Herbal Comp Practice Test 1

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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.

    Correct Answer
    D. It enhances the function of promoting Blood circulation.
    Explanation
    Frying herbs with wine is a traditional method used in Chinese medicine to enhance the function of promoting blood circulation. This process helps to extract the active compounds from the herbs and increase their effectiveness in improving blood flow throughout the body. By promoting blood circulation, this method can help to alleviate stagnation, improve oxygen and nutrient delivery, and support overall health and vitality.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Fry with vinegar
    Explanation
    Frying with vinegar is a traditional method used in Chinese herbal medicine to enhance the dispersal of depressed Liver Qi and to alleviate pain. Vinegar has warming and invigorating properties, which can help promote the movement of Liver Qi and break up stagnation. This technique can be used to process herbs in a way that targets liver-related conditions, promoting smoother energy flow and reducing pain and discomfort associated with stagnation. It is one of several frying methods employed in traditional Chinese medicine to enhance the therapeutic effects of herbs.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the five flavors is categorized as softening?

    • A.

      Acrid

    • B.

      Bitter

    • C.

      Sour

    • D.

      Salty

    Correct Answer
    D. Salty
    Explanation
    Salty is categorized as softening because it has the ability to balance and enhance the flavors of other ingredients in a dish. It can help to neutralize strong or overpowering flavors, making them more palatable and enjoyable. Additionally, salt can also help to tenderize meat and other proteins, making them softer and more tender when cooked.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Dispel exogenous pathogens and promote qi and blood circulation
    Explanation
    Acrid flavor herbs are known for their ability to dispel exogenous pathogens and promote qi and blood circulation. These herbs have a warming and dispersing effect on the body, helping to eliminate pathogens such as cold or dampness. By promoting the circulation of qi and blood, they can help relieve stagnation and improve overall energy flow in the body. This can be beneficial for conditions such as common cold, flu, or stagnant blood circulation.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Rou gui and chi shi zhi
    Explanation
    Rou gui and chi shi zhi belong to the nineteen antagonistic medicinal herbs.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Exterior Syndrome caused by Wind- Heat or Wind- Cold
    Explanation
    Herbs that release the Exterior are important for conditions of Exterior Syndrome caused by Wind-Heat or Wind-Cold. These herbs help to expel pathogens from the body's surface and promote sweating, which can help to alleviate symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, and body aches associated with these conditions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Exterior Excess Syndrome caused by Wind-Cold
    Explanation
    Ma huang, also known as Ephedra, is a herb commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is known for its ability to treat conditions related to the exterior of the body, such as the common cold and flu. In this case, the correct answer is "Exterior Excess Syndrome caused by Wind-Cold." This means that the patient is experiencing an excess of symptoms related to the exterior of the body (such as fever, chills, and body aches) due to an invasion of Wind-Cold. Ma huang would be the chief herb used to treat this condition, as it helps to dispel Wind-Cold and alleviate the symptoms associated with it.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Acrid, sweet, warm
    Explanation
    Gui Zhi is known for its acrid, sweet, and warm characteristics and tastes. Acrid refers to a pungent and slightly bitter flavor, while sweet indicates a mild and pleasant taste. The warm property suggests that Gui Zhi has a warming effect on the body. These characteristics and tastes make Gui Zhi suitable for promoting blood circulation, relieving pain, and treating conditions such as colds, arthritis, and menstrual disorders.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Zi su ye
    Explanation
    Zi su ye is the correct answer because it is known for its ability to treat externally contracted Wind-Cold with symptoms of fullness in the chest or abdomen. Zi su ye, also known as Perilla Leaf, has warming properties that can help to dispel the cold and promote circulation in the body. It is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to relieve symptoms such as chest congestion, abdominal bloating, and discomfort caused by Wind-Cold conditions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Xiang ru
    Explanation
    Xiang Ru is the herb that treats Summer Wind-Cold. It is known for its ability to dispel wind and cold, which helps to alleviate symptoms such as fever, aversion to cold, vomiting, and diarrhea. Xiang Ru is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat conditions caused by exposure to cold and dampness during the summer months. It has warming properties that help to promote sweating and relieve symptoms associated with Summer Wind-Cold.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Chan tui
    Explanation
    Chan tui is the correct answer because it is known for its ability to disperse Wind, stop spasms, clear the eyes, and remove superficial visual obstruction. This herb is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat conditions such as red and swollen eyes, blurred vision, and eye floaters. It is also used to alleviate symptoms of spasms and convulsions caused by Wind conditions.

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  • 12. 

    Which herb clears heat, nourishes fluids, and raises the yang qi?

    • A.

      Chai hu

    • B.

      Ge gen

    • C.

      Sheng ma

    • D.

      Bo he

    Correct Answer
    B. Ge gen
    Explanation
    Ge gen is the correct answer because it is known for its ability to clear heat, nourish fluids, and raise the yang qi. It is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat conditions such as fever, sore throat, and thirst. Ge gen is also believed to have a tonifying effect on the spleen and stomach, promoting digestion and improving overall energy levels.

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  • 13. 

    Which herb drains fire, nourishes yin, and moisturizes dryness?

    • A.

      Shi gao

    • B.

      Zhi zi

    • C.

      Dan zhu ye

    • D.

      Zhi mu

    Correct Answer
    D. Zhi mu
    Explanation
    Zhi mu is the correct answer because it is known for its ability to drain fire, nourish yin, and moisturize dryness in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has cooling properties that help reduce excess heat or fire in the body, while also providing nourishment to the yin energy and moisturizing dryness. Zhi mu is commonly used in herbal formulas to treat conditions such as fever, dry cough, and dry skin.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Xia ku cao
    Explanation
    Xia ku cao is the correct answer because it is known to clear Liver fire and treat scrofula and goiter caused by stagnant phlegm fire. Xia ku cao is a herb commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its cooling and detoxifying properties, making it effective in treating conditions related to excessive heat and inflammation in the Liver. It is also known to dissolve phlegm and reduce swelling, making it suitable for treating scrofula and goiter caused by stagnant phlegm fire.

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  • 15. 

    Which herb clears heat and clams the fetus?

    • A.

      Huang qin

    • B.

      Huang lian

    • C.

      Long dan cao

    • D.

      Ku shen

    Correct Answer
    A. Huang qin
    Explanation
    Huang qin is the correct answer because it is known for its ability to clear heat and calm the fetus. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is often used to treat conditions related to excess heat in the body, such as fever, infections, and inflammation. Additionally, it is believed to have a calming effect on the uterus, making it beneficial for pregnant women experiencing heat-related issues or complications. Huang qin is commonly used in herbal formulas to promote overall balance and well-being during pregnancy.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Long dan cao
    Explanation
    Long dan cao is a herb that is known for its ability to treat various conditions such as damp heat jaundice, fever, convulsions, swelling, genital itching, and eczema. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries due to its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. Long dan cao is believed to clear heat and dampness from the body, making it an effective remedy for these conditions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. She gan
    Explanation
    She gan is the correct answer because it is known for its properties of clearing heat, detoxifying fire toxicity, expelling phlegm, and benefiting the throat. This herb is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat conditions such as sore throat, cough, and inflammation. It has cooling and soothing effects on the body, making it effective in reducing heat-related symptoms and promoting overall respiratory health.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Clears heat, detoxifies fire toxicity, and cools the blood
    Explanation
    Da qing ye, qing dai, and ban lan gen all have properties that help to clear heat from the body. They also have detoxifying effects, specifically in relation to fire toxicity. Additionally, these herbs have a cooling effect on the blood, which can help to alleviate symptoms associated with heat in the body. Therefore, the correct answer is that these herbs clear heat, detoxify fire toxicity, and cool the blood.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Blood stasis syndrome
    Explanation
    Da huang steamed with wine is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat blood stasis syndrome. This condition is characterized by stagnant or sluggish blood flow, which can lead to various symptoms such as pain, swelling, and bruising. Da huang, also known as rhubarb, has properties that help promote blood circulation and remove blood stasis. Steaming it with wine enhances its effectiveness in treating this specific condition. Therefore, da huang steamed with wine would be the appropriate treatment for blood stasis syndrome.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Gan jiang
    Explanation
    Gan jiang is often used with fu zi to recuperate the depleted yang and rescue the patient from danger.

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