First Aid Practice Test

This practice test includes 20 multiple-choice questions about First Aid. The questions and answers are based on our study guides and coursework that adhere to the most recent guidelines. While the exact questions might not appear on the official certification exam, they can be used as a guide to study for the certification exam.

Sampling of 20 questions found on First Aid Certification Exam

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What is a stroke?
  • A condition that occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is interrupted by a blood clot, resulting in the death of brain cells.
  • A sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain.
  • A critical condition brought on by a sudden drop in blood flow through the body.
  • A condition that occurs when a part of the heart muscle doesn't get enough blood.
What should you do if you think a person is having a stroke?
  • Call 911, note the signs and symptoms, stay with the person and provide reassurance
  • Call 911, and use the R-I-C-E treatment procedure
  • Call 911, get an AED and provide CPR
  • Call 911 and wait for the EMS
What is the most common type of closed wound?
  • Bruise
  • Contusion
  • Laceration
  • Abrasion
What is the first aid treatment for closed wounds?
  • Applying an ointment
  • Applying a cold pack
  • Following the R-I-C-E procedure
  • Applying a hot pack
Dressings are recommended for acute wounds to:
  • Keep the wound clean
  • Enhance growth factors and cytokines within wound fluid
  • Promote autolysis
  • Promote cell proliferation because of low pH and hypoxia
Which of the following is not a part of the RICE method for treating muscle, bone, and joint injuries?
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Collect
  • Elevate
How should a bee sting be removed?
  • Use your fingernail and scrap in the opposite direction to the sting
  • Run it under cold water to wash it away
  • Rub it
  • Squeeze the stinger and pull it out
If a person gets bitten on the finger by a snake, how far up the arm should a pressure immobilization bandage be applied?
  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Elbow
  • As far up the limb as possible
What is the first step in first aid care for burns?
  • Cool the burn using ice
  • Relieve pain using cold water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Cover the burn loosely with a sterile dressing
  • Remove the source of the injury.
What is the general first aid treatment for a chemical burn?
  • Remove the chemical, then call 911
  • Remove the chemical, cool it with ice, and cover it with a bandage
  • Remove the chemical, flush with water, and cover with a bandage
  • Do not touch the burnt area and call 911 instead
What first step should you do when you encounter an electrical burn victim?
  • Check the scene for safety
  • Make sure the victim is no longer in contact with the electrical current
  • Provide first aid care as needed
  • Check if the victim needs CPR
You encounter a victim with a burn on the right leg that contains small blisters and is extremely pinkish-red and moist. The victim is in severe pain. Which type of burn that the patient have?
  • First degree burns
  • Second degree burns
  • Third degree burns
  • Fourth degree burns
What is the most common cause of nosebleeds?
  • Falling or getting hit in the nose
  • Breathing dry air
  • Changes in altitude
  • Hypertension
What is the purpose of pressure bandages when a person is bleeding?
  • To stop or control the bleeding
  • To clean the wound
  • To sterilize the wound
  • To reduce air getting to the wound
What is the primary cause of hyperthermia?
  • Overexposure to heat
  • Loss of fluids and electrolytes
  • Being outdoors
  • Being indoors
What is the first sign that the body has trouble with heat?
  • Heat cramps
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heatstroke
  • Hypothermia
What is the first step you should do if you find someone with hypothermia?
  • Give the person a hot coffee
  • Provide a thick and warm blanket
  • Move the person out of the cold and remove wet clothing
  • Provide warm beverages
Which of the following is NOT a common cause of poisonings at home?
  • Medications
  • Household cleaners
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Plants
What should you do if you suspect someone is experiencing alcohol poisoning?
  • Force the victim to vomit
  • Call 911 or the Poison Help hotline
  • Give the victim something to eat or drink
  • Perform CPR immediately
Which of the following is the most common cause of food poisoning?
  • Red kidney beans
  • Moulds
  • Bacteria
  • Toadstools