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Nursing entrance is more like the SAT when it comes to the nursing branch of health studies. Are you preparing for an entrance exam? If so, this quiz will gauge your knowledge and help you revise for the exam.


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  • 1. 
    The outer layer of the kidney is the?
    • A. 

      Medulla

    • B. 

      Cortex

    • C. 

      Nephron

    • D. 

      Pyramid

  • 2. 
    The middle layer of the kidney is the?
    • A. 

      Nephron

    • B. 

      Cortex

    • C. 

      Medulla

    • D. 

      Pyramids

  • 3. 
    Deficiency of this vitamin can lead to irritability ,loss of appetite, beri beri
    • A. 

      K

    • B. 

      C

    • C. 

      B

    • D. 

      D

  • 4. 
    Verticle columns in the periodic table are called ?
    • A. 

      Periods

    • B. 

      Rows

    • C. 

      Columns

    • D. 

      Groups

  • 5. 
    Plasma soluble substances that are secreted by gram positive bacteria are called?
    • A. 

      Endo toxin

    • B. 

      Exotoxin

    • C. 

      Toxin

  • 6. 
    Gram negative bacterial cell wall componenets are called?
    • A. 

      Endotoxins

    • B. 

      Exotoxins

    • C. 

      Toxins

  • 7. 
    Causes direct damage to cells
    • A. 

      Cytotoxins

    • B. 

      Neurotoxins

    • C. 

      Enterotoxin

    • D. 

      Leucocidins

  • 8. 
    Cause intestinal symptoms
    • A. 

      Cytoxins

    • B. 

      Neurotoxins

    • C. 

      Enterotoxins

    • D. 

      Leucocidins

  • 9. 
    AN ORGANISM WITH CHLORAPLAST IN ITS CELL IS PROBABLY
    • A. 

      Heterotroph

    • B. 

      Autotroph

    • C. 

      Herbivore

    • D. 

      Primary consumer

  • 10. 
    What property of water allows someone to fill a glass slightly above the rim without the water flowing over
    • A. 

      Specific gravity

    • B. 

      Cpillarity

    • C. 

      Opacity

    • D. 

      Surface tension

  • 11. 
    The spaces beetween neurons are called
    • A. 

      Synapses

    • B. 

      Dendrites

    • C. 

      Inter neurons

    • D. 

      Cell gaps

  • 12. 
    Which group of chemicals is NOT normally found in most living things
    • A. 

      Carbohydrates

    • B. 

      Proteins

    • C. 

      Silicates

    • D. 

      Nucleic acid

  • 13. 
    The alimentary canal is associated with the
    • A. 

      Spinal cord

    • B. 

      Digestive system

    • C. 

      Urinary tract

    • D. 

      Birth canal

  • 14. 
    The numerous villi in the small intestine serve to
    • A. 

      Secrete enzymes for digestion

    • B. 

      Absorb water from disolved foods

    • C. 

      Secrete hydrochloric acid to disolve food

    • D. 

      Provide greater surface for absorption

  • 15. 
    As light passes obliqquely from air to water , it is bent . this bending is called
    • A. 

      Diffraction

    • B. 

      Reflection

    • C. 

      Refraction

    • D. 

      Dispersion

  • 16. 
    Which of the following organelles is not involved in protein synthesis
    • A. 

      Ribosome

    • B. 

      Mitochondrion

    • C. 

      Rough endoplasmic reticulum

    • D. 

      Nucleus

  • 17. 
    To be absorbed by cells, proteins must be changed to
    • A. 

      Amino acids

    • B. 

      Sucrose

    • C. 

      Fatty acids

    • D. 

      Glycerol

  • 18. 
    A neuron that transmits impulses from the receptors to the spinal cord is called
    • A. 

      Motor neuron

    • B. 

      Associative neuron

    • C. 

      Interneuron

    • D. 

      Sensory neuron

  • 19. 
    Which group of organisms helps prevent the accumulation of organic waste in nature
    • A. 

      Rabbits

    • B. 

      Mosses

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Ferns

  • 20. 
    As the eardrum is made to vibrate more rapidly , the sound is percieved as
    • A. 

      Louder in intensity

    • B. 

      Softer in intensity

    • C. 

      Higher in pitch

    • D. 

      Lower in pitch

  • 21. 
    In a field of pure white asters , a grower noticed a single blue aster . how could the grower test whether this change affected the gamete-producing cells of the plant?
    • A. 

      Self pollinate the flower and plant the resulting seeds

    • B. 

      Examine the blue petals under an electron microscope

    • C. 

      Perform a chemical analysis to find the nature of the blue pigment

    • D. 

      Perform vegitative propagation on a cutting of the plant

  • 22. 
    A human egg will develop into a female if it is fertilized by a sperm containing
    • A. 

      X chromosome

    • B. 

      Y chromosome

    • C. 

      Xy chromosome

    • D. 

      Xxy chromosome

  • 23. 
    In a food change involving grass, grasshoppers,birds,and mammals, the original source of energy is
    • A. 

      Glucose

    • B. 

      Sunlight

    • C. 

      Chlorophyl

    • D. 

      Atp

  • 24. 
    Which of these food s is a good source of protein
    • A. 

      Nuts

    • B. 

      Cooked oatmeal

    • C. 

      Honey

    • D. 

      Raisins

  • 25. 
    A reading on the celcius scale is 5 a reading on the farenheigt would be
    • A. 

      225

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      95

  • 26. 
    If a car 's rate of change of velocity is negative, the car is
    • A. 

      Speeding up

    • B. 

      Maintaining a constant speed

    • C. 

      Slowing down

    • D. 

      Stopped

  • 27. 
    Which of these nitrogenous bases may be found in RNA but not DNA
    • A. 

      Uracil

    • B. 

      Adenine

    • C. 

      Thymine

    • D. 

      Guanine

  • 28. 
    A substance with a ph of 8 is a
    • A. 

      Strong acid

    • B. 

      Weak acid

    • C. 

      Strong base

    • D. 

      Weak base

  • 29. 
    Binary fission in parameciaand budding in yeast cells are examples of
    • A. 

      Asexual reproduction

    • B. 

      Sexual reproduction

    • C. 

      Spontaneous generation

  • 30. 
    Which of these substances forms an alkaline solution in water
    • A. 

      Mg(oh)2

    • B. 

      H2so4

    • C. 

      Mgso4

    • D. 

      Nacl

  • 31. 
    Certain seaweeds accumulate in accumulate iodine in a concentration as much as a million times greater than the surrounding ocean. how must this intake be accomplished
    • A. 

      Osmosis

    • B. 

      Diffusion

    • C. 

      Active transport

    • D. 

      Passive transport

  • 32. 
    Hydrogen can be prepared in the lab by cobiningZn and HCl . in th resulting reaction , the metallic zinc
    • A. 

      Is changed to another element

    • B. 

      Reacts with the water in acid

    • C. 

      Replaces the combined hydrogen in the acid

    • D. 

      Serves as a catalyst

  • 33. 
    Which of the following organisms has a nutritive process most similar to that of animals
    • A. 

      Seaweed

    • B. 

      Oaktree

    • C. 

      Grass

    • D. 

      Bread mold

  • 34. 
    The solubility of a solid in a liquid generally increases with
    • A. 

      Increase in temperature

    • B. 

      Increase in pressure

    • C. 

      Decrease in temperature

    • D. 

      A decrease in pressure

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      Ether

    • B. 

      Ethanol

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Glycerol

  • 36. 
    In humans if the diaphram is pushed upward there is a decrease in chest volume . the decrease is followed by
    • A. 

      Increase in pressure in the chest cavity and inhalation

    • B. 

      Increase in pressure in the chest cavity and exhalation

    • C. 

      A decrease in pressure in the chest cavity and inhalation

    • D. 

      A decrease in pressure in the chest cavity and exhalation

  • 37. 
    Which of these biological processes includes the other three
    • A. 

      Cell respiration

    • B. 

      Krebs cycle

    • C. 

      Electron transport chain

    • D. 

      Anaerobic splitting of glucose

  • 38. 
     a 5 year old and her father each lifted identical chairs from the floor to a table top. wich person did the most work
    • A. 

      The father

    • B. 

      The 5 year old

    • C. 

      Both did equal amount of work

    • D. 

      Not enough info

  • 39. 
    An excess of which of these ions tend to make a solution acidic
    • A. 

      Chloride

    • B. 

      Hydroxyl

    • C. 

      Hydronium

    • D. 

      Sodium

  • 40. 
    In the classification of two organisms wich of the following is the best evidence of a close relationship
    • A. 

      Similar number and arrangement of bones

    • B. 

      Similar sequence of amino acids in their proteins

    • C. 

      Similar methods of sexual reproduction

    • D. 

      Similar methods of cell respiration

  • 41. 
    In einsteins equation e=mc2 which does c represent
    • A. 

      The quantom #of atoms involved

    • B. 

      The number of coulombs

    • C. 

      The number of calories of heat

    • D. 

      The speed of light

  • 42. 
    Suppose cube a is 10 cm along each edge and cube b is 5 cm along each edge what is the relationship of the volume of cube a to that of cube b
    • A. 

      Cube a has 2x the volume of cube b

    • B. 

      Cube a has four x the volume of cube b

    • C. 

      Cube a has 6x the volume of cube b

    • D. 

      Cube a has 8x the volume of cube b

  • 43. 
    The organ in the human female that develops to nourish the embryo is called
    • A. 

      Aminion

    • B. 

      Yolk sac

    • C. 

      Fallopian tube

    • D. 

      Placenta

  • 44. 
    Which of these substances is a product of cellular respiration in animals
    • A. 

      Atp

    • B. 

      Rna

    • C. 

      Ethanol

    • D. 

      Oxygen

  • 45. 
    What would be a likely result if all the bees and butterflies in an area were destroyed
    • A. 

      Birds would more food

    • B. 

      More plant seeds would be produced

    • C. 

      More flowers would bloom

    • D. 

      Fewer plant seeds would be produced

  • 46. 
    The tiny projections in the small intestine adapted for absorbtion are called
    • A. 

      Venules

    • B. 

      Villi

    • C. 

      Alveoli

    • D. 

      Nephrons

  • 47. 
    More energy is used in pushing a box up along an inclined plane to height of a 4 m than than in lifting the the box straight to the same height. this is because
    • A. 

      More force

    • B. 

      F

  • 48. 
    A student wants to grow a bacterial culture. which of these enviornments is best suited for growing most kinds of bacteria.
    • A. 

      A lighted window at 72 deg f

    • B. 

      A refrigerator at 45 f

    • C. 

      An incubator at 37

    • D. 

      A freezer at 10

  • 49. 
    A closed container of hydrogen gas is warmed from 20c to 25c. if the volume remains the same what will happen to the pressure in the container
    • A. 

      It will remain the same

    • B. 

      It will decrease

    • C. 

      It will fluctuate

    • D. 

      It will increase

  • 50. 
    Most of the work done by the human kidney occurs in the
    • A. 

      Nephron

    • B. 

      Neuron

    • C. 

      Ureter

    • D. 

      Alveolus

  • 51. 
     equal armed balance is balanced when 20 washers are on one side and 10 bolts are on the other .four bolts are added to one side. how many washers must be added to the next side to maintain balance
    • A. 

      14

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      2

  • 52. 
    Compounds with different molecular structures but th same formula are called
    • A. 

      Isomers

    • B. 

      Isobars

    • C. 

      Isotopes

    • D. 

      Isotherms

  • 53. 
    A student wanted to test the effects of different sugars on the growth of certain molds. the sugars to be tested were glucos, fructose, and sucrose.one gram of each sugar was placed in 10 mlof water and a bit of the mold was put in each of the three solutions . to add a controll the stundent should also
    • A. 

      Made two setups of each of the three sugars

    • B. 

      tested ribose and galactose

    • C. 

      Made one setup of just water and mold

    • D. 

      Kept three setups in the light

  • 54. 
    Vinegar is a common antidote for the injestion of lye. what is the chemical process underlying this treatment
    • A. 

      Digestion

    • B. 

      Alkalinization

    • C. 

      Oxidation

    • D. 

      Kept the three setups in the light

  • 55. 
    Undisturbed layers of rock were examined. mammals ,fish ,and birds fossils were found only in the upper layers . fish were in the layer beneath those. and neither fish birds nor mammals were in the deepest layers. this would support the hypothesis that
    • A. 

      Vertebrates always coexist with invertebrates

    • B. 

      Fish were the first vertebrates to evolve

    • C. 

      All vertebrates evolved at about the same time

    • D. 

      Birds evolve before fish

  • 56. 
    Blue litmus paper will turn red when placed in a solutionhaving which of the following ph values
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 57. 
    The compound h2so4 is an example of
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Base

    • C. 

      Acid

    • D. 

      Halogen

  • 58. 
    In a flask containing 500 ml of nacl the solvent is
    • A. 

      Na

    • B. 

      H20

    • C. 

      Cl

    • D. 

      Nacl

  • 59. 
    Twentyfive millileters of a saline solution contains 5g of nacl. what percentage solution is it
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      12.5

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25