Take the Medical History Quiz: 8 Really Old Questions

April 7, 2016

The body of medical knowledge has been growing since ancient times. Test your knowledge of past developments in the art and science of healing.

Medical practice started in ancient times, and the body of knowledge has been growing ever since. The long history of medicine-what was done before and what worked and what did not-offers physicians valuable lessons that can be applied to their own practice.

Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of some of the more significant developments in the art and science of healing.

Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “10 Milestones in Early Medicine,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.

 

Question 1:

 

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The correct answer is A. Herbal medicine

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is C. The Egyptian high priest Imhotep

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is A. True

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is D. A and B

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is B. Galen Claudius

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is D. It was used sparingly during the Middle Ages.

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is C. Blood, phlegm, black bile, yellow bile

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is D. A, B, and C

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit  “10 Milestones in Early Medicine.”