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Medicine on the Western Front Quiz


What happens in the radiology department in a hospital?
A. x rays
B. radiotherapy
C. blood transfusions
D. surgery

What happens to blood as soon as it leaves the body?

A. it dies

B. it decays

C. it clots

D. it thins

Those working at the Dressing Stations belonged to a unit of the RAMC called the……?

A. Stationary Ambulance

B. Field Ambulance

C. Hospital Ambulance


The likelihood of death from severe shrapnel or gunshot wounds in 1915 was 20%. Due to the Thomas Splint, what did the survival rate increase to?
A. 72%
B. 82%
C. 92%
D. 95%

What was the problem with motorised ambulances?

A. there was not enough drivers

B. they needed petrol

C. they did not always work well in the conditions

D. they didn’t have enough mechanics

In 1915, Richard Leisohn discovered that by adding what to blood, the need for donor to donor transfusion was removed?

A. Sodium Nitrate

B. Sodium Citrate

C. Sodium Chloride

D. Sodium Concentrate

What happened in the Casualty Clearing Stations?
A. most of the operations
B. immediate first aid and get men back fighting
C. dealt with more serious injuries close to the front line
D. continued treatment or sent soldiers home

Who was the pioneer of plastic surgery on the Western Front?

A. Harvey Cushing

B. Harold Gillies

C. Thomas Robertson

D. Charles Valadier

What does RAMC stand for?
A. Royal Army Medical Corps
B. Royal Army Medical Corpse
C. Right Army Men Chaps
D. Really Ard Men Clapping

What did the FANY provide?

A. surgery assistance

B. support for medical services

C. stretcher bearers

D. domestic duties

What happened in triage?

A. washing of soldiers in big baths

B. wounded soldiers divided into two groups

C. wounded soldiers divided into three groups

D. way to delouse soldiers

What was trench foot?
A. swelling and gangrene
B. wrinkly toes
C. smelly socks
D. cheesy feet

What was the aim of the Regimental Aid Post?

A. most of the operations

B. immediate first aid and get men back fighting

C. dealt with more serious injuries close to the front line

D. continued treatment or sent soldiers home

What caused trench fever?
A. lice
B. mines
C. gas
D. fertilizer

What is aseptic surgery?

A. way to stop infections spreading

B. way to get rid of infections

C. prevent gems getting into the body

D. prevent germs inside the body

How many mobile x-ray units were in operation in the British sector?
A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

What other modes of transport were men moved away from the frontline by?
A. train, barge and ship
B. planes, trains, automobiles
C. walk, run, run really fast
D. ambulance, truck, backie

In theory, how many men could a dressing station treat?
A. 100
B. 150
C. 200
D. 250

Who was responsible for medical care in the army?





By 1918, how many soldiers had lost limbs?

A. 150,000

B. 500,000

C. 40,000

D. 240,000

What was the main use of x rays at the start of the war?
A. identify fragments inside the body to be removed by surgery
B. identify fragments inside the body to be kept in the body
C. to see where infection may start
D. as Marie Curie wanted to be famous

What was the name of the trench at the back of the system?

A. The Front-Line Trench

B. The Reserve Trench

C. The Trench Coat

D. The Support Trench

What was usually 80 metres behind the front-line trench

A. Mr Rush

B. Support trench

C. Reserve trench

D. Communication trench

What was used for the first time at the Second Battle of Ypres?

A. mines

B. tanks

C. gas

D. ambulances

What was the name of the splint used for leg wounds?

A. Thomas splint

B. Terry splint

C. Tomas splint

D. Carrel-Dankin splint


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