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• 1.

### If your automobile gets 19 miles per gallon, how far can you travel on a tankful of twenty gallons?

• A.

39

• B.

200

• C.

380

• D.

580

C. 380
Explanation
If your automobile gets 19 miles per gallon and you have a tankful of twenty gallons, you can calculate the distance you can travel by multiplying the miles per gallon by the number of gallons. So, 19 miles per gallon multiplied by twenty gallons equals 380 miles. Therefore, you can travel 380 miles on a tankful of twenty gallons.

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• 2.

### Tax in most places in our area is .07 cents on each dollar. How much would you pay for an item (including tax) that cost \$15.00?

• A.

\$15.07

• B.

\$16.05

• C.

\$20.05

• D.

\$20.35

B. \$16.05
Explanation
The correct answer is \$16.05. To calculate the total cost including tax, you need to add the tax amount to the original price. In this case, the tax is 7% of the original price (\$15.00). 7% of \$15.00 is \$1.05. Adding this tax amount to the original price gives us a total of \$16.05.

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• 3.

### If a dozen pencils cost \$1.79 how much would one pencil cost?

• A.

.12 cents

• B.

.15 cents

• C.

.24 cents

• D.

.90 cents

B. .15 cents
Explanation
The given information states that a dozen pencils cost \$1.79. To find the cost of one pencil, we need to divide the total cost by the number of pencils in a dozen, which is 12. Therefore, \$1.79 divided by 12 equals approximately \$0.1492. Rounded to the nearest cent, this would be 15 cents, which is the correct answer.

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• 4.

### If one tablet contains 250mg of a drug, and the physician orders 1750mg how many tablets would you dispense?

• A.

2

• B.

4

• C.

6

• D.

7

D. 7
Explanation
If one tablet contains 250mg of the drug, and the physician orders 1750mg, we can calculate the number of tablets needed by dividing the total dosage required by the dosage per tablet. Therefore, 1750mg divided by 250mg equals 7 tablets.

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• 5.

### If one ounce is equivalent to 30 milliters how many milliliters would be in a four ounce bottle?

• A.

15 ml

• B.

60 ml

• C.

90 ml

• D.

120 ml

D. 120 ml
Explanation
If one ounce is equivalent to 30 milliliters, then a four ounce bottle would contain 4 times that amount. Therefore, there would be 120 milliliters in a four ounce bottle.

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• 6.

### One pound of camphor contains 16 ounces. You use one-fourth of a pound in compunding a product. How much would be left in the container?

• A.

4 ounces

• B.

8 ounces

• C.

12 ounces

• D.

20 ounces

C. 12 ounces
Explanation
If one pound of camphor contains 16 ounces, then one-fourth of a pound would be equal to 4 ounces. Therefore, if you use one-fourth of a pound in compounding a product, there would be 12 ounces of camphor left in the container.

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• 7.

### A patient gets 800 mg of a drug TID (three times a day), how many mg will the patient receive at the end of two days?

• A.

1600

• B.

3200

• C.

4800

• D.

6000

C. 4800
Explanation
The patient receives 800 mg of the drug three times a day. In two days, the patient will receive the drug six times. Therefore, the total amount of the drug the patient will receive at the end of two days is 800 mg x 6 = 4800 mg.

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• 8.

### An invoice from a drug wholesaler is \$3214.11 with a 10% discount. What amount would you write the check for when paying this invoice?

• A.

\$321.41

• B.

\$2892.70

• C.

\$3114.11

• D.

\$3535.32

B. \$2892.70
Explanation
The correct answer is \$2892.70. To calculate the amount to write the check for, we need to subtract the 10% discount from the original amount. 10% of \$3214.11 is \$321.41. Subtracting this discount from the original amount gives us \$2892.70, which is the final amount to be paid.

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• 9.

### You pay \$39.70 for a bottle of 500 capsules of Amoxicillin. Your pharmacy fee for filling this prescription is the cost of the drug plus 15% plus a \$3.50 dispensing fee. What would you charge the patient if you fill a prescription for 30 capsules?

\$6.28
6.28
Explanation
The pharmacy fee for filling the prescription is calculated by adding 15% of the cost of the drug and a \$3.50 dispensing fee. Since the cost of the drug for 500 capsules is \$39.70, 15% of \$39.70 is \$5.96. Adding the \$3.50 dispensing fee, the total pharmacy fee is \$5.96 + \$3.50 = \$9.46. To find the cost for 30 capsules, we can divide the total pharmacy fee by the number of capsules in the prescription. Therefore, \$9.46 divided by 500 capsules equals \$0.01892 per capsule. Multiplying this by 30 capsules gives us \$0.01892 x 30 = \$0.5676. Rounded to two decimal places, the cost for 30 capsules is \$0.57, which is equivalent to \$6.28.

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• 10.

### All drugs have at least three names. Which of the following would NOT be considered a drug name?

• A.

The structure code name

• B.

The chemical name

• C.

The generic name

• D.

A. The structure code name
Explanation
The structure code name would not be considered a drug name because it refers to the specific arrangement of atoms in a molecule, rather than a name used to identify a drug. Drug names typically include the chemical name, which describes the composition of the drug, the generic name, which is the non-proprietary name given to the drug, and the brand or trade name, which is the name under which the drug is marketed by a specific manufacturer. However, the structure code name does not serve as a name for the drug itself and is not commonly used in drug identification or communication.

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• 11.

### A federal-State funded program that provides basic services to needy people:

• A.

Medicare

• B.

Medicaid

• C.

HMO's

• D.

Pharmacy Benifit Plan

B. Medicaid
Explanation
Medicaid is a federal-State funded program that provides basic services to needy people. It is a government health insurance program that helps low-income individuals and families pay for medical care. Medicaid covers a wide range of services, including doctor visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, and more. This program is designed to ensure that those who are economically disadvantaged have access to essential healthcare services.

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• 12.

### The abbreviation "po" on a prescription means:

• A.

The prescription is to be taken to the post office

• B.

The prescription is to be taken by mouth (orally)

• C.

The prescription is to be taken "pretty often"

• D.

The prescription is to be passed on to someone else

B. The prescription is to be taken by mouth (orally)
Explanation
The abbreviation "po" on a prescription stands for "per os" which is a Latin term meaning "by mouth" or "orally". It indicates that the medication should be taken by swallowing it rather than through other routes such as injection or topical application.

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• 13.

### Which of the following is NOT considered a goal of all pharmacist?

• A.

Prepare, compund and dispense medications

• B.

Establish good relations with drug companies

• C.

Ensure safe and rational drug use

• D.

Educate the public about pharmacy practice

B. Establish good relations with drug companies
Explanation
Establishing good relations with drug companies is not considered a goal of all pharmacists. The main goals of pharmacists include preparing, compounding, and dispensing medications, ensuring safe and rational drug use, and educating the public about pharmacy practice. While pharmacists may interact with drug companies for various reasons such as obtaining information about medications, their primary focus is on patient care and promoting safe and effective medication use rather than establishing relationships with drug companies.

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• 14.

### If a prescription reads"place 4 gtts OS tid" the technician would:

• A.

Dispense ear drops to be used in both ears twice a day

• B.

Dispense ear drops to be used in the left ear twice a day

• C.

Dispense eye drops to be used in both eyes three times a day

• D.

Dispense eye drops to be used in the left eye three times a day

D. Dispense eye drops to be used in the left eye three times a day
Explanation
The prescription states "place 4 gtts OS tid." "Gtts" is an abbreviation for "drops," and "OS" is an abbreviation for "left eye." "Tid" means three times a day. Therefore, the correct answer is to dispense eye drops to be used in the left eye three times a day.

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• 15.

### The prescription reads "prepare 1 ounce sulphur ung". The pharmamcy technician would dispense this Rx in:

• A.

A geletin capsule

• B.

A glass liquid bottle

• C.

An ointment jar

• D.

A plastic prescription vial

C. An ointment jar
Explanation
The prescription instructs to prepare 1 ounce of sulphur ung, which stands for ointment. Therefore, the correct container to dispense this medication would be an ointment jar.

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• 16.

### The Federal government leaves it up to each state to determine who is elgibile for Medicaid and to determine which drugs will be provided by the program.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The explanation for the given answer is that the Federal government does indeed leave it up to each state to determine the eligibility criteria for Medicaid and also to decide which drugs will be covered by the program. This allows each state to tailor the program to their specific needs and budget constraints. It also gives them the flexibility to make decisions based on the unique healthcare requirements of their population.

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• 17.

### An Rx reads " ii tabs q.o.d X 30 days" The technician would dispense:

• A.

15 tabs

• B.

30 tabs

• C.

45 tabs

• D.

60 tabs

B. 30 tabs
Explanation
The prescription "ii tabs q.o.d X 30 days" indicates that the patient should take 2 tablets every other day for a total of 30 days. Therefore, the technician would dispense 30 tablets to cover the entire duration of the prescription.

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• 18.

### A prescription calls for "Donnatal Tabs disp # IC" the technician would count out:

• A.

110 tabs

• B.

101 tabs

• C.

99 tabs

• D.

49 tabs

C. 99 tabs
Explanation
Based on the prescription "Donnatal Tabs disp # IC," the technician would count out 99 tabs. The "disp" indicates the quantity to be dispensed, and the abbreviation "IC" stands for "in capsule." Therefore, the correct answer is 99 tabs.

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• 19.

### The term non-proprietary refers to:

• A.

• B.

A generic drug

• C.

An over the counter drug

• D.

Drugs that do not require a prescription

B. A generic drug
Explanation
The term non-proprietary refers to a generic drug. This means that it is not branded or owned by a specific company and can be produced and sold by multiple manufacturers. Generic drugs are typically less expensive than their brand-name counterparts and contain the same active ingredients, dosage form, strength, and route of administration. They are approved by regulatory authorities, such as the FDA, and are considered to be therapeutically equivalent to the brand-name drug.

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• 20.

### Which of the following would not be considered the duty of a pharmacy technician?

• A.

Scheduling pharmacy personell

• B.

Inventory management

• C.

Drug preparation and distribution

• D.

Counseling the patient

D. Counseling the patient
Explanation
Counseling the patient would not be considered the duty of a pharmacy technician. Pharmacy technicians primarily assist pharmacists in tasks such as scheduling pharmacy personnel, managing inventory, and preparing and distributing drugs. While they may interact with patients, their role is primarily focused on the technical aspects of pharmacy operations rather than providing counseling or advice to patients. This responsibility typically falls under the purview of pharmacists who have the necessary training and expertise to provide patient counseling.

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