McGraw-Hill Education 500 Evolve Reach (HESI) A2 Questions to Know by Test Day: HESI A2 Study Cards - Vocabulary and General Knowledge Flashcards


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1

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

He is a prolific scientist, generating several important studies each year.

  1. Productive
  2. Influential
  3. Valuable
  4. Respected

Productive

2

What is the meaning of vacuous?

  1. Tired
  2. Restful
  3. Clean
  4. Empty

Empty

3

If a nurse is circumspect with patient records, what is she doing?

  1. Evaluating them
  2. Guarding them
  3. Presenting them
  4. Disputing them

Guarding them

4

To staunch a wound is to ______ it.

  1. inflict
  2. restrict
  3. examine
  4. enfold

restrict

5

What is the meaning of ostracize?

  1. Snub
  2. Hide from
  3. Condescend to
  4. Hire

Snub

6

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The hospital accepts a certain quota of indigent patients.

  1. Impoverished
  2. Resentful
  3. Apathetic
  4. Uninjured

Impoverished

7

A nit is a kind of _______.

  1. abscess
  2. parasite
  3. bandage
  4. infection

parasite

8

What is the meaning of augment?

  1. Add to
  2. Hash out
  3. Sell off
  4. Make difficult

Add to

9

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The patients are under quarantine until further notice.

  1. A specialist's care
  2. Experimental drug therapy
  3. Imprisonment in a rehabilitation unit
  4. Confinement away from the general population

Confinement away from the general population

10

Which word names a medicine whose purpose is to induce vomiting.

  1. Opiate
  2. Narcotic
  3. Emetic
  4. Prophylactic

Emetic

11

What is another word for panacea?

  1. Clinician
  2. Painkiller
  3. Vista
  4. Cure

Cure

12

Which word refers to the surgical removal of an organ's contents?

  1. Vivisection
  2. Amputation
  3. Evisceration
  4. Augmentation

Evisceration

13

What is another word for flux?

  1. Quantity
  2. Discharge
  3. Inflation
  4. Strength

Discharge

14

What is the meaning of regulations?

  1. Movements
  2. Supervisors
  3. Rules and laws
  4. Government officials

Rules and laws

15

A patient who is querulous might be guilty of ______.

  1. overeating
  2. questioning
  3. complaining
  4. stealing

complaining

16

What is the meaning of pernicious?

  1. Destructive
  2. Valued
  3. Finicky
  4. Perpetual

Destructive

17

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The night nursing staff is accountable for those records.

  1. Receptive
  2. Notorious
  3. Responsible
  4. Preoccupied with

Responsible

18

A blood vessel that is distended is ______.

  1. overturned
  2. swollen
  3. twisted
  4. overlong

swollen

19

Something that is viscous is thick and sticky. Another word for this might be _______.

  1. fluid
  2. molten
  3. gelatinous
  4. malleable

gelatinous

20

What is the meaning of collusion?

  1. Slander
  2. Assortment
  3. Accident
  4. Conspiracy

Conspiracy

21

If a theory is obsolete, what is true of it?

  1. It makes sense.
  2. It is inflexible.
  3. It is outdated.
  4. It was never true.

It is outdated.

22

A patient who is lethargic may seem ______.

  1. agitated
  2. anguished
  3. disorganized
  4. exhausted

exhausted

23

What does onerous mean?

  1. Authentic
  2. Burdensome
  3. Honorable
  4. Biased

Burdensome

24

Someone who is altruistic might also be called ______.

  1. transformed
  2. cliched
  3. primitive
  4. charitable

charitable

25

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The students observed the tricky procedure with a certain amount of trepidation.

  1. Eagerness
  2. Misgivings
  3. Expertise
  4. Disbelief

Misgivings

26

What is the meaning of precept?

  1. Guiding principle
  2. Fractional part
  3. Clear understanding
  4. Local district

Guiding principle

27

A truculent patient is ______.

  1. fatigued
  2. irresponsible
  3. supportive
  4. argumentative

argumentative

28

If patients are being counseled, what is happening?

  1. They are being comforted.
  2. They are being advised.
  3. They are being deceived.
  4. They are being healed.

They are being advised.

29

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

Apply the gel on the gingival margin around the selected teeth using the blunt-tipped applicator included in the package.

  1. Edge
  2. Grease
  3. Incisor
  4. Cavity

Edge

30

If a patient has sallow skin, what is true?

  1. Her skin has a yellow tint.
  2. Her skin is loose.
  3. Her skin is dry and flaky.
  4. Her skin is thin and taught.

Her skin has a yellow tint.

31

If a doctor has an exemplary record, her work is _______.

  1. instructive
  2. expressive
  3. praiseworthy
  4. methodical

praiseworthy

32

What is the meaning of nebulous?

  1. Jolly
  2. Hesitant
  3. Vague
  4. Approximate

Vague

33

The voice box may be called the ______.

  1. larynx
  2. lynx
  3. pharynx
  4. phalanx

larynx

34

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The interns observed the contours of the patient's rash.

  1. Shape
  2. Answers
  3. Amount
  4. Extension

Shape

35

What is the meaning of incorrigible?

  1. Clever
  2. Potential
  3. Incurable
  4. Undistiguished

Incurable

36

If a patient's condition is deteriorating, he is ______.

  1. getting worse
  2. improving gradually
  3. resisting medication
  4. failing to eat or drink

getting worse

37

Precipitous is best defined as being ______.

  1. damp
  2. gentle
  3. swift
  4. dull

swift

38

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

Being overweight may predispose a person to diabetes.

  1. Make susceptible
  2. Bring to light
  3. Save from harm
  4. Pass over

Make susceptible

39

What is the meaning of soporific?

  1. Very sweet
  2. Inducing sleep
  3. Half awake
  4. Immature

Inducing sleep

40

If someone is disseminating information, what is he doing?

  1. Broadcasting it
  2. Assessing it
  3. Contradicting it
  4. Influencing it

Broadcasting it

41

If you are described as an assiduous worker, you are probably ______.

  1. unreliable
  2. experienced
  3. industrious
  4. inventive

industrious

42

What does instigate mean?

  1. Instruct
  2. Connect
  3. Reproduce
  4. Activate

Activate

43

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

This medication works by inhibiting the action of a certain enzyme.

  1. Occupying
  2. Speeding
  3. Hindering
  4. Enhancing

Hindering

44

A symptom that is exacerbated is ______.

  1. not dangerous
  2. disfiguring
  3. painful
  4. made worse

made worse

45

To critique something is to ______.

  1. appraise it
  2. condemn it
  3. extol it
  4. berate it

appraise it

46

What is the meaning of contrite?

  1. Regretful
  2. Limited
  3. Gratified
  4. Distasteful

Regretful

47

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

Her guileless manner is one of her most noticeable qualities.

  1. Remorseful
  2. Insightful
  3. Courteous
  4. Straightforward

Straightforward

48

What does redundancy mean?

  1. Observation
  2. Surplus
  3. Consequence
  4. Patrol

Surplus

49

A body part that has atrophied has ______.

  1. darkened
  2. withered
  3. blistered
  4. fragmented

withered

50

Anterior refers to which part of the human body?

  1. Top
  2. Bottom
  3. Front
  4. Back

Front

51

What is the best description for the term gravid?

  1. Deadly serious
  2. Expecting a child
  3. Germ-free
  4. Diseased

Expecting a child

52

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

The cavity, once opened, proved to be riddled with infection.

  1. Challenged
  2. Overrun
  3. Separated
  4. Complete

Overrun

53

If a treatment mitigates symptoms, the symptoms become ______.

  1. less sever
  2. masked
  3. curable
  4. lingering

less sever

54

What does the word banal mean?

  1. Simple
  2. Notable
  3. Ordinary
  4. Past

Ordinary

55

The ramifications of a course of treatment are that treatment's ______.

  1. costs
  2. consequences
  3. barriers
  4. phases

consequences

56

What does respite mean?

  1. Kindness
  2. Effect
  3. Worry
  4. Relief

Relief

57

What is another word for asymmetric?

  1. Proportionate
  2. Impartial
  3. Uneven
  4. Magnified

Uneven

58

What is the meaning of counterfeit?

  1. Over-the-counter
  2. Foreign
  3. Fake
  4. Unidentified

Fake

59

What is the best description for the word efficacy in this sentence?

The quality, safety, and efficacy of the new medicines are not known.

  1. Effectiveness
  2. Significance
  3. Corollary
  4. Conclusion

Effectiveness

60

What is the meaning of the word debilitating?

  1. Regenerating
  2. Amplifying
  3. Incapacitating
  4. Disheartening

Incapacitating

61

A surgeon who is adroit might be described as ______.

  1. admired
  2. scholarly
  3. sophisticated
  4. skillful

skillful

62

What does torpid mean?

  1. Sticky
  2. Sluggish
  3. Stifling
  4. Reckless

Sluggish

63

Select the meaning of the underlined word in the sentence.

Did the interns contravene the doctor's orders?

  1. Comply with
  2. Misjudge
  3. Comprehend
  4. Disregard

Disregard

64

Caudal refers to which part of the human torso?

  1. Top
  2. Bottom
  3. Front
  4. Back

Bottom

65

What is the best description for the term aseptic?

  1. Combined
  2. Purified
  3. Sedating
  4. Tainted

Purified