Sample Questions

1. A 28 year old male reports repetitive headaches that occur for 3-4 weeks at a time and are followed by periods of remisssion. The pain is severe and the headache starts without warning and usually lasts an hour. It is always unilateral an usually accompanied by a rhinorrhea and sweating. How would you classify this headache?

A. Migraine with aura

B. Migraine without aura

C. Cluster headache

D. Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania



2. Botulinum toxin’s mechanism of action is to:

A. bind and block acetylcholine receptors

B. bind and inactivate acetylcholine in the blood

C. block acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction

D. trigger massive acetylcholine release and depletion

E. none of the above



3. Which of the two tendons are involved in de Quervain's Tenosynovitis?

A. Extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus

B. Extensor Pollicis longus and flexor digitorum profundi

C. Extensor digitorum profundi and abductor pollicis brevis

D. Extensor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis



4. Which of the following statements regarding phantom limb pain is true?

A. Phantom limb pain is usually a continuous pain

B. Phantom limb pain usually worsens over time

C. Phantom limb pain is reliably prevented with epidural blockade

D. Preamputation pain increases the risk of phantom limb pain