Kerala PSC DHS Staff Nurse Exam 2023 Answer Key

Kerala PSC DHS Staff Nurse Exam 2023 Answer Key

1. The outer covering of heart:
a. Pericardium
b. Endocardium
c. Mediastinum
d. Pleura

2. Largest salivary gland in our body:
a. Submandibular gland
b. Parotid gland
c. Sublingual gland
d. Buccal gland

3. The substance most commonly used to measure GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate):
a. Insulin
b. Albumin
c. Globulin
d. Glucose

4. The Hormone which reaches its peak during ovulation:
a. FSH
b. Progesterone
c. LH
d. Oestrogen

5. The inner most coat of eye ball:
a. Cornea
b. Sclera
c. Iris
d. Retina

6. All are paired Laryngeal cartilage except:
a. Arytenoid cartilage
b. Thyroid cartilage
c. Corniculate cartilage
d. Cuneiform cartilage

7. Who invented Smallpox vaccine?
a. Louis Pasteur
b. Robert Koch
c. Alexander Fleming
d. Edward Jenner

8. The generation time of Tubercle bacilli is:
a. 20 minutes
b. 20 hours
c. 20 days
d. 20 seconds

9. An example of zoonotic disease is:
a. Rabies
b. Malaria
c. Measles
d. Leprosy

10. An infection that occurs round the year due to the presence of a vector in the area is called a:
a. Epidemic
b. Pandemic
c. Endemic
d. Sporadic

11. Name the type of principle in which the part of the personality ‘id’ operates: a. Pleasure principle
b. Reality principle
c. Morality principle
d. Primitive principle

12. Name the Defence mechanism in which instincts are channeled instead of being blocked :
a. Compensation
b. Sublimation
c. Repression
d. Regression

13. What is psychology of human behaviour concerned with?
a. Studying physical health
b. Understanding social interactions
c. Analyzing mental processes and behaviour
d. All of the above

14. Which among the following is not an affective behaviour?
a. Happiness
b. Imagination
c. Anger
d. Sadness

15. The mental age of a person is 30 and chronological age is also 30. Calculate his Intelligence Quotient (IQ):
a. 100
b. 30
c. 130
d. None of the above

16. Identify the cognitive barrier of perception from the given list:
a. Illusion
b. Hallucination
c. Stereotypes
d. All of the above

17. Erving Goffman used the concept of ‘Total Institution’ to refer to which type of Socialization:
a. Re-socialisation
b. Anticipatory Socialisation
c. Secondary Socialisation
d. Primary Socialisation

18. Identify the INCORRECT statement:
a. The formalistic school emphasizes the use of scientific methods in the study of social phenomena
b. Formalistic school focuses on understanding social phenomena within their specific historical, cultural and social contexts
c. The formalistic school aims to develop general theories and principles that can be applied across different social contexts
d. The formalistic school emphasizes the use of empirical research methods

19. According to Duall’s 8 development stages of a family cycle, the ‘Empty Nesters’ belong to which stage?
a. Stage 5
b. Stage 6
c. Stage 7
d. Stage 8

20. Murdock argued in nuclear families the Husband does the role to provide financial support and establish family status, while the wife does the role which involves providing emotional support and physical care:
a. Instrumental and Expressive
b. Rational and Traditional
c. Expressive and Instrumental
d. Traditional and Rational

21. The patient has an order for 2 tablespoons of oral glycerine. How much medication does the nurse give?
a. 2 ml
b. 10 ml
c. 20 ml
d. 30 ml

22. A patient is admitted with the diagnosis of severe left sided heart failure. Which adventitious lung sound is auscultated?
a. Wheezes in the left lower lung
b. Inspiratory crackles in lung bases
c. Rhonchi midsternum
d. Crackles only in apex of lungs

23. Arterial blood gas levels-pH-7.2, PaCO – 21 mm Hg, PaO2 −92.2 mm Hg and HCO3 −8 − indicates :
a. Metabolic acidosis
b. Metabolic alkalosis
c. Respiratory acidosis
d. Respiratory alkalosis

24. Which of the following patient is greatest risk for the development of hypocalcemia?
a. 65 year old with hypertension and asthma
b. 56 year old with acute renal failure
c. 28 year old with acute pancreatitis
d. 40 year old with appendicitis

25. Vivid dreaming occurs during which sleep phase?
a. REM sleep
b. Stage 1 NREM sleep
c. Stage 4 NREM sleep
d. Transition period

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