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Tudor Medicine Quiz

Test your knowledge on Tudor medicine and the cures of the time with this fun quiz.

Tudor Medicine

Q1) In the medieval and Tudor periods, medicine was based on the four .......?

Star signs

Blood types

Humours

Skin colours

Q2) The humours were blood, yellow bile, black bile and ......

Urine

Phlegm

Tears

Pus

Q3) These humours corresponded to the .......

Elements

Star signs

Constellations

Planets

Q4) Which humour was the humour of spring, passion and childhood?

Phlegm

Black bile

Yellow bile

Blood

Q5) What was recommended by physician Andrew Boorde for mental illness?

Shaving the head.

Wrapping the head in vinegar and brown paper

Syrup of poppy

Hot skin of a mouse

Q6) Powdered hedgehog testicles were recommended for what?

Shingles

Chilblains

Epilepsy

Bedwetting

Q7) Many medieval cures were actually quite sensible and made use of the healing properties of herbs and plants. Even today, we use digitalis for congestive heart failure - what plant is it from?

Foxglove

Deadly nightshade

Willow

Marigold

Q8) Feverfew is still used today to treat this common ailment....

Stomach upsets

Indigestion

Migraine

Bad back

Q9) The horn of which creature when powdered could be used to treat poisoning?

Goat

Unicorn

Rhinoceros

Buffalo

Q10) What was the medieval equivalent of a pharmacist?

The lorimer

The vintner

The limner

The apothecary

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Tudor Medicine Quiz