Nctmb Test Prep

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NCBTMB Quizzes & Trivia

A short review quiz to help prepare for the NCBTMB/MBLEx


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  • 1. 
    What is the term for fluid that lubricates joints?
    • A. 

      Lymph

    • B. 

      Plasma

    • C. 

      Serous

    • D. 

      Synovial

  • 2. 
    When massaging a client, the mssage/bodywork practitioner notices a rapid respiratory rate and a rapid heart rate, The client is MOST likely in a state of ____________?
    • A. 

      Anxiety

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Fatigue

    • D. 

      Happiness

  • 3. 
    The earliest symptom of osteoarthritis is _______?
    • A. 

      Pain usually worse with exercise

    • B. 

      Radiating heat

    • C. 

      Shooting muscular pain

    • D. 

      Tingling in extremities

  • 4. 
    When massaging a large area of the body, the practicioner should _____?
    • A. 

      Brace the shoulders to gain power

    • B. 

      Focus on movement in the wrists for rhythm

    • C. 

      Shift weight from one foot to the other

    • D. 

      Tense the hips to provide a good foundation

  • 5. 
    Which of the following actions BEST assesses a joint or ligament without muscle contraction?
    • A. 

      Active range of motion

    • B. 

      Assisted movement

    • C. 

      Passive range of motion

    • D. 

      Resisted movement

  • 6. 
    Which of the following skin conditions is contagious?
    • A. 

      Acne

    • B. 

      Herpes

    • C. 

      Hives

    • D. 

      Psoriasis

  • 7. 
    Net income is defined as ___________?
    • A. 

      Income recieved as cash

    • B. 

      Income recieved as checks

    • C. 

      Total income less expenditures

    • D. 

      Total income recieved

  • 8. 
    Which of the following treatments is an example of allopathic medicine?
    • A. 

      Aromatherapy

    • B. 

      Chemotherapy

    • C. 

      Chiropractic adjustment

    • D. 

      Herban Infusions

  • 9. 
    The function of ligaments is to __________?
    • A. 

      Connect muscle to bone

    • B. 

      Connect muscle to muscle

    • C. 

      Move joints

    • D. 

      Stabilize joints

  • 10. 
    The proximal attachment for the long head of the biceps brachii is at the ___________?
    • A. 

      Coracoid process of the scapula

    • B. 

      Inferior aspect of the glenoid fossa

    • C. 

      Infraspinatus fossa

    • D. 

      Upper rim of the glenoid fossa

  • 11. 
    Injured cartilage takes a long time to heal because it is ________?
    • A. 

      Articular

    • B. 

      Composed of dense tissues

    • C. 

      Difficult to massage

    • D. 

      Poorly vascularized

  • 12. 
    Which of the following diseases primarily affects the lymph nodes and other lymphatic structures?
    • A. 

      Crones

    • B. 

      Hodgkins

    • C. 

      Huntington's

    • D. 

      Parkinsons

  • 13. 
    Which organ is protected by the sternum and vertebral column?
    • A. 

      Heart

    • B. 

      Liver

    • C. 

      Spleen

    • D. 

      Stomach

  • 14. 
    In order to document the client's progress throughout multiple treatments, It is important to __________?
    • A. 

      Have the client fill out a history form before each treatment

    • B. 

      Keep a log of the client's appointments

    • C. 

      Record and maintain S.O.A.P notes

    • D. 

      Verbally check in with the client before each session

  • 15. 
    What type of membrane lines the digestive tract?
    • A. 

      Cutaneous

    • B. 

      Mucous

    • C. 

      Serous

    • D. 

      Synovial

  • 16. 
    The massage/bodywork practitioner's major source of information about the clients medical profile comes from
    • A. 

      History

    • B. 

      Muscle testing

    • C. 

      Observation

    • D. 

      Palpation

  • 17. 
    What are the primary actions of the Teres Major muscle?
    • A. 

      Extension, adduction, medial rotation

    • B. 

      Flexion, abduction, medial rotation

    • C. 

      Flexion, adduction, medial rotation

    • D. 

      Lateral rotation, extension, adduction

  • 18. 
    The effects of post menopaus would include ______?
    • A. 

      Increase in estrogen production

    • B. 

      Increase in progesterone production

    • C. 

      Loss of bone density matrix

    • D. 

      Thickening of the epithelial linings

  • 19. 
    Which of the following treatments is indicated for inflammation within the first twenty four hours?
    • A. 

      Analgesic balm

    • B. 

      Contrast bath

    • C. 

      Ice pack

    • D. 

      Paraffin dip

  • 20. 
    Which of the following appearances BEST describes varicose veins?
    • A. 

      Dry and flaky surrounding tissue

    • B. 

      Knotty appearance under the skin

    • C. 

      Localized edema

    • D. 

      Red and swollen

  • 21. 
    On the way to a massage session, a client is bitten on the ankle by a dog,  The practicioner should _______?
    • A. 

      Avoid any work distal to the knee of the effected ankle

    • B. 

      Cancel the session and suggest the client go to a hospital

    • C. 

      Give the client a band-aid

    • D. 

      Wear gloves for the session

  • 22. 
    Done Rhythmically, what is the effect of passive range of motion?
    • A. 

      Hypoxia in the joint being mobilized

    • B. 

      Relaxation of the nervous system

    • C. 

      Stimulation of the nervous system

    • D. 

      Release of epinephrine

  • 23. 
    What is the average resting ventilation rate for an adult?
    • A. 

      1-10 breaths per minute

    • B. 

      12-18 breaths per minute

    • C. 

      30-60 breaths per minute

    • D. 

      40-50 breaths per minute

  • 24. 
    Applying sustained deep pressure to a small area, followed by a slow release and stretching, is a technique of
    • A. 

      Chakra balancing

    • B. 

      Craniosacral therapy

    • C. 

      Trager approach

    • D. 

      Trigger point therapy

  • 25. 
    A 21-year-old female client comes in for a massage treatment. She is extremely thin, and her hair is dry and brittle. The massage/bodywork practitioner suspects the client has anorexia nervosa. How should the practitioner proceed?
    • A. 

      Bolster carefully and proceed wtih the massage

    • B. 

      Gather more information before proceeding with the massage

    • C. 

      Immediately notify the client's healthgiver

    • D. 

      Refer teh client for psychological counselling instead of performing the massage.