FRCEM Primary Practice MCQ

This MCQ has a mix of questions reflecting the content of the exam, one third anatomy, one third physiology, etc. Complete the MCQ first, get your score and then watch the webinar. This discusses the background to each question. Although there are only twenty questions the MCQ covers a range of important subjects.


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Question One:
Which of the following statements about the anatomical snuffbox is true?
Question Two:
A patient attends the ED with a laceration at the medial side of the wrist which has raised concern of ulnar nerve damage. In assessing for this, which of the following tests would be most useful?
Question Three:
A 30 year old man presents with pain in the scrotum. Which of the following statements about examining the scrotum is most accurate?

Question Four:
Which of the following statements regarding structures visible during direct laryngoscopy of a supine patient with a good laryngoscopic view is most accurate?
Question Five:
A 14 year old female horse rider has suffered an injury to the left lower leg when it was stood on by a horse while she was kneeling down. After removing her boot the foot is very tender, but without obvious bruising. She is numb between the first and second toes, but motor function appears intact. Where is the most likely site of the nerve injury?
Question Six:
A 16 year old has been stabbed from in front. The blade passed above his left clavicle across the supraclavicular fossa and through the trapezius muscle above the first rib. Which of the following structures is most likely to have been injured?
Question Seven:
An 80yr old right-handed woman presents to the ED with sudden difficulty speaking. She can understand questions well. However her replies include a few words only which do not make sentences. Which vascular territory is likely to have been affected?
Question Eight:
Which one of the flowing statements is most accurate regarding the ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) ratio of human lungs?

Question Nine:
Which of the following statements about the second heart sound is most accurate?
Question Ten:
Which one of the following statements is true of the interstitial fluid compartment?
Question Eleven:
Which one of the following statements is correct regarding the proximal convoluted tubule?
Question Twelve:
Which of the following is most likely to be found in a patient with primary hyperparathyroidism?
Question Thirteen:
Which of the following are true of cholecystokinin?
Question Fourteen:
A 42-year-old patient with a head injury requires rapid sequence intubation. You are considering using suxamethonium to help with this. Which of the following statements about suxamethonium is most accurate?
Question Fifteen:
Which of the following infectious diseases and their cutaneous manifestations are correctly paired?
Question Sixteen:
In the battle against hospital acquired infection, which one of the following is correct?
Question Seventeen:
Which one of the following drugs is most useful in the treatment of acute dystonia in a patient recently started on haloperidol?
Question Eighteen:
Which one of the following antibiotics would you recommend for home treatment to a 27-year-old female who is five months pregnant and has new clinical features of a lower urinary tract infection?
Question Nineteen:
Which one of the following series correctly describes the sequence of bone laid down during fracture repair?