

      Tapotement/percussion

  • 28. 
    What is another name for the zygomatic arch 
    • A. 

      Cheekbone

    • B. 

      Forehead

    • C. 

      Chin

    • D. 

      Jaw

  • 29. 
    Which of the following best describes and increase in localized blood flow 
    • A. 

      Polyuria

    • B. 

      Hyperemia

    • C. 

      Hematuria

    • D. 

      Ischemia

  • 30. 
    Which of the following joints moves in only one plane 
    • A. 

      Saddle

    • B. 

      Ellipsoid

    • C. 

      Ball and socket

    • D. 

      Hinge

  • 31. 
    Bell palsy involves which cranial nerve 
    • A. 

      V

    • B. 

      X

    • C. 

      VII

    • D. 

      I

  • 32. 
    Proper body mechanics are important to prevent injury to the therapist. Which of the following demonstrates good body mechanics
    • A. 

      Knees flexed while shifting weight between the feet

    • B. 

      Majority of weight on the right foot

    • C. 

      Knees locked with back straight

    • D. 

      Feet close together and bent at the waist

  • 33. 
    A client comes into your office and states that he is HIV positive. Which of the following is part of your treatment plan 
    • A. 

      Adjust the massage to his vitality and stamina and avoid any open sores

    • B. 

      Massage is contraindicated.

    • C. 

      Proceed with the massage while avoiding wearing disposable gloves

    • D. 

      Obtain medical clearance, then use vibration over the sternum to stimulate the thymus

  • 34. 
    A person who habitually smokes cigarettes is more likely than a nonsmoker to develop which of the following 
    • A. 

      Pleurisy

    • B. 

      Emphysema

    • C. 

      Pleurisy

    • D. 

      Tuberculosis

  • 35. 
    When a person is raised up on his toes, the ankle is in what position 
    • A. 

      Dorsiflexion

    • B. 

      Inversion

    • C. 

      Plantar flexion

    • D. 

      Eversion

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is a fibrous protein that helps to protect and waterproof the skin 
    • A. 

      Melanin

    • B. 

      Carotene

    • C. 

      Sebum

    • D. 

      Keratin

  • 37. 
    Which muscle is located directly inferior to the scapular spine 
    • A. 

      Subscapularis

    • B. 

      Infraspinatus

    • C. 

      Supraspinatus

    • D. 

      Teres minor

  • 38. 
    A hinge joint is capable of making which of the following movements 
    • A. 

      Inversion and eversion

    • B. 

      Adduction and abduction

    • C. 

      Flexion and extension

    • D. 

      Pronation and supination

  • 39. 
    Why should you avoid scented massage lubricants 
    • A. 

      Client may have allergies or scent sensitivities

    • B. 

      They are cost-prohibitive

    • C. 

      They often stain linens

    • D. 

      They may interfere with releasing energy blocks

  • 40. 
     A client approaches you at a social function and asks about another one of your clients’ progress with treatment. This conflicts directly with which code of ethics principle 
    • A. 

      Networking

    • B. 

      Dual relationships

    • C. 

      Confidentiality

    • D. 

      Networking

  • 41. 
    If a client has pain in the acromial region, which joint is most likely involved 
    • A. 

      Knee

    • B. 

      Hip

    • C. 

      Elbow

    • D. 

      Shoulder

  • 42. 
    If you come across an unconscious adult, what should you do first  
    • A. 

      Try to rouse the person to consciousness

    • B. 

      Clear the person’s airway by tilting the head back

    • C. 

      Try to locate a pulse in the person’s throat

    • D. 

      Call emergency services immediately

  • 43. 
    What percentage of income from bartered goods or services is reportable to the Internal Revenue Service 
    • A. 

      None is reportable

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      75%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 44. 
    Which muscles are parts of the rotator cuff 
    • A. 

      Teres minor, subscapularis, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus

    • B. 

      Supraspinatus, infraspinatus, pectoralis minor, and subscapularis

    • C. 

      Infraspinatus, subscapularis, teres major, and subclavius

    • D. 

      Subclavius, infraspinatus, teres major, and supraspinatus

  • 45. 
    When calling Emergency Medical Services (EMS: 911), what is the most valuable information given to the dispatcher 
    • A. 

      Time and place of the accident

    • B. 

      If police are needed with the emergency

    • C. 

      What the emergency is and where it happened

    • D. 

      Your name and your credentials

  • 46. 
    What muscle is a synergist to the iliopsoas 
    • A. 

      Rectus femoris

    • B. 

      Semitendinosus

    • C. 

      Piriformis

    • D. 

      Gluteus maximus

  • 47. 
    What are trigger points 
    • A. 

      Gap between two nerves where information is transmitted

    • B. 

      Junction between a muscle and a tendon that is hypermobile

    • C. 

      Localized areas of hyperirritability that, when pressed, may refer pain

    • D. 

      Areas of numbness brought on by neuropathy

  • 48. 
    What type of insurance protects the therapist if he or she injures a client during a procedure 
    • A. 

      Workman's compensation insurance

    • B. 

      Health and wellness insurance

    • C. 

      Disability insurance

    • D. 

      Professional liability insurance

  • 49. 
    What is the most common cause of chronic bronchitis 
    • A. 

      Family history

    • B. 

      Alcohol overconsumption

    • C. 

      Mineral deficiency

    • D. 

      Cigarette smoking

  • 50. 
    A coronal plane 
    • A. 

      Could pass through both ears

    • B. 

      Lies parallel to the midsagittal plane

    • C. 

      Could pass through the nose and spine

    • D. 

      Lies in the horizontal plane