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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:  Irritation of the thin membrane that lines the abdominal cavity is called:
A: diverticulitis.
B: peritonitis.
C: appendicitis.
D: pancreatitis.

2:  Pain that is felt in an area of the body other than the area where the cause of the pain is located is called:
A: radiating.
B: colic.
C: referred.
D: distended.

3:  Which of the following conditions would cause a patient to experience pain in the right lower abdominal quadrant?
A: Appendicitis
B: Diverticulitis
C: Kidney infection
D: Pancreatitis

4:  Why should analgesics be avoided in patients experiencing abdominal pain?
A: Analgesics may induce nausea and vomiting in the patient with acute abdomen.
B: Analgesics may mask a patient's signs and symptoms, making examination difficult.
C: Analgesics may cause the weakening or rupture of a dissecting aortic aneurysm.
D: Analgesics may be harmful to the fetus in a female patient with an ectopic pregnancy.

5:  You are dispatched to a 25-year-old woman who presents with acute abdominal distress. Which of the following should you suspect?
A: Ectopic pregnancy
B: Pelvic inflammatory disease
C: Mittelschmertz
D: Menstrual cycle

6:  Which of the following conditions would cause a patient to experience pain in the right or left flank, radiating to the genitalia?
A: Aortic aneurysm
B: Cholecystitis
C: Peritonitis
D: Kidney stones

7:  Inflammation of small pockets in the colon is called:
A: diverticulitis.
B: peristalsis.
C: peritonitis.
D: pancreatitis.

8:  Inflammation of the gallbladder is called:
A: pancreatitis.
B: cholecystitis.
C: peritonitis.
D: appendicitis.

9:  Colic pain is described as:
A: intermittent and tightness.
B: constant and sharp.
C: intermittent and cramping.
D: constant and pressure.

10:  Referred pain associated with cholecystitis is typically felt in which of the following locations?
A: Lower back
B: Right lower quadrant
C: Left flank
D: Right shoulder

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