Free NCLEX Practice Questions Set 1

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the four stages of labor and delivery?

A: onset of labor through complete dilation of the cervix
B: cervical dilation through the delivery of the placenta
C: placenta delivery through complete stabilization of the mother
D: birth through the delivery of the placenta

2. Which of the following can indicate left-sided heart failure in an infant?

A: fever
B: low appetite
C: increased respiratory rate
D: crying

3. Which of the following is NOT part of the triad of cystic fibrosis?

A: pancreatic enzyme deficiency
B: fever
C: high concentration of sweat electrolytes

4. At about what age do children become aware of their own sex?

A: 1 year
B: 6 months
C: 18 months
D: 2 years

5. What is the purpose of a tympanostomy tube?

A: allows ventilation into the middle ear for children with chronic ear infections
B: allows excretion of waste from lower intestine
C: allows infusion of medicine into vein
D: allows ventilation into esophagus during periods of obstruction

6. Which of the following foods is NOT high in iron?

A: meat
B: black beans
C: seafood
D: green vegetables

7. What is another name for the neoplastic disorder of the bone marrow in which there is an overproduction of white blood cells?

A: bone density deficiency
B: leukemia
C: cystic fibrosis
D: arthritis

8. What is the appropriate depth of chest compressions in a child?

A: 2 to 3 inches
B: 0.5 to 1 inch
C: 1 to 1.5 inches
D: 3 to 4 inches

9. Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy?

A: advanced maternal age
B: high-protein diet
C: prior ectopic pregnancy
D: in vitro fertilization

10. Which is the most common cancer among females?

A: brain
B: pancreatic
C: lung
D: breast


1. B.The correct answer combines two of the four stages of labor and delivery.

2. C.Shortness of breath and perspiration during feeding can also indicate left-sided heart failure.

3. B. The triad of cystic fibrosis is COPD, pancreatic enzyme deficiency, and a high concentration of sweat electrolytes.

4. C.Children begin to understand the concepts of male and female at about 18 months.

5. A.Tympanostomy tubes are used to promote drainage from the middle ear.

6. B. It is important to get plenty of iron in the diet.

7. B. Leukemia is a potentially fatal disease.

8. C.The depth of chest compressions in infants is generally consistent.

9. B. Patients should be aware that they are at risk of ectopic pregnancy

10. D.Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer among females.

Source: Study Guide Zone

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