Skills Test

Test your question writing skills with these questions. Click on each question to see if it is a good question or a bad question. If it is a bad question, there will be an explanation of what makes it a bad question. Some will have recommendations of what could be done to make them better questions.

1. All of the following statins are oil soluble except:

  1. Zocor
  2. Lipitor
  3. Pravachol
  4. Mevacor

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2. Which of the following is the drug of choice for hypertension?

  1. Beta Blockers
  2. Diuretics
  3. Calcium Channel Blockers
  4. ACE Inhibitors

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3. Nearly all cholesterol lowering drugs have the problem of:

  1. high cost
  2. interference with pace makers
  3. muscle cramping
  4. interference with digestion

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4. Strep A causes:

  1. Rheumatic fever
  2. Scarlet fever
  3. Liver failure
  4. Pleurisy

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5. Strep A is:

  1. Hemolytic A
  2. Hemolytic B
  3. Hard to detect
  4. Difficult to treat

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6. Once an ulcer patient is test positive for H-Pylori:

  1. the patient will always test positive
  2. Hemolytic B
  3. Hard to detect
  4. Difficult to treat

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7. A common measure in assessing the danger of immunodeficiency in AIDS patients is levels of:

  1. Serotonin
  2. Sedimentation rate
  3. Pneumocystic carinii organisms
  4. CD4 cells

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8. The Gamma knife procedure should be considered with inoperable brain tumors except when:

  1. the lesion is in the cerebrum
  2. the patient is too old
  3. the tumor is carcinogenic
  4. the patient refuses consent

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9. Patient confidentiality should only be compromised when:

  1. the patient's life or someone else's life is in danger
  2. the patient's boss insists on knowing
  3. the patient's spouse demands to know
  4. all of the above e)none of the above

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10. Freons are:

  1. mixture of CO2 and air
  2. found in aerosols
  3. fluorinated hydrocarbons
  4. A & B only
  5. B & C only

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11. Vitamin K is necessary for the formation of:

  1. CD4 cells
  2. Prothrombin
  3. Unsaturated fats
  4. Viagra

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12. Which of the following create an opaque medium for x-rays?

  1. Magnesium sulfate
  2. Barium sulfate
  3. Corn starch
  4. 190 proof alcohol

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13. Some substances control convulsions by blocking neuro-muscular response. They include:

  1. magnesium
  2. barium
  3. nitric acid
  4. nitric oxide

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14. Most nitrate compounds will increase

  1. circulation
  2. anxiety
  3. neutralizing efficiency
  4. libido in women

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15. COPD stands for:

  1. Certain Opportunal Pulmonary Disease
  2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  3. Chronic Organization of Police Departments
  4. None of the above

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16. Why should antibiotics sometimes be prescribed for viral infections?

  1. to protect against secondary diseases
  2. to satisfy patient expectations
  3. all of the above
  4. None of the above

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17. The same pain symptoms of a heart attack can be observed with:

  1. Indigestion
  2. Muscle strains
  3. Gall bladder stones
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above

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18. Thyroid supplements are suggested treatment only when:

  1. T4 and T7 are low
  2. T4 is high and T7 is low
  3. T4 is low and T7 is high
  4. the TSH level is high

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19. Fibromyalgia is a

  1. psychosomatic disorder
  2. disease with no available treatment
  3. disease involving muscles
  4. disease like psoriasis

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20. TMJ disease has clinical symptoms of:

  1. Ear pain
  2. Headaches
  3. Tinnitus
  4. A, B, and C
  5. A, B, but not C

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21. An unconscious patient presents with unknown causation. Your first course of action should be:

  1. Call family
  2. Call a surgeon
  3. Start CPR
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above

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  1. Air sac in lung
  2. An antipathogenic substance
  3. Thrives best without O2
  4. Stage of embryonic development
  5. Blocks beta receptors
  6. Substance released by nerve cells
  7. Kills bacteria on contact
  8. Requires O 2 to live
  9. Carries blood from left ventricle to body

22-26. Match the following:

22. Acetylcholine
23. Aerobe
24. Alveolus
25. Antibiotic
26. Aorta

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  1. Controls breathing
  2. Threads causing clotting
  3. Organic catalyst
  4. Collarbone
  5. Supraspinatus bone
  6. White blood cell
  7. Red blood cell
  8. Largest part of brain

27-31. Match the following:

27. Clavicle
28. Cerebrum
29. Enzyme
30. Erythrocyte
31. Fibrin

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32. The purpose of digestion is to:

  1. make food soft
  2. select out certain foods
  3. coat food so it is usable
  4. make food soluble in H2O

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33. Hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) affects the quality of life for some women because:

  1. Libido can be restored
  2. Bone density can remain strong
  3. Emotional stability is enhanced
  4. Deficient hormones impact on brain function
  5. All of the above

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34. The Women's Health Study results clearly show

  1. the risk of blood clots is extremely high
  2. the risk of dementia is extremely high
  3. the risk of breast carcinoma is extremely high
  4. none of the above
  5. all of the above

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35. Antibiotics act to

  1. Kill bacteria on contact
  2. Kill viruses on contact
  3. Inhibit the growth of viruses
  4. Inhibit the growth of bacteria
  5. None of the above
  6. All of the above

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36. The basic difference between bacteria and viruses is

  1. size
  2. viruses invade cells, bacteria do not
  3. bacteria are really only proteins, not cells
  4. A, B, and C are correct
  5. A & C are correct
  6. A & B are correct

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37. A 65 year old stroke patient is severly depressed which means she probably has damage to the:

  1. Left frontal lobe
  2. Left temporal lobe
  3. Left parietal lobe
  4. Right frontal lobe
  5. Right temporal lobe

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38. Sedation, increased appetite, and weight gain are side effects of treatment with:

  1. Methyl testosterone
  2. Antipsychotic medications
  3. Antibiotics
  4. Serotonin

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39. Dementia of the Alzheimer type in females can be traced to certain brain areas lacking in:

  1. Methyl testosterone
  2. Antipsychotic medications
  3. Antibiotics
  4. Serotonin

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40. What about essential hypertension?

  1. Damages kidney cells over time
  2. Increases energy levels
  3. Increases life span
  4. Cannot be successfully treated

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41. Pancreatic cancer

  1. Has a high rate of cure with the "Whipple" procedure
  2. Responds well to chemotherapy
  3. Responds well to radiation
  4. Should get ready to die

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