MBLEX Practice Exam 2

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1. Which of the following organs stores and excretes bile into the stomach?
2. Which gland begins to function during puberty?
3. Which part of a cell engulfs and digests bacteria?
4. What layer of the embryo develops in the epidermis and brain?
5. What is the most abundant and diverse tissue type in the body?
6. Most blood clots causing deep vein thrombosis occur in which area of the body?
7. Which nerve is entrapped by carpal tunnel syndrome?
8. What is the primary type of bone forming cell?
9. What bony landmark is the insertion site for the piriformis, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus?
10. What type of fascia separates various muscles of the extremities?
11. Which of the following is an example of dense connective tissue?
12. Wolff’s Law states that:
13. Which muscle performs only the one action of compression of abdominal contents?
14. Which stance is most appropriate when effleuraging the posterior lower extremity?
15. Which muscle is the strongest supinator?
16. What is the basic unit of contraction in the muscular system?
17. Which of the following terms describes a ligament tear?
18. Which receptors are found in joint capsules and respond to a stretch?
19. What is the common attachment of the wrist extensors?
20. What is the only muscle on the posterior arm?
21. What type of connective tissue covers the entire muscle?
22. What type of connective tissue is a band that wraps around tendons and acts like a pulley?
23. Which of the following are the myofilaments of a muscle?
24. Which of the following is contagious?
25. An eighteen-year-old male client arrives for his massage and states he has just been diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease by his primary health care provider. How should the practitioner proceed?
26. A client complains of congestion in their lungs. What technique should the practitioner use primarily to the client’s back to address the pain?
27. A client with multiple sclerosis, which is in remission, arrives for their massage. What is the most appropriate technique for the practitioner to apply?
28. A client with a history of seizures begins to have a tonic-clonic seizure 30 minutes into their massage treatment. What initial action should the practitioner take?
29. Which pathology leads to a calcification and fusion of the vertebral joints?
30. Placing a cushion under the right side of a pregnant client decreases compression to what structure?
31. The use of a whirlpool is contraindicated for which of the following conditions?
32. A regular client calls and states his inguinal surgery went well and today is the first day he is ambulatory. He would like to receive a deep massage to his legs.  When is the earliest the practitioner can perform his request?
33. What is the cause of Lyme Disease?
34. A client presents with a Baker cyst. What area of the body should the practitioner primarily avoid?
35. Which type of cyst is primarily located in the carpal region?
36. Which of the following is an autoimmune disease?
37. What type of force is being applied during myofascial release technique?
38. What is the first massage technique to apply at the start of a treatment?
39. Which stroke is most beneficial in aiding in venous return?
40. Which stroke involves lifting the tissue?
41. Strokes that increase tension in the tendon causes the muscle to
42. Skin rolling is a variation of
43. Which of the following strokes is most beneficial for a client with lymphedema?
44. Which of the following strokes is most beneficial for treating a client’s two-week-old cosmetic surgery scar?
45. Which of the following strokes is most beneficial for a client undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer?
46. Which of the following nerve impingement syndromes is massage most directly beneficial for?
47. What is the primary iffect on the body of cold applications?
48. What is the primary effect on the body of heat applications?
49. A cold application is contra-indicated for a client with
50. A heat application is contra-indicated for a client with
51. A client is receiving massage therapy once a week for six weeks. Where does the practitioner record this information in note charting?
52. A client states that their right wrist hurts when they are cutting heavy fabric. Where does the practitioner record this information in note charting?
53. During the consultation, the practitioner notices the client has an elevated right shoulder. Where does the practitioner record this information in note charting?
54. Where should the following statement be recorded in a chart? “Client indicates a reduction in headache by 50% in the shoulders and increased range of motion of the neck to the left.”
55. Which bony landmarks are commonly used during an assessment in the transverse planes?
56. A practitioner observes the client’s head and neck are slightly tilted and rotated to the right as they perform a consultation. What muscles should the practitioner primarily treat to address this observation?
57. What are the phases of the gait cycle?
58. A client presents with muscular torticollis. What is the best course of action for the practitioner to take?
59. A client presents with thoracic outlet syndrome. What is the best course of action for the practitioner to take?
60. A client states that a week ago they twisted their ankle and had a grade 1 inversion sprain. What is the best first course of action for the practitioner to take for the sprain?
61. Which of the following strokes is the best first course of action for the practitioner to take when starting a massage?
62. The practitioner asks the client to bend their right wrist while the practitioner helps them. What type of range of motion assessment has been performed?
63. A client, who wants a full body massage, states they have a poison ivy rash on their left arm from walking in the forest last weekend. What is the best course of action for the practitioner to take?
64. A client has been diagnosed with kyphosis. What type of pelvic tilt would the practitioner most likely observe?
65. A client has been diagnosed with hyperlordosis. What type of pelvic tilt would the practitioner most likely observe?
66. A client presents with hyperlordosis. What muscle should the practitioner primarily treat for this condition?
67. What muscle should the practitioner primarily treat when they observe a client with an elevated shoulder?
68. Which of the following are the five elements in traditional Chinese medicine?
69. What does the term shiatsu literally mean?
70. Which researcher demonstrated that monkeys preferred touch contact rather than food?
71. Which of the following are the three doshas in Ayurvedic medicine?
72. What technique was popularized by Dr. James Cyriax?
73. Which of the following is a right of the client in the therapeutic relationship?
74. Which of the following practices is advisable as a way to desexualize the touch experience?
75. Which of the following should be a consideration for employers?
76. It is acceptable to breach the limits of confidentiality when
77. Which of the following is the primary issue to consider when communicating with a client outside the treatment room?
78. What is the BEST practice for Social Media Marketing?
79. When sending an electronic message, a practitioner should
80. When using the telephone for client communication, a practitioner should
81. The Assertion Sequence of Communication is designed to
82. Why is direct barter sometimes a problem?
83. A client mentions a deep feeling of sadness when the practitioner touches her lower back. An appropriate question to ask would be
84. What is the best way to build rapport with clients?
85. Which of the following psychological factors are most commonly used to define and assess intimacy?
86. Which psychological boundary type represents the most vulnerability?
87. The physical environment of the practitioner’s office should probably
88. An effective way for the practitioner to outline what he knows about the breadth and width of his acquired knowledge base, thereby clarifying his Scope is a/an
89. The Electronic Health Transactions Standards facet of HIPAA
90. The privacy and confidentiality facet of HIPAA
91. Group practices can be legally formed in which of the following ways?
92. Which type of glove is the most hypoallergenic and also allows the most sensitivity in a practitioner’s hands?
93. What is the medical term for a headache?
94. Which of the following circumstances requires a practitioner to wear gloves?
95. Which of the following items is the most unsafe in a treatment room environment?
96. Which type of flooring is most safe for the client in a massage treatment room?
97. According the the American Heart Association, how many minutes of moderate-intensity exercise should a practitioner perform each week?
98. Where is the center of gravity located in the body?
99. The practitioner’s feet should make contact with the ground at what three points?
100. What is the most efficient way for a practitioner to transfer force into the client’s tissues?