Herbal Comp Practice Test 2b

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Herbal Medicine Quizzes & Trivia

This is the second practice homework test from Dr. Violet Song's Herbal Competencies class at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA).


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which herb strengthens the spleen, dries damp, clears heat, and treats LU or LI abscess?
    • A. 

      Fu ling

    • B. 

      Bai zhu

    • C. 

      Yi yi ren

    • D. 

      Zi xie

  • 2. 
    Which herb is especially effective at treating cloudy urine?
    • A. 

      Shi wei

    • B. 

      Hua shi

    • C. 

      Bei xie

    • D. 

      Che qian cao

  • 3. 
    Fu ling and yi yi ren both perform which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Promote urination, drain damp and expel pus

    • B. 

      Promote urination, drains damp, expels jaundice

    • C. 

      Promote urination, drain damp, and strengthen the spleen

    • D. 

      Promote urination, drain damp and promote lactation

  • 4. 
    To prevent upward stirring of ministerial fire, ____ is commonly combined with kidney yang supplements.
    • A. 

      Huang lian

    • B. 

      Xiang fu

    • C. 

      Ze xie

    • D. 

      Chai hu

  • 5. 
    Che qian zi should be
    • A. 

      Decocted first

    • B. 

      Decocted after

    • C. 

      Wrapped for decoction

    • D. 

      Smashed

  • 6. 
    Which herb would best treat liver and gallbladder stones?
    • A. 

      Jin qian cao

    • B. 

      Chai hu

    • C. 

      Bei xie

    • D. 

      Che qian zi

  • 7. 
    _____ should be wrapped during decoction.
    • A. 

      Hua shi

    • B. 

      Jin yin hua

    • C. 

      Mu li

    • D. 

      Bei xie

  • 8. 
    Which herb is best for scanty, burning urination and sores on in the mouth and on the tongue?
    • A. 

      Ze xie

    • B. 

      Mu tong

    • C. 

      Zhu ling

    • D. 

      Fu ling

  • 9. 
    Which herb is best at treating skin disease from damp heat?
    • A. 

      Di fu zi

    • B. 

      Dong gua pi

    • C. 

      Yi yi ren

    • D. 

      Mu li

  • 10. 
    What is the mechanism by which yin chen hao expels jaundice?
    • A. 

      Clear heat and drain dampness

    • B. 

      Dredge liver qi

    • C. 

      Clear heat toxin

    • D. 

      Promote diuresis to eliminate damp

  • 11. 
    Den xin cao performs which of the following functions?
    • A. 

      Promote urination and lactation

    • B. 

      Clear heat and expel phlegm

    • C. 

      Promote urination and expel wind-damp

    • D. 

      Promote urination and clear HT-heat to expel irritability

  • 12. 
    Which herb promotes urination, eliminates damp, and treats jaundice?
    • A. 

      Hai jin sha

    • B. 

      Long dan cao

    • C. 

      Jin qian cao

    • D. 

      Dan zhu ye

  • 13. 
    Which of the following herbs would best treat gallbladder stones?
    • A. 

      Jin qian cao

    • B. 

      Chai hu

    • C. 

      Bei xie

    • D. 

      Che qian zi

  • 14. 
    Qin jiao removes Wind-Damp, relaxes tendons and channels and 
    • A. 

      Tonifies the liver and kidneys

    • B. 

      Clears deficiency heat

    • C. 

      Promotes urination

    • D. 

      Warms middle jiao and dispels cold

  • 15. 
    Which herb dispels wind damp, unblocks the channels, softens and transforms fish bones?
    • A. 

      Du huo

    • B. 

      Wei ling xian

    • C. 

      Mu gua

    • D. 

      Sang zhi

  • 16. 
    Which herb is good for wind-damp-cold impediment pain with deficiency of liver and kidney?
    • A. 

      Wu jia pi

    • B. 

      Du huo

    • C. 

      Qiang huo

    • D. 

      Qin jiao

  • 17. 
    ______ does not unblock channels.
    • A. 

      Wei ling xian

    • B. 

      Hai feng teng

    • C. 

      Hai tong pi

    • D. 

      Qian nian jian

  • 18. 
    _______ frees the flow of network vessels, dispels wind, and settles fright.
    • A. 

      Bai hua she

    • B. 

      Sang zhi

    • C. 

      Mu gua

    • D. 

      Luo shi teng

  • 19. 
    Which herb treats diarrhea, vomiting and muscle spasms?
    • A. 

      Luo shi teng

    • B. 

      Mu gua

    • C. 

      Mu tong

    • D. 

      Yi yi ren

  • 20. 
    ______ is good for exterior wind-damp-cold.
    • A. 

      Wu jia pi

    • B. 

      Du huo

    • C. 

      Qin jiao

    • D. 

      Wei ling xian

  • 21. 
    Which herb should be cooked 30-60 minutes first?
    • A. 

      Wei ling xian

    • B. 

      Bai hu she

    • C. 

      Chuan wu

    • D. 

      Hua shi

  • 22. 
    Which herb expels wind-damp, tonifies liver and kidney, nourishes blood and calms the fetus?
    • A. 

      Huang qing

    • B. 

      Sang ji sheng

    • C. 

      Bai zhu

    • D. 

      Gou ji

  • 23. 
    Which herb expels wind-damp, alleviate pain, promote urination, reduces edema?
    • A. 

      Han fang ji

    • B. 

      Qin jiao

    • C. 

      Si gua luo

    • D. 

      Ren dong teng

  • 24. 
    Ren dong teng has the functions:
    • A. 

      Expel wind-damp-heat, clears heat toxicity

    • B. 

      Expel wind, benefits breast

    • C. 

      Dispel wind-damp-cold, unblocks channels

    • D. 

      Strengthens liver and kidney

  • 25. 
    Huo xiang needs to be cooked
    • A. 

      Before other herbs

    • B. 

      Wrapped in cheesecloth

    • C. 

      For a short time

    • D. 

      In powder form

  • 26. 
    Which herbs clear summer heat and eliminate dampness?
    • A. 

      Hou po and cang zhu

    • B. 

      Huo xiang and pei lan

    • C. 

      Bai dou kou and sha ren

    • D. 

      Chen pi and da fu pi

  • 27. 
    Which herb is the best choice for transforms turbidity and stops vomit due to damp?
    • A. 

      Huang lian

    • B. 

      Huo xiang

    • C. 

      Pei lan

    • D. 

      Hou po

  • 28. 
    Cang zhu does NOT
    • A. 

      Dry damp, revives spleen

    • B. 

      Expels wind-damp

    • C. 

      Clears dampness in the lower jiao

    • D. 

      Descends the LU qi

  • 29. 
    Cang zhu and ho po both enter which meridians?
    • A. 

      Stomach

    • B. 

      Large Intestine

    • C. 

      Lung

    • D. 

      Bladder

  • 30. 
    Which herb does not promote qi movement?
    • A. 

      Cang zhu

    • B. 

      Hou po

    • C. 

      Sha ren

    • D. 

      Bai dou kou

  • 31. 
    Which herb dries dampness, promotes qi movement, transforms phlegm and descends LU qi?
    • A. 

      Cang zhu

    • B. 

      Sha ren

    • C. 

      Hou po

    • D. 

      Pei lan

  • 32. 
    Which of the following herbs does not need to be crushed and added at the end of cooking?
    • A. 

      Sha ren

    • B. 

      Bai dou kou

    • C. 

      Cao dou kou

    • D. 

      Hou po

  • 33. 
    Sha ren, bai dou kou, cao dou kou all have the function of
    • A. 

      Calms the fetus

    • B. 

      Warms the middle jiao, stops vomit

    • C. 

      Improves vision

    • D. 

      Strongly dries damp

  • 34. 
    Which herb rectifies qi, dries dampness and quiets the fetus?
    • A. 

      Hou po

    • B. 

      Huo xiang

    • C. 

      Sha ren

    • D. 

      Cao dou kou

  • 35. 
    _____ not only tonifies spleen and dries dampness, but also expels wind dampness.
    • A. 

      Pei lan

    • B. 

      Fu ling

    • C. 

      Cang zhu

    • D. 

      Chen pi

  • 36. 
    Which herb clears summer heat, eliminates dampness, and treats profuse saliva?
    • A. 

      Bai dou kou

    • B. 

      Pei lan

    • C. 

      Sha ren

    • D. 

      Hou po

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is not the function of ban xia?
    • A. 

      Dries damp and transforms phlegm

    • B. 

      Redirects stomach qi downward

    • C. 

      Dissipates nodules

    • D. 

      Clears toxicity and reduces swelling

  • 38. 
    Xuan fu hua should be decocted
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      At the end

    • C. 

      Wrapped in cheesecloth

    • D. 

      Crushed

  • 39. 
    Zhe bei mu and chuan bei mu both
    • A. 

      Clear heat, transform phlegm and dissipate nodules

    • B. 

      Clear heat and transform phlegm, moistens lung

    • C. 

      Clears heat, dissipates nodules and moistens the lung

    • D. 

      Moistens lung and stops cough

  • 40. 
    Which of the following herbs does NOT dissipate nodules?
    • A. 

      Hai ge ke

    • B. 

      Wa leng zi

    • C. 

      Zhe bei mu

    • D. 

      Zhu ru

  • 41. 
    ____ diffuses the lung, up-bears qi and expels phlegm.
    • A. 

      Xuan fu hua

    • B. 

      Su zi

    • C. 

      Xing ren

    • D. 

      Jie geng

  • 42. 
    Which herb relieves panting, secures the lung, eliminates dampness, and stops abnormal vaginal discharge?
    • A. 

      Xing ren

    • B. 

      Jie geng

    • C. 

      Bai guo

    • D. 

      Su zi

  • 43. 
    ___ is most effective for relieving panting and draining the lung?
    • A. 

      Sang bai pi

    • B. 

      Su zi

    • C. 

      Jie geng

    • D. 

      Bai bu

  • 44. 
    ____ is not usually used to treat phlegm heat.
    • A. 

      Bai jie zi

    • B. 

      Qian hu

    • C. 

      Gua lou shi

    • D. 

      Zhu ru

  • 45. 
    ____ is the best for wind-phlegm from heat
    • A. 

      Bai fu zi

    • B. 

      Dan nan xing

    • C. 

      Tian nan xing

    • D. 

      Su zi

  • 46. 
    Su zi:
    • A. 

      Moistens lung and transforms phlegm

    • B. 

      Dries dampness and transforms phlegm

    • C. 

      Descends counterflow and transforms phlegm

    • D. 

      Clears lung and transforms phlegm

  • 47. 
    Bai fu zi, bai jie zi and su zi all
    • A. 

      Relieve panting

    • B. 

      Stop cough

    • C. 

      Dispel wind

    • D. 

      Transform phlegm

  • 48. 
    ______ moistens Lung, stops cough, and kills worms.
    • A. 

      Bai bu

    • B. 

      Xing ren

    • C. 

      Zi wan

    • D. 

      Kuan dong hua

  • 49. 
    _____ transforms phlegm, clears lung, moistens intestines and unblocks the free flow of stool.
    • A. 

      Xing ren

    • B. 

      Su zi

    • C. 

      Gua luo ren

    • D. 

      Zhu ru

  • 50. 
    ____ is the best for transforming phlegm and treating nodules in the neck.
    • A. 

      Hai zao

    • B. 

      Kun bu

    • C. 

      Gua lou ren

    • D. 

      Qian hu