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  1. Y. B. Pharm. Sem I

    Pharmaceutics- I (Theory)

    PCI Syllabus (CBCS R-19)

    Set – B

    Practice Questions & Answer Key

    1. A rectal suppository is used to treat a fever. This would represent what type of drug


    a) Parenteral and local

    b) Parenteral and systemic

    c) Enteral and local

    d) Enteral and systemic

    2. Which one of the following medicines does not rely on topical drug delivery?

    a) Nasal spray

    b) Anti-dandruff shampoo

    c) Insulin pen

    d) Nicotine patch

    3. From the below options which will be the most widely used form of dosage?

    a) Emulsion

    b) Solutions

    c) Tablets

    d) Powders

    4. Which of the following terms refers to dosing adjustment?

    A: Titration

    B: Dosing decrease

    C: Maximum therapeutic dose

    D: Unit dose change

    5. BID in pharmaceutical terms refers to which of the following?

    A: Twice a day

    B: Twice

    C: Every other day

    D: Three times a day

    6. The formula below is known as which of the following?

    A: Young’s rule

    B: Clark’s rule

    C: Fried’s rule

    D: Smith’s rule

    7. Vaginal suppositories also called as

    (a) Pessaries

    (b) Simple suppositories

    (c) Bougies

    (d) Inserts

    8. Which of the following is most commonly used suppository base

    (a) Cocoa butter

    (b) PEG 1000

    (c) PEG + Hexanetriol

    (d) Glycerin

    9. Which of the following method is simple & oldest method of preparation of


    (a) Hand molding

    (b) Compression molding

    (c) Pour molding

    (d) Paste moulding

    10. Of the following oral liquid formulations which would be considered as an

    oropharyngeal formulation?

    a) Syrup

    b) Elixir

    c) Mouthwash

    d) Linctus

    11. Which of the following formulations would not be applicable to ocular


    a) Solution

    b) Liniment

    c) Suspension

    d) Ointment

    12. Nasal administration is commonly used for the relief of?

    a) Headache

    b) Cough

    c) Sore throat

    d) Congestion

    13. Ocular administration involves the treatment of which area?

    a) The skin

    b) The eyes

    c) The ears

    d) The lungs

    14. Which of the following dosage forms delivers the API to the GI tract?

    a) Rectal suppositories

    b) Nasal sprays

    c) Vaginal pessaries

    d) Eye drops

    15. Where is the site of administration for a dosage form that uses transdermal delivery?

    a) The eyes

    b)The lungs

    c) Under the tongue

    d) The skin

    16. Intravenous, intramuscular and subcutaneous are all examples of which routes of


    a) Pulmonary administration

    b) Parenteral administration

    c) Optic administration

    d) Ocular administration

    17. Given the following are monophasic liquid dosage forms except:

    A. Droughts

    B. Tinctures

    C. Spirits

    D. Enema

    18. Posology deals with

    A. Quality of drugs

    B. Dispensing of drugs

    C. Dose of drugs

    D. Stability of drugs

    19. Which incompatibility may be corrected by changing the order of mixing?

    A. Delayed

    B. Immediate

    C. Tolerated

    D. Adjusted

    20. Crystallization is an example of which incompatibility

    A. Immediate

    B. Delayed

    C. Instantaneous

    D. Adjusted

    21. Which is not the part of handling of prescription

    A. Reading

    B. Revision of prescription

    C. Collecting materials

    D. Compounding

    22. Signatura is the direction given to

    A. Prescriber

    B. Pharmacist

    C. Patient

    D. Manufacturer

    23. Rx is used to denote

    A. Superscription

    B. Inscription

    C. Subscription

    D. Signature

    24. Following are the parts of prescription except

    A. Superscription

    B. Inscription

    C. Subscription

    D. Signa

    25. Prescription is a

    A. Dietary chart to patient

    B. Diagnosis report to patient

    C. A written order from a registered medical practitioner

    D. Description of patient symptoms

    26. The most common criterion used to determine the correct paediatric dose of a drug is

    A. Age

    B. Weight

    C. Gender

    D. Body surface area

    27. Which component of the prescription is not always a requirement ?

    A. Inscription

    B. Subscription

    C. Superscription

    D. Prescriber’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number

    28. What is the average adult body surface area (BSA)

    A. 1.83 m square

    B. 1.73 m square

    C. 1.73 cm square

    D. 1.83 cm square

    29. How many grams of 2% aluminium paste must be mixed with a 10% aluminium paste

    to prepare exactly 120 g of 5% strength

    A. 6 g

    B. 24 g

    C. 45 g

    D. 75 g

    30. An ointment contains 1% w/w calamine. How much calamine powder would be

    appropriate to add to 200 g of the ointment to produce a 4% w/w calamine ointment

    A. 4.25 g

    B. 5.5 g

    C. 6.25 g

    D. 6.5 g

    31. Which type of containers are used for suppositories?

    A. Aluminium foils

    B. Plastic tubes

    C. Vials

    D. Ampoules

    32. Which type of containers are used for single dose parenteral?

    A. Glass bottles

    B. Plastic tubes

    C. Vials

    D. Ampoules

    33. —is a power used to clean the teeth with the help of tooth brush.

    A. Talcum powder

    B. Dusting powder

    C. Detergent

    D. Dentifrices

    34. Externally used powders for body cavities are called——-.

    A. Detergent

    B. Dusting powder

    C. Talcum powder

    D. Insufflations

    35. Powders are more stable than— dosage form.

    A. Liquid

    B. Semi solid

    C. Sterile

    D. elixir

    36. Which instruction are required on the labels of the powder for dusting powders?

    A. “For internal use only”

    B. ” for external use only”

    C. Shake well before use”

    D. “for insertion”

    37. Given the following are biphasic liquid dosage form except

    A. Liniments

    B. Aerosols

    C. Douches

    D. Liniments

    38. Given the following are monophasic liquid dosage forms except:

    A. Droughts

    B. Tinctures

    C. Spirits

    D. Enema

    39. Following are the disadvantages of liquid dosage form except:

    A. More chance of microbial contamination

    B. Poor stability of medicament

    C. Chance of variation in the doses

    D. Not suitable of hygroscopic substances

    40. Which vehicle is very good for throat paints

    A. Propylene glycol

    B. Sorbitol

    C. Glycerol

    D. Poly ethylene glycol

    41. Given the following antioxidants are used for aqueous system except:

    A. Sodium thiosulphate

    B. Sodium disulfite

    C. Ascorbic acid

    D. Butylated hydroxyl anisole (BHA)

    42. Which is the labeling requirement for suspension?

    A. For external use only

    B. Shake well before use

    C. For internal use only

    D. “Do not use externally”

    43. In flocculated suspension the rate of sedimentation:

    A. Slow

    B. High

    C. Absent

    D. Intermediate

    44. Given the following are the parts of prescription except:

    A. Date

    B. Subscription

    C. Inscription

    D. Compounding

    45. What is used as opacifying agent in face powder?

    A. Zinc oxide

    B. Magnesium oxide

    C. Aluminium oxide

    D. Titanium dioxide

    46. Given the following are the liquid dosage forms except:

    A. Eye drops

    B. Nasal drops

    C. Pills

    D. Ear drops

    47. Which part of the prescription contains names and quantities of the prescription?

    A. Date

    B. Subscription

    C. Inscription

    D. Superscription

    48. ” The quantity of the drug which displace one part of the base ” is called

    A. Saponification value

    B. Acid value

    C. Displacement value

    D. Rancidity

    49. Ointments are prepared by following methods except

    A. Trituration method

    B. Fusion method

    C. Chemical reaction method

    D. Bottle method

    50. Given the following which is the correct storage condition for syrup

    A. Stored at temperature not exceeding 25°C

    B. Stored at temperature not exceeding 35°C

    C. Stored at temperature not exceeding 5°C

    D. Stored at temperature not exceeding 45°C

    F. Y. B. Pharm. Sem I

    Pharmaceutics- I (Theory)

    PCI Syllabus (CBCS R-19)

    Set – B

    Answer Key to Practice Questions

    1 D 11 B 21 A 31 A 41 D
    2 C 12 D 22 C 32 D 42 B
    3 C 13 B 23 A 33 D 43 B
    4 A 14 A 24 D 34 D 44 D
    5 A 15 D 25 C 35 A 45 D
    6 A 16 B 26 B 36 B 46 C
    7 A 17 D 27 D 37 B 47 C
    8 A 18 C 28 B 38 D 48 C
    9 A 19 C 29 D 39 D 49 D
    10 C 20 B 30 C 40 C 50 A