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Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  The central nervous system is divided into three areas. Which of the following areas is not included in those three?
A: Cerebrum
B: Brain stem
C: Meninges
D: Cerebellum

2:  What controls the body's vital organs?
A: somatic nervous system
B: autonomic nervous system
C: the brain
D: sensory nerves

3:  How many vertebrae are in the thoracic region of the spinal cord?
A: 5
B: 7
C: 4
D: 12

4:  Bruising behind the ear is known as _________, and it is considered a later sign of a head injury.
A: raccoon eyes
B: battle's sign
C: ecchymosis
D: turner's sign

5:  What is the most common complication of a head injury?
A: Subdural bleed
B: Epidural bleed
C: Cerebral edema
D: Retrograde amnesia

6:  Using the Glasgow Coma Scale what total score would you give a patient that opens his eyes to your voice, answers all questions correctly and is able to obey your motor commands?
A: 15
B: 14
C: 8
D: 3

7:  When you suspect a head or spinal injury, how would you open the airway?
A: Head tilt
B: Chin lift
C: Do not open the airway
D: Jaw thrust

8:  When treating a patient with a helmet on you should remove the helmet only when:
A: you are otherwise unable to maintain an airway.
B: it is uncomfortable for the patient.
C: you can't apply a cervical collar.
D: the helmet will not fit on a backboard.

9:  If you do not have a pediatric backboard, how should you stabilize a child on a regular backboard?
A: Do not use a regular backboard
B: Pad the entire body
C: Pad the shoulders
D: Elevate only the feet on the backboard

10:  A(n) _________ bleed is bleeding outside the dura mater in the skull.
A: Epidural
B: Subdural
C: Intracerebral
D: Concussion

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