Herbal Comp Practice Test 1

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Herbal Medicine Quizzes & Trivia

First practice test for herbal competencies board exam AOMA preparation class


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Preparing herbs by frying with wine fulfills which purpose?
    • A. 

      It enhances the function of strengthening the Middle Energizer and benefiting the Qi.

    • B. 

      It enhances the function of invigorating the Kidney.

    • C. 

      It enhances the function of strengthening the Spleen.

    • D. 

      It enhances the function of promoting Blood circulation.

  • 2. 
    Which frying method is used to enhance the dispersal of depressed Liver Qi and the alleviation of pain?
    • A. 

      Fry with honey

    • B. 

      Fry with wine

    • C. 

      Fry with vinegar

    • D. 

      Fry with ginger juice

  • 3. 
    Which of the five flavors is categorized as softening?
    • A. 

      Acrid

    • B. 

      Bitter

    • C. 

      Sour

    • D. 

      Salty

  • 4. 
    Acrid flavor herbs perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Drain damp

    • B. 

      Soften hard lumps and purge

    • C. 

      Invigorate and regulate the Middle Energizer

    • D. 

      Dispel exogenous pathogens and promote qi and blood circulation

  • 5. 
    Which two herbs belong to the nineteen antagonistic medicinal herbs?
    • A. 

      Fu zi and ban xia

    • B. 

      Ding xiang and chuan wu tou

    • C. 

      Rou gui and chi shi zhi

    • D. 

      Ren shen and qian niu zi

  • 6. 
    Herbs that release the Exterior are are important for which of the following conditions?
    • A. 

      Coughing caused by Heat-Phlegm

    • B. 

      Acrodynia (painful extremities) caused by Wind-Damp

    • C. 

      Exterior Syndrome caused by Wind- Heat or Wind- Cold

    • D. 

      Accumulation of wind-phlegm

  • 7. 
    Ma huang would be the chief herb in treating which of the following?
    • A. 

      Exterior Syndrome caused by Wind-Heat

    • B. 

      Exterior Syndrome caused by Wind-Cold

    • C. 

      Exterior Excess Syndrome caused by Wind-Cold

    • D. 

      Exterior Deficiency Syndrome caused by Wind-Cold

  • 8. 
    What are the characteristics and tastes of Gui Zhi?
    • A. 

      Acrid, sweet and cool

    • B. 

      Acrid, sour and warm

    • C. 

      Acrid, aromatic, warm

    • D. 

      Acrid, sweet, warm

  • 9. 
    Which herbs treat externally contracted Wind-Cold accompanied by a feeling of fullness in the chest or abdomen?
    • A. 

      Fang feng

    • B. 

      Sheng jiang

    • C. 

      Jing jie

    • D. 

      Zi su ye

  • 10. 
    Which herb treats Summer Wind-Cold (damp, fever, aversion to cold, vomiting, diarrhea)?
    • A. 

      Zi su ye

    • B. 

      Jing jie

    • C. 

      Fang feng

    • D. 

      Xiang ru

  • 11. 
    Which herb disperses Wind, stops spasms, clears the eyes, and removes superficial visual obstruction?
    • A. 

      Fang feng

    • B. 

      Chai hu

    • C. 

      Chan tui

    • D. 

      Sang ye

  • 12. 
    Which herb clears heat, nourishes fluids, and raises the yang qi?
    • A. 

      Chai hu

    • B. 

      Ge gen

    • C. 

      Sheng ma

    • D. 

      Bo he

  • 13. 
    Which herb drains fire, nourishes yin, and moisturizes dryness?
    • A. 

      Shi gao

    • B. 

      Zhi zi

    • C. 

      Dan zhu ye

    • D. 

      Zhi mu

  • 14. 
    Which herb clears Liver fire and treats scrofula and goiter caused by stagnant phlegm fire?
    • A. 

      Qing xiang zi

    • B. 

      Xia ku cao

    • C. 

      Zhi zi

    • D. 

      Bei mu

  • 15. 
    Which herb clears heat and clams the fetus?
    • A. 

      Huang qin

    • B. 

      Huang lian

    • C. 

      Long dan cao

    • D. 

      Ku shen

  • 16. 
    Which herb treats damp heat jaundice, fever, convulsions, swelling, genital itching, and eczema?
    • A. 

      Long dan cao

    • B. 

      Huang lian

    • C. 

      Qin pi

    • D. 

      Dan zhu ye

  • 17. 
    Which herb clears heat, detoxifies fire toxicity, expels phlegm, and benefits the throat?
    • A. 

      Ban bian lian

    • B. 

      Jie geng

    • C. 

      Pi pa ye

    • D. 

      She gan

  • 18. 
    Da qing ye, qing dai, and ban lan gen each perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Clears heat, detoxifies fire toxicity, and cools the blood

    • B. 

      Clears heat, detoxifies fire toxicity, and benefits the throat

    • C. 

      Clears heat, detoxifies fire toxicity, and alleviates spasms

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    Which of the following would you treat with da huang steamed with wine?
    • A. 

      Constipation caused by accumulation of heat

    • B. 

      Burns or hot skin lesions

    • C. 

      Blood stasis syndrome

    • D. 

      Bleeding caused by excess heat

  • 20. 
    Which herb is often used with fu zi to recuperate the depleted yang and rescue the patient from danger?
    • A. 

      Gui zhi

    • B. 

      Gan jiang

    • C. 

      Gao liang jiang

    • D. 

      Sheng jiang