Medical Surgical Nursing Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Medical Surgical Nursing Test! Trivia Questions Quiz

Welcome to the trivia questions quiz that will prepare you for your Medical Surgical Nursing Test! It combines some of the past exams questions that those before you had a hard time answering, and will give you a scope on some of the commonly tested questions. Do give it a shot and see how much more practice you might need!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A loss of appetite for food?
    • A. 

      Pica

    • B. 

      Pyrosis

    • C. 

      Anorexia

    • D. 

      Ascites

  • 2. 
    Another word for heartburn?
    • A. 

      Pica

    • B. 

      Hematemesis

    • C. 

      Hepatomegaly

    • D. 

      Pyrosis

  • 3. 
    Abdominal girth measurement?
    • A. 

      Measuring tape at client's umbilicus

    • B. 

      Measuring tape at client's anterior iliac spine

    • C. 

      Measurement taken at different spots depending on the time of day

    • D. 

      Rough guess or estimation

  • 4. 
    The type of pain that comes from an internal organ?
    • A. 

      Parietal

    • B. 

      Visceral

    • C. 

      Intestinal

    • D. 

      Peritoneal

  • 5. 
    Which organs are in the left lower quadrant?
    • A. 

      Appendix

    • B. 

      Cecum

    • C. 

      Left lobe of liver

    • D. 

      Part of descending colon

  • 6. 
    A good subjective assessment or history can diagnose what percentage of abdominal issues?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      70%

    • D. 

      96%

  • 7. 
    Organs that maintain their shape.
    • A. 

      Viscera

    • B. 

      Hollow Viscera

    • C. 

      Solid Viscera

    • D. 

      Small intestine

  • 8. 
    Which is not a developmental consideration for pregnant females?
    • A. 

      Relaxing of the esophageal reflux

    • B. 

      Gallstones

    • C. 

      Decrease in gastointestinal motility

    • D. 

      Appendix displaced up and right

  • 9. 
    The intestines are displaced where during pregnancy?
    • A. 

      Down and left

    • B. 

      Up and right

    • C. 

      Up and posterior

    • D. 

      Down and anterior

  • 10. 
    Eructation
    • A. 

      Ascites

    • B. 

      Belching

    • C. 

      Vomiting

    • D. 

      Melena

    • E. 

      Form of hepatitis

  • 11. 
    What does P Q R S T stand for?
    • A. 

      Proper, quiet, recall, sleep, time

    • B. 

      Pain, quiet, region, section, time

    • C. 

      Pain, quality, region, severity, treatment

    • D. 

      Point, quality, relocation, section, treatment

  • 12. 
    Referred shoulder pain may actually what kind of problem?
    • A. 

      Biliary Colic

    • B. 

      Appendicitis

    • C. 

      Colon

    • D. 

      Liver

  • 13. 
    Bluish periumbilical color with intra-abdominal bleeding?
    • A. 

      Ascites

    • B. 

      Diastasis Recti

    • C. 

      Umbilical hernia

    • D. 

      Cullen's Sign

  • 14. 
    What is the normal progression of a physical exam?
    • A. 

      Palpation, Percusion, Inspection, Auscultation

    • B. 

      Inspection, Auscultation, Palpation, Percussion

    • C. 

      Inspection, Percussion, Palpation, Auscultation

    • D. 

      Inspection, Palpation, Percussion, Auscultation

  • 15. 
    Which is NOT  cause for a protuberant abdomen contour?
    • A. 

      Internal bleeding

    • B. 

      Diaphoresis

    • C. 

      Severe malnutrition

    • D. 

      Pregnant

  • 16. 
    Measures that enhance relaxation during abdominal palpation?
    • A. 

      Bend knee's

    • B. 

      Patient directed to use short, quick breaths

    • C. 

      Loud voice

    • D. 

      Emotive imagery

  • 17. 
    When assessing for a bruit, which are some things to consider?
    • A. 

      Use the bell of the stethescope

    • B. 

      Use the diaphragm of the stethescope

    • C. 

      Auscultate for whooshing sounds

    • D. 

      Palpate afterwards

  • 18. 
    Abdominal respirations are...
    • A. 

      Normal in adults

    • B. 

      A sign of peritoneum inflammation

    • C. 

      Normal in children over 7 years old

    • D. 

      Sign of deep vein thrombosis

  • 19. 
    Which of the following can be noted through the inspection of the abdomen?
    • A. 

      Peritoneal irritation, general tympany, peristaltic waves

    • B. 

      Fluid waves and abominal contour

    • C. 

      Venous pattern, peristaltic waves, abdominal contour

    • D. 

      Umbilical eversion and Murphy's sign

  • 20. 
    Right upper quadrant tenderness may be a sign of pathology in the:
    • A. 

      Sigmoid colon, spleen or rectum

    • B. 

      Appendix or ileocecal valve

    • C. 

      Liver or stomach

    • D. 

      Liver, pancreas or ascending colon

  • 21. 
    A dull percussion note forward of the left midaxillary line is?
    • A. 

      Normal, an expected finding during splenic percussion

    • B. 

      Indicative of splenic enlargement

    • C. 

      Expected between the 8th and 12th ribs

    • D. 

      Expected after a large meal

  • 22. 
    Tenderness during abdonminal palpation is expected when palpating:
    • A. 

      Liver edge

    • B. 

      Spleen

    • C. 

      Kidneys

    • D. 

      Sigmoid colon

  • 23. 
    A patient who is 72 inches tall is
    • A. 

      6 feet

    • B. 

      6 feet, 2 inches

    • C. 

      6 feet, 4 inches

    • D. 

      5 feet, 2 inches

    • E. 

      5 feet, 6 inches

  • 24. 
    A patient should be taught that the best time to perform breast self-examination is approximately
    • A. 

      1 week after her period

    • B. 

      The sixth day of every month

    • C. 

      1 week before her period

    • D. 

      2 weeks after her period

    • E. 

      2 weeks before her period

  • 25. 
    When is auscultation of the abdomen performed?
    • A. 

      After inspection

    • B. 

      After palpation

    • C. 

      Before palpation

    • D. 

      Before inspection