HESI A2- A&P Sample Question

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1

Using anatomic directions, describe the location of the ankle in relation to the knee.

  1. Anterior
  2. Posterior
  3. Proximal
  4. Distal

D

2

What is the serous membrane surrounding the heart called?

  1. Peritoneum
  2. Pleura
  3. Pericardium
  4. Pronator

C

3

What is the actively mitotic layer of the epidermis called?

  1. Stratum granulosum
  2. Stratum germinativum
  3. Stratum corium
  4. Stratum corneum

B

4

What is the total number of phalanges in the skeleton?

  1. 14
  2. 28
  3. 42
  4. 56

D

5

The flexor carpi unlaris is located in what part of the body?

  1. Neck
  2. Wrist
  3. Hip
  4. Knee

B

6

What area of the brain controls muscle coordination and balance?

  1. Cerebellum
  2. Cerebrum
  3. Medulla
  4. Hypthalamus

A

7

What is the nickname for the pituitary gland, which produces tropic hormones?

  1. The slave driver
  2. The metabolism master
  3. The flight-or-fight hormone
  4. The master gland

D

8

Which of the following is not a type of white blood cell?

  1. Erythrocytes
  2. Neutrophils
  3. Lymphocytes
  4. Monocytes

A

9

What cellular structures trap bacteria and pollutants in the upper respiratory system?

  1. Flagella
  2. Microvilli
  3. Cilia
  4. Centrioles

C

10

What is the largest gland of the human body?

  1. Pancreas
  2. Spleen
  3. Gall bladder
  4. Liver

D

11

What structure acts as a storage area for urine?

  1. Kidney
  2. Ureter
  3. Urinary bladder
  4. Urethra

C

12

What portion of the uterus is under direct hormonal effect?

  1. Endometrium
  2. Myometrium
  3. Fundus
  4. Cervix

A