NCCT Test

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NCCT Quizzes & Trivia

The National Center for Competency Testing is the body mandated to test and certifies practitioners operating in the wide healthcare profession. The NCCT test below will help you prepare and revise for your exams. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Right and wrong conduct is known as  
    • A. 

      Empathy

    • B. 

      Criminal law

    • C. 

      Ethics

    • D. 

      Licensure

  • 2. 
    The most common type of medical tort liability is
    • A. 

      Negligence

    • B. 

      Breach of contract

    • C. 

      Breach of confidence

    • D. 

      Fraud and deceit

  • 3. 
    A person being sued is called the  
    • A. 

      Plaintiff

    • B. 

      Tort

    • C. 

      Defendant

    • D. 

      Criminal law

  • 4. 
    The withdrawal of a physician from the care of a patient without reasonable notice of such discharge from the case by the patient is 
    • A. 

      Contract

    • B. 

      Reasonable care

    • C. 

      Negligence

    • D. 

      Abandonment

  • 5. 
    An unlawful threat or attempt to do bodily injury to another is 
    • A. 

      Litigation

    • B. 

      Assault

    • C. 

      Crime

    • D. 

      Libel

  • 6. 
    The health worker is protected by law if it can be determined that he or she acted reasonable as compared with fellow workers. This is called 
    • A. 

      Respondeat superior

    • B. 

      Reasonable care

    • C. 

      Duty of care

    • D. 

      Statute

  • 7. 
    Negligence by a professional person is called 
    • A. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • B. 

      Slander

    • C. 

      Malpractice

    • D. 

      Tort

  • 8. 
    An act that violates criminal law is called 
    • A. 

      Defamation

    • B. 

      Crime

    • C. 

      Libel

    • D. 

      Slander

  • 9. 
    The breaking of a law, promise, or duty is called 
    • A. 

      Statute

    • B. 

      Breach

    • C. 

      Consent

    • D. 

      Incompetent

  • 10. 
    The ability to see things from another person's point of view is 
    • A. 

      Consent

    • B. 

      Respondeat superior

    • C. 

      Empathy

    • D. 

      Ethics

  • 11. 
    The time established for filing law suits is  
    • A. 

      Civil law

    • B. 

      Statute of limitations

    • C. 

      Contract

    • D. 

      No correct answer

  • 12. 
    A writ that commands a witness to appear at a trial or other proceeding and to give testimony is a(n)  
    • A. 

      Habeas corpus

    • B. 

      Tort of appearance

    • C. 

      Subpeona

    • D. 

      Tort et a travers

  • 13. 
    A wrong committed against another person or the person's property is a 
    • A. 

      Defamation

    • B. 

      Libel

    • C. 

      Tort

    • D. 

      Plaintiff

  • 14. 
    Holding or detaining a person against his will is 
    • A. 

      False imprisonment

    • B. 

      Crime

    • C. 

      Incompetent

    • D. 

      Duty of care

  • 15. 
    A violation of a person's right not to have his or her name, photograph, or private affairs exposed of made public without giving consent is  
    • A. 

      False imprisonment

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Invasion of privacy

    • D. 

      Statute

  • 16. 
    A major crime for which greater punishment is imposed other than a misdemeanor is 
    • A. 

      Licensure

    • B. 

      Civil law

    • C. 

      Tort

    • D. 

      Felony

  • 17. 
     One who institutes a lawsuit is
    • A. 

      Defendant

    • B. 

      Plaintiff

    • C. 

      Litigation

    • D. 

      Respondeat superior

  • 18. 
    A legal statement of how an individual's property is to be distributed after death is  
    • A. 

      Contract

    • B. 

      Tort

    • C. 

      Will

    • D. 

      Judgment

  • 19. 
    information given by a patient to medical personnel which cannot be disclosed without consent of the person who gave it is
    • A. 

      Duty of care

    • B. 

      Respondeat superior

    • C. 

      Judgment

    • D. 

      Privileged communication

  • 20. 
    A rule of conduct made by a government body is 
    • A. 

      Tort

    • B. 

      Law

    • C. 

      Will

    • D. 

      Contract

  • 21. 
    Failure to do something that a reasonable person would do under ordinary circumstances that ends up causing harm to another person or a person's property is 
    • A. 

      Malpractice

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Slander

    • D. 

      Defamation

  • 22. 
    Permission granted by a person voluntarily and in his right mind is 
    • A. 

      Consent

    • B. 

      Litigation

    • C. 

      Breach

    • D. 

      Duty of care

  • 23. 
    Injuring the name and reputation of another person by making false statements to a third person is 
    • A. 

      Empathy

    • B. 

      Negligence

    • C. 

      Defamation

    • D. 

      Ethics

  • 24. 
    An agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of some definite thing is 
    • A. 

      Contract

    • B. 

      Litigation

    • C. 

      Statute

    • D. 

      Felony

  • 25. 
    Lack of physical or mental fitness is known as 
    • A. 

      Breach of duty

    • B. 

      Abandonment

    • C. 

      Competence

    • D. 

      Incompetence

  • 26. 
    The final decision of a court in an action or suit is 
    • A. 

      Consent

    • B. 

      Contract

    • C. 

      Judgment

    • D. 

      Licensure

  • 27. 
    Responsibility of an employer for the acts of an employee is  
    • A. 

      Libel

    • B. 

      Malpractice

    • C. 

      Respondeat superior

    • D. 

      Civil law

  • 28. 
    A Latin term signifying that a person is not of sound mind is 
    • A. 

      Res gestae

    • B. 

      Non compos mentis

    • C. 

      Red judicata

    • D. 

      Tecum

  • 29. 
     A person who is no longer under the care, custody, or supervision or a parent is called a(n) 
    • A. 

      Emancipated minor

    • B. 

      Plaintiff

    • C. 

      Defendant

    • D. 

      Tort

  • 30. 
    An impartial panel established to listen to and investigate patient's complaints about medical care or excessive fees is called a ________ committee 
    • A. 

      Medical ethics

    • B. 

      Medical grievance

    • C. 

      Civil law

    • D. 

      No correct answer