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Exam Section 1: Item 1 of 50National Board of Medical ExaminersTime Remaining:MarkComprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment3 hr 59 min 0 sec
1. A 55-year-old man with hypertension has the sudden onset of weakness of the right lower extremity. The right upper extremity is not affected. The most likely cause isocclusion of which of the following arteries?© A) Anterior cerebral©B)Basilar ©C)Middle cerebral©D)Posterior cerebral©E)Vertebral
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Exam Section 1: Item 2 of 50 National Board of Medical Examiners Time Remaining:g
Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment 3 hr 59 min 44 sec
2. A 75-year-old woman is brought to the emergency department semicomatose 24 hours after hitting the back of her head in a fall. No symptoms were present after the fall, butshe developed blurred vision and weakness of the left extremities 18 hours after the fall. Examination shows left hemiparesis; the right pupil is dilated and unresponsive tolight. A CT scan without contrast shows a diffuse extra-axial hemorrhage over the right cerebral hemisphere. Which of the following is the most likely mechanism of injury?©A) Contusion of the brain© B) Laceration of a cerebral bridging vein© C) Laceration of a small leptomeningeal blood vessel© D) Laceration of the middle meningeal artery© E) Shearing forces damaging white matter 
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National Board of Medical Examiners
Comprehensive Basic Science Self-Assessment
Time Remaining:3 hr 57 min 46 sec
3. A 27-year-old man is evaluated for vertigo and hearing loss in the right ear. Which of the following labeled cranial nerves is most likely damaged?
© A) © B) © C) © D) © E) © F) © G)
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