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  • 1. 
    The gist (general theme) of the article is about:
    • A. 

      The influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health care

    • B. 

      The placebo effect

    • C. 

      Pain killers

    • D. 

      Alcoholism

  • 2. 
    An antipyretic drug is used to reduce blood pressure?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The expression 'bottoms up' also means: (There is more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Good Health!

    • B. 

      Show me you private parts!

    • C. 

      Cheers!

  • 4. 
    The word 'pesky' means something that is:
    • A. 

      Pleasing

    • B. 

      Annoying

    • C. 

      Boring

    • D. 

      Interesting

  • 5. 
    The adjective 'anecdotal' describes something which is based on personal experience?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Evidence based medicine is the opposite of anecdotal (medical) evidence?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    If Peter's disease is debilitating, then this means he:
    • A. 

      Cannot pay his bills

    • B. 

      Cannot sing

    • C. 

      Cannot do his regular daily activities

    • D. 

      Likes his disease

  • 8. 
    For the placebo effect (treatment) to work the patient must: (There is more than one answer)
    • A. 

      Believe and expect it to

    • B. 

      Trust and believe the doctor who is giving it

    • C. 

      Feel safe in the environment in which the treatment is given

  • 9. 
    In a medical context the phrasal verb 'struck down' means to get a disease?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False