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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: This test questionnaire contains 100 test items. Shade only one (1) box for each
question on your answer sheets. Two or more boxes shaded will invalidate your answer. AVOID ERASURES.

1. A midwife desiring to work abroad may be allowed to register in a foreign country based on reciprocity
which means the following except:
a. The Philippine grants the citizen of that country the same privilege
b. The proof of reciprocity must be confirmed by the DFA
c. Both countries have the same registration requirements for midwife
d. None of these

2. The primary objective of the Midwifery profession is for its members to render service within the scope of
their legitimate function, having in mind that their patients, of whatever religion and social or economic
status, deserve respect as human beings. A midwife should endeavor to deserve the confidence of the
patients under her care by rendering to each of them a dedication and service to the full extent of her skill
and competence is stated in what regulatory policy?
a. RA 9173
b. BOM resolution no. 557
c. BON resolution no. 220
d. RA 7164

3. A newly registered midwife inquired from the PRC when she must renew her professional license. She was
told that she have to renew her e registration?
a. After three years
b. On her birthday next year
c. Every couple of years
d. Anytime within the next 3 years

4. The following are crimes involving destruction of the life of fellowmen except:
a. Abortion
b. Parricide
c. Infanticide
d. Suicide

5. Which is not a pre-requisite for licensing as R.M.?

a. Must pass the midwifery licensure
b. Must be at least 21 years old
c. Payment of required dues
d. Must be citizen of the Philippines

6. When a midwife and a patient verbally agrees that the midwife will attend the home delivery for a fee, this
contract is called:
a. Implied
b. Informal
c. Formal
d. Expressed

7. A newly registered midwife is qualified to work as a:

a. Staff midwife of a lying in center
b. Private duty nurse
c. Clinical instructor of a midwifery school
d. Nursing attendant in Dr. Jose Fabella Hospital

8. A marriage contract is an example of:

a. Formal contract
b. Expressed contract
c. Implied contract
d. Void contract

9. Which of the following is an example of exempting circumstances?

a. husband surrenders after killing his wife
b. kidnapping for ransom
c. 14 years old is an accessory in conspiracy
d. a 17 years old snatched the bag of a a lady

10. When the board prepares examination questions , it is exercising its:

a. Discretional power
b. Ministerial power
c. Dispensing power
d. Corrective power

11. Which of the following is not included in professional ethics

a. Good grooming
b. Relationship of others
c. Behavior in public and private
d. Encroaching in the roles and functions of other disciplines

12. A health center midwife can work harmoniously with the other members of the health team by:
a. Not interfering in their functions
b. Telling co-workers the fault of fellow midwife
c. Not interfering with their illegal acts
d. Covering up their deficiencies

13. The midwifery curriculum prepares a midwife to do which of the following?

a. Handle normal deliveries
b. Take care of post caesarian patients
c. Treat early pneumonia with antibiotic
d. Treat diarrhea with oresol and other home fluids

14. As a registered midwife who wants to work in London legally , you must have the following documents
a. Working visa
b. Valid passport
c. Certificate of work experience
d. Tourist visa

15. To become a registered midwife, a student-midwife should first do which of the following after graduation?
a. Take the midwifery Licensure examination
b. File her application for registration at the PRC
c. Join the IMAP as a regular member
d. Post a sign outside her house that she can already accept home delivery services

16. The public health midwife should be guided by which of the following principles when she joins a labor
a. Going on strike is the best action to do when asking for a higher salary
b. Government employees can join labor unions and go on strike
c. None of these
d. Joining the organization is a right guaranteed in the constitution

17. Which of the following laws require that prescribed medicines should be in generic name?
a. RA 6675
b. RA 6679
c. RA 7392
d. A 8981

18. Unprofessional conduct means?

a. Violation of the ethical conduct
b. Incapacity or inability to perform her duties
c. Failure in the board exam
d. Failure to perform one’s duties

19. Which of the following is true about the code of ethics for midwives?
a. A midwife who has accepted to take care of a patient should render service diligently and
b. A midwife is duly bound by professional ethics to reveal any information given by patients
c. A practicing midwife may receive a commission for referral of patient made by here
d. A midwife working in a health care facility should join a health team only at her own discretion

20. While attending to a mother in labor, the mother failed to check the fetal heart beat and has thus failed to
recognize that the fetus is in distress. This failure to assess correctly will make the midwife:
a. Excused since she is not allowed to handle complicated cases
b. Less liable because the physician was not around at the time of delivery
c. Less liable she is only a newly registered midwife
d. Legally liable for negligence

21. The following statements are true of the functions of the POEA except:
a. Placement of Filipino workers for employment abroad
b. Issuance of passport and visa
c. Monitoring of activities of private recruitment agencies
d. Hiring workers on government to government basis

22. Which of the following organizations is mainly concerned with the welfare of midwifery students?
b. DOH

23. The physical aspect of one’s personality includes one of the following factors:
a. Religion
b. Emotional stability
c. Intelligence
d. Health

24. Which requirement is not required for a midwife to complete if she applies for a work in a foreign country?
a. Pay replacement fee of the recruitment agency
b. Secure a passport
c. Obtain a working visa
d. Verify with POEA if the recruitment agency is accredited

25. Which of the following science deals with the morality of human acts:
a. Anthropology
b. Biology
c. Logic
d. Ethics

26. A reliable guide for a newly appointed midwife regarding her roles and responsibilities in her new position
a. Her own ideas and decisions
b. Reading the textbook in ethics
c. Job description
d. Endorsement by friends working in the same facility

27. You are a successful practicing private midwife operating a lying-in clinic with eight-bed capacity. According
to DOH licensing and regulation, you are required to have your lying-in clinic licensed. This is embodied in
a. 7883
b. 7392
c. 4226
d. 7160

28. The ethical principle which means the greatest good for the greatest number is the:
a. Principle of Two-Fold Effect
b. Utilitarian Principle
c. The Golden Rule
d. Principle on the Origin and Destruction of Life

29. Doing a thing which a person should not do or not doing a thing which a person should do is called:
a. Misdemeanor
b. Negligence
c. Incompetence
d. Felony

30. Who among the following midwives is an independent midwife practitioner?

a. A midwife who manages her own birthing home
b. A supervising midwife in a city health department
c. A midwife who works in a family planning clinic managed by an NGO
d. The principal of a school of midwifery

31. To qualify to take the board examination, the graduate midwife should possess the following except:
a. Of good physical and mental health
b. Completed midwifery course from recognized school of midwifery
c. Be at least 21 years old
d. Of good moral character

32. A valid professional license contains the following information except:

a. Birthdate of registrant
b. Signature of board members
c. Name of parents or spouse if married
d. Expiry date

33. When a midwife lacks the necessary abilities, knowledge and skills to perform her roles and functions as a
professional, she is considered to be
a. Unprofessional
b. Irresponsible
c. Negligent
d. Incompetent

34. What indicates a mandatory obligationto do something?

a. Duty
b. Responsibility
c. Obligation
d. Function

35. If a midwife admits her guilt in a crime she committed, her liability will be:
a. Justified
b. Aggravated
c. Mitigated
d. Exempted

36. Government recognition of a school of midwifery is called:

a. Quasi-executive
b. License
c. Accreditation
d. Permit

37. Which of the following words describes the science of correct thinking?
a. Ethics
b. Psychology
c. Sociology
d. Logic

38. The responsibilities of a midwife to her adult patients are the following except :
a. Always ask the consent of the immediate family before providing intervention to her patient
b. Attend to her patient carefully and conscientiously
c. Guard as a sacred trust any confidential information entrusted to her by her patient
d. Provide to her patients the full benefit of her professional training and experience

39. Which of the following is meant by ethics?

a. Long established practice that has been handed down from one generation to another
b. Knowledge of the origin and interpretation of laws
c. The general structure and attitudes of social groups
d. Philosophical science dealing with the morality of the human acts

40. When a applying for a staff midwife position in a hospital you should address your letter of application to
the :
a. head nurse of the delivery room
b. principal of school where you graduated

c. chief nurse of the hospital
d. director of the hospital

41. An unmarried midwife has a live-in partner. In our society, this act is considered as:
a. unprofessional
b. immoral
c. criminal
d. illegal

42. According to RA 1080, a midwife who passes the midwifery board examination will be considered as:
a. Qualified to be a staff in a private
b. capable of working abroad
c. civil service eligible
d. qualified to teach

43. Your application as a midwife in a government hospital was accepted and as a professional, the points to be
followed during the interview are the following except:
a. ask the interviewer about the nature of the job and salary
b. thank the interviewer at the end of the interview
c. answer all the questions honestly and directly
d. ask the secretary if you are already accepted

44. You are supervising a midwife assigned in the OB ward. To motivate your subordinates to perform their job
efficiently and effectively, your actions will be to:
a. Reprimand in public, praise in private
b. tell co-workers the deficiencies in their job
c. Give recognition to a job well done
d. inform the higher authorities the simple errors your supervisee has committed.

45. A health center midwife after being trained in family planning is expected to perform her role in providing
pre-marriage counseling session to prospective couples. Which of these skills does she need most in this
a. communication and analytical
b. technical and analytical
c. communication and human relations
d. organizational and technical

46. The following statements are traditional responsibilities of health center midwife except:
a. home visit until the cord is off
b. health teachings to pregnant women concerning importance of breastfeeding
c. doing home visits to a pregnant and postpartum women
d. treatment of simple pneumonia cases at home

47. The salary of a midwife working in a private or government entity is subject annually to what tax?
a. realty tax
b. income tax
c. value added tax
d. community tax

48. registered practicing midwives are required to pay privilege tax except those working in:
a. lying-in centers
b. schools of midwifery
c. government agencies
d. private practice

49. Which presidential decree refers to the limitation of the number of children to four for tax exemption?
A. PD 48
B. PD 658
C. PD 996
D. PD 69

50. Which of the following acts is not a cause for removal of a member of the midwifery board?
a. guilty of immorality by committing adultery
b. serious negligence in performing duties and functions
c. under investigation for charges of committing irregularities in the board examination
d. incompetence

51. Which of the following is the well-known local government code?
a. RA 7624
b. RA 7277
c. RA 4226
d. RA 7160

52. A very intelligent newly graduate midwife opened a lying-in clinic in her community. She attends to
deliveries of both primis and multiparas. The action of the midwife is considered as:
a. illegal
b. negligence
c. within the scope of midwifery functions
d. misdeamenor

53. RH law refers to which of the following:

a. RA 10354
b. RA 10453
c. RA 10345
d. RA 10543

54. Which of the following is an example of a crime with an aggravating circumstance ?

a. the midwife attended a delivery and the mother died because of heart attack
b. the midwife was not able to attend a delivery because she was sick
c. the midwife attended a delivery and the baby died because of congenital heart disease
d. the midwife performed an induced abortion for free

55. The law that stipulates the proper conduct of public officials and employees:
a. RA 7164
b. RA 6713
c. RA 6675
d. RA 1612

56. a written declaration of a man’s decision which says what should be done with his possessions upon his
death is known as:
a. contract
b. power
c. living will
d. consent

57. accidents which human prudence can neither prevent nor foresee?
a. respondeat superior
b. do ut des
c. res ipsa loquitor
d. force majeure

58. When a midwife works as a private duty nurse to a cancer patient who has just undergone surgical
operation, she is committing:
a. negligence
b. malpractice
c. unethical conduct
d. incompetence

59. A midwife inserted a vaginal packing to control bleeding and failed to remove it resulting in infection. The
action of a midwife is considered negligence based on what doctrine?
a. Force majeure
b. respondeat superior
c. res ipsa loquitor
d. misdemeanor

60. You are a Health center midwife and is responsible for prenatal clinic visits. A patient came for a check up
and informs you that she did not have menstruation since she delivered a year ago. The following can be
use as guide in determining her EDC except:
a. ask her to recall the first date of quickening
b. measure the height of fundus
c. refer the patient for ultrasound
d. check for the presenting part

61. It is defined as a behavior which is dishonest and/or fraudulent , where the truth is concealed or altered to
intentionally mislead or deceive another party through deception, fraud, cheating, and tricks.

a. Deceit
b. Fraud
c. False statement
d. Lying
Amswer: A. (De belen p.36)

62. To be recognized as a legally constituted institution for midwifery education, a school/college of midwifery
must have a permit or recognition from Commission on Higher Education to operate a midwifery program.
The following must possess the following except:
a. Must be affiliated with a 20-bed maternity hospital with 70% occupancy
b. Affiliated with DOH-accredited birthing centers with Maternal and Child health services
c. With self-managed birthing center
d. With 80% occupancy rate

63. Which of the following are the requirements for the principal of school of midwifery?
a. Must have a minimum of 6 years experience
b. Must be a member of accredited professional organization
c. Graduate of a government school of midwifery
d. Placer of the midwifery licensure examination
Answer: b. De belen p. 43

64. The following are functions and responsibilities of the principal of a midwifery school except:
a. Initiate curriculum development programs
b. Represent the school in professional and community civic affairs
c. Collect payments for the improvement of midwifery school
d. Collaborate with office of student services regarding admission policies
Answer C. De belen 42

65. The following are qualifications of principal of school of midwifery except:

a. 5 years experience
b. 3years maternity ward
c. 2 years in teaching
d. None of the above

66. The board shall have the power to revoke or suspend the validity of a certificate of registration of a midwife
for all but one:
a. Malpractice
b. Negligence
c. Incompetence
d. Accused of performing abortion

67. The board may reissue and replaced revoked and lost certificate of registration for what grounds except?
a. For reasons of equity and justice
b. After a period of not more than 5 years
c. After proper application
d. Upon payment of due fees

68. Laws enacted by any legislative body are called:

a. Statutory law
b. Constitution
c. House bill
d. Board resolutions

69. These are actions/behaviors which violate law and is punishable by fine, imprisonment or death
a. Crime
b. Torts
c. Felony
d. Misdeamenor

70. Is less serious crime punishable by fine and short-term jail sentence.
a. Crime
b. Torts
c. Felony
d. Misdeamenor

71. The following but one are prerequisites in entering a contract:

a. At least 21 years of age

b. Be sound of mind
c. Not under the influence of intoxicating substances or fear of bodily harm
d. Mentally competent

72. The age of Majority age is stated in what law?

a. RA 6809
b. RA 5809
c. RA 7809
d. RA 2809

73. Most midwife – patient contracts end when:

a. Treatment is complete
b. Bills Has been paid
c. Waiver to discharge against medical advice has been signed
d. All of the above

74. A kind of contract wherein terminal conditions are written down and the beginning and ending of the
contract are also stated e.g. job description:
a. Implied contract
b. Formal contract
c. Expressed contract
d. Informal contract

75. Which of the following statement is false about an implied contact?

a. Its agreement is presumed
b. Its agreement is inferred from the acts of the parties
c. It must still have consent by the parties
d. It is a formal contract

76. Manifesting lack of precaution in which the damage caused was not immediate or the danger is not evident
or manifested.
a. Reckless imprudence
b. Serious ignorance
c. Malpractice
d. Simple imprudence

77. The following are elements of negligence exept:

a. Duty
b. Breach of duty
c. Indirect causation
d. Injury

78. Which of checkthe following statement is true regarding the practice of midwifery?
a. Performing IE to check progress of labor is considered malpractice for the midwife
b. A midwife performing actions outside of the practice will not be guilty of malpractice if it is related to
delivery like giving intravenous fluids or doing episiotomy
c. A midwife who is performing her independent functions is held accountable for her own
d. Giving intravenous fluids to dehydrated patients

79. Which of the following is correct statement about the practice of midwifery in the Philippines?
a. Every Filipino has the right to practice the profession and there is no need to qualify
b. It is right given to qualified professionals which may be taken away
c. A foreigner may apply for permit to practice in the Philippines since there is existing
reciprocity with other countries
d. It is a permanent right given to qualified professionals which can never be taken away

80. Which of the following conditions can be a cause of suspension/revocation of professional license?
a. Failure to pay professional tax
b. An admission that one is living with a married man
c. A case is filed in court for dishonorable conduct
d. Acquittal of a case of immoral conduct

81. Dishonorable conduct of the midwife includes which of the following :

a. Scandalous behavior
b. Committing an error in medication
c. Incompetence

d. Professional negligence

82. Which of the following is false?

a. A patient has the right to refuse treatment
b. Ethics is the science of the morality of human actions
c. Professional ethics sets guidelines on how a professional must conduct himself in the practice of his
d. Mores are customs enforced by social pressure and does not vary from one community to

83. When a patient complains about a doctor, the midwife’s proper reaction should be to:
a. Side with the patient and ask her to make a letter of complaint about the doctor addressed
to the hospital director
b. Not to make any comment
c. Tell the patient to request for another doctor
d. Tell the patient that she has no right to make any negative remarks about the doctor since the doctor
always do what’s best for his patients

84. A crime on burning a building or structure with malicious intent:

a. Arson
b. Malicious mischief
c. Burning
d. Destruction of property

85. Felonies which are punishes by law with arrestomenor with a fine not exceeding Two Hundred Pesos or
both such as imprisonment and fine.
a. Light felony
b. Less grave felony
c. Grave felony
d. Felony

86. The ethics applied to “life situations “(e.g. decisions about euthanasia, prolonging life, abortion)
a. Morality
b. Religion
c. Bioethics
d. Rh bill

87. Which of the following principles apply to the action of the midwife to refrain from discussing the condition
of the patient with those who are not involved in his care?
a. beneficence
b. privacy
c. autonomy
d. confidentiality

88. The essential element to determine parricide is:

a. Presence of the body of the crime
b. Kind of weapon used
c. Part of victim’s body at which the weapon is aimed
d. The relationship of the offender with the victim

89. The doctrine of respondent superior applies:

a. Where the injury occurs while the servant is not within the legitimate scope of his authority
b. When the injury occurred in the course of his employment
c. When the injury occurred outside the commerce of man
d. When the instrumentality was within the full control of the servant

90. When the testator makes the will and will ask someone to write it down or him. It is said to be a:
a. notarial will
b. nuncupativewill
c. authenticated will
d. all of the above

91. Person disqualified as Heirs are:

a. Priest who heard the confession of the testator during his last illness
b. Relatives of such priest/minister within 4th degree
c. Any physician, nurse, health officer who took care of the testator during his last illness
d. None of the above

92. A law requiring applicants for Marriage License to receive instruction on family planning and responsible
a. PD 965
b. PD 996
c. PD915
d. PD 65

93. All but one are considered valid as special permits for a midwife to practice midwifery in our country:
a. Internationally recognized expert in the field of midwifery
b. Medical mission
c. Exchange of professor program
d. None of the above

94. Which of the following are considered elements of a crime:

a. Intent
b. Freedom
c. Intelligence
d. All of the above

95. These are crimes regarding chastity except:

a. Adultery
b. Concubinage
c. Rape
d. Robbery

96. It is committed without criminal intent by any person who kills another, other than his father, mother, child
or any of his ascendants/descendants/his spouse:
a. Manslaughter
b. Homicide
c. Parricide
d. Infanticide

97. A person who file a case with a court against another, a concise statement of the ultimate facts constituting
cause of action:
a. Complainant
b. Respondent
c. Plaintiff
d. Defendant

98. A respondent can be exempted from criminal liability if she is:

a. When it is mere accident (force majoure)
b. When there is voluntary surrender
c. When there is passion/ obfuscation
d. When there is sufficient provocation (alcohol)

99. An act is considered to be a self-defense when he acts in defense of a person’s rights, provided that the
following circumstances occur:
a. There is lawful aggression
b. Reasonable necessity of the means employed to prevent to repel such aggression
c. Sufficient provocation on the part of the person defending himself
d. All of the above

100. A midwife practicing midwifery without license is guilty of:

a. May be imprisoned for 2 to 7 years
b. May be fined of 10,000 to 30,000
c. May be both fined and imprisoned
d. All of the above