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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby hands4health on Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:02 pm

I'd thought I'd share all the sites I had saved on my computer that I am using to study from. You can never learn too much.<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Barbara
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby Samantha on Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:33 pm

This is an EXCELLENT thread! Thanks so much Barbara and others who have taken the time to post so many exam study helps.
I need all the help I can get. And I'm sure I'll be re-reading this thread more than a few times. ;)
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby hands4health on Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:12 pm

You are welcome. I have discovered that the more you study , over and over, the more you retain. Sounds so simple
but it works. At least for a majority of us. I could not remember anything while I was in school and that scared me very much.
<br><br>I took the test on March 16th and finished when the computer crashed and they lost all of it. I have to retake
it next Friday "April Fool's Day" of all days.<br><br>I do know that because of all my repetitive studying that I would have
passed and I was so happy about that. I checked most of the questions that I could remember when I got home and saw
that they were right. I am not nervous about the re-take. I am continuing to study as they might hit me with much different
questions next time and I do not want to rest on what I had last time.<br><br>Thanks again,<br><br>Barbara ;D
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby hands4health on Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:22 pm

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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby hands4health on Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:05 am

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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby espeach on Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:22 am

To any one taking the NCBTMB, if you are feeling overwhelmed (as I did) I passed w/High marks and here's what worked for me:

Two study guides:

Complete Review Guide by Patrick Barron
(my classmates and I thought this had the best content)
Outline Review, Massage Therapy by Barbara Rice
(good multiple choice study questions)
Classmates and I studied together 3 times a week, 2 hours at a time for a month before the exam. We also studied throughout
the day in 30 minute intervals.
We also liked the QBASHTON site referenced in other postings.
ALL FOUR of us passed with High Marks because we repeated the test questions in the two study guides and on line until we
were able to score in the 90% every time. It worked!
All multiple choice: expect some of the questions
to be so easy or obvious it's silly, while others are mind-bending. At the suggestions of others, I didn NOT stop on a question
if I wasn't sure of it, but marked it instead for later review.
Going back to each marked question, I found that some answers I did
know helped me answer some questions I thought I didn't know!
To those of you who posted suggestions before my March 14th exam,
Thank You Forever! espeach
"Regular massage therapy will change your life."
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby hands4health on Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:35 am

I also find the Joseph Ashton/Duke Cassel book very good. <br><br>I did what you did on the exam. Answered each question
as I came upon it and and marked the ones for review to go back
to when I completed the 160. <br><br>Upon completion of the 160, I was just going back to the review (marked questions)
when their computer crashed and they lost all of my test and info. I am re-taking it on Friday. They had to send me home.
Talk about frustrating as I believe I would have passed.<br><br>I studied the questions from various sites,
books over and over again. I found that worked best for me. I did not have a study partner.<br><br>
I also agree that some questions were difficult and some were so silly it was ridiculous. There were some trick questions
on it but I picked up on them right away.<br><br>There were some that the answers were not all clear or the wording
was not good. I more or less guessed on some of those but found out that I had answered them correctly upon getting
home and checking my resources.<br><br>Congrats on passing and I hope to be finished with this on Friday
by 12 noon Pacific Time.<br><br>Barbara
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby jdcan on Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:50 pm

espeach SAID:<br> "Classmates and I studied together 3 times a week, 2 hours at a time for a month before the exam.
We also studied throughout
the day in 30 minute intervals. <br>We also liked the QBASHTON site referenced in other postings. <br>ALL FOUR of us passed
with High Marks because we repeated the test questions in the two study guides and on line until we were able to score
in the 90% every time. It worked!" <br><br>Sounds like you studied as much as I did. I didn't know about the online
sites then, though. It would have made it more interesting. The important thing is I also passed, high on all four.
Congradulations. Great job. And, what a relief, huh?
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby hands4health on Mon Mar 28, 2005 6:57 pm

You bet. When I finish on Friday with "passing marks" I am driving to Santa Monica for some time with my daughter and
treating myself to a massage with one of my friends there. I can't
wait and I deserve it.<br><br>Yeah!<br><br>Barbara
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby Jann_Corley on Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:40 pm

Thanks to everyone who posted websites for study guides!! I take my National Certs on April 29 and I am getting ancy!
I keep thinking I'll change the date and take it sooner, but I will use the time to study...I'll be back after my test, hopefully
with some helpful hints...Thanks again...Jann
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby hands4health on Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:49 am

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Postby honeynut on Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:53 pm

I know the posts are a lil over a year but have to say they are still excellent resources. Thanks again for sharing the links. I have brain overload just looking at all the great quizzes and info. Can't wait to go thru em all.
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Postby PiedPipette on Thu May 03, 2007 5:46 pm

I'm a bit of a Johnny-come-lately, as well, but I just can't believe the wealth of information I am finding here. This is just awesome! Thanks!
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Hey All! Taking Exam June 25th!

Postby EvonHarmony78 on Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:33 pm

Hi Yall,

I'm taking the exam June 25th! Thank you for posting so many practice exam sites!
For those who've taken the test, can you PLEASE give me some input and advice about the test? Is it as hard as it seems. I know alot of info, but the NCBTMB official study guide questions are so hard. Is it really like that? Curious. Thanks guys! Wish me luck!

:) Natalie :)
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just out of massage school

Postby earthlite on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:11 pm

hi everybody,just out of school,just waiting to take the national exam,getting a little nervous,i have been studying with the book
named-massage national exam daphna r moore it has questions and answers.some that the massage school give me,the school
that i went to was name ucmt in las vegas,happy for anyone help have a good day :grin:
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby KneadingU on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:08 pm

Thanks maggie54,

That is helpful. There are other websites with free questions, I've found that most of them have material that are not on the NCE or the MBLEx tests. Plus the format is different from the one you listed. The questions are either in Q/A from or completion. There are no questions with fill-in-the-blanks. Here is another site with free quizzes: http://www.massage-nce.com/
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby KneadingU on Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:03 am

Thanks hands4health.

Those are very good questions, similar to the one I remember when I took my NCBTMB NCE national exam. The questions about the levers, I recall there were only two that are actually on the test. I got this info from friends of mine that took the test. And the lever questions were: Which class of lever is good for small, slow, and powerful movements (Answer: Lever Class II) and which class of lever is relatively weak, provides fast movement, and has a larger ROM (Class III). I think that is what they ask on the NCBTMB exams. They generally do not get into the physics of the position of the fulcrum, force, etc as they do in other tests, like colleges, because they want to know more about the knowledge that relates to the human body.
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby KneadingU on Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:30 pm

I was given this list of questions that appear on the NCETMB:

Q: Which muscle is one of the supinators of the forearm?
A: Biceps Brachii
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biceps_Brachii

Q: A heart attack is necrosis of part of the heart muscle as a result of ischemia, the technical term for this damage is:
A: Myocardial infarction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myocardial_infarction

Q: In TCM, which channel terminates, after traveling inferiorly, on the lateral side of the 2nd toe?
A: ST-45
http://tcm.health-info.org/Acupunture/s ... 20ming.htm
Note: Complete Review Guide by Barron 5th Edition, on page 69 is wrong, it’s not on medial, it’s on the lateral side.

Q: Joints that are only slightly moveable and are connected by discs of cartilage are:
A: Amphiarthrotic
http://faculty.stcc.edu/AandP/AP/AP1pag ... joint1.htm

Q: The biaxial joint that is between the trapezium and the metacarpal of the thumb is what type of joint?
A: Saddle joint
http://medical.merriam-webster.com/medi ... le%20joint

Q: In TCM, which channel travels inferiorly, and terminates on the lateral side of the 5th toe?
A: BL-67
http://www.tcmadvisory.com/2007/8-19/200781993633.html

Q: Which muscle of the posterior lower leg crosses two joints and performs plantar flexion?
A: Gastrocnemius
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastrocnemius_muscle

Q: In TCM, which channel travels inferiorly, and terminates on the lateral side of the 4th toe?
A: GB-44
http://www.tcmstudent.com/study_tools/G ... ation.html

Q: What action is produced by the atlanto-occipital (atlas and occiput) joint?
A: Flexion and extension
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.c ... ital+joint

Q: An assessment of which muscle might be helpful in determining the condition of Chondromalacia Patella?
A: Rectus femoris
http://books.google.com/books?id=-vAFUe ... 4Dao&hl=en

Q: Which condition involves the loss of the medial longitudinal arch of the foot and leads to stress and inflammation of the plantar fascia?
A: Plantar Fasciitis
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/planta ... is/DS00508

Q: Which is a condition of inflammation or infection of a portion of the spinal cord?
A: Myelitis
http://www.myelitis.org/tm.htm

Q: Which of the following conditions may cause signs and symptoms such as weight gain, lethargy, coldness, dry skin, constipation, and depression?
A: Hypothyroidism
http://www.endocrineweb.com/hypo1.html

In addition, I found a neat website with quizzes on A&P: http://quizlet.com/set/187140/

Also: You can get more massage therapy exam quizzes at this website: http://www.massage-nce.com
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby sez on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:29 pm

I know this is an old thread...

However, I just took my NCBTMB test today (passed!) and the questions listed above from 'KneadingU' are VERY indicative to what was on my test.

I didn't study much at all and finished my massage school in June, so it's been awhile and somehow I still passed. I retain info fairly well and am a good test taker, though.

Unfortunately you are not told what you got right or wrong on your test...

My massage education was very thorough, except we didn't go over the actual meridian channels. I did, however, make educated guesses (when I came to the questions regarding meridians) based off of one main piece of information I remembered from one day in school:

Yin is feminine, dark, moist, dense, anterior, medial
Yang is male, light, dry, hollow, posterior, lateral

I based my "educated guesses" off of remembering that.


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Here's a link I just found that reiterates this in context:

http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/principles ... idian.html
Classification of Meridians

The Meridian System has 12 principal meridians that correspond to the yin and yang organs and the pericardium. (Yin organs are usually those without an empty cavity, and include the liver, heart, spleen, lungs, and kidneys. Yang organs are organs with an empty cavity such as the gall bladder, small intestine, stomach, large intestine and bladder. In TCM, yin and yang organs are physiological functional units that incorporate a much broader meaning then common western thinking.) Meridians linked with yin organs are known as yin meridians; if they are linked to yang organs, they are known as yang meridians. In addition to the12 principal meridians, there are eight extra meridians and smaller network-like luo meridians. Among the eight extra meridians, the Governing Vessel and the Conception Vessel are considered the most important channels, because they contain acupuncture points which are independent of the twelve principal meridians.

When you click on the link in the above text (on the website) that says '12 principal meridians', this is the set of links it goes to:

>>Distribution of the twelve meridians in the body
>>Characteristics of meridian flow
>>Arm Tai Yin Lung Meridian
>>Arm Yang Ming Large Intestine Meridian
>>Leg Yang Ming Stomach Meridian
>>Leg Tai Yin Spleen Meridian
>>Arm Shao Yin Heart Meridian
>>Arm Tai Yang Small Intestine Meridian
>>Leg Tai Yang Bladder Meridian
>>Leg Shao Yin Kidney Meridian
>>Arm Jue Yin Pericardium Meridian
>>Arm Shao Yang Triple Burner Meridian
>>Leg Shao Yang Gall Bladder Meridian
>> Leg Jue in Liver Meridian

Hope this may help :)
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby valentinpopov on Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:08 pm

I'm wondering if this still applies to the current test. A friend of mine took it last month and failed by just a couple questions. She was the top student in our school, she had a 4.0 in our program. I've heard that the old test has been phased out and this new one might be quite a bit harder. Does anyone know about this?
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Re: free ncbtmb exam practice

Postby valentinpopov on Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:29 pm

The link mentioned above (massage-nce.com) is inactive. That site has been moved to another domain:

http://www.mblex4uonline.com/

It's owned by the same people and has much of the same material, plus it has full 125 question test simulations, as well as links to flashcards and study sheets that go along with the quizzes. It is in the old style NCBTMB test, which has been pretty much replaced by the MBLEx. I hear they have plans to update the questions so that they also can be used to study for the new national certification test being given now, in 2014.
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