Registered Medical Assistant

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Practice questions for Registered Medical Assistant


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  • 1. 
    The largest bone of the body is the
    • A. 

      Ulna

    • B. 

      Tibia

    • C. 

      Radius

    • D. 

      Femur

  • 2. 
    An example of a "ball and socket" joint is the
    • A. 

      Knee

    • B. 

      Elbow

    • C. 

      Hip

    • D. 

      Ankle

  • 3. 
    Muscles are attached to bones by
    • A. 

      Fascia

    • B. 

      Tendons

    • C. 

      Ligaments

    • D. 

      Joints

  • 4. 
    When a muscle contracts, it becomes
    • A. 

      Shorter and thinner

    • B. 

      Longer and thicker

    • C. 

      Shorter and thicker

    • D. 

      Longer and thinner

  • 5. 
    Growth hormone is produced in the
    • A. 

      Thymus

    • B. 

      Thyroid

    • C. 

      Pancreas

    • D. 

      Pituitary

  • 6. 
    The fuction of insulin is to
    • A. 

      Promote carbohydrate synthesis

    • B. 

      Convert glucose into fat

    • C. 

      Accelerate liver glycogenolysis

    • D. 

      Assist glucose into the cells

  • 7. 
    The cavity within the kidney that colects urine is the
    • A. 

      Ureter

    • B. 

      Renal pelvis

    • C. 

      Urinary bladder

    • D. 

      Bowman's capsule

  • 8. 
    The kidneys are located behind the
    • A. 

      Peritoneum

    • B. 

      Spinal column

    • C. 

      Bladder

    • D. 

      Sternum

  • 9. 
    The site of fertilization is usually the
    • A. 

      Ovary

    • B. 

      Vagina

    • C. 

      Uterus

    • D. 

      Fallopian tube

  • 10. 
    Sperm and egg cell maturity begin at
    • A. 

      Conception

    • B. 

      Birth

    • C. 

      Puberty

    • D. 

      Menopause

  • 11. 
    The three sctions of the small intestine are the
    • A. 

      Cecum, duodenum, and ileum

    • B. 

      Duodenum, jejunum, and ileum

    • C. 

      Duodenum, sigmoid, and jejunum

    • D. 

      Ascending, transverse, and descending

  • 12. 
    The internal folds of the stomach are known as
    • A. 

      Villi

    • B. 

      Rugae

    • C. 

      Cilia

    • D. 

      Convolutions

  • 13. 
    The vitamin produced by the normal flora of the colon in amounts sufficient to meet a person's daily need, is vitamin
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      E

    • C. 

      K

    • D. 

      D

  • 14. 
    The gray matter on the surface of the cerebral hemispheres is called the
    • A. 

      Cerebrum

    • B. 

      Cerebellum

    • C. 

      Cerebral cortex

    • D. 

      Corpus callosum

  • 15. 
    A nerve impulse is carried across a synapse by
    • A. 

      An axon

    • B. 

      A neuron

    • C. 

      A dendrite

    • D. 

      A neurotransmitter

  • 16. 
    During swallowing, the larynx is covered by the
    • A. 

      Tongue

    • B. 

      Epiglottis

    • C. 

      Soft palate

    • D. 

      Uvula

  • 17. 
    The part of the pharynx that is a passageway for air only is the
    • A. 

      Nasopharynx

    • B. 

      Oropharynx

    • C. 

      Laryngopharynx

    • D. 

      Larynx

  • 18. 
    The left ventricle of the heart sends blood out through which artery?
    • A. 

      Aorta

    • B. 

      Carotid

    • C. 

      Coronary

    • D. 

      Pulmonary

  • 19. 
    The outermost of the pericardial membranse is the
    • A. 

      Epicardium

    • B. 

      Fibrous pericardium

    • C. 

      Visceral pericardium

    • D. 

      Parietal pericardium

  • 20. 
    The protein in epidermal cells that makes the skin relatively waterproof is
    • A. 

      Elastin

    • B. 

      Keratin

    • C. 

      Melanin

    • D. 

      Collagen

  • 21. 
    The outer layer of the skin is the
    • A. 

      Dermis

    • B. 

      Corium

    • C. 

      Epidermis

    • D. 

      Subcutaneous

  • 22. 
    The receptors for hearing and equilibrium are located in the
    • A. 

      Eardrum

    • B. 

      Inner ear

    • C. 

      Middle ear

    • D. 

      External ear

  • 23. 
    The thin membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the white of the eye is the
    • A. 

      Cornea

    • B. 

      Choroid

    • C. 

      Sclera

    • D. 

      Conjunctiva

  • 24. 
    The abnormal lateral curvature of the spine that is often congenital in origin is
    • A. 

      Lordosis

    • B. 

      Scoliosis

    • C. 

      Kyphosis

    • D. 

      Spondylosis

  • 25. 
    A type of bone fracture producing many bone fragments is
    • A. 

      An open fracture

    • B. 

      A compound fracture

    • C. 

      A comminuted fracture

    • D. 

      A greenstick fracture

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