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MBLEx Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination Question and Answers

Question # 4

Where would you locate stratum lucidum?

A.

heart

B.

muscle

C.

skin

D.

bone

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Question # 5

Throughout the years, a massage therapist can learn a multitude of disciplines which can be used during treatments. A massage therapist who works with pregnant mothers, athletes and repetitive stress injuries is best described as using .

Available Choices (select all choices that are correct)

A.

massage fundamentals

B.

integrated approaches

C.

structural integration

D.

applied kinesiology

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Question # 6

_________________ are the physical and emotional space between a client and a therapist that helps maintain professionalism.

A.

Ethics

B.

Boundaries

C.

Frameworks

D.

Laws

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Question # 7

Which of the following massage techniques should not be offered in a medical massage office?

A.

Feldenkrais

B.

ITantric

C.

Neuromuscular

D.

Hellerwork

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Question # 8

A client has asked a massage therapist to volunteer at a special event for the mentally disabled. The massage therapist would be the only massage therapist at the event. The therapist has over 10 years of experience and is well trained in massage. However, the massage therapist is uncomfortable working with people who have difficulties with communication. Which of the following is a valid explanation for declining the request in this situation?

A.

Inability to work with people who cannot communicate

B.

Lack of necessary training and skills

C.

Lack of additional support during the event

D.

Only works for money

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Question # 9

A hip joint that feels restricted and lacking in movement is considered hypermobile.

A.

TRUE

B.

FALSE

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Question # 10

Which muscle is responsible for initiating inhalation?

A.

Intercostals

B.

Abdominals

C.

Diaphragm

D.

Pectoralis major

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Question # 11

Which of the following functions does the pineal gland help regulate?

A.

Movement

B.

Digestion

C.

Blood pressure

D.

Sleep patterns

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Question # 12

The medulla oblongata and pons are part of which section of the brain?

A.

Brain stem

B.

Cerebellum

C.

Diencephaion

D.

Cerebrum

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Question # 13

Which muscle does the radial nerve innervate?

A.

Biceps femoris

B.

Triceps

C.

Flexor diqitorum lonqus

D.

Pectorals major

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Question # 14

What does a “sulcus” refer to in the human body?

A.

Protuberance

B.

Bony landmark

C.

Attachment site

D.

Furrow

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Question # 15

Applying force against an active movement by a client during an assessment is _______________.

A.

active ROM

B.

active-assisted ROM C.

C.

passive ROM

D.

resistive ROM

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Question # 16

A 56 year old client enters the office for their appointment and complains of deep pain in their thigh. The client states that the pain feels like it is on the bone. The client also states that they have a mild fever and feel nauseous. The client is a diabetic. A closer inspection of the affected leg shows signs of redness and swelling and that the client is feverish. Which of the following actions should you take as the practitioner of this client?

A.

Massage client and suggest an NSAID

B.

Massage client and instruct to seek medical attention soon

C.

Cancel appointment and send them home

D.

Cancel appointment and have the client seek immediate medical attention

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Question # 17

Which muscle attaches to the acromion process?

A.

Trapezius

B.

Pec minor

C.

Short head of the biceps brachii

D.

Supraspinal

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Question # 18

Lateral epicondylitis affects the outside of the knee joint.

A.

TRUE

B.

FALSE

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Question # 19

Auditory ossicles are formed of which kind of tissue?

A.

Muscle

B.

Bone

C.

Cartilage

D.

Nervous

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Question # 20

Using the AC joint during an assessment would give an indication of ____________ symmetry.

A.

ankle

B.

hip

C.

shoulder

D.

head

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Question # 21

A 27 year old male client enters a massage therapy office for a treatment holding his right hand along the pinky and ring finger. He complains of numbness and weakness in the two affected digits. He states the condition has been progressing over the last few weeks. He works in IT for a database company and works normal hours and is not very stressed at work. He is a daily commuter cyclist and also enjoys playing disc golf. What nerve is being affected that gives sensation to the client’s pinky and ring finger?

A.

Median

B.

Ulnar

C.

Radial

D.

Musculotaneous

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Question # 22

Where would you locate the obturator foramen?

A.

Pelvis

B.

Jaw

C.

Skull

D.

Spine

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Question # 23

Which of the following best describes a reflex arc?

A.

Emotional response

B.

Massage technique

C.

Neural pathway

D.

Gait assessment

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Question # 24

What does the term meiosis relate to?

A.

Cell division

B.

Milk production

C.

Muscle deterioration

D.

Voluntary contractions

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Question # 25

S.O.A.P. is the acronym for detailing our interaction with a client throughout the treatment. Which of the following choices best describes the function of S?

A.

Homework

B.

Evaluation

C.

Summary of findings

D.

Client experience

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Question # 26

Which of the following anatomical directional references is not matched correctly?

A.

Medial - toward the midline of the body

B.

Distal - toward an attached base structure

C.

Ventral - toward the front or belly side

D.

Dorsal - on the posterior or back side

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Question # 27

Malpractice insurance is a requirement by Federal law.

A.

TRUE

B.

FALSE

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Question # 28

incommonly dry weather is an example of a(n)____________ factor for ligament injuries.

A.

geographical

B.

medical

C.

Intrinsic

D.

extrinsic

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Question # 29

Which muscle is flexed during forced exhalation?

A.

Abdominals

B.

Rectus femoris

C.

Diaghram

D.

llliopsoas

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Question # 30

What is another term for the bicipital groove?

A.

Tuberosity

B.

Intertubercular

C.

Epicondvle

D.

Fossa

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Question # 31

A protrusion of the intestine thru the inguinal canal is referred to as ____________.

A.

diverticulum

B.

exophthalmos

C.

hernia

D.

bulqaria

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Question # 32

What is another term for nerve impulses?

A.

Instinct

B.

Action potentials

C.

Interneurons

D.

Synapse

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Question # 33

A client who is prone to attack posturing will have an overproduction of which neuroendocrine chemical?

A.

Epinephrine

B.

Serotonin

C.

Oxytocin

D.

Enkephalins

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Question # 34

Which of the following muscles is a synergist for the biceps brachii?

A.

Triceps

B.

Posterior deltoid

C.

Pec major

D.

Brachialis

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Question # 35

At which point during a massage/bodywork session would a therapist ask about an occurrence relating to a physical complaint or injury?

A.

Intake

B.

Treatment plan

C.

Treatment

D.

Closing

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Question # 36

It’s very cold outside and Bill gets into the spa, turning it up to its maximum temperature (106DegF). After several minutes in the water, he faints and would have drowned if a passerby had not saved him. Which best explains what happened?

A.

His body could not tolerate the shock going from cold to hot.

B.

He suffered a heart attack due to the excess heat.

C.

He fainted from a lack of oxygenated blood to his brain.

D.

He received second-degree burns and went into shock.

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Question # 37

A massage therapist has created a beautiful and comfortable space for treatment. They have posted their rates in clear view on the wall and created a well thought out intake form. They are extra careful to be aware of informed consent and client disclosure, as well as following all state and federal laws for running a massage practice. Which of the following best describes the guidance a massage therapist follows for establishing their practice.

A.

Confidentiality

B.

Framework

C.

Professional boundaries

D.

Personal boundaries

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Question # 38

Which muscle is a prime mover for neck extension?

A.

Splenius capitis

B.

Extensor hallicus lonqus

C.

Sternocleidomastoid

D.

Rhomboids major

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Question # 39

Which of the following is not found in the nucleus of a cell?

A.

Nucleolus

B.

Chromatin

C.

Chromosomes

D.

Lysosomes

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Question # 40

Choose the correct definition of the anatomical term “condyle”.

A.

A shallow cavity or slight depression

B.

The superior region of a long bone

C.

A projection or protuberance

D.

A rounded articular process

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Question # 41

A trigger point that is painful at rest, and painful during active and passive movement, is _______________.

A.

an active trigger point

B a primary trigger point

B.

a secondary trigger point

C.

a latent trigger point

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Question # 42

A 27 year old male client enters a massage therapy office for a treatment holding his right hand along the pinky and ring finger. He complains of numbness and weakness in the two affected digits. He states the condition has been progressing over the last few weeks. He works in IT for a database company and works normal hours and is not very stressed at work. He is a daily commuter cyclist and also enjoys playing disc golf. What condition is indicated by the symptoms?

A.

Carpal tunnel

B.

Radial tunnel

C.

Guvon's canal

D.

Dupuytrens contracture

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Question # 43

The federal and state laws that govern the massage profession are the _______________.

A.

professional boundaries

B.

legal boundaries

C.

HIPAA regulations

D.

OSHA regulations

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Question # 44

Which test would you use to assess a nerve compression between the clavicle and first rib?

A.

Adson's test

B.

Costoclavicular test

C.

Phalen's test

D.

Tinel's siqn

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Question # 45

A client who often jokes about going out on a date is _________________.

A.

breaking confidentiality

B.

testing boundaries

C.

exploring the therapeutic relationship

D.

just being kind

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Question # 46

Which heart valve is the mitral valve?

A.

Tricuspid

B.

Bicuspid

C.

Pulmonary semilunar

D.

Aortic semilunar

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Question # 47

The suffix -crine refers to:

A.

Secretions

B.

Inflammation

C.

Digestion

D.

Enzymes

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Question # 48

Choose the medical term given to name the collection of heart muscle cells that regulate the heart beat.

A.

Arterioles

B.

Bradycardia

C.

Bundle of His

D.

Coronary sinus

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Question # 49

Hacking, tapping and pounding with loose fists are examples of _______________.

A.

Petrissaqe

B.

Deep tissue

C.

Effleuraqe

D.

Tapotement

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Question # 50

The occipitals contribute to TMJD.

Available Choices (select all choices that are correct)

A.

TRUE

B.

FALSE

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Question # 51

What are acetylcholine and catecholamines?

Available Choices (select all choices that are correct)

A.

Neurotransmitters

B.

Digestive enzymes

C.

Electrolytes

D.

Erythrocytes

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Question # 52

Which is the correct order of anatomical organization in the human body, from the most basic to the more complex?

A.

Cell, organ, tissue

B.

Cell, tissue, organ

C.

Tissue, cell, organ

D.

Organ, cell, tissue

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Question # 53

A client is complaining of tension headaches focused along the temporal region. What should the massage therapist instruct the client to do to help locate and palpate the temporalis muscle?

A.

Client clench and relax their jaw

B.

Client open mouth and relax their jaw

C.

Pinch closed and open eyes

D.

Rotate head from side to side

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Question # 54

Which of the four quad muscles is the largest in size?

A.

Rectus femoris

B.

Vastus lateralis

C.

Vastus intermedius

D.

Vast medialis

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Question # 55

Which of the following massage techniques would be best suited for a healed fracture?

A.

Trigger point

B.

Petrissaqe

C.

Tapotement

D.

Deep tissue

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Question # 56

What is the primary reason for keeping all records safe and protected?

A.

To insure you are paid from insurance

B.

To protect against being sued

C.

Client confidentiality

D.

Personal reasons

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Question # 57

What does the term “stroma” relate to?

A.

Supportive framework of a biological eel

B.

Perceptions of the third eye

C.

Functional movement of digestive system

D.

Light sensitivity

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Question # 58

Bones, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves are known as ____________.

A.

contractile tissues

B.

nert tissues

C.

soft tissues

D.

hard tissues

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Question # 59

Where would stratified transitional epithelium be located?

A.

Available Choices (select all choices that are correct)

B.

Skin Muscle

C.

Bladder

D.

Tendon

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Question # 60

With regard to range of motion testing, a hard end feel is typically a ____________ experience for a client.

A.

painless

B.

slightly painful

C.

moderately painful

D.

very painful

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Question # 61

Which of the following ethical principles is being followed when a massage therapist is conscientious about keeping clients updated with informed consent?

A.

Healthcare services

B.

Client autonomy

C.

Professional maintenance

D.

Confidentiality

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Question # 62

What does a sulcus refer to?

A.

A passage or canal

B.

The meeting point where bones are joined together

C.

A narrow groove

D.

A knob like process

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Question # 63

What is the outside membrane of the myelin sheath called?

A.

Astrocyte

B.

endroglia

C.

Axons

D.

Neurilemma

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Question # 64

A small, rough protuberance on a bone is called a _______________.

A.

Tuberosity

B.

Condyle

C.

Trochanter

D.

Spine

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Question # 65

Which of the following hormones is responsible for the regulation of metabolism?

A.

Thyroxine

B.

FSH

C.

Progesterone

D.

Adrenaline

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Question # 66

A potential client calls to make an appointment for a massage. You notice that they are slurring their words and having difficulty speaking in complete sentences. They claim they were in an auto accident yesterday but declined medical attention. They awoke this morning feeling very sore and achy as well as having a pounding headache. They insist they need a massage. What is the appropriate plan of action for the massage therapist?

A.

Book the appointment immediately

B.

Book them within next week

C.

Refer to another therapist

D.

Immediately refer them to a doctor

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Question # 67

Which type of nerves are stimulated by massage to send messages to the central nervous system?

A.

Afferent nerves

B.

Efferent nerves

C.

Somatic nerves

D.

Neurologic nerves

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Question # 68

Which of the following bones are part of the hindfoot?

A.

Phalanges

B.

Cuboid

C.

Navicular

D.

Talus

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Question # 69

Which chemical or element would be found in blood serum?

A.

Fibrinogen

B.

White blood cells

C.

Electrolytes

D.

Red blood cells

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Question # 70

Which of the following choices best describes the function of A, in the acronym S.O.A.P.?

A.

Homework

B.

Treatment

C.

Summary of findings I

D.

Initial complaint

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Question # 71

Where are cubital lymph nodes located?

A.

Knees

B.

Thoracic cavity

C.

Neck

D.

Elbow

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Question # 72

What are the ideal times to perform an assessment of the client to understand problem areas and the effectiveness of treatment?

A.

After the treatment

B.

During the treatment

C.

All of the above

D.

A and b only

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Question # 73

How many types of Schwann cells exist in the human body?

A.

1

B.

2

C.

3

D.

4

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Question # 74

Assisting a client with a movement during a palpation assessment is

Available Choices (select all choices that are correct)

A.

active ROM

B.

active-assisted ROM

C.

passive ROM

D.

resistive ROM

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Question # 75

Albumins, globulins and fibrinogens are the 3 major classes of _______________.

A.

neuropeptides

B.

chromosomes

C.

plasma proteins

D.

lymphocytes

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