Medical Assistant Practice Exams 1

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 53

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements is not tue regarding the preparation of a patient for MRI?
    • A. 

      The patient should avoid caffeine for four hours before the examination

    • B. 

      The patient should not wear eye makeup

    • C. 

      The patient should avoid alcohol for four hours before the procedure

    • D. 

      The patient should be asked whether any internal metallic materials are present

    • E. 

      The patient should not have a pacemaker

  • 2. 
    A regular referral from a primary care physician often takes
    • A. 

      No time at all, because it is handled over the phone

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      From 3 to 10 days

    • D. 

      About a month

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Which abbreviation refers to the left ear?
    • A. 

      OU

    • B. 

      AD

    • C. 

      AS

    • D. 

      OS

    • E. 

      LE

  • 4. 
    Mr. Brown, who is thirty-nine years old, received second-and third-degree burns on his chest, abdomen, upper back, and genital area. Which of the following is an estimation of the extent of his burn?
    • A. 

      20 percent

    • B. 

      28 percent

    • C. 

      48 percent

    • D. 

      53 percent

    • E. 

      68 percent

  • 5. 
    A prescription reads: Ibuprofen 200 q 4-6 hr prn fever. Which of the following is indicated by the abbreviation prn?
    • A. 

      Every day

    • B. 

      Twice a day

    • C. 

      As needed

    • D. 

      At bedtime

    • E. 

      After meals

  • 6. 
    Which of the following types of bacteria is arranged in clusters?
    • A. 

      Streptococci

    • B. 

      Diplococci

    • C. 

      Staphylococci

    • D. 

      Protozoa

    • E. 

      Spirilla

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is true of the specific immune response?
    • A. 

      Controlled by T cells, it is highly changed after exposure to a pathogen

    • B. 

      It is responsible for the body’s initial inflammation in response to pathogens

    • C. 

      It presents antigens to macrophages for destruction via phagocytosis

    • D. 

      The response is slower the second time a pathogen invades because of a lack of memory and immune weakness or exhaustion

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is the role of the umbilical vein in fetal circulation?
    • A. 

      It transports oxygen from the placenta to the fetus

    • B. 

      It transports blood from the fetus to the placenta to deliver oxygen and to get rid of carbon dioxide

    • C. 

      It carries blood directly to the inferior vena cava

    • D. 

      It carries blood directly to the right atrium

  • 9. 
    HCPCS is the abbreviation for the Health Care Procedural Coding System, mandated by Congress for
    • A. 

      Medicare

    • B. 

      Medicaid

    • C. 

      Blue Cross

    • D. 

      CHAMPVA

    • E. 

      TRICARE

  • 10. 
    A method of identifying and separating items to be filed into smaller subunits is called
    • A. 

      Indexing

    • B. 

      Creating tickler files

    • C. 

      Numerical filing

    • D. 

      Coding

    • E. 

      Subject filing

  • 11. 
    Which part of the brain is responsible for language comprehension?
    • A. 

      Parietal lobe

    • B. 

      Broca’s area

    • C. 

      Insular lobe

    • D. 

      Occipital lobe

    • E. 

      Wernicke’s area

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is also called a bipolar lead?
    • A. 

      Precordial lead

    • B. 

      Augmented lead

    • C. 

      Standard lead

    • D. 

      Unconventional lead

  • 13. 
    Which of the following medical instruments is used to examine the pressure of the eyes?
    • A. 

      Penlight

    • B. 

      Ophthalmoscope

    • C. 

      Tonometer

    • D. 

      Otoscope

    • E. 

      Goniometer

  • 14. 
    The prefix hypo-means
    • A. 

      Excessive

    • B. 

      High

    • C. 

      Half

    • D. 

      Below

  • 15. 
    The place where transactions are first recorded is called the
    • A. 

      General journal

    • B. 

      Charge journal

    • C. 

      Daysheet

    • D. 

      Daily log

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    If a needlestick injury occurs, you should take all of the following action excepts
    • A. 

      Washing your hands

    • B. 

      Documenting and reporting the injury

    • C. 

      Sending the report to the local health department

    • D. 

      Covering the injury

    • E. 

      Notifying your supervisor

  • 17. 
    To ensure the continuous accuracy of accounts, a medical assistant can
    • A. 

      Transfer the amounts in each account from the journals to the ledgers

    • B. 

      Keep track of write-offs

    • C. 

      Bank electronically

    • D. 

      Write only certified checks

    • E. 

      Take a trial balance

  • 18. 
    Bills and statements of account should be sent as
    • A. 

      Standard Mail (B)

    • B. 

      Standard Mail (A)

    • C. 

      Express Mail

    • D. 

      Priority Mail

    • E. 

      First-Class Mail

  • 19. 
    All of the following waves are part of one heartbeat on an ECG tracing except
    • A. 

      P

    • B. 

      V

    • C. 

      Q

    • D. 

      R

  • 20. 
    Amounts of money owed to a medical practice for professional services rendered are
    • A. 

      Usual fees

    • B. 

      Actual charges

    • C. 

      Major medical expenses

    • D. 

      Accounts receivable

    • E. 

      Accounts payable

  • 21. 
    A certain patient often comes to your office for cancer treatment. When this patient comes in with a sore throat caused by the flu, what is the primary diagnosis according to the ICD-9-CM?
    • A. 

      Cancer

    • B. 

      Flu

    • C. 

      Sore throat

    • D. 

      Coughing

  • 22. 
    The combining form ren/o refers to the
    • A. 

      Urinary bladder

    • B. 

      Rectum

    • C. 

      Abdomen

    • D. 

      Kidney

    • E. 

      Chest

  • 23. 
    The study of drugs and their actions in the body is called
    • A. 

      Pharmacognosy

    • B. 

      Pharmacy

    • C. 

      Pharmacology

    • D. 

      Posology

    • E. 

      Pharmacodynamics

  • 24. 
    To maximize communication with children, all of the following guidelines are good practices except
    • A. 

      To take their feelings seriously

    • B. 

      To work directly with their parents

    • C. 

      Explain all procedures, even basic ones, in simple terms

    • D. 

      To let them examine instruments

  • 25. 
    When is it legal to release medical information about a patient?
    • A. 

      When the person asking for it is close relative or frient

    • B. 

      When the patient has verbally consented

    • C. 

      When an insurance company cells to repquest it

    • D. 

      When release of the information is ordered by a subpoena

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