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Medicine on the Western Front Quiz


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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


What was usually 80 metres behind the front-line trench

A. Mr Rush

B. Support trench

C. Reserve trench

D. Communication trench


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 the name of the splint used for leg wounds?

A. Thomas splint

B. Terry splint

C. Tomas splint

D. Carrel-Dankin splint


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


By 1918, how many soldiers had lost limbs?

A. 150,000

B. 500,000

C. 40,000

D. 240,000


Name 3 types of gas used on the Western Front.

A. Neon, Hydrogen and Chlorine

B. Hydrogen, Mustard and Phosgene

C. Phosgene, Chlorine and Mustard

D. Mustard, Helium and Oxygen


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


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


Credited with discovering the first X-Rays.
A. William Harvey
B. Wilhem Roentgen
C. Christian Banard
D. Ben Carson


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


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

A. mines

B. tanks

C. gas

D. ambulances


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


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


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 was the system for moving wounded soldiers called?

A. chain of evacuation

B. moving wounded soldiers

C. chain of movement

D. RAMC


What happened at the Dressing Stations?
A. dealt with more serious injuries close to the front line
B. immediate first aid and get men back fighting
C. most of the operations
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 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 happens to blood as soon as it leaves the body?

A. it dies

B. it decays

C. it clots

D. it thins


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


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

A. Stationary Ambulance

B. Field Ambulance

C. Hospital Ambulance

D. FANY


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 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


What type of people made up the FANY?

A. paid women

B. male volunteers

C. female volunteers

D. people who refused to fight in the war




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