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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:  Which part of the nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord?
A: Central nervous system
B: Peripheral nervous system
C: Sympathetic nervous system
D: Parasympathetic nervous system

2:  What part of the brain controls virtually all functions that are necessary for life?
A: Cerebrum
B: Cerebellum
C: Brain stem
D: Meninges

3:  Which type of peripheral nerves sends a signal to a person's brain when he or she touches an object that is cold?
A: Motor nerves
B: Sensory nerves
C: Impulse nerves
D: Connecting nerves

4:  Choose the correct order of spinal column sections beginning from the head and moving downward.
A: Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, coccyx, sacrum
B: Cervical, lumbar, thoracic, coccyx, sacrum
C: Cervical, coccyx, sacrum, lumbar, thoracic
D: Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, coccyx

5:  A patient who has been hung by the neck probably sustained what type of neck injury?
A: Compression
B: Distraction
C: Flexion
D: Rotational

6:  All of the following are indications for not moving a patient's head with suspected spinal injuries into a neutral, in-line position EXCEPT:
A: muscle spasms in the neck.
B: numbness, tingling, or weakness.
C: increased pain with movement.
D: bleeding from the ears.

7:  An EMT-I should maintain manual, in-line stabilization until:
A: the patient is extricated from the scene.
B: the patient is placed into a cervical collar.
C: the patient is properly secured to a backboard, and the head is immobilized.
D: patient care is transferred to the hospital staff.

8:  An epidural hematoma is a type of intracranial bleed that is located:
A: outside the dura and under the skull.
B: within the parenchyma of the brain itself.
C: between the layers of the dura.
D: beneath the dura but outside the brain itself.

9:  All of the following are signs of cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure EXCEPT:
A: increased blood pressure.
B: decreased pulse.
C: irregular respirations.
D: inappropriate words.

10:  You are assessing a patient who was involved in a motor vehicle collision. The patient will only open his eyes to painful stimuli, uses incomprehensible words, and withdraws from painful stimuli. What is the Glasgow coma score for this patient?
A: 7
B: 8
C: 9
D: 10

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