NATIONALS

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  1. Which of the following is a cord-like protein that helps to waterproof the skin?
    A. Keratin
    B. Carotene
    C. Melanin
    D. Sebum
    A. Keratin
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  2. Which receptor is responsible for detecting light touch?
    A. Meissner's corpuscles
    B. Free nerve endings
    C. Pacinian corpuscles
    D. Sudoriferous end organs
    A. Meissner's corpuscles
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  3. Which is the receptor responsible for detecting deep pressure?
    A. Krause Bulbs
    B. Pacinian corpuscles
    C. Meissner's corpuscles
    D. Pressure spindles
    B. Pacinian corpuscles
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  4. What is an endangerment site on the posterior knee?
    A. Femoral Artery
    B. Median Nerve
    C. Common Peroneal Nerve
    D. Tibialis Posterior
    C. Common Peroneal Nerve
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  5. On which neck muscle do you use extra caution in massaging due to its close proximity to the carotid artery?
    A. Splenis Capitus
    B. Levator Scapulae
    C. Sternocleidomastoid
    D. Suboccipitals
    C. Sternocleidomastoid
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  6. Which muscle is located directly interior to the scapular spine?
    A. Subscapularis
    B. Supraspinatus
    C. Infraspinatus
    D. Teres Minor
    C. Infraspinatus
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  7. In an injury to the acromioclavicular joint, which end of the clavicle is involved?
    A. Distal
    B. Proximal
    C. Medial
    D. Lateral
    D. Lateral
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  8. If a client is experiencing pain in the inguinal region, which joint is most likely affected?
    A. Ankle
    B. Hip
    C. Knee
    D. Elbow
    B. Hip
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  9. Which muscle group resists knee flexion?
    A. Adductors
    B. Rotators
    C. Hamstrings
    D. Quadriceps
    D. Quadriceps
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  10. The kidneys lie in a retroperitoneal postion. What does that mean?
    A. In front of the abdominal peritoneum
    B. Beside the abdominal peritoneum
    C. Top of the abdominal peritoneum
    D. Behind the abdominal peritoneum
    D. Behind the abdominal peritoneum
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  11. During exhalation, the diaphragm does what?
    A. Descends
    B. Ascends
    C. Remains motionless
    D. Contracts
    B. Ascends
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  12. What is an instantaneous, involuntary response to a stimulus, either inside or outside the body?
    A. Reflex
    B. Action Potential
    C. Motor Unit
    D. Subthreshold Response
    A. Reflex
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  13. Which lower leg muscle is responsible for dorsiflexion?
    A. Peroneus Longus
    B. Tibialis Anterior
    C. Gastrocnemius
    D. Popliteus
    B. Tibialis Anterior
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  14. For a skeletal muscle to contract, what must happen first?
    A. Nerve must stimulate a nerve
    B. A muscle must stimulate a nerve
    C. A bone must move
    D. The agonist must relax
    A. Nerve must stimulate a nerve
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  15. Of the following conditons, which one is NOT contagious?
    A. Ringworm
    B. Impetigo
    C. Psoriasis
    D. Warts
    C. Psoriasis
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  16. One of the most lethal types of Skin Cancer is
    A. Carcinoma in situ
    B. Malignant Melanoma
    C. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    D. Basal Cell Carcinoma
    B. Malignant Melanoma
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  17. A Hinge joint is capable of making which of the following movements?
    A. Flexion & Extension
    B. Adduction & Abduction
    C. Inward & Outward Rotation
    D. Pronation & Supination
    A. Flexion & Extension
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  18. Which joint moves in only one plane?
    A. Pivot
    B. Ball & Socket
    C. Saddle
    D. Ellipsoid
    A. Pivot
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  19. What position shortens the muscles of the anterior neck?
    A. Hyperextension
    B. Rotation
    C. Extension
    D. Flexion
    D. Flexion
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  20. Muscles that can entrap the brachial nerve plexus are the:
    A. Scalene & Pectoralis Minor
    B. Scalene & Pectoralis Major
    C. Pectoralis Minor & Serratus Anterior
    D. Pectoralis Major & Subscapularis
    A. Scalene & Pectoralis Minor
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  21. Which receptor measures the amount of tension produced at the musculotendinous junction and inhibits contraction.
    A. Golgi Tendon Organs
    B. Muscle Spindles
    C. Nociceptors
    D. Baroreceptors
    A. Golgi Tendon Organs
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  22. Which of the following is NOT a member of the Hamstrings?
    A. Biceps Femoris
    B. Rectus Femoris
    C. Semitendinosus
    D. Semimembranosus
    B. Rectus Femoris
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  23. Which muscle extends the elbow?
    A. Biceps Brachii
    B. Triceps Brachii
    C. Coracobrachialis
    D. Brachioradialis
    B. Triceps Brachii
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  24. Which hamstring muscle attaches to the Fibula?
    A. Biceps Femoris
    B. Semitendinosus
    C. Rectus Femoris
    D. Semimembranous
    A. Biceps Femoris
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  25. Which system's primary function is to support the nervous system in its regulation of bodily functions?
    A. Lymphatic/Immune
    B. Digestive
    C. Excretory
    D. Endocrine
    D. Endocrine
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  26. Pyloric sphincter allows transport of what substance?
    A. Bile
    B. Feces
    C. Lymph
    D. Chyme
    D. Chyme
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  27. A client rotating his head is an example of which of the following?
    A. Passive Range of Motion
    B. Active Resisted Range of Motion
    C. Active Assisted Range of Motion
    D. Active Range of Motion
    D. Active Range of Motion
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  28. Which muscles are most likely involved in TMJ disorder?
    A. Temporalis, Buccinator, Masseter
    B. Pterygoid, Zygomaticus, Temporalis
    C. Scalene, Temporalis, Pterygoid
    D. Masseter, Pterygoid, Temporalis
    D. Masseter, Pterygoid, Temporalis
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  29. Which are the cardinal signs of Inflammation?
    A. Ischemia, Heat, Redness, Pain
    B. Ischemia, Swelling, Heat, Pain
    C. Pain, Swelling, Redness, Heat
    D. Cyanosis, Pallor, Pain, Swelling
    C. Pain, Swelling, Redness, Heat
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  30. What heart chamber pumps blood to the lungs?
    A. Right Atrium
    B. Left Atrium
    C. Right Ventricle
    D. Left Ventricle
    C. Right Ventricle
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  31. When massaging the Sartorius and Adductor Longus, the therapist needs to be careful of what structure?
    A. Left Ventricle
    B. Common Peroneal Nerve
    C. Femoral Artery
    D. Radial Artery
    C. Femoral Artery
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  32. What massage considerations are best utilized for a terminally ill client?
    A. Longer treatments more frequently
    B. Longer treatments less frequently
    C. Shorter treatments more frequently
    D. Shorter treatments less frequently
    C. Shorter treatments more frequently
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  33. When you have a lateral sprain of the foot, what position was the foot in when injured?
    A. Eversion
    B. Plantar Flexion
    C. Dorsiflexion
    D. Inversion
    A. Eversion
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  34. What is the universal sign of an obstructed airway?
    A. Coughing
    B. Hands over the throat
    C. Waving arms overhead
    D. Hands over the chest
    B. Hands over the throat
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  35. Which muscle Inserts on the Olecranon process?
    A. Coracobrachialis
    B. Triceps Brachii
    C. Brachioradialis
    D. Biceps Brachii
    B. Triceps Brachii
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  36. What is an appropriate response if a client has an emotional release during treatment?
    A. Continue with the massage, ignoring the emotional release
    B. Stop massaging, remain in the room, be supportive, obtain permission to continue.
    C. Leave the room, tell the client to let you know when s/he is finished
    D. Find out why the client is crying, counsel client out the issue.
    B. Stop massaging, remain in the room, be supportive, obtain permission to continue.
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  37. Circular effleurage applied on the abdomen in clockwise movments is helpful in what conditon?
    A. Ulcerative Colitis
    B. Hiatal Hernia
    C. Constipation
    D. Urinary Incontinence
    C. Constipation
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  38. What is an example of a saddle joint?
    A. Proximal Radioulnar Joint
    B. Carpometacarpal of the Thumb
    C. Talocrural Joint
    D. Metacarpophalangeal Joint
    B. Carpometacarpal of the Thumb
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  39. A client approaches you at a social function and asks about one of your client's progress with treatments. This conflicts directly with which code of ethics principle?
    A. Dual Relationships
    B. Confidentiality
    C. Networking
    D. Disclosure
    B. Confidentiality
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  40. During a technique requiring direct sustained pressure, the client complains of pain. What is the best approach?
    A. Continue with massage, going deeper during client exhalation
    B. Apply ice next to painful areas, employing distraction techniques
    C. Lighten pressure, ask client to qualify the pain level, work within his or her tolerance
    D. Explain to the client why the amount of pressure is needed and continue
    C. Lighten pressure, ask client to qualify the pain level, work within his or her tolerance
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  41. Why should you avoid scented massage lubricants?
    A. They are cost prohibitive
    B. They often stain linens
    C. Clients may have allergies or scent sensitivities
    D. It may interfere with releasing energy blocks
    C. Clients may have allergies or scent sensitivities
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  42. Which should a therapist avoid when choosing a massage lubricant?
    A. Nut-based lubricants
    B. Vegetable-based lubricants
    C. Mineral oil-based lubricants
    D. Hypoallergenic lubcricants
    C. Mineral oil-based lubricants
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  43. If a client has pain in the acromial region, which joint is most likely invovled?
    A. Hip
    B. Knee
    C. Shoulder
    D. Elbow
    C. Shoulder
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  44. Movment toward the midline is known as which of the following?
    A. Adduction
    B. Medial
    C. Lateral
    D. Abduction
    A. Adduction
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  45. What affect does heat have on the body's Fascia?
    A. Increases Conductivity
    B. Shortens and Thickens
    C. Softens and Distends
    D. Lengthens and Repairs
    C. Softens and Distends
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  46. If you come across an unconscious adult, what should you do first?
    A. Try to rouse the person to consciousness
    B. Call Emergency services immediately
    C. Clear the person's airway by tilting the head back
    D. Try to locate a pulse in the person's throat
    A. Try to rouse the person to consciousness
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  47. What percentage of income from bartered services is reportable to the Internal Revenue Services?
    A. 50%
    B. 90%
    C. None is reportable
    D. 100%
    D. 100%
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  48. APIE and SOAP are examples of what?
    A. Advanced certifications
    B. Bookkeeping methods
    C. Client record keeping
    D. Massage organizations
    C. Client record keeping
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  49. Which muscles are parts of the rotator cuff?
    A. Subclavius, Infraspinatus, Teres Major, Supraspinatus
    B. Teres Minor, Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
    C. Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Pectoralis Minor, Subscapularis
    D. Infraspinatus, Subscapularis, Teres Major, Subclavius
    B. Teres Minor, Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus
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  50. A therapist circumducting a client's shoulder is an example of which of the following?
    A. Active Assisted range of motion
    B. Active range of motion
    C. Active Resisted range of motion
    D. Passive range of motion
    D. Passive range of motion
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  51. A muscle is inhibited by contraction of its antagonist; this is an example of which of the following?
    A. Passive range of motion
    B. Law of Facilitation
    C. Active Assisted range of motion
    D. Active Resisted range of motion
    A. Passive range of motion
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  52. What is the Antagonist to the Pectoralis Major?
    A. Rhomboids
    B. Latissimus Dorsi
    C. Serratus Anterior
    D. Coracobrachialis
    B. Latissimus Dorsi
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  53. What is the Antagonist to the Rhomboids?
    A. Pectoralis Minor
    B. Serratus Anterior
    C. Infraspinatus
    D. Levator Scapulae
    B. Serratus Anterior
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  54. What is the Synergist to the Biceps Femoris?
    A. Rectus Femoris
    B. Tibialis Anterior
    C. Peroneus Longus
    D. Gastrocnemius
    C. Peroneus Longus
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  55. When calling Emergency Medical Service (EMS-911), always give them what two items of information?
    A. Location and condition of the victim
    B. Time and place of the accident
    C. Your name and your location
    D. Your name and your credentials
    A. Location and condition of the victim
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  56. If a client to fill out the intake form, what action should be taken?
    A. Refuse to treat
    B. Fill out the intake form after the session
    C. Do the intake objectively
    D. Request that the intake is done verbally
    D. Request that the intake is done verbally
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  57. To reduce physical strain when performing massage, the therapist should keep his or her knees slightly-
    A. Hyperextended
    B. Locked
    C. Rigid
    D. Flexed
    D. Flexed
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  58. A client's records can be released under these circumstances, EXCEPT by:
    A. Signed medical release form by client
    B. Request made by parent or guardian (If the client is a minor)
    C. Signed medical release form by client's spouse or family member
    D. Court order (Subpeona)
    C. Signed medical release form by client's spouse or family member
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  59. During the intake, if your client states he or she is constipated, what is an appropriate treatment modification?
    A. Petrissage the abdomen
    B. Avoid the abdomen
    C. Counterclockwise effleurage of the abdomen
    D. Clockwise effleurage of the abdomen
    D. Clockwise effleurage of the abdomen
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  60. Crepitus can be detected by what means?
    A. Listening
    B. Observation
    C. Palpation
    D. Range of Motion
    A. Listening

    Crepitus-is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints.
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  61. If you suspect that a client is intoxicated, what are appropriate treatment modifications?
    A. Work on known trigger points only
    B. Use lighter pressure than you ordinarily would
    C. Refuse to treat
    D. Ask the client to drink 16oz of water beforehand
    B. Use lighter pressure than you ordinarily would
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  62. Which of the following is lymph derived?
    A. Serous Fluid
    B. Interstitial Fluid
    C. Blood Plasma
    D. Cerebrospinal Fluid
    B. Interstitial Fluid
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  63. The functions of the nasal cavity include all of the following EXCEPT?
    A. Air filtering
    B. Air Conduction
    C. Air Diffusion
    D. Air Warming
    C. Air Diffusion
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  64. Which structure lies between the stomach and the small instestines?
    A. Esophageal sphincter
    B. Pyloric sphincter
    C. Ileocecal sphincter
    D. Gastric sphincter
    B. Pyloric sphincter
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  65. What muscle is synergist to the Iliopsoas?
    A. Piriformis
    B. Rectus Femoris
    C. Gluteus Maximus
    D. Tensor Fascia Latae
    B. Rectus Femoris
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  66. When working the Insertion of Psoas Major, on what structure should the therapist avoid applying direct pressure?
    A. Floating Ribs
    B. Femoral Artery
    C. Vagus Nerve
    D. Peroneal Artery
    B. Femoral Artery
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  67. Body balance and voluntary muscle movement are controlled by which part of the brain?
    A. Cerebellum
    B. Midbrain
    C. Cerebrum
    D. Medulla Oblongata
    A. Cerebellum
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  68. Which muscle spans two joints?
    A. Gastrocnemius
    B. Soleus
    C. Popliteus
    D. Piriformis
    A. Gastrocnemius
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  69. Contraction of which muscle causes your knee to bend?
    A. Pectineus
    B. Rectus Femoris
    C. Biceps Brachii
    D. Biceps Femoris
    D. Biceps Femoris
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  70. You notice that a client has skin pallor. What does that mean?
    A. Localized tenderness
    B. Lack of Color
    C. Redness
    D. Bluish tint
    B. Lack of Color
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  71. Contraction of which muscle causes your toes to point downward?
    A. Flexor Digitorum Longus
    B. Tibialis Anterior
    C. Extensor Digitorum Longus
    D. Soleus
    D. Soleus
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  72. Which muscle spans only one joint?
    A. Coracobrachialis
    B. Pectoralis Major
    C. Triceps Brachii
    D. Biceps Brachii
    A. Coracobrachialis
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  73. Skeletal muscle movement occurs with which type of contraction?
    A. Tonic
    B. Isometric
    C. Rhythmic
    D. Isotonic
    D. Isotonic
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  74. What are the attachments of the Socratuberous Ligament?
    A. Ischial spine of the Sacrum
    B. Sciatic notch to the lesser trochanter
    C. Ischial Spine to the greater trochanter
    D. Sacrum to the Ischial Tuberosity
    D. Sacrum to the Ischial Tuberosity
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  75. Contraction of which muscle causes you to straighten your arm?
    A. Biceps Brachii
    B. Triceps Brachii
    C. Brachialis
    D. Coracobrachialis
    B. Triceps Brachii
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  76. Hypoxia refers to:
    A. Dehydration
    B. Lack of Oxygen
    C. Inflammation
    D. Swelling
    B. Lack of Oxygen
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  77. While examining a client and recording intake notes, which would be considered objective data?
    A. Elevated high right shoulder
    B. Pain at end of rotation of cervical vertebra
    C. Client reports low back pain
    D. Ouch, that feels like a "10"!
    A. Elevated high right shoulder
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  78. What syndrome is characterized by cycles of vasospasm in blood vessels, typically in the most distal points of the body such as the fingers and toes?
    A. Postpoliomyelitis
    B. Nephrotic Syndrome
    C. Raynaud's Syndrome
    D. Guillain-Barre' Syndrome
    C. Raynaud's Syndrome
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  79. What is a synonym for vascular headaches?
    A. Migraine Headaches
    B. Sinus Headaches
    C. Contraction Headaches
    D. Cluster Headaches
    A. Migraine Headaches
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  80. Which of the following conditions is frequently caused by constriction of coronary arteries and lack of oxygen to the heart muscle and is ofter felt as chest pain?
    A. Angina Pectoris
    B. Tachycardia
    C. Arrhythmia
    D. Heart Murmur
    A. Angina Pectoris
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  81. Which of the following is a weakness in the wall of a blood vessel?
    A. Phlebitis
    B. Aneurysm
    C. Vasospasm
    D. Peripheral Vascular Disease
    B. Aneurysm
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  82. What is the synonym for a heart attack?
    A. Myocardial Infraction
    B. Hyperternsion
    C. Arteriosclerosis
    D. Angina Pectoris
    A. Myocardial Infraction
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  83. Which of the following describes dilated veins, causing their valves to become incompetent?
    A. Anemia
    B. Hemangioma
    C. Thromboangiitis Obliterans
    D. Varicose Veins
    D. Varicose Veins
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  84. Which is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease of the body's connective tissues?
    A. Urticaria
    B. Icterus
    C. Transient Ischemic Attack
    D. Lupus
    D. Lupus
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  85. Which type of headache is caused by dilation of extracranial blood vessels?
    A. Menstrual headaches
    B. Sinus headaches
    C. Contraction headaches
    D. Migraine headaches
    D. Migraine headaches
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  86. What is inflammation of the veins called?
    A. Lymphangitis
    B. Myocarditis
    C. Telangiectasia
    D. Phlebitis
    D. Phlebitis
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  87. What type of dermatitis is an allergic reaction of the skin that comes into contact with various substances, producing an inflammatory response?
    A. Topical Dermatitis
    B. Atopic Dermatitis
    C. Seborrheic Dermatitis
    D. Contact Dermatitis
    D. Contact Dermatitis
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  88. Which of the following is a contagious superficial foot fungus characterized by skin discoloration and a ridge of red tissue?
    A. Plantar Ringworm
    B. Plantar Tinea
    C. Dorsalis Fungi
    D. Athlete's foot
    D. Athlete's foot
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  89. Which of the following describes diseases that have an abrupt onset of severe symptoms and run a brief course (less than six months) and either is resolved or brings death?
    A. Acute
    B. Local
    C. Chronic
    D. Systemic
    A. Acute
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  90. Which of the following describes diseases that develop slowly and last longer than 6 months to a lifetime?
    A. Acute
    B. Local
    C. Systemic
    D. Chronic
    D. Chronic
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  91. Which of the following refers to information that can be gained from the client?
    A. Pertinent Data
    B. Subjective Data
    C. Empirical Data
    D. Objective Data
    B. Subjective Data
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  92. What is the client's authorization for professional services based on information provided by the massage therapist?
    A. Treatment Record
    B. Referral Consent
    C. Informed Consent
    D. Client Intake Form
    C. Informed Consent
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  93. Which of the following refers to data that is measurable and quantitative?
    A. Subjective Data
    B. Intake Data
    C. Empricial Data
    D. Objective Data
    D. Objective Data
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  94. What is the best way to evaluate Turgor?
    A. Releasing applied pressure on abdomen
    B. Client intake form
    C. Pinching the skin
    D. Observing client's breathing patterns
    C. Pinching the skin
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  95. If the skin leaves pits after pressure application, what does it suggest?
    A. Active trigger points
    B. Edema
    C. Dehydration
    D. Low platelet count
    B. Edema
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  96. A therapist is testing for Turgor; the client's skin leaves an elevation or tent after it is pinched, what does this suggest?
    A. Active Trigger points
    B. Low Platelet counts
    C. Edema
    D. Dehydration
    D. Dehydration
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  97. What are trigger points?
    A. Hypersensitive points in a muscle
    B. Where two nerves connect to transmit information
    C. Areas of numbness
    D. Where nerves terminate on muscles
    A. Hypersensitive points in a muscle
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  98. What is the best way to test for rebound tenderness?
    A. Releasing applied pressure on abdomen
    B. Client intake form
    C. Pinching the skin
    D. Observing client's breathing patterns
    A. Releasing applied pressure on abdomen
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  99. What is the term used to describe sensations felt at the end of passive range of motion?
    A. Isometric
    B. Crepitus
    C. Fulling
    D. Endfeel
    D. Endfeel
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  100. Conditions in which massage can be administered while avoiding an infected area or area in question are
    A. Absolute Contraindications
    B. Confined Contraindications
    C. Restricted Contraindications
    D. Local Contraindications
    D. Local Contraindications
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  101. Areas of the body containing superficial delicate anatomnical structures that are unprotected and prone to injury; meriting caution during treatment.
    A. Trigger Points
    B. Endangerment Sites
    C. Synaptic End Bulbs
    D. Muscle Spasms
    B. Endangerment Sites
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  102. Malpractice insurance is also known as:
    A. Disability
    B. Term Life Insurance
    C. Professional Liability
    D. Business Activity
    C. Professional Liability
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  103. Massage helps to reduce the pain in which kind of headaches?
    A. Muscular tension headaches
    B. Hangover headaches
    C. Migraine or vascular headaches
    D. Menstrual headaches
    A. Muscular tension headaches
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  104. The best thing a massage therapist can do to control the transmission of disease is:
    A. Inoculations
    B. Vitamin supplements
    C. Handwashing
    D. Crepitation
    C. Handwashing
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  105. How long should the therapist wash his or her hands before and after a regular massage?
    A. 15 seconds
    B. 2 minutes
    C. 1 minute
    D. 5 seconds
    A. 15 seconds
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  106. An emotional reaction of the therapist that reflects the therapist's inner needs and conflicts defines:
    A. Transference
    B. Countertransference
    C. Integrity
    D. Intimacy
    B. Countertransference
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  107. Why should a massage therapist refuse to date his or her clients?
    A. It blurs client/therapist boundaries
    B. It violates the therapist's scope of practice
    C. It violates the therapist's Ling Oath
    D. It is illegal in most states
    A. It blurs client/therapist boundaries´╗┐
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  108. If the therapist comes into contact with body fluids or fluids of unknown origin, what is the recommended time length for the handwashing procedure?
    A. 1 minute
    B. 30 seconds
    C. 2 minutes
    D. 15 seconds
    C. 2 minutes
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  109. What general body area should be avoided if the client has had surgery as a cancer treatment?
    A. Scalp
    B. Legs
    C. Neck
    D. Arms
    B. Legs
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  110. What treatment modifications should the therapist use if a cancer patient, who has been cleared for massage, has received chemotheray within 24 hours of his or her scheduled appointment?
    A. Avoid sustained pressure
    B. Avoid vibration
    C. Massage is contraindicated
    D. Massage with gloves
    D. Massage with gloves
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  111. Common moles have all the following characteristics EXCEPT;
    A. Are smooth to the touch
    B. Even borders
    C. Are asymmetrical in shape
    D. Evenly shaded brown color
    C. Are asymmetrical in shape
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  112. If a cancer patient, who is recieving chemotherapy and has received clearance for massage therapy, is experiencing neuropathy, what is treatment modifications should the therapist employ?
    A. Avoid deep massage in areas with Neuropathy
    B. Neuropathy is an absolute contraindication
    C. There are no modifications
    D. The area with Neuropathy is locally contraindicated
    A. Avoid deep massage in areas with Neuropathy
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  113. If a cancer patient with edema has recieved clearance for massage therapy, treatment modifications inculde all of the following EXCEPT:
    A. Work affected lumb proximally, then distally
    B. Stroke lightly & rhythmically toward heart on affected limb
    C. Elevating the affected limb
    D. Apply local heat on affected limb after treatment
    D. Apply local heat on affected limb after treatment
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  114. In a cancer patient, who is recieving radiation or chemotherapy and has recieved clearance for massage therapy, what treatment modificaitons can the therapist employ if the client is nauseated when he or she arrives for a massage and still wishes to recieve a massage?
    A. Lower the table
    B. Offer Ipecac in a 10-to-1 solution
    C. Avoid joint mobilizations, stretches, and jostling
    D. Use aromatherapy in the lubricant
    C. Avoid joint mobilizations, stretches, and jostling
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  115. If the client indicates that she is taking steroids for a chronic condition, what treatment modifications should be used?
    A. Use lighter pressure because she is a candidate for osteoporosis
    B. Put on gloves becuase her medications could leave residue on her skin
    C. Avoid aromatherapy because it can antidote her medication
    D. Have her doctor approve the lubricant
    A. Use lighter pressure because she is a candidate for osteoporosis
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  116. What two conditions are likely to occur in a client with long-term diabetes?
    A. Osteoporosis & trigeminal neuralgia
    B. Peripheral Vascular Disease and Neuropathy
    C. Pericarditis & Varicositities
    D. Cirrhosis & Gout
    B. Peripheral Vascular Disease and Neuropathy
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  117. According to NCBTMB, how long should the therapist maintain client records after the client discontinues service?
    A. 7 years
    B. 6 months
    C. 3 years
    D. 4 years
    D. 4 years
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  118. What type of insurance protects the therapist if he or she injures a client?
    A. Disability
    B. Liability
    C. Malpractice
    D. Health
    C. Malpractice
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  119. Which of the following represents cell necrosis due to local Ischemia resulting from prolonged pressure, which restricts normal blood supply to the skin?
    A. Stretch Marks
    B. Decubitus Ulcers
    C. Sebaceous Cysts
    D. Furuncles
    B. Decubitus Ulcers
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  120. Which of the following is a contagious fungul disease characterized by itching and scaling, sometimes manifesting themselves as a raised red-ringed patch?
    A. Lice
    B. Impetigo
    C. Rosacea
    D. Ringworm
    D. Ringworm
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  121. This highly contagious viral infection appears as fever blisters or cold sores on the skin and mucous membranes;
    A. Folliculitis
    B. Psoriasis
    C. Impetigo
    D. Herpes Simplex
    D. Herpes Simplex
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  122. What condition is a failure of the lower gastroesophageal sphincter to close normally after food has entered the stomach which, in turn, causing a burning sensation?
    A. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    B. Coast Chondritis
    C. Pectoris Angina
    D. Hiatal Hernia
    A. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
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  123. Which of the following are protrusions of an organ or part of an organ through its surrounding connective tissue membranes or cavity wall?
    A. Ulcers
    B. Hernias
    C. Diverticula
    D. Aneurysms
    B. Hernias
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  124. What are self-inflicted injuries related to inefficient biomechanics (posture, sporting movements, work habits), causing damage to soft tissues; types include carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracis outlet syndrome and tennis elbow?
    A. Repetitive Strain Injuries
    B. Torticollar Injuries
    C. Contractures
    D. Compartment Syndromes
    A. Repetitive Strain Injuries
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  125. What type of medication depresses sensory information entering the nervous system?
    A. Platelet Inhibitors
    B. Corticosteroids
    C. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugss (NSAIDS)
    D. Muscle relaxants & Narcotic Analgesics
    D. Muscle relaxants & Narcotic Analgesics
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  126. What is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting muscle and related connective tissues, including the presence of "tender points" or "trigger points"?
    A. Osteomyelitis
    B. Spondylitis
    C. Fibromyalgia
    D. Osteitis Deformans
    C. Fibromyalgia
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  127. Inflammation of a tendon is called what?
    A. Myositis
    B. Fasciitis
    C. Osteitis
    D. Tendinitis
    D. Tendinitis
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  128. Which of the following is a chronic, progressive erosion of the articular cartilage caused by long-standing inflammation, often called "wear and tear" arthritis?
    A. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    B. Osteoarthritis
    C. Lyme Arthritis
    D. Polyrheumatica Arthritis
    B. Osteoarthritis
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  129. Which of the following is a condition involving spasms of the sternocleidomastoid muscles?
    A. Torticollis
    B. Posterior Compartment Syndrome
    C. Anterior Compartment Syndrome
    D. Tetanus
    A. Torticollis
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  130. What is protrusion of the nucleus pulposus from the annulus fibrosus of an intervertebral disk?
    A. Itinernat Disc
    B. Herniated Disc
    C. Ankylosing Spondylitis
    D. de Quervain's Spondylitis
    B. Herniated Disc
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  131. Which is acute or chronic inflammation of the bursae?
    A. Synovitis
    B. Tendonitis
    C. Spondylolisthesis
    D. Bursitis
    D. Bursitis
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  132. Which of the following is a condition characterized by a decrease in bone mass with a subsequent increase in the suspectibility to fractures?
    A. Osteoporosis
    B. Hallux Valgus
    C. Scoliosis
    D. Still's Disease
    A. Osteoporosis
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  133. What is a cyst behind the knee caused by escape of synovial fluid which becomes enclosed in a membranous sac?
    A. Dupuytren's Cyst
    B. Baker's Cyst
    C. Volkmann's Cyst
    D. de Quervain's
    B. Baker's Cyst
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  134. What is an autoimmune disorder in which myelin sheaths in the central nervous system are progressively destroyed?
    A. Multiple Sclerosis
    B. Alzheimer's Disease
    C. Myasthenia Gravis
    D. Palsy
    A. Multiple Sclerosis
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  135. What condition results from soft tissues pressing against nerves? Examples of these soft tissues are muscle, tendon, fascia and ligaments;
    A. Bulging Nerve
    B. Nerve Compression
    C. Nerve Entrapment
    D. Nerve Impingement
    C. Nerve Entrapment
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  136. What is the degeneration of the Peripheral nervous system called?
    A. Neuropathy
    B. Alzheimer's Disease
    C. Vertigo
    D. Insomnia
    A. Neuropathy
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  137. What is paralysis of only the arms and legs?
    A. Paraplegia
    B. Synplegia
    C. Quadriplegia
    D. Hemiplegia
    C. Quadriplegia
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  138. Which paralysis involves only the lower extremities and trunk?
    A. Heteroplegia
    B. Quadriplegia
    C. Hemiplegia
    D. Paraplegia
    D. Paraplegia
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  139. What is a chronic, inflammatory disorder caused by airway sensitivity to various stimuli?
    A. Asthma
    B. Cystic Fibrosis
    C. Pneumonia
    D. Apnea
    A. Asthma
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  140. What is the most common cause of Chronic Bronchitis?
    A. Mineral Deficiency
    B. Alcohol over-consumption
    C. Insufficient mucous production
    D. Cigarette smoking
    D. Cigarette smoking
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  141. What disease results from the gradual destruction of elasticity in the alveolar walls due to long-term exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke, air pollution or industrial dust?
    A. Pleurisy
    B. Emphysema
    C. Pulmonary Embolism
    D. Pneumonia
    B. Emphysema
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  142. What is a group of pulmonary disorders characterized by persistent or recurring obstruction of air flow?
    A. Lung Membrane Disease
    B. Pulmonary Distress Syndrome
    C. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    D. Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome
    C. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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  143. What is the most common infectious cause of death in the United States?
    A. Polio
    B. Cystic Fibrosis
    C. Tuberculosis
    D. Pneumonia
    D. Pneumonia
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  144. A coronal plane through the head;
    A. Could pass through both nose and occipital region
    B. Could lie in a horizontal plane
    C. Must pass through the mouth
    D. Could pass through both ears
    D. Could pass through both ears
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  145. What number cervical vertebrae correspond to the Atlas?
    A. C-3
    B. C-1
    C. C-7
    D. C-2
    B. C-1
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  146. What is the origin of the biceps femoris?
    A. Biceps Tuberosity
    B. Ischial Tuberosity
    C. Femoral Condyle
    D. Fibular Head
    B. Ischial Tuberosity
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  147. Insulin and Glucagon are examples of what?
    A. Adrenal Hormones
    B. Thyroid Hormones
    C. Pituitary Hormones
    D. Pancreatic Hormones
    D. Pancreatic Hormones
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  148. How would you best relax the pectoralis major muscle while the client is in a supine position?
    A. Place a cushion under the bed
    B. Place a cushion under the arms
    C. Place a cushion behind the ankles
    D. Place a cushion behind the knees
    B. Place a cushion under the arms
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  149. If you are standing on tip-toe and have pain in your leg, which muscle is most likely involved?
    A. Quadratus Lumborum
    B. Rectus Femoris
    C. Semiteninosus
    D. Gastrocnemius
    D. Gastrocnemius
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  150. If when palpating a tight muscle, you discover bands of fibrous adhesions, what would be the best technique to relieve the fibrosity?
    A. Cupping Percussion
    B. Glinding
    C. Kneading
    D. Cross-fiber Friction
    D. Cross-fiber Friction
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  151. Spasm in which of the following muscles can lead to irritation of the sciatic nerve?
    A. Gemellus Superior
    B. Piriformis
    C. Obturator Internus
    D. Gluteus Minimus
    B. Piriformis
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  152. Which endangerment site would you need to avoid applying direct pressure when compressing the sternum?
    A. Manubrium
    B. Sternocostal Joints
    C. Sternal Body
    D. Xiphoid Process
    D. Xiphoid Process
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  153. If a client has difficulty actively flexing the forearm and abducting the arm, which muscles are most likely involved in the restriction?
    A. Pectoralis Major and Sternocleidomastoid
    B. Coracobrachialis and Latissimus Dorsi
    C. Supraspinatus and Deltoid
    D. Biceps Brachii and Deltoid
    D. Biceps Brachii and Deltoid
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  154. Which of the following best represents medial rotation?
    A. Turning the leg out
    B. Turning the head to the side
    C. Bending the knee
    D. Turning the humerus in
    D. Turning the humerus in
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  155. In what abdomniopelvic quadrant are the liver and gall bladder located?
    A. Lower Left
    B. Upper Left
    C. Upper Right
    D. Lower Right
    C. Upper Right
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  156. Which of the following is an example of Concentric contraction of the Triceps Brachii?
    A. Elbow Extension
    B. Shoulder Abduction
    C. Elbow Flexion
    D. Shoulder Flexion
    A. Elbow Extension
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  157. Which of the following muscles are most likely involved in a Rotator Cuff Injury?
    A. Pectoralis Minor
    B. Teres Major
    C. Levator Scapulae
    D. Supraspinatus
    D. Supraspinatus
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  158. The term Pes Anserinus refers to which of the following?
    A. Common insertion of three thigh muscles
    B. Nerve involved in Bell's Palsy
    C. Type of muscle contracture
    D. Type of seizure disorder
    A. Common insertion of three thigh muscles
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  159. Where is the bony landmark for the type of tendonitis found in Tennis Elbow?
    A. Olecranon process
    B. Coracoid process of the ulna
    C. Lateral epicondyle of the humerus
    D. Medial epicondyle of the humerus
    C. Lateral epicondyle of the humerus
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  160. Which muscle would MOST likely be the source of pain and limited range of motion found in frozen shoulder?
    A. Rhomboids
    B. Trapezius
    C. Pectorilis Major
    D. Subscapularis
    D. Subscapularis
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  161. What element is associated with anger?
    A. Wood
    B. Metal
    C. Water
    D. Fire
    A. Wood
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  162. When flexing the elbow, which muscle is concentrically contracting?
    A. Deltoid
    B. Triceps Brachii
    C. Coracobrachialis
    D. Brachialis
    D. Brachialis
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  163. If you gave a massage to a fellow licensed massage therapist, what percentage of the cost of the massage you gave is recorded on your account ledger?
    A. If it's a massage trade, nothing is recorded
    B. 100% of the difference between the two massage costs
    C. 50%
    D. 100%
    D. 100%
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  164. A client who what Lordosis complains of back pain while in the prone position; what modifications would most likely increase his comfort?
    A. Bolster under his knees
    B. Bolster under his ankles
    C. Bolster under his abdomen and pelvis
    D. Bolster under his shoulders and neck
    C. Bolster under his abdomen and pelvis
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  165. At which life stage does circulation of blood and lymph decrese in the lower extremities?
    A. Infancy
    B. Childhood
    C. Adolescent
    D. Senescence
    D. Senescence
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  166. What is the action of the Piriformis on the hip?
    A. Adducts and laterally rotates
    B. Abducts and medially rotates
    C. Adducts and medially rotates
    D. Abducts and laterally rotates
    D. Abducts and laterally rotates
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  167. A tight Iliopsoas can create or exacerbate which condition?
    A. Kyphosis
    B. Scoliosis
    C. Lordosis
    D. Halitosis
    C. Lordosis
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  168. Which of the following is a broad flattened sheet of connective tissue?
    A. Tendon
    B. Aponeurosis
    C. Adipose
    D. Epithelium
    B. Aponeurosis
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  169. In Wester medicine, which is not considered treatment for a malignancy?
    A. Physical Therapy
    B. Radiation
    C. Surgery
    D. Medication
    A. Physical Therapy
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  170. While at a social function, you run into a client and ask him about his progress with treatment. This is an example of which of the following?
    A. Dual Relationships
    B. Self Disclosure
    C. Scope of Practice
    D. Confidentiality
    D. Confidentiality
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  171. While in the prone position, a client who has a dowager's hump complains of discomfort at the base of her neck. Which of the following would provide the most comfort for this region?
    A. Cushion under the sternum
    B. Cushion under forehead
    C. Cushion under a shoulder
    D. Cushion under abdomen
    C. Cushion under a shoulder
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  172. Why is oil not recommended for pre-event sports massage?
    A. Causes an overproduction of ATP
    B. Blocks calcium channels in sacromere
    C. Creates a build up of latic acid
    D. Blocks sweat glands and may cause the body to overheat
    D. Blocks sweat glands and may cause the body to overheat
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  173. What is the primary stucture injured during a sprain?
    A. Tendon
    B. Superficial Fascia
    C. Ligament
    D. Scar Tissue
    C. Ligament
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  174. Percussion is not recommended over which area?
    A. Soles of Feet
    B. Quadriceps
    C. Lower back over Kidneys
    D. Shoulders
    C. Lower back over Kidneys
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  175. Post-event massage should be postponed until the athelete
    A. Has drunk 16 ounces of fluids
    B. Has properly cooled down
    C. Can walk a straight line
    D. Has removed his or her shoes and socks
    B. Has properly cooled down
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  176. Which of the following is activated during the stress response?
    A. Parasympathetic
    B. Sympathetic
    C. Somatic
    D. Visceral
    B. Sympathetic
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  177. What structure lies anterior to the esophagus?
    A. Trachea
    B. Pylorus
    C. Thymus
    D. Sternum
    A. Trachea
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  178. Which organ stores blood cells and destroys old, worn-out RBC's and platelets?
    A. Kidneys
    B. Spleen
    C. Gallbladder
    D. Thyroid
    B. Spleen
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  179. Which of the following best describes increased blood flow?
    A. Hematuria
    B. Hyperemia
    C. Polyemia
    D. Ischemia
    B. Hyperemia
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  180. Which muscle elevates the rib cage during Inspiration?
    A. Diaphragm
    B. External Intercostals
    C. Internal Intercostals
    D. Subscapularis
    B. External Intercostals
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  181. What body system produces heat, creates movement, and maintains posture?
    A. Nervous
    B. Circulatory
    C. Integumentary
    D. Muscular
    D. Muscular
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  182. Which joint connects the appendicular skeleton to the axial skeleton?
    A. Sacroiliax joint
    B. Sternoclavicular joint
    C. A and C
    D. Acromioclavicular joint
    C. A and C
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  183. Where are bursa sacks usually located?
    A. Between a muscle and tendon
    B. Between and bone an tendon
    C. Within a joint capsule
    D. Between a muscle and bone
    B. Between and bone an tendon
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  184. Which of the following joints moves in only one plane?
    A. Hinge
    B. Saddle
    C. Ellipsoid
    D. Gliding
    A. Hinge
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  185. What describes a muscle contraction where the muscle does not lengthen or shorten?
    A. Concentric
    B. Eccentric
    C. Isometric
    D. Isotonic
    C. Isometric
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  186. What is the term used to describe medial rotation of the forearm?
    A. Pronation
    B. Radial Deviation
    C. Protraction
    D. Supination
    D. Supination
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  187. Which movement is associated with opening a jar or dropping the shoulder?
    A. Retraction
    B. Depression
    C. Upward Rotation
    D. Anterior Tilt
    B. Depression
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  188. Which term represents movement of the feet where the soles are facing each other and the person's weight is on the lateral edges?
    A. Supination
    B. Eversion
    C. Pronation
    D. Inversion
    D. Inversion
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  189. Which of the following is an example of an Ellispoid Joint?
    A. Radiocarpal
    B. Radioulnar
    C. Patellofemoral
    D. Talocrural
    A. Radiocarpal
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  190. Name the joint between the skull and the first cervical vertebrae;
    A. Atlantoaxial
    B. Intervertebral
    C. Craniomandibular
    D. Atlantooccipital
    D. Atlantooccipital
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  191. What structure emerges from Intervertebral Foramina?
    A. Intervertebral Discs
    B. Blood Vessels
    C. Spinal Cord
    D. Nerve Roots
    D. Nerve Roots
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  192. Which skull bone makes up the cheek?
    A. Temporal
    B. Zygomatic
    C. Maxilla
    D. Sphenoid
    B. Zygomatic
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  193. Which bones in the hand are positoned distal to the carpals?
    A. Palantines
    B. Metacarpals
    C. Phalanges
    D. Metatarsals
    B. Metacarpals
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  194. Which bone moves during supination and pronation?
    A. Ulna
    B. Clavicle
    C. Humerus
    D. Radius
    D. Radius
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  195. From which bony marking do the flexors of the wrist originate?
    A. Deltoid Tuberosity
    B. Radial Tuberosity
    C. Lateral Epicondyle
    D. Medial Epicondyle
    D. Medial Epicondyle
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  196. Which joint allows supination and pronation of the forearm?
    A. Proximal Radioulnar
    B. Distal Radioulnar
    C. Humeroulnar
    D. Humeroradial
    A. Proximal Radioulnar
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  197. Which of the following is the scientific name for the knee?
    A. Iliofemoral
    B. Tibiofemoral
    C. Tibiofibular
    D. Talacrural
    B. Tibiofemoral
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  198. What is the scientific name for the hip socket?
    A. Olecranon
    B. Flavum
    C. Glenoid
    D. Acetabulum
    D. Acetabulum
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  199. What is the name given for the cartilage inside the knee?
    A. Meniscus
    B. Cruciate
    C. Intrapatellar
    D. Innominate
    A. Meniscus
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  200. The term costal refers to;
    A. The great toe
    B. Vertebrae
    C. The sternum
    D. The ribs
    D. The ribs
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  201. To what part of the sternum do most ribs attach?
    A. Manubrium
    B. Xiphoid Process
    C. Costal
    D. Body
    D. Body
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  202. The two clavicular joints are of which joint type?
    A. Saddle
    B. Gliding
    C. Pivot
    D. Hinge
    B. Gliding
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  203. Which of the following joints is considered to be biaxal?
    A. Acromioclavicular
    B. Humeroulnar
    C. Radiocarpal
    D. Glenohumeral
    C. Radiocarpal
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  204. In traditional Chinese medicine, which meridian terminates on the tip of the middle finger?
    A. Bladder
    B. Gallbladder
    C. Liver
    D. Heart
    B. Gallbladder
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  205. Which of the following occurs when the stomach is unable to manufacture intrinsic factor, a substance needed for absorption of vitamin B12 from the digestive tract?
    A. Hemolytic Anemia
    B. Aplastic Anemia
    C. Sickle Cell Anemia
    D. Pernicious Anemia
    D. Pernicious Anemia
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  206. Which of the following best describes Petrissage?
    A. Cycles of rhythmic lifting, squeezing and releasing of tissue, working parallel to the muscles fibers
    B. Rapid shaking, quivering, trembling, or rocking movements
    C. Gliding movments that are repeated and follow the contour of the client's body
    D. Rubbing one surface over another; skin over skin or skin over underlying structures
    A. Cycles of rhythmic lifting, squeezing and releasing of tissue, working parallel to the muscles fibers
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  207. Which of the following statements is true regarding precautions when massaging a pregnant client?
    A. Apply only hacking tapotement on her abdomen in the second trimester
    B. Place a cushion under her abdomen while she is prone
    C. Avoid petrissage on her right calf
    D. Tilt her body to the left by placing a pillow or cushion under her right flank when supine
    D. Tilt her body to the left by placing a pillow or cushion under her right flank when supine
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  208. Clients who have Osteoporosis should only recieve light massasge. Why?
    A. Their skin will be overly sensitive
    B. They will also have Neuropathy
    C. They have brittle bones
    D. They are usually elderly
    C. They have brittle bones
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  209. Which of the following meridians are NOT paired on the body?
    A. Large Intestine
    B. Lung
    C. Conception Vessel
    D. Bladder
    C. Conception Vessel
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  210. Which of the following best describes friction?
    A. Cycles of rhythmic lifting, squeezing, and releasing of tissue, working parralle to the muscle fibers
    B. Rapid shaking, quivering, trembling, or rocking movements
    C. Rubbing one surface over anotherl; skin over skin over underlying structures
    D. Repetitive staccato striking movements of the hands, moving either simultaneously or alternately
    C. Rubbing one surface over anotherl; skin over skin over underlying structures
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  211. A client complains of being very tired and is running a low-grade fever; How should the therapist proceed?
    A. Get additional information and proceed with the massage
    B. Do a light massage, avoiding her head and neck
    C. Reschedule the massage and suggest that she see her physician
    D. Offer her a few C vitamins and proceed with the massage
    C. Reschedule the massage and suggest that she see her physician
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  212. Bell's Palsy is a type of paralysis of which cranial nerve?
    A. V
    B. I
    C. VII
    D. X
    C. VII
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  213. What is the most common cause of a urinary tract infection?
    A. Virus
    B. Vitamin Deficiency
    C. Bacteria
    D. Direct Trauma
    C. Bacteria
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  214. Which population group is prone to have Osteoporosis?
    A. Postmenopausal women
    B. Men over 50 of Asian decent
    C. Nursing mothers
    D. Adolescents
    A. Postmenopausal women
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  215. Which of the following conditions is indicated for massage?
    A. Abnormal lumps
    B. Fibromyalgia
    C. Acute Inflammation
    D. Fever
    B. Fibromyalgia
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  216. Proper body mechanics are extremely important to pervent injury to the therapist. Which of the following demonstarates good body mechanics?
    A. Feet close together and bend at the waist
    B. Knees flexed while shifting weight between the feet
    C. Knees locked with back straight
    D. Body weight always on the right foot
    B. Knees flexed while shifting weight between the feet
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  217. A client comes into your office and states during the pre-massage interview that he is HIV positive. Which of the following is part of a safe treatment for this client?
    A. Massage is contraindicated
    B. Obtain medical clearance from his physician before giving him a massage
    C. Proceed with the massage, following universal precautions with only these clients
    D. Adjust the massage to his vitality and stamina and avoid any open sores
    D. Adjust the massage to his vitality and stamina and avoid any open sores
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  218. Which of the following best describes Tapotement?
    A. Rubbing one surface over another; skin over skin or skin over underlying structures
    B. Repetitive staccato striking movements of the hands, moving either simultaneously or alternately
    C. Cycles of rhythmic lifting, squeezing, and releasing of tissue; working parallel to the muscle fibers
    D. Rapid shaking, quivering, trembling or rocking movements
    B. Repetitive staccato striking movements of the hands, moving either simultaneously or alternately
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  219. Which of the following best describes the Asian concept of Yin and Yang?
    A. Dynamic Balance
    B. Good and Evil
    C. Karmic Balance
    D. The Holy Spirit
    A. Dynamic Balance
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  220. Blood traveling through the Femoral Artery must first pass through which artery?
    A. Internal Iliac
    B. External Iliac
    C. Basilic
    D. Saphenous
    B. External Iliac
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  221. A therapist who works in a hospital setting and is exposed to body fluids such as blood is more likely than a therapist who works in a spa to contract which disease?
    A. Hepatitis A
    B. Hemophilia
    C. Hepatitis B
    D. Leukermia
    C. Hepatitis B
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  222. Which of the following types of stretching is no longer recommended in sports or clinical settings?
    A. Ballistic
    B. Static
    C. Strain-Counterstrain
    D. Assisted
    A. Ballistic
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  223. Which of the following muscles does NOT flex at the hip?
    A. Sartorius
    B. Gluteus Maximus
    C. Iliopsoas
    D. Rectus Femoris
    B. Gluteus Maximus
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  224. Which of the following best describes Effleurage?
    A. Rubbing one surface over another; skin over skin or skin over underlying structures
    B. Rapid shaking, quivering, trembling, or rocking movements
    C. Cycles of rhythmic lifting, squeezing, and releasing of tissue, working parallel to the muscle fibers
    D. Gliding movements that are repeated and follow the contour of the client's body
    D. Gliding movements that are repeated and follow the contour of the client's body
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  225. You notice a large mole on a client's posterior upper arm, which has changed over his last few visits. What is the best course of action?
    A. Proceed with the massage because moles are not contagious
    B. Proceed with the massage and avoid the area
    C. Strongly urge him to see his physician because this is characteristic of skin cancer
    D. Treat it with tea tree essential oil
    C. Strongly urge him to see his physician because this is characteristic of skin cancer
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  226. Deep massage of which muscle group may relieve sciatic pain?
    A. Quadriceps
    B. Hamstrings
    C. Adductors
    D. Gluteal muscles
    D. Gluteal muscles
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  227. A 1099 tax form is used to notify the federal goverment of what?
    A. Income of an employee
    B. Income of an independant contractor
    C. Business Property Depreciation
    D. Capital gains
    B. Income of an independant contractor
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  228. If a client with Phlebitis comes into your office for a massage, which of the following is part of a safe treatment plan for this client?
    A. Massage is contraindicated
    B. Proceed with the massage, working deeply over the affected area
    C. Proceed with the massage, and avoid the affected area
    D. Proceed with the massage, working lightly over the affected area
    C. Proceed with the massage, and avoid the affected area
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  229. Which of the following is hyper-curvature of the spine in the lumbar region?
    A. Scoliosis
    B. Kyphosis
    C. Spindylosis
    D. Lordosis
    D. Lordosis
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  230. In Swedish massage, massage applied on the extremities should be applied
    A. Centripetally
    B. In Sequence
    C. Using slow rhythm
    D. Centrifugally
    A. Centripetally
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  231. How is a code of ethics best described?
    A. Common business practices
    B. Set of guiding moral principles
    C. Federal rules and regulations
    D. Set of universal truths
    B. Set of guiding moral principles
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  232. An elderly female client with a stooped posture is referred to you for a massage. Which of the following is part of a safe treatment plan for her?
    A. Massage is contraindicated
    B. Obtain medical clearance from her physician before giving her a light massage
    C. Proceed with the massage, working vigorisily to promote circulation
    D. Proceed with the massage, working deeply on her back to promote pain relief
    B. Obtain medical clearance from her physician before giving her a light massage
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  233. In traditional Chinese medicine, which meridian terminates on the little finger?
    A. Liver
    B. Bladder
    C. Large Intestine
    D. Small Intestine
    D. Small Intestine
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  234. A client who reports chronic fatigue comes into your office for a massage. Which of the following is part a treatment plan that supports her needs?
    A. Proceed with the massage, working deeply on her back and neck to promote pain relief
    B. Massage is contraindicated
    C. Proceed with the massage, working vigorously to pomote circulation
    D. Proceed with the massage, using even, moderate pressure and a soothing rhythm to promote relaxation
    D. Proceed with the massage, using even, moderate pressure and a soothing rhythm to promote relaxation
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  235. A client schedules a massage the day after a vehicular accident that caused moderate back pain. Which of the following is part of a safe treatment for this client?
    A. Proceed with the massage, using cross-fiber friction to minimize adhesions and promote proper scar formation
    B. Obtain medical clearance from his physician before giving him a massage
    C. Find out if he has whiplash, then proceed with neuromuscular techniques on his neck
    D. Proceed with the massage, working deeply on his back to promote pain relief
    B. Obtain medical clearance from his physician before giving him a massage
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  236. Which of the following monitor changes in muscle length as well as the rate of this change and respond by reflexive contraction?
    A. Pacinian Spindles
    B. Ruffini Organs
    C. Golgi Tendon Organs
    D. Muscle Spindles
    D. Muscle Spindles
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  237. Which of the following muscles Inverts the foot?
    A. Peroneus Longus
    B. Tibialis Anterior
    C. Plantaris
    D. Gastrocnemius
    B. Tibialis Anterior
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  238. If a client has a condition that is contraindicated, it means that it;
    A. Is impossible or undersirable to treat a particular client in the usual manner
    B. Requires immediate medical attention
    C. Is recommended for massage
    D. Requires over-the-counter or prescription medication
    A. Is impossible or undersirable to treat a particular client in the usual manner
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  239. Proper draping is an important part of massage because it;
    A. Helps the client to stay calm
    B. Helps massage lubricant absorption
    C. Is an important aspect of marketing
    D. Helps keep the client warm and promotes professionalism
    D. Helps keep the client warm and promotes professionalism
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  240. A person who habitually smokes cigarettes is more likely than non-smokers to develop which of the following?
    A. Tuberculosis
    B. Emphysema
    C. Pleurisy
    D. Influenza
    B. Emphysema
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  241. When a person is raised up on his toes, the ankle is in what postion?
    A. Dorsiflexion
    B. Plantar Flexion
    C. Inversion
    D. Eversion
    B. Plantar Flexion
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  242. To what area of the body is tapotement cautiously applied?
    A. Upper Calf region
    B. Upper Thoracic region
    C. Upper Lumbar region
    D. Middle Gluteal region
    C. Upper Lumbar region
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  243. According to traditional Chinese medicine, which meridian ends on the second toe?
    A. Pericardium
    B. Stomach
    C. Triple warmer
    D. Liver
    B. Stomach
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  244. When working on a client who has an injury on one limb confined to a small area, what is the best course of action?
    A. Massage just beneath the injured area
    B. Massage proximal to the injured area
    C. Massage distal to the injured area
    D. Massage over the injured area
    B. Massage proximal to the injured area
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  245. Which of the following violates the Code of Ethics published by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork?
    A. Dating a client
    B. Leasing space from another massage therapist
    C. Accepting a $10.00 tip
    D. Becoming politically active
    A. Dating a client
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  246. If a client who is under the care of a local nephrologist comes into with pitting Edema, what should be part of his current treatment plan?
    A. The massage needs to be rescheduled until he recieves medical clearance for massage
    B. The edematous area should be wrapped with compressive bandaging
    C. The edematous area should be massaged for 10 minutes to relieve swelling
    D. The edematous area should be elevated for 10 minutes before the massage
    A. The massage needs to be rescheduled until he recieves medical clearance for massage
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  247. Which of the following nerves are involved in carpal tunnel syndrome?
    A. Ulnar
    B. Tibial
    C. Median
    D. Radial
    C. Median
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  248. Which of the following is a synonym for high blood pressure?
    A. Hypertension
    B. Arthrosclerosis
    C. Thrombosis
    D. Arteriolitis
    A. Hypertension
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  249. Which of the following is a synonym for Cystitis?
    A. Kidney Stone
    B. Bladder Infection
    C. Whiplash
    D. Heart Attack
    B. Bladder Infection
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  250. Which chakra is associated with the color green?
    A. Heart
    B. Solar Plexus
    C. Throat
    D. Sacral
    A. Heart
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  251. Which massage stroke is best for atrophy due to muscle inactivity because it activates muscle spindles?
    A. Tapotement
    B. Effleurage
    C. Petrissage
    D. Friction
    A. Tapotement
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  252. What range is considered a normal respiration rate for an adult at rest?
    A. 20 to 25 breaths per minute
    B. 15 to 20 breaths per minute
    C. 7 to 12 breaths per minute
    D. 35 to 40 breaths per minute
    B. 15 to 20 breaths per minute
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  253. What system is known for regulating human emotions?
    A. Limbic System
    B. Blood-Brain System
    C. Portal System
    D. Renin-Angiotension System
    A. Limbic System
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  254. Which two muscles are contracted when someone is wearing high-heeled shoes?
    A. Plantaris and Supinator
    B. Tibialis Anterior and Posterior
    C. Gastrocnemius and Pectineus
    D. Gastrocnemius and Soleus
    D. Gastrocnemius and Soleus
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  255. When flexing the knee, what two muscles groups move closer together?
    A. Adductors and Hamstrings
    B. Hamstrings and Calf
    C. Calf and Quadriceps
    D. Quadriceps and Adductors
    B. Hamstrings and Calf
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  256. Which of the following are three joints of the pelvis?
    A. Sacroiliac, Pubic Symphysis and Iliofemoral
    B. Iliofemoral, Patellofemoral, Tibiofemoral
    C. Pubic Symphysis, Iliofemoral, Sacrotuberal
    D. Sacroiliac, Chondrocostal, Tibiofibular
    A. Sacroiliac, Pubic Symphysis and Iliofemoral
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  257. Which of the following skin conditions is characterized by red, flaky skin elevations covered by thick, dry, silvery scales?
    A. Ringworm
    B. Psoriasis
    C. Urticaria
    D. Impetigo
    B. Psoriasis
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  258. Where is the Thyroid Gland located?
    A. In the Sella Turcica
    B. Above the Kidneys
    C. Beneath the Sternum
    D. In the Throat
    D. In the Throat
  259. The primary target of Lymphatic massage is the ____.
    A. Serous Fluid
    B. Synovial Fluid
    C. Blood
    D. Interstitial Fluid
    D. Interstitial Fluid
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  260. What type of endfeel is experienced at the end of passive range of motion when it feels abrupt such as produced by an anatomical stop such as bone?
    A. Hard
    B. Soft
    C. Active
    D. Resistive
    A. Hard
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  261. What are the three fused bones of the pelvic girdle?
    A. Ischium, Pubis, Temporal
    B. Pubis, Ilium, Sacrum
    C. Ilium, Ischium, Sacrum
    D. Ilium, Ischium, Pubis
    D. Ilium, Ischium, Pubis
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  262. What is an appropriate treatment plan for a client whom a physician has diagnosed as terminally ill and has approved for massage?
    A. Work hands and feet only
    B. Assist client on table and use passive stretching on major joints only
    C. More slowly, gently, more frequently and only for shorter periods
    D. Assist client on table and use deep pressure on neck and shoulders
    C. More slowly, gently, more frequently and only for shorter periods
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  263. How does friction help reduce scar tissue?
    A. Reduce random collegen attachment
    B. Increase blood flow to injured area
    C. Increase muscle spindle activity
    D. Reduce blood flow to injured area
    A. Reduce random collegen attachment
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  264. To help increase venous blood return, what direction should massage strokes be directed?
    A. Toward the heart
    B. Toward the feet
    C. Toward the head
    D. Toward the hand
    A. Toward the heart
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  265. What technique is best used for Lymph drainage?
    A. Friction strokes
    B. Gliding strokes
    C. Nerve strokes
    D. Kneading strokes
    B. Gliding strokes
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  266. What is the term that describes enlargement of a blood vessel lumen?
    A. Vasoconstriction
    B. Vasodilation
    C. Heart Attack
    D. Amenia
    B. Vasodilation
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  267. If a client presents an elevated right shoulder, which muscles are most likely involved?
    A. Deltoid, Levator Scapulae
    B. Subscapularis, Coracobrachialis
    C. Levator Scapulae, Trapezius
    D. Infraspinatus, Deltoid
    C. Levator Scapulae, Trapezius
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  268. Which of the following is the best exercise to strengthen the Rectus Abdominis?
    A. Lunges
    B. Push Ups
    C. Squats
    D. Crunches
    D. Crunches
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  269. What is the MOST common cause of Tendonitis?
    A. Overuse
    B. Bacterial Infection
    C. Direct Trauma
    D. Aging
    A. Overuse
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  270. Which group of muscles is responsible for flexion of the Humerus?
    A. Teres Major, Teres Minor, Subscapularis
    B. Trapezius, Biceps Brachii, Latissimus Dorsi
    C. Coracobrachialis, Pectoralis Major, Anterior Deltoid
    D. Levator Scapula, Sternocleidmastoid, Scalene
    C. Coracobrachialis, Pectoralis Major, Anterior Deltoid
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  271. The sciatic nerve runs between which two landmarks?
    A. The Rotator Cuff Muscles
    B. The Pubic Tubercle and the Ileum
    C. The Greater Trochanter and Ischial Tuberosity
    D. The Greater Trochanter and Iliac Crest
    C. The Greater Trochanter and Ischial Tuberosity
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  272. A massage therapist palpates the insertion of the levator scapula at the ____.
    A. Vertebral Border of the Scapula
    B. Coracoid Process
    C. Acromion Process
    D. Superior Angle of the Scapula
    D. Superior Angle of the Scapula
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  273. Massage to the legs with large varicosities is contraindicated because ____.
    A. Avein can vasoconstrict
    B. An artery can Vasodilate
    C. The femur can develop Osteoarthritis
    D. A clot can dislodge
    D. A clot can dislodge
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  274. What are two primary actions of the Biceps Femoris?
    A. Flexing the hip and extending the knee
    B. Flexing the elbow and supinating the hand
    C. Extending the elbow and pronating the hand
    D. Flexing the knee and extending the hip
    D. Flexing the knee and extending the hip
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  275. Where is the Spenoid Bone?
    A. Hand
    B. Foot
    C. Skull
    D. Pelvis
    C. Skull
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  276. When doing abdominal massage while the client is in the supine position
    A. The client's knees should be flexed
    B. The client's legs should be flat on the table
    C. A rolled towel should be used under the ankles
    D. Always use tapotement
    A. The client's knees should be flexed
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  277. Slow healing of ligament injuries is caused by ____.
    A. Active nerve conduction
    B. Lack of Ribosomes
    C. The rigidity of tendon sheaths
    D. Poor blood supply
    D. Poor blood supply
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  278. If a client asks you to review his medications, what is the best thing to do before the massage begins?
    A. Refer him to his medical physician
    B. Make a list and attach it to his client records
    C. Research the list for possible massage precautions
    D. Refer him to his pharmacist
    C. Research the list for possible massage precautions
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  279. Ice is recommended for ____.
    A. Inflammation and pain relief
    B. Raynaud's Disease
    C. Abrasion on the skin
    D. Painless and Stiff Joints
    A. Inflammation and pain relief
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  280. A massage therapist should avoid the area above the pubic symphysis becuase of the ____.
    A. Bladder
    B. Stomach
    C. Kidneys
    D. Abdominal Aorta
    A. Bladder
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  281. According to basic first aid, what should you encourage a choking victim to do?
    A. Inhale
    B. Swallow
    C. Cough
    D. Vomit
    C. Cough
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  282. A form of therapy in which a client's energy is rebalanced, promoting health and healing, is called ____.
    A. Lymphatic Massage
    B. Reiki
    C. Neuromuscular Therapy
    D. Reflexology
    B. Reiki
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  283. The massage therapist needs to wear gloves if ___.
    A. A client is embarrassed
    B. The therapist has a break in the skin on one or both hands
    C. The therapist's nails are too long
    D. There is no time to wash hands
    B. The therapist has a break in the skin on one or both hands
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  284. Cold applied for therapeutic purposes is called _____.
    A. Cryptology
    B. Cryotherapy
    C. Balneology
    D. Thermotherapy
    B. Cryotherapy
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  285. Cross-fiber friction massage must be applied in which direction to the fibers?
    A. At right angles
    B. Longitudinally
    C. Parallel
    D. Perpendicular
    D. Perpendicular
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  286. According to Cryiax. the most rehabilitative massage stroke is _____.
    A. Effleurage
    B. Tapotement
    C. Cross-fiber friction
    D. Petrissage
    C. Cross-fiber friction
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  287. In massaging the Anconeus, the massage therapist is working in the area of the __________.
    A. Shoulder
    B. Hip
    C. Elbow
    D. Knee
    C. Elbow
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  288. For which condition is abdominal massage most beneficial?
    A. Gastroenteritis
    B. Pregnancy
    C. Constipation
    D. Claustrophobia
    C. Constipation
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  289. The Gate Theory is used to explain how massage may assist in _____.
    A. Decreasing a client's pain
    B. Increasing a client's ability to move a joint
    C. Helping clients get off the table.
    D. Lessening a client's edema
    A. Decreasing a client's pain
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  290. What area would you first massage if a client presents with mild edema on his left knee?
    A. On the left knee
    B. On the left thigh
    C. One the left foot and ankle
    D. On the right knee
    C. One the left foot and ankle
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  291. Which of the following is NOT effective in relieving an acute muscle cramp?
    A. Ice on the muscle
    B. Reciprocal inhibition
    C. Heat on the muscle
    D. Tapotement on the muscle belly
    D. Tapotement on the muscle belly
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  292. What massage stroke should be avoided immediately after exercise because this stroke can activate muscle spindles and cause cramping?
    A. Friction
    B. Tapotement
    C. Effleurage
    D. Petrissage
    B. Tapotement
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  293. Ischemia can be defined as _____.
    A. Lack of blood in an area
    B. Swelling
    C. Pain caused by hypertonicity
    D. Lack of muscle tone
    A. Lack of blood in an area
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  294. Blood pressure generally decreases during massage because ______.
    A. Vasoconstriciton occurs in blood vessels
    B. The heart pumps less blood
    C. Vasodilation occurs in blood vessels
    D. Venous flow is impeded
    C. Vasodilation occurs in blood vessels
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  295. A bath with a temperature of 80 degrees to 92 degrees is considered _____.
    A. Cold
    B. Tepid
    C. Hot
    D. Cool
    B. Tepid
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  296. The massage modality based on the idea that stimulation on an area of the foot will release energy blocks is called ______.
    A. Rolfing
    B. Therapeutic Touch
    C. Chiropractic
    D. Reflexology
    D. Reflexology
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  297. Which best describes the modality of Rolfing?
    A. Reflex Therapy
    B. Myofascial Release
    C. Lymphatic Massage
    D. Structural Integration
    D. Structural Integration
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  298. The tapotement variation of cupping is best suited for which of the following conditions?
    A. Respiratory Congestion
    B. Lung Cancer
    C. Bronchiectasis
    D. Pharyngitis
    A. Respiratory Congestion
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  299. Which stroke most often begins and ends a Swedish massage?
    A. Vibration
    B. Friction
    C. Effleurage
    D. Petrissage
    C. Effleurage
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  300. How should you modify a massage treatment plan for a Geriatric client?
    A. Increase treatment time with increased are of client
    B. Reduce both treatment time and pressure
    C. Increase pressure with increased age of client
    D. Same for any age
    B. Reduce both treatment time and pressure
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  301. Which of the following is the only vertebra that is part of the pelvis?
    A. Coccyx
    B. Sacrum
    C. L-5
    D. L-1
    B. Sacrum
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  302. Which organ of the body helps to regulate body temperature?
    A. Lungs
    B. Spleen
    C. Skin
    D. Liver
    C. Skin
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  303. Epistaxis describes which of the following conditions?
    A. Pustule
    B. Nosebleed
    C. Cyst
    D. Hernia
    B. Nosebleed
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  304. The shaft of a long bone is also called the ______.
    A. Epiphysis
    B. Metaphysis
    C. Periosteum
    D. Diaphysis
    D. Diaphysis
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  305. Which of the following is a function associated with the Kidneys?
    A. Transporting Fats
    B. Clotting
    C. Blood Volume
    D. Metabolism
    C. Blood Volume
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  306. Why does injured cartilage take so long to heal?
    A. It does not have good blood supply
    B. It is flat
    C. It is highly innervated
    D. It is between the bone and bone
    A. It does not have good blood supply
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  307. What muscle is NOT necessary in treating a client who has Lordosis?
    A. Trapezius
    B. Quadratus Lumborum
    C. Iliopsoas
    D. Paraspinal
    A. Trapezius
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  308. Which condition is NOT an example of a repetitive strain injury?
    A. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    B. Displaced Rib
    C. Tennis Elbow
    D. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    B. Displaced Rib
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  309. A bladder infection spreads upwards to the kidneys through which structures?
    A. Plyoric Sphincter
    B. Urethra
    C. Ureters
    D. Cyctic Duct
    C. Ureters
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  310. Which of the following muscles is associated with Supination of the forearm?
    A. Brachioradialis
    B. Biceps Brachii
    C. Triceps Brachii
    D. Coracobrachialis
    B. Biceps Brachii
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  311. Which of the following are cells that repair bone and break it down to maintain homeostasis of calcium and phosphates?
    A. Osteocytes
    B. Osteoclasts
    C. Osteoblasts
    D. Osteoids
    B. Osteoclasts
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  312. Which of the following vessels take blood from the heart and route it to the lungs?
    A. Pulmonary Veins
    B. Coronary Veins
    C. Pulmonary Arteries
    D. Coronary Arteries
    C. Pulmonary Arteries
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  313. How does massage affect urine output and by what mechanism?
    A. It is decreased by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system
    B. It is decreased by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system
    C. It is increased by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system
    D. It is increased by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system
    C. It is increased by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system
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  314. Swayback is a common term used to describe which of the the following spinal deviations?
    A. Calcinosis
    B. Kyphosis
    C. Lordosis
    D. Scoliosis
    C. Lordosis
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  315. Which is the nerve bundle that passes between the anterior and middle scalene muscles as it moves toward the axilla?
    A. Lumbosacral Plexus
    B. Brachial Plexus
    C. Cervical Plexus
    D. Solar Plexus
    B. Brachial Plexus
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  316. The medial and lateral bony projections located at the distal end of the Tibia and Fibula are the _____.
    A. Malleoli
    B. Foramina
    C. Epicondyles
    D. Tuberosities
    A. Malleoli
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  317. Which of the following muscles is located on the posterior surface of the leg, crossing two joints, and is responsible for Plantar flexing the ankle and flexing the knee?
    A. Biceps Femoris
    B. Popliteus
    C. Soleus
    D. Gastrocnemius
    D. Gastrocnemius
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  318. A diabetic patient who has knowningly given herself too much insulin would likely try to balance his system by eating foods that contain ____.
    A. Protiens such as nuts and cheese
    B. Simple carbohydrates such as juice or hard candy
    C. Potassium such a bananas
    D. Fats such as peanuts or peanut butters
    B. Simple carbohydrates such as juice or hard candy
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  319. During an intake of a new client, he discloses that he has psoriasis on his back. What is an appropriate treatment?
    A. Ask him to cleanse the area thoroughly with bacterial soap and massage the area
    B. Explain that psoriasis is contagious, and you must reschedule the massage
    C. Put on gloves and complete the massage
    D. Complete the massage but avoid the affected area if pressure causes pain
    D. Complete the massage but avoid the affected area if pressure causes pain
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  320. A client comes in for massage with painful whiplash injury. He was in an accident yesterday, his neck is very stiff and sore, and he thinks massage will help. What is part of an appropriate treatment plan?
    A. Treat the problem area with neuromuscular techniques
    B. Wotk the problem area with cross-fiber friction
    C. Explain you cannot to deep work, but Swedish could help relax musculature, and proceed with the massage
    D. Reschedule the massage after the client consults with his physician because it is too soon after an accident to safely recieve massage
    D. Reschedule the massage after the client consults with his physician because it is too soon after an accident to safely recieve massage
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  321. Client records are confidential except when _______.
    A. Directed by client or by subpeona
    B. Directed by the client's spouse or parent
    C. Directed by the client's physician
    D. Directed by the client's employer
    A. Directed by client or by subpeona
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  322. The more fixed attachment site of a muscle is called its ______.
    A. Synergist
    B. Agonist
    C. Insertion
    D. Origin
    D. Origin
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  323. What is the Insertion of the Quadriceps muscle group?
    A. Ischial Tuberosity
    B. Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine
    C. Tibial Tuberosity
    D. Anterior Superior Iliac Spine
    C. Tibial Tuberosity
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  324. What muscle of the erector spinae group is positioned most medially?
    A. Multfidus
    B. Longissimus
    C. Iliocostalis
    D. Semispinalis
    D. Semispinalis
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  325. Which of the following two muscles are antagonists to each other?
    A. Lattissimus Dorsi & Teres Major
    B. Semimembranous & Semitendinosus
    C. Biceps Brachii & Biceps Femoris
    D. Paraspinal & Rectus Abdominis
    D. Paraspinal & Rectus Abdominis
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  326. Which of the following words refers to energy or life force?
    A. Shiatsu
    B. Ki
    C. Yin
    D. Polarity
    B. Ki
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  327. Which muscle does not perform any flexion of the knee?
    A. Popliteus
    B. Soleus
    C. Plantaris
    D. Gastrocnemius
    B. Soleus
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  328. A client comes to your office in pain and is not satisfied with the last massage you gave beacause she was sore for two days after you worked on her and she didn't get any relief from the pain. Wihch of the following is the most appropriate response?
    A. Tell her you are sorry and give her a gift certificate, but do not refund the fees for the massage
    B. Tell her the adage of "no pain, no gain"
    C. Refund her the fees for the session and refer her to another practitioner
    D. Tell her that each person reacts differently to massage, but to give you another chance
    C. Refund her the fees for the session and refer her to another practitioner
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  329. Which rotator-cuff muscle is positioned on the anterior aspect of the Scapula?
    A. Teres Major
    B. Subscapularis
    C. Supraspinatus
    D. Infraspinatus
    B. Subscapularis
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  330. A butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks is often a sign of which of the following diseases?
    A. Multiple Sclerosis
    B. Fibromyalgia
    C. Systemic Lupus
    D. Shingles
    C. Systemic Lupus
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  331. What is the best example of unethical behavior?
    A. Describing a client's condition to another massage therapist for treatment feedback
    B. Talking about a client's problems with another client
    C. Describing a client's condtion to a physician for treatment feedback
    D. Playing music you like during the session
    B. Talking about a client's problems with another client
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  332. Which of the following is considered an absolute contraindication to massage?
    A. Multiple Sclerosis
    B. Encephalitis
    C. Cancer
    D. Arthritis
    B. Encephalitis
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  333. Which of the following organs produces bile?
    A. Pancreas
    B. Gallbladder
    C. Spleen
    D. Liver
    D. Liver
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  334. During massage, respiration rate is affected how and by what mechanism?
    A. Increased by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system
    B. Decresed by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system
    C. Decreased by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system
    D. Increased by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system
    C. Decreased by stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system
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  335. Fainting may be caused by compression of which blood vessel?
    A. Carotid
    B. Subclavian
    C. Femoral
    D. Transverse Facial
    A. Carotid
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  336. Which of the following is the scientific or medical term for the "Adam's Apple"?
    A. Larynx
    B. Pharynx
    C. Thyroid Cartiliage
    D. Epiglottis
    C. Thyroid Cartiliage
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  337. What muscle or muscles need to be strengthened to reduce an exaggerated anterior pelvic tilt?
    A. Rectus Femoris
    B. Rectus Abdominis
    C. Illiopsoas
    D. Tensor Fascia Latae
    B. Rectus Abdominis
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  338. Which of the following is NOT a common symptom for Temporomandibular joint dysfunctions?
    A. Headache
    B. Clicking of the jaw
    C. Nausea
    D. Earache
    C. Nausea
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  339. Massage is contraindicated for which of the following conditions?
    A. Parkinson's
    B. Amenorrhea
    C. Constipation
    D. Thrombophlebitis
    D. Thrombophlebitis
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  340. Which of the following is a long-term affect of stress?
    A. Decreased Immunity
    B. Lowered blood pressure
    C. Increased Stroke Volume
    D. Decrease heart rate
    A. Decreased Immunity
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  341. In which of these joints is movement absent or extremely limited?
    A. Synarthrotic
    B. Biarthrotic
    C. Diarthrotic
    D. Amphiarthrotic
    A. Synarthrotic
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  342. Which type of skin cancer is the slowest growing?
    A. Adrenocortical Carcinoma
    B. Basal Cell Carcinoma
    C. Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    D. Malignant Melanoma
    B. Basal Cell Carcinoma
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  343. Who is the best referral choice for a client who is interested in energy work?
    A. An acupuncturist
    B. A chiropracter
    C. A reiki therapist
    D. A rolfer
    C. A reiki therapist
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  344. How would you stretch the Pectoral Major muscle?
    A. Abduction and lateral rotation
    B. Adduction and lateral rotation
    C. Adduction and medial rotation
    D. Abduction and medial rotation
    A. Abduction and lateral rotation
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  345. If a client seems depressed and discusses throughts of committing suicide with you during a massage, what is an appropriate course of action?
    A. Express concern and continue with the massage, referring her to a mental health professional upon departure of your office
    B. Ignore the comments and continue with the massage
    C. Stop the massage immediately and ask her to leave
    D. Counsel her during the remainder of the massage
    A. Express concern and continue with the massage, referring her to a mental health professional upon departure of your office
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  346. Practictioners of traditional Chinese medicine rely on feeling and reading the pulses of their clients to gain a batter understanding of their condition. Where on the body are these pulses taken?
    A. Wrists
    B. Throat
    C. Feet
    D. Temples
    A. Wrists
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  347. In reflexology, where is the point that corresponds to the head and neck?
    A. The heel of the foot
    B. The little toe
    C. The great toe
    D. The medial arch of the foot
    C. The great toe
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  348. What is the primary effect of a salt glow?
    A. Exfoliation
    B. Hydration
    C. Myofascial Release
    D. Relaxation
    A. Exfoliation
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  349. Which of the following strokes is best in aiding lung decongestion?
    A. Petrissage
    B. Tapotement
    C. Effleurage
    D. Friction
    B. Tapotement
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  350. In what country did Shiatsu orginate?
    A. India
    B. Japan
    C. China
    D. Mongolia
    B. Japan
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  351. Which client would benefit most from cold applications on an appropriate area?
    A. A person with Raynaud's disease
    B. A person with fibromyalgia
    C. A person with cancer
    D. A person with an inflamed ankle
    D. A person with an inflamed ankle
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  352. Which of the following is the cell responsible for blood clotting?
    A. Red Blood Cell
    B. Platelet
    C. Lympocyte
    D. White blood cell
    B. Platelet
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  353. Using the ABCDEF method on recongnizing a malignant melanoma, whta does the "B" represent?
    A. Black
    B. Borders
    C. Blotchy
    D. Brown
    B. Borders
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  354. Most fractures of the wrist involve which of the following carpal bones?
    A. Cuboid
    B. Lunate
    C. Scaphoid
    D. Pisiform
    C. Scaphoid
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  355. After performing skin rolling on a client's back, you notice the area is now red. This is the result of ______.
    A. Hypertrophy
    B. Hyperemia
    C. Hyperthermia
    D. Ischemia
    B. Hyperemia
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  356. In the study of Shiatsu, whiat is a synonym for Tsubo?
    A. Chakra
    B. Extraordinary Vessel
    C. Trigger Point
    D. Acupoint
    D. Acupoint
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  357. Which of the following are the lower chambers of the heart?
    A. Atria
    B. Sinuses
    C. Coronaries
    D. Ventricles
    D. Ventricles
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  358. What is the safest way to massage the neck area of a client with osteoarthritis?
    A. Manual Traction
    B. Light pressure along the cervical vertebrae
    C. Joint mobilization and stretching
    D. Deep pressure along cervical vertebra
    B. Light pressure along the cervical vertebrae
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  359. Finger pressure is used primarily in which of the following therapies?
    A. Polarity
    B. Reiki
    C. Shiatsu
    D. Trager
    C. Shiatsu
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  360. According to traditional Chinese medicine, what is the number of regular meridians?
    A. 10
    B. 12
    C. 14
    D. 15
    B. 12
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  361. What disease is known for the body attacking and destroying its own issues, specifically the synovial membranes of joints, especially the hand and feet? The membranes are replaced by fibrous tissues that add to the joint stiffness already present.
    A. Degenerative Joint Disease
    B. Osteoarthritis
    C. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    D. Osteoporosis
    C. Rheumatoid Arthritis
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  362. A muscle or group of muscles that stabilizes an area or joint so that the agonist can exert its action is called a/an _____.
    A. Synergist
    B. Prime Mover
    C. Fixator
    D. Antagonist
    C. Fixator
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  363. In the "ABC" initiial assessment process of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, what does the "B" represent?
    A. Bolster the Knees
    B. Blue
    C. Brain Waves
    D. Breathing
    D. Breathing
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  364. How would a therapist recognize varicose veins?
    A. They feel hot or cold
    B. Indentation left after applied pressure
    C. Small broken capillaries that may bulge outward
    D. Patchy or Linear white streaks
    C. Small broken capillaries that may bulge outward
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  365. Which bone of the forearm is posistioned laterally in an anatomical position?
    A. Radius
    B. Humerus
    C. Olecranon
    D. Ulna
    A. Radius
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  366. The upper lumbar area is an endangerment site because of which organ's?
    A. Liver
    B. Kidneys
    C. Pancreas
    D. Spleen
    B. Kidneys
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  367. What accommodation might be made for a client which hypothyroidism?
    A. Give 6 ounces of juice to prevent fluctuations in blood sugar
    B. Use of a blanket to prevent the client from becoming chilled
    C. Elevate the feet to prevent swollen ankles
    D. Use of a fan to prevent the client from becoming overheated
    B. Use of a blanket to prevent the client from becoming chilled
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  368. Which of the following represent the five elements in traditional Chinese medicine?
    A. Wood, earth, water, fire and sky
    B. Wood, earth, water, fire and metal
    C. Metal, sand, wood, earth and water
    D. Metal, earth, water, stone and fire
    B. Wood, earth, water, fire and metal
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  369. When treating the Iliopsoas, the therapist needs to avoid applying pressure on which of the following structures?
    A. Lymphatic Ductus
    B. Brachial Plexus
    C. Abdominal Aorta
    D. Urinary Bladder
    C. Abdominal Aorta
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  370. When two massage therapists begin to work together in the same office, how do they avoid forming a legal partnership?
    A. Form a sub chapter C corporation
    B. Avoid commingling funds
    C. Both become sole proprietors
    D. Each has his or her own accountant
    B. Avoid commingling funds
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  371. Which muscle of the quadriceps is considered to be biatricular?
    A. Rectus Femoris
    B. Rectus Capitus Superior
    C. Vastus Lateralis
    D. Vastus Medialis
    A. Rectus Femoris
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  372. Which of the following muscles attaches to the Coronoid Process?
    A. Biceps Femoris
    B. Temporalis
    C. Coracobrachialis
    D. Pectoralis Minor
    B. Temporalis
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  373. What two muscles are known as the stir-up muscles, both attached at the base of the first Metatarsal?
    A. Fibularis Brevis, Tibialis Posterior
    B. Fibularis Longus, Tibialis Posterior
    C. Fibularis Longus, Tibialis Anterior
    D. Fibularis Longus, Fibularis Brevis
    C. Fibularis Longus, Tibialis Anterior
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  374. Which of the following is the scientific or medical name for the ankle joint?
    A. Talocrural
    B. Talocalcaneal
    C. Tibiofemoral
    D. Tibiofibular
    A. Talocrural
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  375. Which of the following muscles initiates walking?
    A. Gastrocnemius
    B. Tensor Fascia Latae
    C. Sartorius
    D. Iliopsoas
    D. Iliopsoas
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  376. Which of the following in a muscle lengthen to allow contraction by an opposing muscle?
    A. Fixator
    B. Antagonist
    C. Synergist
    D. Agonist
    B. Antagonist
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  377. When stretching a muscle, the therapist notices that, at the end of the stretch, it feels as if bone is hitting bone. This is referred to as ______.
    A. Hard end feel
    B. Ballistic Sensation
    C. Soft end feel
    D. Pfluger's law of motion
    A. Hard end feel
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  378. How would you ascertain that a client is experiencing anxiety?
    A. Shallow breathing and rapid heart rate
    B. Muscle twitching with applied pressure
    C. Full deep breathing and rapid heart rate
    D. Incoherent speech
    A. Shallow breathing and rapid heart rate
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  379. What is the most important skill used by the therapist during a client intake?
    A. Palpation
    B. Talking Clearly
    C. Listening
    D. Observation
    C. Listening
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  380. Which rotator cuff muscle attaches at the lesser tubercle of the Humerus?
    A. Subscapularis
    B. Supraspinatus
    C. Teres Minor
    D. Infraspinatus
    A. Subscapularis
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  381. Which of the following organs is NOT an accessory organ in the digestive process?
    A. Pancreas
    B. Gallbladder
    C. Spleen
    D. Liver
    C. Spleen
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  382. When applying pressure to a sore spot on a client, he says the pain "refers" to another part of his body. This is an example of _____.
    A. Trigger Point
    B. Rebound Tenderness
    C. Ischemia
    D. Spasm
    A. Trigger Point
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  383. The term Idiopathic means _____.
    A. Loss of Cerebellar Function
    B. Cause Unknown
    C. Bladder Infection
    D. Low Platelet Count
    B. Cause Unknown
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  384. Which of the following is NOT in the Code of Ethics of the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB)?
    A. Refuse to unjustifly discriminate against clients or other ethical health professionals
    B. Refuse any gifts or benefits that are intended to influence a referral, decision, or treatment and that are purely for personal gain and not for the good of the client
    C. Provide draping and treatment in a way that ensures the safety, comfort, and privacy of the client
    D. Inform clients, other health care practioners and the public of the scope of each session with any client you feel needs mental health
    D. Inform clients, other health care practioners and the public of the scope of each session with any client you feel needs mental health
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  385. A male client comes to a massage clinic and insists on having a woman work on him. What is an appropriate course of action?
    A. Comply with the request
    B. Ask his reasons and then make a decision
    C. Tell him gender requests are not allowed
    D. Make sure a male therapist works on him
    A. Comply with the request
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  386. Which of the following is NOT a symptom of Fibromyalgia?
    A. Inflammation
    B. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    C. Depression
    D. Insomnia
    A. Inflammation
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  387. After you give a client a message, he is ready to leave. He wants to give you a hug, but you feel uncomfortable. This is a example of _____.
    A. Boundaries
    B. Scope of Practice
    C. Ethics Violations
    D. Sexual Harassment
    A. Boundaries
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  388. Which should NOT be claimed as a result of massage therapy?
    A. Reduces Tension Headache
    B. Reduces Edema
    C. Relaxation
    D. Weight Reduction
    D. Weight Reduction
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  389. A client of the opposite gender begins to moan and caress the therapist's legs as he or she walks by. What is an appropriate course of action?
    A. Ignore the advance and continue the massage
    B. Tell him or her that he or she is being inappropriate and repeated or similar behavior will result in termination of the massage
    C. Immediately stop the massage
    D. Pick up his or her hand and slap its dorsal surface.
    B. Tell him or her that he or she is being inappropriate and repeated or similar behavior will result in termination of the massage
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  390. Pre-event sports massage techniques include all of the following strokes EXCEPT
    A. Compression
    B. Jostling
    C. Tapotement
    D. Circular Friction
    D. Circular Friction
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  391. A client is on the table and tells the therapist that the session must now be over. The client is not crying but is obviously upset about something. What is an appropriate course of action?
    A. Tell the client that this behavoir will result in the client not being able to schedule another massage in your office
    B. Continue with the massage because you are not finished
    C. Immediately ask what is wrong and try to counsel
    D. Comply with the request and ask if there is anything that the client needs once the client is dressed
    D. Comply with the request and ask if there is anything that the client needs once the client is dressed
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  392. When palpating the midline of the back, what structure is being palpated?
    A. Vertebral Bodies
    B. Transverse Processes
    C. Articular Facets
    D. Spinous Processes
    D. Spinous Processes
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  393. Contraindications for thermotherapy include all of the following EXCEPT
    A. Acute injury
    B. Kidney infection
    C. High Blood Pressure
    D. Skin infections
    B. Kidney infection
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  394. Which of the following conditions could be relieved using manual lymphatic drainage techniques?
    A. Edema accompanying a sprained ankle
    B. Congestive Heart Failure
    C. Acute Systemic Infections
    D. Thrombosis
    A. Edema accompanying a sprained ankle
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  395. During intake, which of the following best indicates that the client has the therapist's full attention?
    A. Sitting and maintaining eye contact while the client is speaking
    B. Standing directly in front of the client during the intake
    C. Ruffling through papers while the client is speaking
    D. Sitting with your arms and legs crossed during the intake
    A. Sitting and maintaining eye contact while the client is speaking
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  396. Which best describes passive motion?
    A. Having the client remain relaxed while the therapist performs a motion on the client
    B. Asking the client to perform a motion with assistance of the therapist
    C. Having the client perform a motion with the therapist resisting the motion
    D. Asking the client to perform a specific motion
    A. Having the client remain relaxed while the therapist performs a motion on the client
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  397. Caution must be used when working on the axillary region due to the presence of which structure?
    A. Femoral Artery
    B. Celiac Nerve
    C. Brachial Artery
    D. Vagus Nerve
    C. Brachial Artery
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  398. What is necessary for the process of blood clotting?
    A. Vitamin C
    B. Vitamin K
    C. Vitamin D
    D. Vitamin A
    B. Vitamin K
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  399. Leaving the previous client's treatment records visible to the next client best describes a breach of _____.
    A. Confidentally
    B. Samaritan
    C. Ethics
    D. Discrimination
    A. Confidentally
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  400. If a client appears to have a seizure during the massage, what is the most appropriate course of action?
    A. Leave the room, go to the phone, and dial 911
    B. Try to place client on his or her side, provide light immobilization to prevent them from falling of the table, and call 911 if the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes
    C. Put something in his or her mouth to prevent swallowing of thie tongue
    D. Place pillows on the floor and wait for the seizure to be over
    • B. Try to place client on his or her side, provide light immobilization
    • to prevent them from falling of the table, and call 911 if the seizure
    • lasts more than 5 minutes
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2010-09-24 23:24:51
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