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Appendix A: Practice Tests

A wrestler presents to the athletic training room before practice with soreness and itching in his popliteal fossa. Later, small vesicles appear that rupture and form a honey-colored crust. What pathology do you suspect?


B. Tinea corporis

C. Hidradenitis suppurativa

D. Impetigo

D: Domain I, Task 2, Question Level: R

Which professional association has published recommendations for the cardiovascular components of the preparticipation examination in competitive athletes?

A. American Heart Association (AHA)

B. American Medical Association (AMA)

C. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

D. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

A: Domain I, Task 1, Question Level: R

How often should hydrotherapeutic modalities be cleaned?

A. After each patient use

B. Twice a day

C. Once a day

D. Once a week

E. Twice a week

A: Domain V, Task 2, Question Level: R

Which of the following athletes would be at increased risk of heat illness based on his or her medication use?

A. An athlete taking ibuprofen to reduce inflammation associated with a tendinosis injury

B. An athlete taking an antihistamine to treat allergies

C. An athlete taking tetracycline to treat acne

D. An athlete taking an expectorant for a dry cough

B: Domain I, Task 5, Question Level: A

Which aspect of the preparticipation examination is considered to be the foundation on which the examination is built?

A. Cardiovascular screening

B. Medical and family history

C. Musculoskeletal examination

D. General health screening

B: Domain I, Task 4, Question Level: A

Which of the following mechanisms of injury is most likely to result in a rupture of the distal biceps tendon?


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