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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Which of the following is not a part of the RICE method for treating muscle, bone, and joint injuries?
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Collect
  • Elevate
What is the "FAST" check in First Aid?
  • A quick way of checking if a victim is having a stroke
  • A way of checking if a victim has a heart attack
  • A way of checking if the victim is having a seizure
  • A way of checking if the victim has a cardiac arrest
What is the best way to prevent the movement of an injured bone or joint?
  • Applying a splint
  • Using soft materials
  • Using rigid materials
  • Using an adjacent part of the body
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.
When caring for an infant choking, how many back blows and chest thrusts should you give?
  • 2 back blows, 2 chest thrusts
  • 5 back blows, 5 chest thrusts
  • 10 back blows, 10 chest thrusts
  • 5 back blows, 2 chest thrusts.
How can you stop a nosebleed?
  • Taking a deep breath
  • Applying ice to the nose
  • Pinching the nostrils together while sitting with the head slightly forward
  • Sneezing the blood
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 most severe heat-related illness?
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heatstroke
  • Heat cramps
  • Heatwave
What is the body temperature of a person with hypothermia?
  • 40-95° C
  • Below 35° C
  • Below freezing
  • Above freezing
What is the first sign of hypothermia?
  • Shivering
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Cramps
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
What is the first step you should do if someone is showing symptoms of anaphylaxis?
  • Make sure the person is sitting in a comfortable position.
  • Have the person lie down if they are showing signs of shock.
  • Call 911 or the designated emergency number immediately.
  • Give the victim medication to ease the allergic reaction
What should you do if you think you have frostbite?
  • Rub the affected area
  • Warm the affected area next to a fire or source of dry heat
  • Get into a warm place
  • All of the above
What is the first thing you should do when you come across a suddenly ill person?
  • Check for a medical identification tag or digital medical identification.
  • Interview the person using SAMPLE.
  • Check the person from head to toe
  • Call 911 or the designated emergency number
What is the first aid treatment for someone having an asthma attack?
  • Tell the person to breathe deeply
  • Give the person some smelling salts
  • Assist the person in using their prescription inhaler
  • Assist the person with their epinephrine auto-injecter