HESI A2- Grammar & Vocabulary Practice Test Part 1

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1

Which sentence is grammatically correct?

  1. The little girl girl wanted he to read a story to her.
  2. The little girl wanted his to read a story to her.
  3. The little girl wanted him to read a story to her.
  4. The little girl wanted himself to read a story to her.

C

2

Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct.

Within the _______ of the hospital, great emphasis is placed on clamness.

  1. cafeteria
  2. milieu
  3. metabolism
  4. component

B

3

What is the best description for the term quotient?

  1. The minimum number of members needed to be present for a vote to be valid
  2. The protocol used when a sterile field must be maintained
  3. A math term naming the answer in a division question
  4. The preferred inoculation site for a newborn infant

C

4

Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct.

The nurse has a ____ to the Journal of Nursing Education.

  1. subscription
  2. prescription
  3. recipe
  4. receipt

A

5

Which statement uses a euphemism?

  1. The fireman bravely entered the burning building.
  2. The nurse told the family, "I'm sorry, your father has passed away."
  3. The orderly was laughing about the patient's vomiting episode.
  4. Her husband was overjoyed when she told him she was pregnant.

B

6

Select the word or phrase that will identify the correct meaning of the underlined word.

Progeny is a term used to describe a person's _____.

  1. creditors
  2. offspring
  3. hereditary disease
  4. health status

B

7

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The proliferation of resistant bacteria has alarmed medical professionals.

  1. Increase
  2. Reduction
  3. Strength
  4. Appearence

A

8

What is the best description for the word laceration?

  1. The means by which nursing mothers produce milk for their babies
  2. A deep, ragged tear
  3. A medical term used to describe the removal of the tear ducts
  4. An intolerance of dairy products

B

9

Select the sentence that is grammatically correct.

  1. The nurse spoke to my sister and I about our mother's condition.
  2. the nurse spoke to my sister and me about our mother's condition.
  3. The nurse spoke to me and my sister about our mother's condition.
  4. The nurse spoke to I and my sister about our mother's condition.

B

10

The nurse noted in the char, "The patient is lethargic." How was the patient behaving?

  1. Pacing the halls, yelling at the staff
  2. Difficult to arouse
  3. Shaking uncontrollably
  4. Not responding to painful stimuli

B

11

What is the best description for the word contraction?

  1. Spasm
  2. Decrease
  3. Treaty
  4. Moderate

A

12

What is another word for skull?

  1. Spine
  2. Ability
  3. Cranium
  4. Zygote

C

13

Select the meaning of the underlined work in the sentence.

In medicine, the desired outcome is recovery.

  1. expectation
  2. analysis
  3. wished for
  4. diagnosis

C

14

Select the work or phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct.

She has always been afraid of ____ to the doctor.

  1. have gone
  2. going
  3. to go
  4. go

B

15

What is the best description for the word distal?

  1. The part of the heart that receives blood from the lungs
  2. Urgent
  3. The part of the body farthest from the injury
  4. Empathetic

C

16

What is the best description for the term triage?

  1. The stand with three legs used to support an IV pump
  2. The order in which patients are to be treated
  3. The physician's prescription for a drug to be taken three times a day
  4. The shift for nursing duty beginning at 3 pm and ending at 11 pm

B

17

Select the word of phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct.

I want ___ to sing.

  1. he
  2. his
  3. him
  4. himself

C

18

Which word means "the thickness of a liquid"?

  1. Viscosity
  2. Zygote
  3. Sublingual
  4. Adhesion

A

19

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The client's condition was exacerbated in the fall.

  1. Improved
  2. Made worse
  3. Eliminated
  4. Created a scar

B

20

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

His skin was unevenly pigmented by the disease.

  1. Scarred
  2. Spotted
  3. Broken
  4. Colored

D

21

Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct.

The patient asked the doctor to help him complete the_____ needed to approve the surgery.

  1. from
  2. form
  3. pillow
  4. syringe

B

22

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

His metabolism could not tolerate the new medication.

  1. Digestive system
  2. Processing reaction
  3. Respiratory rate
  4. Obesity

B

23

Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct.

She has lived in Texas _____ she was a child.

  1. Since
  2. for
  3. from
  4. during

A

24

What is the best description for the term combination?

  1. putting two or more things together
  2. the beginning of a fire
  3. the reason for an action
  4. the change seen when a drug is administered

A

25

What is the best description for the term febrile?

  1. Mental incompetence
  2. Having a fever
  3. Pregnant
  4. Having clogged sinuses

B

26

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The medication will make the patient photosensitive.

  1. Unable to eat citrus fruit
  2. Easily burned when in direct sunlight
  3. Nauseated
  4. Impotent

B

27

Select the word or phrase that will make the sentence grammatically correct.

She had to choose ____ five dresses for the party.

  1. after
  2. among
  3. between
  4. before

B

28

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The nurse was keeping careful watch on the patient's respiration.

  1. Breathing
  2. skin color
  3. pulse
  4. Diet

A

29

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The nurse must assess the patient's symptoms.

  1. Choose the most life-threatening of
  2. Report to the health care provider about
  3. Observe and make note of
  4. Eliminate

C

30

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The nurse discussed the diet plan with the patient.

  1. Regime
  2. Regimen
  3. Supposition
  4. Substitution

B

31

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The nurse gave instructions to the patient on the care of his renal disease.

  1. Fatal
  2. Kidney
  3. Heart
  4. Lung

B

32

Which sentence is grammatically correct?

  1. She put the carton of milk into the refrigerator.
  2. Her put the carton of milk into the refrigerator.
  3. herself put the carton of milk into the refrigerator.
  4. Ours put the carton of milk into the refrigerator.

A

33

Select the work or phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct.

Every morning after a shower, I shave ___.

  1. Me
  2. Myself
  3. Mine
  4. My

B

34

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The medication was given sublingually

  1. Under the eyelid
  2. Under the tongue
  3. By nasal route
  4. By injection

B

35

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The patient went into spasm.

  1. Unconscious
  2. Convulsion
  3. Coronary Arrest
  4. Remission

B

36

When a circuit is completed, what has been finished?

  1. Lap
  2. Test
  3. Diagnosis
  4. Round shape

A

37

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The prescription called for administration of the medication q.i.d.

  1. Once daily
  2. Four times a day
  3. Every 8 hours
  4. At bedtime

B

38

Select the work or phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct.

It is always a good idea to ___ any exam.

  1. answer
  2. rest on
  3. prepare for
  4. cram

C

39

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

When examined, the laboring mother was at 50% dilation.

  1. Blood pressure
  2. Cervical opening
  3. Birth process
  4. Exhumaiton

B

40

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The doctor made an initial examination of the patient.

  1. Complete
  2. First
  3. Incomplete
  4. Discharge

B

41

What is the best description for the term fracture?

  1. Break
  2. Brake
  3. Cut
  4. Cure

A

42

To implement something is to ______.

  1. prevent it from occurring
  2. emphasize the importance of
  3. cause it to happen
  4. follow from beginning to end

C

43

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The results of the poll were not valid because the sample size was not large enough.

  1. Applicable
  2. Obtainable
  3. Presentable
  4. Factual

A

44

Select the word or phrase in the sentence that is Not used correctly.

People of similar linguistic, culture, or religious backgrounds tend to locate each other at international gatherings.

  1. of
  2. culture
  3. to locate
  4. each other

B

45

Posterior Refers to which part of the body?

  1. Topmost
  2. Lowermost
  3. Front
  4. Back

D

46

Select the work or phrase that makes this sentence grammatically correct.

He tried to ____ the entire length of the hall by himself, but had to call for assistance halfway down.

  1. walk
  2. wake
  3. walking
  4. waking

A

47

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The overt signs of the baby's illness were distressing to the parents.

  1. Easily observed
  2. subtle
  3. Intestinal
  4. Feverish

A

48

The opposite of contract is _____

  1. expand
  2. open
  3. mature
  4. obverse

A

49

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

Exogenous factors will affect the patient's well-being.

  1. produced outside the body
  2. produced within the body
  3. Produced by the kidneys
  4. Hereditary

A

50

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

Endogenous factors were responsible for his illness.

  1. Produced within the body
  2. Produced outside the body
  3. Plluting
  4. Hemocratic

A