Practice Test #2

Unofficial practice test

PTCB / ExCPT Practice Quiz #2 is the second of several free practice exams on this site. It is constructed similar to the PTCB and ExCPT exams as a multiple choice format quiz with four answers available. This pharmacy technician practice test has 20 questions and should take about 15-20 minutes.


A patient weights 218 Lbs. What is their weight in Kg ?

A. 479Kg

B. 109Kg

C. 409Kg

D. 99Kg

Measurements and conversions

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What regulatory agency would be responsible for the approval of a new anti-anxiety drug similar to Diazepam.






What concentration of a sodium chloride (NaCL) solution would be Hypertonic ?

A. 0.009%

B. 0.090%

C. 0.900%

D. 9.000%



Which type of insulin has the shortest onset period?
(the length of time to reach the bloodstream)

A. Ultra-Lente

B. Lente


D. Regular


Dr. Dalk has a dental practice in Smiley, Texas. What should the final number be in his DEA number given the first 8 characters of AD380410_?

A. 8

B. 2

C. 4

D. 5

DEA number verification


Benazepril is classified as a :

A. Beta Blocker

B. ACE Inhibitor

C. Calcium Channel Blocker

D. Diuretic

Top 200 Drugs


You receive a prescription that reads: Restoril® 15mg PRN HS #30. What instructions will likely appear on the customers packaging ?

A. 1 tablespoon at bedtime as needed.

B. Take 1 capsule at bedtime as needed.

C. Take 30 minutes before bedtime with food.

D. Take 1 capsule as directed with food.

Sig code abbreviations


You receive a prescription for 15g of a topical steroid cream containing a 12% concentration. Your pharmacy only has 10% and 15% concentrations. How much of each can you combine to fill this prescription ?

A. 6g of 15% + 9g of 10%

B. 10g of 10% + 5g of 15%

C. 8g of 10% + 7g of 15%

D. 12g of 10% + 3g of 15%

Alligation math


Your pharmacy has a 40% markup and $1.75 dispensing fee. The wholesale price for 10 sildenafil is $120.00, what will the retail price be?

A. $201.75

B. $188.50

C. $169.75

D. $125.75


Which of these drugs is a Beta Blocker?

A. Lisinopril

B. Amlodipine

C. Valsartan

D. Metoprolol

Top 200 drugs


A preparation consisting of solid particles dispersed throughout a liquid is called:

A. Syrup

B. Emulsion

C. Suspension

D. Elixir

Dosage forms


The reference list of approved drug products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is called:

A. RX Master List

B. Orange Book

C. TE Ratings Book

D. MSDS Sheets


The drug Lorazepam is a:




D. DEA Sch V

Top 100 Drugs


The Sig for "Right Ear" is:







To prepare a prescription you need to measure 2.75oz. You have the following graduated cylinders available. Which would be the best cylinder to use for accuracy ?

A. 75ml

B. 100ml

C. 125ml

D. 150ml


Custom mixing of drugs from various available products to fit the unique needs of a patient is known as:

A. Amalgamation

B. Concocting

C. Compounding

D. Mixology


Which is incorrect?

A. 554 = DLIV

B. 122 = CXXII

C. 264 = CCLXIV

D. 159 = CLVIIII

Roman numerals


A patient is allergic to alcohol. Which of the following should they not use?

A. Syrup

B. Suspension

C. Elixir

D. Insulin

Dosage forms


00006-0951-54 is the NDC code for Losartan 25mg #90. What does the middle series of numbers 0951 represent ?

A. Product / Formula

B. Manufacturer

C. Drug Class

D. Package / Quantity


A drug patent gives its inventor the exclusive rights to manufacture and market a drug. The patent lasts ___ years, and that period begins ______________.

A. 10 years, upon FDA approval.

B. 10 years, upon original filing.

C. 20 years, upon FDA approval.

D. 20 years, upon original filing.

New drug application (NDA)

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