Public Safety Training Facility

Monroe Community College
Rochester, New York

MCC Paramedic Quiz

Objective: Answer at least 8 questions correctly.

1. Pediatric patients who present with stridor, high fever, drooling may be suffering from:


2. The membranous areas of an infant's head, which cover areas where skull bones are not yet fused, are called:

fossa ovalis

3. A child's airway differs from an adult's in all of the following ways except:

the left mainstem is larger
the larynx is more flexible
the cricoid is the narrowest portion of the airway
the epiglottis is more U-shaped
the larynx is more cephalad in position

4. The leading causes of trauma deaths in children are :

head injury and abdominal perforation
liver rupture and head injury
cardiac tamponade and abdominal perforation
ruptured spleen and tension pneumothorax
tension pneumothorax and head injury

5. The combination of femur frx, thorax injury and contralateral head injury seen in a child hit by a motor vehicle is called:

Beck's triad
Waddel's triad
Cushing's triad
Murphy's triad
Kerr's triad

6. Cardiac arrest in a child is most often due to:

cardiac dysrhythmia
congenital heart anomalies
respiratory failure
vagal stimulation

7. SIDS is more common in all of the following except:

female infants
low birth weight infants
fall or winter
families of lower educational levels
infants under 6 mo.

8. Febrile seizures are most likely in:

rapid temperature change
child with epilepsy
high temperature
respiratory infection
high WBC count

9. A cachexic child with multiple bruises, injuries in various stages of healing and increased ICP may be suffering from:

child abuse
multiple trauma from MVA

10. In a 40 lb child in whom hypoglycemia is suspected, the amount of D25 to be infused should be:

10 mls
36 mls
50 mls
87 mls
105 mls

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