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.

  • 26. 
    Which of the following describes and infection of the bone?
    • A. 

      Osteamalacia

    • B. 

      Osteomyelitis

    • C. 

      Osteopenia

    • D. 

      Osteoporosis

  • 27. 
    Which of the following terms is defined as an increase in the diameter of the lumen of a blood vessel
    • A. 

      Arteriosclerosis

    • B. 

      Atherosclerosis

    • C. 

      Vasoconstriction

    • D. 

      Vasodilation

  • 28. 
    Which term can be used to describe protraction of the scapulae?
    • A. 

      Abduction

    • B. 

      Adduction

    • C. 

      Downward rotation

    • D. 

      Upward Rotation

  • 29. 
    The art of assessing tissues with the hands in order to note changes in tension and position BEST defines: ___________?
    • A. 

      Articulation

    • B. 

      Delineation

    • C. 

      Paplation

    • D. 

      Sensation

  • 30. 
    When getting off the table from the supine position, which of the following is the BEST action to minimize strain on the neck and back?
    • A. 

      Contract the abdominal muscles while lifting the head and rocking to a sitting position

    • B. 

      Keep neck relaxed while lifting the head and pushing posteriorly ith the elbows

    • C. 

      Lead with the head and help to leverage the body upright with hands on knees and thighs leave back and neck open to strain

    • D. 

      Roll to the side while keeping the neck relaxed, swing legs off the table, and push up with the arms

  • 31. 
    During a massage session, a client tells the practitioner they just took vicoden. The massage practitioner should ____?
    • A. 

      Avoid any abdominal work

    • B. 

      Avoid deep work

    • C. 

      Continue the session

    • D. 

      Stop the session

  • 32. 
    The popliteal fossa is an endangerment site for which structure?
    • A. 

      Basilic vein

    • B. 

      Femoral artery

    • C. 

      Obturator nerve

    • D. 

      Tibial nerve

  • 33. 
    A major principle of holistic health is ___________?
    • A. 

      Each part of the body is a separate entity

    • B. 

      The body has no influence on the emotions

    • C. 

      The mind and body cannot be divided

    • D. 

      The mind is independent from the body

  • 34. 
    During prolonged excessive stress, the body experiences: ___________?
    • A. 

      Increased blood pressure

    • B. 

      Increased peristalsis

    • C. 

      Reduced heart rate

    • D. 

      Reduced respiration rate

  • 35. 
    Which of the following chakras is associated with the color green?
    • A. 

      Crown

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Root

    • D. 

      Solar plexus

  • 36. 
    The income from a gift certificate becomes taxable when the certificate is : _______________
    • A. 

      Donated

    • B. 

      Expired

    • C. 

      Purchased

    • D. 

      Redeemed

  • 37. 
    What is the volume of air inspired or expired during a normal breath called?
    • A. 

      Residual volume

    • B. 

      Tidal volume

    • C. 

      Total lung capacity

    • D. 

      Vital capacity

  • 38. 
    Which of the following chakras is represented by the color red?
    • A. 

      Crown

    • B. 

      Heart

    • C. 

      Root

    • D. 

      Solar Plexus

  • 39. 
    Which of the following muscles is palpable directly inferior to the spine of the scapula?
    • A. 

      Infraspinatus

    • B. 

      Subscapularis

    • C. 

      Suprasinatus

    • D. 

      Teres Minor

  • 40. 
    Which of the following is a biaxial joint?
    • A. 

      Ellipsoid

    • B. 

      Gliding

    • C. 

      Hinge

    • D. 

      Pivot

  • 41. 
    A client who was exposed to repeated domestic violence during childhood may exhibit symptoms of :_________?
    • A. 

      De Quevain's Disease

    • B. 

      Guillian-Barre Syndrome

    • C. 

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

    • D. 

      Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • 42. 
    While replacing clean linen, the pillow case falls to the floor. The mssage/bodywork practitioner SHOULD:________________?
    • A. 

      Find a matching case fo the sheet set

    • B. 

      Place the case in the dirty laundry

    • C. 

      Shake the case out and continue to cover the pillow

    • D. 

      Spray the case with disinfectant

  • 43. 
    If a client experiences pain radiating distally while a practitioner is palpating the piriformis, the practitioner may be putting undue pressure on which of the following nerves?
    • A. 

      Femoral

    • B. 

      Obturator

    • C. 

      Peroneal

    • D. 

      Sciatic

  • 44. 
    A contraction of the arrector pili muscles could indicate that a client is: ___________?
    • A. 

      Cold

    • B. 

      Hungry

    • C. 

      Nauseous

    • D. 

      Sleep deprived

  • 45. 
    What is the common term for myocardial infarction?
    • A. 

      Blood clot

    • B. 

      Dropsy

    • C. 

      Heart attack

    • D. 

      Stroke

  • 46. 
    The chamber of the heart that recieves oxygen-rich blood through the pulonary viens is the: ________________?
    • A. 

      Left Atrium

    • B. 

      Left Bentricle

    • C. 

      Right Atrium

    • D. 

      Right Ventricle

  • 47. 
    How should the massage/bodywork practitioner have a client turn over
    • A. 

      Give instructions to the client, leave the room and return when the client calls out

    • B. 

      Hold the border of the drape at the head of the table and have the client turn over

    • C. 

      Let the client handle turning with the draping and do not interfere

    • D. 

      Lift and hold the border of the draping farthest from the practitioner and ask the client to roll towards the practitioner under the drape

  • 48. 
    Which muscle acts to medially rotate the tibia?
    • A. 

      Gastrocnemius

    • B. 

      Pectineus

    • C. 

      Plantaris

    • D. 

      Popliteus

  • 49. 
    What is the hormone produced by the posterior pituitary gland that helps regulate fluid and electrolyte balance?
    • A. 

      Antidiuretic hormone

    • B. 

      Luteinizing hormone

    • C. 

      Oxytocin

    • D. 

      Serotonin

  • 50. 
    A client who experiences an intense emotional release during a session is asked to breath into his/her abdomen. This style of breathing causes relaxation by activating the:__________________
    • A. 

      Efferent network

    • B. 

      Parasympathetic Nervous System

    • C. 

      Reticular activating system

    • D. 

      Sympathetic nervous system

  • 51. 
    What knee flexor attatches to the fibula
    • A. 

      Biceps Femoris

    • B. 

      Gastrocnemius

    • C. 

      Plantaris

    • D. 

      Semitendinosis

  • 52. 
    When providing massage/bodywork to someone with an end stage terminal illness, the focus is: ___________?
    • A. 

      Injury repair

    • B. 

      Movement performance

    • C. 

      Providing comfort

    • D. 

      Rehabilitation

  • 53. 
    Deep circular friction should be avoided posterior to the medial epicondyle of the humerus in order to prevent compression of which nerve?
    • A. 

      Median

    • B. 

      Musculotcutaneous

    • C. 

      Radial

    • D. 

      Ulnar

  • 54. 
    The purpose of using a lubricant in mssage is to : ____________?
    • A. 

      Avoid uncomfortable friction

    • B. 

      Increase excretion from pores

    • C. 

      Increase pressure

    • D. 

      Kill bacteria

  • 55. 
    The short-term application of cold agents has which of the following immediate effects?
    • A. 

      Increased local production of lymph

    • B. 

      Increased pain and arterial dilation

    • C. 

      Reduced local production of white blood cells

    • D. 

      Reduced pain and vasoconstriction

  • 56. 
    Which of the following actions is performed by the biceps brachii?
    • A. 

      Extension of the arm at the shoulder joint

    • B. 

      External rotation of the arm at the shoulder joint

    • C. 

      Supination of the forearm at the radio-ulnar joints

    • D. 

      Ulnar deviation of the hand at the radio-ulnar joints

  • 57. 
    If a client requests sexual services during a massage session the massage/bodywork practitioner should respond by: _________?
    • A. 

      Avoiding the clients request and moving on

    • B. 

      Negotiating the clients request off-site

    • C. 

      Terminating the session

    • D. 

      Trying to talk the client out of the requested services

  • 58. 
    The chakra's are:_____________?
    • A. 

      Bony landmarks

    • B. 

      Channel pathways

    • C. 

      Energy centers

    • D. 

      Longitudinal currents

  • 59. 
    Which of the following muscles is MOST accible when a client is lying prone with a shoulder abducted to 90 degrees and the forearm hanging freely off the table?
    • A. 

      Biceps Brachii

    • B. 

      Corocobrachialis

    • C. 

      Pectoralis Major

    • D. 

      Triceps Brachii

  • 60. 
    During forceful inspiration, elevation of the sternum is aided by the contraction of which muscles?
    • A. 

      Iliopsoas and middle scalene

    • B. 

      Pectoralis major and transversus abdominis

    • C. 

      Semispinalis capitis and sternohyoid

    • D. 

      Sternocleidomastoid and scalenes

  • 61. 
    Which of the following activities is BEST in helping to maintain bone mass?
    • A. 

      Elliptical trainers

    • B. 

      Weight-bearing exercise

    • C. 

      Yoga

    • D. 

      Sauna

  • 62. 
    Which of the following muscles flexes,abducts and laterally rotates the hip?
    • A. 

      Rectus Femoris

    • B. 

      Sartorius

    • C. 

      Tensor Fasciae Latae

    • D. 

      Vastus Lateralis

  • 63. 
    If a client resists filling out a client information sheet, the massage/bodywork practitioner should:___________?
    • A. 

      Ask the client to complete the sheet at the end of the session

    • B. 

      Ask the client questions and write the responses on the sheet

    • C. 

      Cancel the massage session

    • D. 

      Interview the client in another session

  • 64. 
    Massage can lower the bodies overproduction of:_________________?
    • A. 

      Adrenaline

    • B. 

      Lipase

    • C. 

      Melanin

    • D. 

      Somatotropin

  • 65. 
    When a client looks to the massage/bodywork practitioner for emotional support beyond the ethical scope of practice, the practicioner SHOULD:___________?
    • A. 

      Continue the massage session to diffuse the client's emotions

    • B. 

      Encourage the client to find the required support

    • C. 

      Talk about one's own emotions to help relate to the client

    • D. 

      Talk with and counsel the client as needed