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CPR quiz multiple choice questions 

Question 1
What does CPR stand for?

A.     Chest Pressure Response
B.     Chest Pre Resuscitation
C.     Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
D.     Cardio Press Resuscitation


Question 2
What is CPR?

A.     It is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when a person’s heart stops beating.
B.     It is an administrative procedure used to record medical procedures on a person.
C.     Used to assess a patients medical condition.
D.     A way of bringing person’s blood pressure down.


Question 3
How long should you check for breathing whilst performing CPR on a person?

A.     Do not stop to check for breathing, just continue chest compressions
B.     4 seconds
C.     No longer than 10 seconds
D.     8 seconds


Question 4
The recommended way to determine if a person is unresponsiveness is to;

A.     Pour cold water on their face.
B.     Pull their ears.
C.     Tap the person and loudly shout, “Are you OK?”
D.     Pull their hair.


Question 5
The preferred way to check for a person for breathing is to:

A.     Put your hand on the chest and see if it moves with any respiration.
B.     Tickle the person in a sensitive spot and see if they respond.
C.     Observe their chest to see if it rises whilst also listening and feeling for air coming from their nose or mouth.
D.     Place your ear to their mouth.


Question 6
Which is the recommended position for a person to be in when you are doing CPR?

A.     Flat on a sofa.
B.     Sitting upright in a chair.
C.     Standing up.
D.     Lying flat on a firm floor.


Question 7
Which is the optimum way to open a person’s airway prior to giving them mouth to mouth ventilations?

A.     Tilt their head back and lift the chin up.
B.     Tilt their head forward and push down on the chest.
C.     Roll them to their right side then tilt their head back.
D.     Place them facing downwards on their stomach then lift their head back.


Question 8
What should you do if a person has dentures?

A.     Take them out.
B.     Try to move them to one side.
C.     If they are positioned properly then leave them in.
D.     Take them out and wash them before attempting CRP.


Question 9
What is the recovery position?

A.     It is when you place the person on their side.
B.     Getting the person to stand up.
C.     Sitting them in a chair.
D.     Rolling them over onto their stomach.


Question 10
Before you attempt any CPR, what is the first thing you should do at the scene?

A.     Ask the age of the person.
B.     Make sure the location is safe to enter.
C.     Enquire about the nature of the injury.
D.     Find out what time the person fell ill.


Question 11
What is an AED used for?

A.     It is used to make the person more comfortable.
B.     You can rest a persons head on it.
C.     It is used to measure a persons heart rate.
D.     AEDs are used to revive someone from a sudden cardiac arrest.


Question 12
If you come across a collapsed victim, what is the first thing you should do?

A.     Check for breathing.
B.     Look for any next of kin who can identify the patient.
C.     Check the immediate area for any potential hazards that could harm you or others.
D.     Immediately start performing CPR.


Question 13
How should you open an airway in an unconscious adult?

A.     Lean the head to the side.
B.     Place then on the side and then tilt the head back.
C.     Try to sit them up and then tilt the head back.
D.     Tilt the head back and then lift the chin.


Question 14
What is the maximum recommended time you should spend checking for an unconscious persons normal breathing?

A.     20 seconds
B.     10 seconds
C.     30 seconds
D.     50 seconds


Question 15
If a person is not breathing normally, what is the first thing you should do?

A.     Check their pulse to confirm their abnormal breathing.
B.     Look for any witnesses to find out what happened.
C.     Call for emergency medical help and a defibrillator.
D.     Place them in the recovery position.


Question 16
What is the correct ratio of chest compressions to rescue breaths?

A.     30 chest compressions to 2 rescue breaths
B.     15 chest compressions to 2 rescue breaths
C.     40 chest compressions to 2 rescue breaths
D.     50 chest compressions to 2 rescue breaths


Question 17
What action should you take if a victim vomits whilst you are performing CPR?

A.     Call the emergency services.
B.     Roll them onto their side to clear the vomit, then continue CPR.
C.     Give them some water.
D.     Clean up their vomit then continue with CPR.


Question 18
What is the recommended speed of chest compressions should you aim for?

A.     90 – 100 a minute
B.     120 – 140 a minute
C.     100 – 120 a minute
D.     70 – 70 a minute


Question 19
How should you do chest compressions on a small child?

A.     With one hand only.
B.     With your elbows slightly bent outwards.
C.     The same way as an adult.
D.     You should not do chest compressions on a small child.


Question 20
CPR can be performed effectively on a soft bed?

A.     True
B.     False



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We do not provide formal or accredited CPR or first aid training. This quiz is not accredited or authorized by any organization or authority. We are not a medical practice and nothing in this quiz constitutes medical advice or is a substitute for seeking medical advice and emergency assistance. The scenarios and questions listed are designed to provide a guide for common situations. You should not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from a professional healthcare provider. If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition you should seek immediate medical attention.


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