Medicine on the Western Front Quiz


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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


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

A. Harvey Cushing

B. Harold Gillies

C. Thomas Robertson

D. Charles Valadier


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


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

D. FANY


What was a Base Hospital?
A. continued treatment or sent soldiers home
B. most of the operations
C. immediate first aid and get men back fighting
D. dealt with more serious injuries close to the front line


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


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


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


What was the system for moving wounded soldiers called?

A. chain of evacuation

B. moving wounded soldiers

C. chain of movement

D. RAMC


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


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


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 was the name of the splint used for leg wounds?

A. Thomas splint

B. Terry splint

C. Tomas splint

D. Carrel-Dankin splint


What was usually 80 metres behind the front-line trench

A. Mr Rush

B. Support trench

C. Reserve trench

D. Communication trench


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


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


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


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 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


Who was responsible for medical care in the army?

A. RAMC

B. RMCA

C. RCAM

D. RCMA


By 1918, how many soldiers had lost limbs?

A. 150,000

B. 500,000

C. 40,000

D. 240,000




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