Practice Quiz for Curing Practices

No. of Questions= 6

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1 Which of the following statements is true?
a) The curing practices of any medical system may be effective in relieving pain and curing minor illnesses.
b) Folk medicines and curing practices have no curative powers and are based purely on superstition.
c) Ill people rarely get well without the help of a medical doctor or folk curler.
2 A(n) _____________ is a harmless medical treatment that should have no effect on a patient's disease but actually improves his or her condition as a result of the belief that it will help.
a) cortisol
b) ethnocentric
c) placebo
3 Which of the following statements is true?
a) Modern medical doctors diagnose and then treat a patient's illness, while traditional folk curers usually skip the diagnosis and go directly to treatment.
b) Native American folk curers usually spent more time with their patients than do modern medical doctors.
c) a and b
4 Which of the following things are usually characteristic of both traditional folk curers and modern medical doctors?
a) They treat their patients in an environment that is alien and sometimes intimidating for them.
b) Patients are separated from their family and friends during diagnosis and treatment.
c) neither of the above
5 What is the job of an ethnopharmacologist?
a) to treat patients
b) to discover new, effective drugs
c) to dispense drugs to patients at a drugstore
6 Placebos are especially effective when _____________________________ .
a) sugar pills are used
b) both the doctor and the patient believe that they will be effective
c) the patient is not aware that he or she is being given medical treatment


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