Pharmacy Tech Exam

Bonus Free Practice Quiz #5

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Pharmacy tech exam/bonus exam #5 is one of the many unofficial practice exams on this site. They are designed to help prepare you for the PTCB or ExCPT exams. Practicing with the same (multiple choice) format as the real pharmacy tech test will better prepare you for it. The questions on the practice exams are general questions about everyday pharmacy technician knowledge and duties. This quiz is 20 Questions and should take about 15 minutes maximum.


You are asked to add 1.2mg of a drug to a 25mL bag of 5% Dextrose Injection. You have a 2mL ampoule of a 1:1000 w/v solution. How many mL should you add to the bag?

A. 0.12mL

B. 12mL

C. 1.2mL

D. None of the above

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To dispense one quart of 0.2% solution of atropine, how many mg of drug would be required?






If 120mL of 10% Povidone Iodine solution is diluted to the 480cc mark with 0.9% sodium chloride (NACL), what would be the concentration of povidone-Iodine in mg/mL?






What is the generic name for
Glucotrol XL®?

A. Glymepiride

B. Glucophage XR®

C. Glyburide

D. Glipizide

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From the dosage forms listed below, select the type commonly used for
ophthalmic preparations.

A. Lotion

B. Elixir

C. Ointment

D. Emulsion

Dosage forms


Which statement best describes a consideration in selecting a graduated cylinder?

A. Choose a graduate slightly larger than the volume of liquid you intend to measure.

B. Choose only a graduate calibrated in both metric and apothecary units.

C. Select a graduate with a wide mouth since it is easier to pour liquids into.

D. Choose a graduate made from smoked glass in order to protect the liquid from light.


An order calls for:

prednisone 5 mg
one t.i.d. X 3 days
one b.i.d. X 3 days
one q.d. X 3 days

The total medication needed is:

A. 15 tablets

B. 24 tablets

C. 21 tablets

D. 18 tablets



If a patient is taking
Glyburide for type II diabetes and a physician prescribes Diabinese®, the pharmacy technician will:

A. Fill the prescription.

B. Notify the pharmacist about duplication of therapy.

C. Notify the pharmacist about possible interactions.

D. All of the above.


Valproic acid syrup is available as 250mg/5cc. If a patient is to take 750mg in the morning and 500mg in the evening, how much syrup will you dispense for a 30 day supply?

A. 1.25pt.

B. 750mL

C. 205.88fl. dr.

D. 23.36fl. oz.


Which of the following cannot have refills under any circumstances?

A. Metoprolol

B. Methylphenidate

C. Methylergonovine

D. Mirtazapine

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Prescription refills


How much sodium chloride is in 25mL of one half normal saline?

A. 12.5mg

B. 11.25mg

C. 225mg

D. 0.1125g


The standard pediatric dose for
Cefazolin is 20 mg/kg/day. The order is written for 15mg T.I.D. The infant weighs 8.5 lb. This dose is _________.

A. Too low

B. Too high

C. Within guidelines

D. Not sufficient information


Select the best translation of the signa:
1 tsp q.i.d. po p.c. et h.s.

A. Take one teaspoonful every six hours before meals and at bedtime.

B. Take one teaspoonful four times daily by mouth at bedtime.

C. Take one tablespoonful four times daily after meals with juice.

D. Take one teaspoonful four times daily after meals and at bedtime.



Of the following, which one deals with the issue of safety caps on bottles of Sch. II prescriptions?

A. PPPA - Poison Prevention Packaging Act

B. CSA - The Controlled Substance Act

C. METH - Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act

D. FDA - Federal Food and Drug Act

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The maximum volume for an intradermal injection is ________.

A. 2mL

B. 1mL

C. 5mL

D 0.1mL


If 500mg of a drug are added to a 100mL IV bag, what is the percent strength of the resulting solution?

A. 0.005%

B. 0.0005%

C. 0.5%

D. 0.05%

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You have dissolved 1400mg of a drug in 1L of water. What is the percentage strength of the solution formed?

A. 0.014%

B. 0.14%

C. 1.4%

D. 14%

Concentration percentages


A 1:50000 lidocaine solution is to be given to a patient. What is the concentration of the solution in mcg/mL?

A. 0.02mcg/mL

B. 0.2mcg/mL

C. 2mcg/mL

D. 20mcg/mL


If 175mg of ascorbic acid powder are mixed with 8.75g of lactose, what is the ratio strength of ascorbic acid to lactose in the mixture?

A. 1:40

B. 1:20

C. 1:50

D. 1:30


If 350mL of SWI is added to 75mL of an 85% stock solution, what is the precentage strength of the resulting solution?

A. 21%

B. 15%

C. 63%

D. 10%

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