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  1. Test Taking Strategies for Multiple Choice Tests

  2. Read the directions carefully

  3. Read each question carefully • How is equine protozoal myeloencephalitis passed from horse to horse A. Direct contact w/ infected feces from a positive horse B. Eating contaminated forage, usually w/ opossum feces C. EPM is not passed from horse to horse D. Biting flies

  4. Read each question careful • A constricting bandage is not likely to cause • A. Difficulty swallowing • B. Swelling or edema • C. Coldness of the extremity • D. Normal color of the body part

  5. Each question has only one correct answer • When restraining a bird, it is important to A. Not restrict movement of the sternum B. Cover its eyes C. Use large leather gloves D. Hold it by its wings

  6. You are not penalized for guessing – a question left unanswered will bemarked wrong

  7. You your time wisely – remember you have 4 hours

  8. Read through the test a first time & answer the questions you know • The term mange means A. Hair loss B. Infestation by mites C. Infestation by lice D. Rough hair coat

  9. Read through the test a second time & answer the more difficult questions • A lactose fermenting bacterial colony is what color on MacConkey agar • A. Black • B. Clear • C. Dark pink or purple • D. White

  10. Cover the options, read the question, try to answer in your own words • The primary body tissues are

  11. Cover the options, read the question, try to answer in your own words • The primary body tissues are • A. Dense, muscle, bone, nervous • B. Epithelial, bone, muscle, areolar • C. Nervous, cartilage, connective, reticular • D. Muscle, nervous, epithelial, connective

  12. Give each answer the “true/ false” test & eliminate options you know to be false • Which steps should be taken to prevent human infection with Toxoplasma gondii • A. Eating rare meat • B. Allowing pet cats the opportunity to hunt • and eat prey • C. Cleaning the litter box every 1 – 2 days • D. Leaving the cover off children’s sandboxes

  13. Question Options that are totally unfamiliar to you • A sample that contains few macrophages and greater than 70% neutrophils is classified as • A. Purulent • B. Granulomatous • C. Suppurative • D. Pyogranulomatous

  14. Question Options that contain negative or absolute words • The following is true of hyperglycemia except that it • A. May be induced by stress • B. Should be accompanied by glycosuria to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus • C. Often accompanies pancreatitis • D. Always leads to a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

  15. When there are “Look-a-like” options one is probalby correct • What is a HEPA filter • A. High energy particle absorber • B. High efficiency particulate absorber • C. High efficiency particulate air • D. High energy particulate air

  16. When there are “Look-a-like” options one is probalby correct • When positioning a horse in lateral recumbency for surgery, it is important to pull the • A. Horses are not put into lateral recumbency for surgical procedures • B. Leg position is not of importance • C. Down fore leg forward to enhance circulation • D. Down hind leg forward to enhance circulation

  17. Eliminate choices that basically mean the same thing • Puppies should be weighed & body condition score monitored every ____ to ensure proper growth • A. Week • B. 4 weeks • C. Month • D. 30 Days

  18. Favor options that contain qualifiers – the result is a more inclusive answer • Characteristics of killed or inactivated vaccines are that they • A. Usually require repeated administrations to produce a healthy level of immunity • B. May cause a mild form of the disease • C. Do not store well • D. Cause abortions

  19. Use hints from other questions to answer questions you don’t know • The test of choice for assessing whether animals have exocrine pancreatic insuffciency is • A. Serum lipase • B. Serum amylase • C. Serum trypsin • D. TLI

  20. Use hints from other questions to answer questions you don’t know • Trypsinlike immunoreactivity (TLI) • A. Is highly specific for canine exocrine pancreatic insufficiency • B. Uses EDTA anticoagulant • C. Is completed on nonfasting animals • D. Is used to determine if an animal has endocrine pancreatic insufficiency

  21. Only change your first answer when your are sure of the correction

  22. You are looking for the best answer, not only the correct one