Chiropractic Exam – Component A – Sample Questions

Chiropractic - Component A  - Chiropractic Knowledge Sample Questions

Note:  This Chiropractic - Component A sample exam contains 15 questions.  Each practice exam contains 220 questions and should be completed in 4 hours.

1. A patient rehabilitating from cardiac surgery is monitored using an arterial line. What is the primary purpose of an arterial line?

2. Which anatomical region would most likely be affected by a stroke for a patient rehabilitating from a cerebrovascular accident that has significant perceptual deficits?

3. What is the appropriate vessel of the heart based on function of returning blood from the left and right lungs to the left atrium?

4. Which of the following types of cartilage is most commonly found covering the articular surfaces of long bones?

5. Increased muscle tone in the forearm flexors and sensory loss over the lateral forearm are indicative of the following condition:

6. A chiropractor examines several pathological reflexes on a patient with a suspected upper motor neuron disease. Which stimulus would be the most appropriate when assessing Hoffman's reflex?

7. In the medical records of a 5-year-old child, there was a foot progression angle recorded as -10 degrees (minus 10 degrees). Which range of motion measurement at the hip would most likely be associated with the obtained foot progression angle?

8. A chiropractor teaches a patient positioned in supine to posteriorly rotate her pelvis. The patient has full active and passive range of motion in the upper extremities, however, is unable to achieve full shoulder flexion while maintaining a posterior pelvic tilt. Which of the following best explains this discovery?

9. Which endocrine disorder originates in the target gland responsible for producing the hormone?

10. Which cell type forms the myelin sheath around myelinated axons in the central nervous system?

11. This process occurs when components come together to form complete virions:

12. A patient rehabilitating from a traumatic head injury is lethargic since being placed on Phenobarbital. What is the primary purpose of the medication?

13. The addition of COMT (catechol-O-methyltransferase) inhibitors in the medical treatment of Parkinson disease can best be described by which of the following statements?

14. Which symptom is most common with transient headache with neurological deficits and CSF lymphocytosis?

15. Acidic conditions in the liver as a result of alcoholism is due to build up of?

16. Which stage(s) of deglutition, also known as swallowing, is involuntary?

17. This is the largest serous membrane in the body:

18. Cardiac patients should avoid strenuous exercise if the temperature is greater than 75 degrees Fahrenheit or if the humidity is greater than 70%. Why is this?

19. What type of contraction is characterized by muscle fiber shortening against weight?

20. Influenza, Rabies, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B vaccines are recommended especially for:

21. A chiropractor collects data as part of a research project.  The project requires direct observations of children between age five and seven years of age performing selected gross motor activities. The chiropractor is concerned about the influence of an observer on the children's performance. What is the most effective strategy to control for this source of error?

22. The most useful bedside test to suggest snake bite envenomation is:

23. What is the manual muscle testing grade for a patient's muscle contraction that can be palpated, but there is no joint movement?

24. The mother of a 3-month-old infant is complaining that her son has a sore throat and running nose. Upon an examination, his tonsils are swollen and his pharynx appears red. It is suspected that he has a bacterial infection that is causing his symptoms. Which of the following antibodies passed through the placenta and will be largely responsible for his immune response to the infection?

25. Fluency, flexibility, and originality would be most characteristic of which type of thought?