Herbal Comp Practice Test 1b

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Herbal Medicine Quizzes & Trivia

This is the first week's homework from Dr. Violet Song's Herbal Competencies class at AOMA, Spring 2010.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the goal when preparing fresh he shou wu?
    • A. 

      To decrease or remove poisonous side effects

    • B. 

      To alter its function

    • C. 

      To enhance its function and the ease with which it is prepared and stored

    • D. 

      To remove the ineffective portions

  • 2. 
    Which herb is often prepared frying with honey?
    • A. 

      Bai zhu

    • B. 

      Shan yao

    • C. 

      Bai shao

    • D. 

      Huang qi

  • 3. 
    What is the function of sour flavored herbs?
    • A. 

      Promote blood circulation

    • B. 

      Harmonize

    • C. 

      Astringent

    • D. 

      Relieve stranguria (frequent, painful urination with lumbago) by diuresis

  • 4. 
    Bittern flavored herbs perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Promote qi and blood circulation

    • B. 

      Regulate the Middle Energizer

    • C. 

      Drain damp and relax the bowels to eliminate internal heat

    • D. 

      Soften hard lumps, dispel nodules and purge

  • 5. 
    Salty flavored herbs are used to treat which of the following?
    • A. 

      Night sweats

    • B. 

      Blurry vision or dizziness

    • C. 

      Coughing caused by Lung Damp-Heat

    • D. 

      Scrofula, phlegm nodules, and masses of the abdomen

  • 6. 
    Which flavor has the function of draining damp?
    • A. 

      Sweet

    • B. 

      Sour

    • C. 

      Bitter

    • D. 

      Bland

  • 7. 
    Which two herbs belong to the 18 incompatible herbs?
    • A. 

      Ba dou and quan nu zi

    • B. 

      Mang xiao and san leng

    • C. 

      Gan cao and hai zao

    • D. 

      Li lu and ban xia

  • 8. 
    Which herb is incompatible with zhi bei mu?
    • A. 

      Ren shen

    • B. 

      Fu zi

    • C. 

      Gan cao

    • D. 

      San leng

  • 9. 
    Which two herbs decrease each other's effect?
    • A. 

      Fu zi and gan cao

    • B. 

      Lai fu zi and ren shen

    • C. 

      Wu ling zi and ren shen

    • D. 

      Sha shen and ren shen

  • 10. 
    What should be avoided if one has a pyogenic infection and ulcerous disease of the skin?
    • A. 

      Salt

    • B. 

      Sugar

    • C. 

      Pork

    • D. 

      Shrimp

  • 11. 
    When should tonifying medicine be taken?
    • A. 

      After eating

    • B. 

      Before eating

    • C. 

      Before going to sleep

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Which herb does not have to be ground to powder before it is taken?
    • A. 

      San qi

    • B. 

      Ji nei jin

    • C. 

      Hua shi

    • D. 

      Niu huang

  • 13. 
    Which herb pair should be dissolved or melted in the strained decoction?
    • A. 

      Zhi mu, shi gao

    • B. 

      Hua shi, chi shi zhi

    • C. 

      Ren shen, xi jiao

    • D. 

      Yi tang, lu jiao jiao

  • 14. 
    Which herb promotes diaphoresis, stops asthma, and promotes urination?
    • A. 

      Gui zhi

    • B. 

      Sang bai pi

    • C. 

      Che qian zi

    • D. 

      Ma huang

  • 15. 
    Which herb treats dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea caused by Cold gathering in the meridians and Cold obstructing the Blood?
    • A. 

      Yin mu cao

    • B. 

      Gui zhi

    • C. 

      Dan shen

    • D. 

      Chi shao

  • 16. 
    Zi su ye performs which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Diaphoretic and anti-asthmatic

    • B. 

      Diaphoretic and promote urination

    • C. 

      Release the exterior and promote the movement of qi

    • D. 

      Release the exterior and penetrate the yang

  • 17. 
    What dosage is safe for applying xi xin?
    • A. 

      1-3 g.

    • B. 

      3-9 g.

    • C. 

      6-15 g.

    • D. 

      Above 15 g.

  • 18. 
    Which herb treats exterior syndrome caused by Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat?
    • A. 

      Huang qi

    • B. 

      Zi su ye

    • C. 

      Jing jie

    • D. 

      Ju hua

  • 19. 
    Which herb treats joint pain (particularly in the upper part of the body) caused by Wind-Cold-Damp?
    • A. 

      Qiang huo

    • B. 

      Fang feng

    • C. 

      Xi xin

    • D. 

      Ge gen

  • 20. 
    Which herb expels Wind, alleviates pain, and is especially effective at relieving Yang-ming headache?
    • A. 

      Bai zhi

    • B. 

      Qiang huo

    • C. 

      Chai hu

    • D. 

      Cang zhu

  • 21. 
    Which herb expels damp, alleviates discharge, reduces swelling and expels pus? 
    • A. 

      Cang er zi

    • B. 

      Fang feng

    • C. 

      Bai zhi

    • D. 

      Pu gong ying

  • 22. 
    Which herb treats Wind-Cold common cold where there is vomiting caused by stomach cold?
    • A. 

      Bai zhi

    • B. 

      Xiang ru

    • C. 

      Sheng jiang

    • D. 

      Fu zi

  • 23. 
    Which herb disperses wind, disperses Dampness, and opens the nasal passages?
    • A. 

      Xin yi hua

    • B. 

      Cang er zi

    • C. 

      Du huo

    • D. 

      Qin jiao

  • 24. 
    Which herb induces sweat, releases the exterior, harmonizes the middle jiao and transforms Dampness?
    • A. 

      Niu bang zi

    • B. 

      Xiang ru

    • C. 

      Sang ye

    • D. 

      Chai hu

  • 25. 
    Bo he performs which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Disperse Wind-Heat and stop spasm

    • B. 

      Disperse Wind-Heat and release the muscles

    • C. 

      Disperse Wind-Heat, benefit the throat and vents rashes

    • D. 

      Disperse Wind-Heat and raise the Yang Qi

  • 26. 
    Which herb clears the liver and benefits the eyes?
    • A. 

      Sang ye

    • B. 

      Niu bang zi

    • C. 

      Sang bai pi

    • D. 

      Dan dou chi

  • 27. 
    Which herb clears Liver meridian Wind-Heat, clears red eyes and treats children's nightmares?
    • A. 

      Ju hua

    • B. 

      Sang ye

    • C. 

      Ge gen

    • D. 

      Chan tui

  • 28. 
    Which herb disperses Wind-Heat, benefits throat, clears heat and detoxifies toxic Fire?
    • A. 

      Niu bang zi

    • B. 

      Bo he

    • C. 

      Chan tui

    • D. 

      Sang ye

  • 29. 
    Chai hu is not indicated for which of the following?
    • A. 

      Disharmonies between the liver and spleen

    • B. 

      Constrained liver qi

    • C. 

      Collapse of spleen qi

    • D. 

      Hyperactivity of liver yang

  • 30. 
    Which herb is particularly effective for resolving half-interior, half-exterior syndromes?
    • A. 

      Ge gen

    • B. 

      Nui bang zi

    • C. 

      Gui zhi

    • D. 

      Chai hu

  • 31. 
    Which herb raises the yang qi and treats diarrhea caused by Deficient Spleen, nourishes fluid and relieves thirst?
    • A. 

      Chai hu

    • B. 

      Sheng ma

    • C. 

      Ge gen

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 32. 
    Xiang ru and ma huang both perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Open inhibited lung qi and anti-asthmatic

    • B. 

      Promote urination and reduce edema

    • C. 

      Expel summer heat and transform damp

    • D. 

      Move the yang and transform the qi

  • 33. 
    Which two herbs each release the exterior and raise the yang qi?
    • A. 

      Sheng ma and bo he

    • B. 

      Chai hu and man jing zi

    • C. 

      Ge gen and nui bang zi

    • D. 

      Chai hu and ge gen

  • 34. 
    Dan dou chi performs which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Release the exterior and alleviate irritability

    • B. 

      Release the exterior and nourish the fluids

    • C. 

      Release the exterior and detoxify toxic heat

    • D. 

      Release the exterior and encourage rashes to surface

  • 35. 
    Which herb treats toothache caused by stomach fire?
    • A. 

      Sheng di huang

    • B. 

      Xuan shen

    • C. 

      Huang qi

    • D. 

      Shi gao

  • 36. 
    Which herb clears excess heat and deficiency fire due to Kidney yin deficiency?
    • A. 

      Huang lian

    • B. 

      Zhi mu

    • C. 

      Zhi zi

    • D. 

      Shi gao

  • 37. 
    Which herb quells fire, alleviates irritability, cools blood, and stops bleeding?
    • A. 

      Zhi zi

    • B. 

      Dan zhu ye

    • C. 

      Mu dan pi

    • D. 

      Dan dou chi

  • 38. 
    Which herb dries damp and clears deficiency heat?
    • A. 

      Huang bai

    • B. 

      Zhi mu

    • C. 

      Yin chai hu

    • D. 

      Bai wei

  • 39. 
    Which herb clears heat, dries damp, and is particularly effective at stopping vomit and diarrhea?
    • A. 

      Zhu ru

    • B. 

      Ban xia

    • C. 

      Huang lian

    • D. 

      Long dan cao

  • 40. 
    Which herb clears heat, cools blood, and detoxifies fire toxicity?
    • A. 

      Xuan shen

    • B. 

      Sheng di huang

    • C. 

      Huang lian

    • D. 

      Pu gong ying

  • 41. 
    Which herb clears Liver fire, clears Heart heat, and dissipates nodules?
    • A. 

      Xia ku cao

    • B. 

      Lian qiao

    • C. 

      Long dan cao

    • D. 

      Jin yin hua

  • 42. 
    Which herb cools blood, stops bleeding, quickens blood, and dispels blood stasis?
    • A. 

      Sheng di huang

    • B. 

      Chi shao

    • C. 

      Bai mao gen

    • D. 

      Hong hua

  • 43. 
    Which herb is best in case of severe heat toxins, inability of rashes to be vented, and dark purple colored rashes?
    • A. 

      Niu bang zi

    • B. 

      Sheng ma

    • C. 

      Xuan shen

    • D. 

      Zi cao

  • 44. 
    Which herb drains damp-heat and clears deficiency heat?
    • A. 

      Huang lian

    • B. 

      Qin jiao

    • C. 

      Zhi mu

    • D. 

      Hu huang lian

  • 45. 
    Da huang does not perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Drain heat and move the stool

    • B. 

      Drain heat and quell fire

    • C. 

      Clear and detoxify fire toxicity

    • D. 

      Soften hard lumps and dispel nodules

  • 46. 
    Which is the best combination to treat excess syndrome of Interior heat accompanied by constipation and dry stools?
    • A. 

      Da huang and fan xie ye

    • B. 

      Da huang and lu hui

    • C. 

      Da huang and huo ma ren

    • D. 

      Da huang and mang xiao

  • 47. 
    Which treats toothache and sore throat due to Deficiency-Fire by directing Fire back to its original place?
    • A. 

      Xi xin

    • B. 

      Rou gui

    • C. 

      Wu zhu yu

    • D. 

      Xiao hui xiang

  • 48. 
    Xiao hu xiang and li zhi he are often paired to treat
    • A. 

      Damp-Heat in Liver channel

    • B. 

      Damp-Cold in the Liver channel

    • C. 

      Damp-Heat in the Lower Jiao

    • D. 

      Vaginal discharge from Deficiency-Cold

  • 49. 
    Wu zhu yu is the best for treating _________ headache.
    • A. 

      Shaoyin

    • B. 

      Taiyang

    • C. 

      Jueyin

    • D. 

      Yangming

  • 50. 
    _______ does not Warm the Lung.
    • A. 

      Sheng jiang

    • B. 

      Xi xin

    • C. 

      Gui zhi

    • D. 

      Huang lian