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Question 1
Which of the following is appropriate when communicating with a child?
A
Pick up the child
B
None of the given answers are correct
C
Comfort the child by telling them the procedure will not hurt
D
Reinforce parental interaction with the child
E
Tell the child what to do during the examination
Question 1 Explanation: 
When communicating with a child, it is appropriate to reinforce parental interaction with the child. The other options are not appropriate actions when dealing with a child.
Question 2
The proper course of action for dealing with a patient who has a suspected bone fracture in an extremity is to:
A
prevent movement of the injured area and schedule an x-ray
B
administer activated charcoal
C
provide the patient with a source of sugar
D
lay the patient flat on his or her back
E
test the affected extremity's range of motion
Question 2 Explanation: 
The proper course of action for dealing with a patient who has a suspected bone fracture in an extremity is to prevent movement of the injured area and schedule an x-ray so that a definitive diagnosis of the injury can be made.
Question 3
Spasm of which cranial nerve causes Trigeminal neuralgia?
A
IV
B
II
C
V
D
III
E
XII
Question 3 Explanation: 
Trigeminal neuralgia can be described as severe spasm of cranial nerve V (trigeminal nerve).
Question 4
Which of the following prefixes means "half"?
A
Hemi-
B
Nulli-
C
Quadr-
D
Bi-
E
Tri-
Question 4 Explanation: 
The prefix "hemi-" means "half"
Question 5
This sublayer of the epidermis (outermost layer) consists of layers of dead cells full of keratin:
A
Stratum granulosum
B
Stratum basale
C
None of the given answers are correct
D
Stratum spinosum
E
Stratum corneum
Question 5 Explanation: 
The stratum corneum is the outermost layer of the epidermis and consists of layers of dead keratinocytes (corneocytes) full of keratin.
Question 6
Plaques and tangles of brain tissue accompanied by dementia are common hallmarks of:
A
Parkinson's disease
B
Alzheimer's disease
C
Frontal Lobe Dementia
D
Huntington's disease
E
Epilepsy
Question 6 Explanation: 
Alzheimer's disease is a terminal illness and the most common form of dementia. Hallmarks of the condition are plaques and tangles of brain tissue.
Question 7
The average life span of erythrocytes (red blood cells):
A
365 days
B
2-4 days
C
100-120 days
D
25-30 days
E
180-200 days
Question 7 Explanation: 
The average life span of erythrocytes (red blood cells) is 100-120 days.
Question 8
The combining form "an/o" refers to the:
A
Anus
B
Colon
C
Ankle
D
Large Intestine
E
Opening
Question 8 Explanation: 
The combining form "an/o" refers to the anus.
Question 9
A bone that is broken in multiple places is described as a/an:
A
Impacted/Compacted fracture
B
Open/Compound fracture
C
Comminuted fracture
D
Spiral fracture
E
Closed/Simple fracture
Question 9 Explanation: 
A comminuted fracture describes a bone that has broken into multiple pieces.
Question 10
Which of the following is a combining form meaning "kidney"?
A
Pyel/o
B
Gloss/o
C
Ureter/o
D
Nephr/o
E
Lith/o
Question 10 Explanation: 
"Nephr/o" is a combining form meaning "kidney."
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