Practice Mini Quiz: Test Your Nursing Knowledge

This is a practice for nurses who have to prepare for examinations with multiple choice questions. The best way to deal with MCQs is to practice, practice and practice. Luck will come your way.

Time allowed 15 minutes: There are 15 multiple choice questions.

This quiz is for students Nurses and anyone wanting to evaluate their medical / nursing knowledge. There are 15 questions and anyone with the general knowledge of a second year student nurse should be able to this test in about fifteen minutes. All students are expected to have read and understood the recommended texts and online materials. However if you are not a student then this assessment does not apply to your situation.

In the real world of examinations, once a student logs on she will be required to complete the test. So it is usually in the best interest of the student not to log on until she is ready to do the exam. Students will have to do the first quiz first to be eligible to do the second quiz. Students who fail to comply with this requirement will be significantly disadvantaged because each of these quizzes is weighted at 30 % of the total score.

There are rules in place to prevent plagiarism. Each student must acknowledge that he/she is the real student. If there are problems with hardware or software the student is requested to call the university’s help desk.

Each quiz is weighted differently depending upon the level of difficulty etc. Most universities assess student performance through a mixture of different methods. This quiz will carry 30 % weight towards your final grade. The first quiz carried the same weighting. Total weight of quizzes is 60 %. After completing the quizzes please do not forget to do the assessed exercise one which involves assessing the health status of an adult friend.

Please note that exercise two is now deemed canceled. As stated earlier, it has been replaced by these two quizzes.

Question 1. The gastrointestinal system secretes all of the following enzymes except:

  1. Ptyalin
  2. Lipase
  3. Pepsin
  4. Angiotensin

Question 2. The heart receives it’s blood supply from the left and right coronary arteries. Is this statement true or false?

  1. False
  2. True

Question 3. Your patient is a fit young person. He does not smoke, jogs 5 km every other day and has a heart rate of 54 beats per minute. He is asymptomatic of any disease. Which of the following terms best describe his heart rate.

  1. Normal sinus rhythm
  2. Pathological Sinus bradycardia
  3. Sick sinus syndrome
  4. Physiological Sinus bradycardia

Question 4. All of the following factors aid venous return (of blood) to heart except:

  1. Negative pressure in the thoracic cavity
  2. One way valves in the veins and the heart
  3. Squeezing action(s) of major muscles
  4. Left ventricular contraction

Question 5. The incidence of Acute Renal Failure is particularly high amongst Indigenous Australians. Which of the following is not a recognized cause of Acute Renal Failure.

  1. Gastric ulceration
  2. Chronic Dehydration
  3. Sepsis
  4. Hypotension

Question 6. Oliguria is defined as producing less than 500 ml of urine in an adult patient over a period of one day.

  1. False
  2. True

Question 7. A patient in a remote community has lost two litres of blood. There is no blood or albumin in the community. The patient is hypo volumic and hypo tensive. What is the doctor most likely to order for this patient?

  1. Two litres of normal saline
  2. Two litres of D5W
  3. 500 mls NS TKVO
  4. 500 mls D5W TKVO

Question 8. The use of closed ended questions is advocated in the final stages of an interview. Which of the following best describes the reason for this approach?

  1. It brings the assessment to a quick closure
  2. It helps the assessor focus on the main problem
  3. Both of the above
  4. It conveys to the patient that the interview has ended.

Question 9. A patient with chronic respiratory failure is admitted to the ward. How much oxygen could a Registered Nurse give him safely in the absence of any hospital protocol?

  1. 0.2 liters per minute via nasal prongs
  2. 2 liters per minute by Hudson’s mask or nasal prongs
  3. 20 liters per minute by any means
  4. 20 liters per minute by nasal prongs

Question 10. The SA node is located in the right atrium 100 % of the time.

  1. True
  2. False

Question 11. The SA node of Homo sapiens is located in the Right Atrium 87% of the time. Is this statement true or false?

  1. True
  2. False

Question 12. The normal adult respiratory rate is:

  1. 44 breaths per minute
  2. 20 to 30 breaths per minute
  3. 16 – 25 breaths per minute
  4. 12 – 20 breaths per minute
  5. 22 to 44 breaths per minute

Question 13. You are assessing a patient. You note that he has an expiratory wheeze. What is the most likely diagnosis for this patient?

  1. Croup – late onset
  2. COPD
  3. COAD
  4. Asthma

Question 14. What is the most likely therapeutic intervention by a Registered Medical Practitioner?

  1. Prescribe ventolin inhalations
  2. Prescribe ventolin and a steroid inhalation
  3. Both of the above
  4. Place a chest tube to relieve the spasm

Question 15. In the NT of Australia Endorsed ENs should hold the key to schedule 8 medications.

  1. This is always true
  2. This is always false

Correct answers: 1d. 2b. 3d. 4d. 5a. 6b. 7a. 8b. 9b. 10b 11a. 12d. 13d. 14c. 15b.

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  1. Shergill,

    Thank You for giving me the experience to work through a Multiple Choice Examination system.


  2. Good Day Jane,

    I do not not recall your name on my lecture list. Thank you for your comments.

  3. some questions are easy&some is not understanding

  4. I have never taken any courses beyond 8th grade science and health. I scored a 10/15 correct. Huh

  5. some question are very deficult

  6. all the questions were easy………

  7. questions were really gud related 2 d field f nursin,nn its more gud dat answers r given at d same place,thanx 4 helpin us v vant more questions lik dis

  8. I am a cardiac nurse. The SA node is located in the right atrium of the heart. Thanks.
    P.S. The answers at the bottom are in letter form but the questions with possible options are numbered.

  9. all the question Are very nice thnx

  10. All the questions are very useful to me……

  11. thanks for giving me an experience of multiple choice question exam since I have to sitt for a nursing multiple choice exam in the coming month

  12. good question…fun to answer ..Thanx Triond

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