Kerala PSC Homeopathy Materia Medica Tutor Exam paper 2004

Kerala Public Service Commission Tutor  in Materia Medica  Examinations 2004
Maximum : 100 marks Time : 1 hour and 15 minutes

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1. Podophyllum has fever paroxysm usually at:

  • (A) 3.00 p.m.   (B) 12.00 at midnight.
  • (C) 11.00a.m.  (D) 7.00a.m. 

2. Complementary relationship is found in :

  • (A) Aconite — Sulphur.          (B) Mercurious – Silicea.
  • (C) Causticum – Phosphorus. (D) Nux vom. – Camphora.

3. “Coition prevented by extreme sensitiveness of vagina” is a symptom of:

  • (A) Thuja only.                   (B) Platina only.
  • (C) Both Thuja and Platina. (D) Neither Thuja nor Platina.

4. Thuja is indicated in diarrhoea resulting from :

  • (A) Coffee only.          (B) Onion only.
  • (C) Vaccination only. (D) All of the above.

6.”Sensation of something alive in the abdomen” is found in :

  • (A) Nux mosch. only  . (B) Sulphur only.
  • (C) Croc. sat. only.      (D) Nux mosch.. Sulphur and Croc. sat.

6. “Patient perspires when he sleeps but stops when he wakes up” may require :

  • (A) Thuja.                        (B) Sambucus.
  • (C) Thuja and Sambucus. (D) Neither Thuja nor Sambucus.

7. “Time passes too quickly” is a feature of:

  • (A) Arg. nit.       (B) Theridion.
  • (C) Can.indica.  (D) Nux mosch.

8. “Vertigo on closing the eyes” belongs to the portrait of:

  • (A) Lachesis only.                (B) Lachesis and Theridion only.
  • (C) Theridion and Thuja only. (D) Lachesis, Thuja and Theridion.

9. “Palpitation violent when lying on left side, goes off when turning to the right” belongs to the pathogenesis of:

  • (A) Gelsemium.    (B) Tabacum.
  • (C) Thuj’a occ       (D) Cactus g.

10. Which of the following is not correct in respect of the bad effects of Tobacco ?

  • (A) Phosphorus for Tobacco heart.
  • (B) Ignatia for hiccough.
  • (C) Nux vom. for occipital headache and vertigo.
  • (D) Sepia for right sided facial neuralgia.

11. “Aversion to alcohol” is not found in :

  • (A) Psorinum only.    (B) Tuberculinum only.
  • (C) Sulphur only.       (D) All of these drugs.

12. According to Dr. H.C. Alien, when Nux vom and Sulphur improved, but fail to cure piles, which of the following drugs is useful:

  • (A) Psorinum.     (B) Aesc. hip.
  • (C) Acid nit.        (D) Ratanhia.

13. “Child unable to hold up the head” is a feature of:

  • (A) Aethusa cyn. only.                 (B) Abrotanum only.
  • (C) Both Aethusa and Abrotanum. (D) Neither Aethusa nor Abrotanum.

14. “Complaints appear diagonally ; upper right and lower left” is found in :

  • (A) Ambra gr. only.      (B) Bromium only.
  • (C) Medorrhinum only. (D) All of these medicines.

16. “Imaginary odour before the nose, as of herring or music” is a symptom of:

  • (A) Agnus cast   . (B) Lycopodium.
  • (C) Kalibich.         (D) Platina.

16. “Colicky pain in abdomen after eating cucumber” can be cured by :

  • (A) China.         (B) Allium Cepa.
  • (C) Colocynth.   (D) Pulsatilla.

17. Which of the following features is common to Aloes, Psorinum, Rumex and Sulphur ?

  • (A) Headache < in winter.
  • (B) Itching of the skin, < from cold, > by warmth.
  • (C) Early morning diarrhoea driving the patient out from bed.
  • (D) When passing flatus, sensation as if stool would pass with it.

18. Which of the following medicines is called as “Aconite of Chronic diseases” ?

  • (A) Hamamelis.    (B) Sulphur.
  • (C) Hepar sulph.   (D) Alumina.

19. “Even soft stool requires great straining” is a symptom of:

  • (A) Alumina only.                  (B) Anacardium and Platina only.
  • (C) Alumina and Platina only. (D) Alumina, Anacardium and Platina.

20. “Presence of others, even the nurse is unbearable during stool” is a symptom of:

  • (A) Ignatia.            (B) Calc.carb.
  • (C) Ambra grisea.  (D) Nat.mur.

21. “Diarrhoea before menses” is a feature of:

  • (A) Ammon carb.    (B) Podophyllum.
  • (C) Pulsatilla.         (D) Ars. alb.

22. “Menstrual bleeding worse at night” is found in :  

  • (A) Bovista only.        (B) Ammon mur. only.
  • (C) Both (A) and (B).  (D) Neither (A) not (B).

23. Which of the following symptom is common to Anacardium, Lac. en. and Lit. tig :

  • (A) Forgets recent things, but remembers remote things.
  • (B) Aggravation in empty stomach.
  • (C) Irresistible desire to curse and swear.
  • (D) Lack of confidence in him self and others.

24. Which of the following symptoms is not peculiar to Antim. crud ?

  • (A) Loss of voice from becoming over-heated.
  • (B) Craving for cold bathing.
  • (C) Constant discharge of flatus up and down, for years ; belching tasting of ingesta.
  • (D) Irresistible desire to talk in rhymes.

25. “Extraordinary craving for apples” is found in :

  • (A) Aloes, only.                   (B) Antim. tart. only.
  • (C) Aloes and Antim. tart.    (D) Antim. tart. and Antim. crud.

26. “Vomiting in any position except lying on right side” is a characteristic feature of:

  • (A) Ars. alb    . (B) Ipecac.
  • (C) Bismuth.    (D) None of these drugs.

27. Which of the following symptoms is common to Kali bich. Apis mel. and Lac can ?

  • (A) Shifting nature of pain
  • (B) Thirstlessness with dry tongue.
  • (C) Obsessiveness with forgetfulness.
  • (D) Delayed, scantly, painful menses with increased sexual desire and weeping disposition.

28. The source of “Tarentula hispania” is :

  • (A) Spanish spider.        (B) Cuban spider.
  • (C) Black Cuban spider. (D) Black Hispania spider.

29. The source of “Theridion” is:

  • (A) White Cuban spider    . (B) Cuban spider.
  • (C) Spanish spider.            (D) Orange spider.

30. “Vicarious menstruation” is a common feature of:

  • (A) Bryonia and Phosphorus.    (B) Phosphorus and Sabina.
  • (C) Bryonia and Sabina.           (D) Bryonia, Sabina and Phosphorus.

31. “Craving for salt” is a common feature of:

  • (A) Nat. mur. and Sepia.     (B) Nat. mur. and Graphites.
  • (C) Phos. and Graphites.     (D) Phosphorus and Argentum nit.

32. “Craving for milk” is found in :

  • (A) Rhus tox. and Aethusa cyn   . (B) Sabadilla and Nat. carb.
  • (C) Rhus tox. and Sabadilla.         (D) Rhus tox. and Nat. carb.

33. Opium, Chelidonium and plumbum met, have the following characteristic symptom in common:

  • (A) Right sided’ paralysis.          (B) Black, ball like stool
  • (C) Sweat on the covered parts. (D) Dementia of the aged persons.

34. Petroleum. Nat. carb. and Phosphorus manifest which the following symptoms, in common ?

  • (A) Aggravation from eating cabbage.
  • (B) Diarrhoea after taking milk.
  • (C) Ailments from riding in a carriage.
  • (D) Complaints worse before and during thunderstorm.

35. “Aversion to sweet” is found in :

  • (A) Sepia.            (B) Tuberculinum.
  • (C) Staphysagria. (D) Graphites

36. The medicine (s) usually used in contused wound is/are :

  • (A) Arnica only.                  (B) Hamamelis only.
  • (C) Arnica and Hamamelis. (D) Neither Arnica nor Hamamelis.

37. According to H.C. Alien, in “delirium” :

  • (A) Belladonna occupies a place midway between Hyoscyamus and Stramonium.
  • (B) Hyoscyamus occupies a place midway between Belladonna and Stramonium.
  • (C) Stramonium occupies a place midway between Belladonna and Hyoscyamus.
  • (D) Stramonium can be prescribed when Belladonna and Hyoscyamus fail to relieve.

38. In Hyoscyamus, cough is :

  • (A) < when lying down, at night, after drinking, talking and > by sitting up,
  • (B) < while sitting up, during day time, after eating, > while lying down.
  • (C) < while lying down, at night, > after eating and drinking.
  • (D) < talking, singing, > while lying down.

39. “Thin, watery Leucorrhoea” is commonly not found in :

  • (A) Sepia.         (B) Alumina.
  • (C) Syphilinum. (D) Hydrastia can.

40. Find the correct order/sequence of medicines to be prescribed :

  • (A) Sulphur -> Calc. carb. -> Lycopodium.
  • (B) Calc.carb. -» Sulph. -»• Lyco.
  • (C) Lyco -^ Calc. carb. -> Sulph.
  • (D) Sulphur -> Lyco. -> Calc.carb.

41. Find the odd match (Drug – symptom) out:

  • (A) Sepia – fond of company.    (B) Causticum – Sympathetic.
  • (C) Lachesis – loquacious.’       (D) Nat. mur. – obsessive.

42. Which of the following medicines is fastidious :

  • (A) Lycopodium.   (B) Aconite nap.
  • (C) Carcinosin.     (D) Tuberculinum.

43. In which of the following medicines, “aversion to company” is found :

  • (A) Nat. mur.     (B) Bismuth.
  • (C) Lac. can.     (D) Kali carb.

44. Calc. phos., Baryta carb. and Gelsemium have the following symptom, in common :

  • (A) Amelioration of complaints when thinking of them.
  • (B) Aggravation of symptoms when thinking of them.
  • (C) Aggravation of symptoms when lying on the left side
  • (D) All symptoms are worse during mense mental labour and at night.

45. Complementary to Tsorinum” is :

  • (A) Sulphur only.                            (B) Tuberculinum only.
  • (C) Both Sulphur and Tuberculinum. (D) Neither Sulphur nor Tuberculinum.

46. According to William Boericke, Psorinum patient does not improve while using :

  • (A) Coffee.     (B) Cigarette.
  • (C) Tea.         (D) Opium.

47. “Alternate diarrhoea and constipation” is not found in :

  • (A) Abrotanum.     (B) Croton tig.
  • (C) Antim. crud.   (D) Sulphur.

48. “Bleeding from warts” is the characteristics symptom of:

  • (A) Nit.acid.        (B) Calc.carb.
  • (C)- Dulcamara.  (D) Nat. mur.

49. “Urticaria after violent exercise” indicates :

  • (A) Sepia.      (B) Nat. mur.
  • (C) Rhus tox. (D) Arnica.

60. “Itching without eruptions” belongs to the pathogenesis of:

  • (A) Graphites.     (B) Dolichos.
  • (C) Nat.mur.       (D) Sarsaparilla.

61. “Pain better while thinking of it” is a feature of:

  • (A) Camphora only.                        (B) Helleborus only.
  • (C) Both Camphora and Helleborus. (D) Neither Camphora nor Helleborus.

52. During collapse, the body surface is cold to touch, yet the patient cannot bear covering. This is a symptom of: ,

  • (A) Camphora only.    (B) Medorrhinum only.
  • (C) Secale cor. only. (D) Camphora, Medorrhinum and Secale cor.

63. Find the symptom common to Alumina, Carbo an. and Cocculus ind.:

  • (A) Vertigo while riding in a carriage.
  • (B) Physically and mentally too weak after menses.
  • (C) Aversion to open, dry, cold air.
  • (D) Time passes too quickly.

64. “Toothache during pregnancy and at night” is a symptom of:

  • (A) Mag. carb.   (B) Thyroidinum.
  • (C) Plantago.     (D) Mag.phos.

65. The common feature of Lachesie, Lil.tig. and Thuja is :

  • (A) Left sided complaints.
  • (B) Anti-sycotic background.
  • (C) Menses flow only when moving about.
  • (D) Indifference,

66. “Consolation aggravates” is found in :

  • (A) Nat.mur. only.         (B) Lilium tig. only.
  • (C) Nat.mur. and Lil.tig. (D) Neither Nat. mur. nor Lil.tig,

67. “Thyroidinum” is a :

  • (A) Nosode.           (B) Sarcode.
  • (C) Imponderabilia. (D) Plant product.

58. The source of “Lobelia inflata” is :

  • (A) Plant.    (B) Animal.
  • (C) Mineral. (D) None of the above.

69. In tonsillitis, “pain extending from left side of throat to right side” indicates :

  • (A) Lachesis and Sabadilla only.     (B) Lachesis and Lac. can. only.
  • (C) Lac.can. and Sabadilla only.     (D) Lac.can., Lachesis and Sabadilla.

60. “Profuse sweat over entire body during waking hours” is a symptom of :

  • (A) Thuja. J     (B) Sambucus nig.
  • (C) China.       (D) Conium mac.

61. “Stool crumbles at the verge of anus” is a characteristic symptom of:

  • (A) Saincula only.                       (B) Mag.mur. only.
  • (C) Both saincula and Mag. mur. (D) Neither saincula nor Mag. mur.

62. Which of the following is not true in respect of Secale cor.:

  • (A) Leucorrhoea — green, brown, offensive.
  • (B) Boils – small, painful with green contents
  • (C) Diarrhoea – painless, involuntary, stood discharged with great force ; anus wide open.
  • (D) Gangrene – dry, senile, > from external heat.

63. Patient is very forgetful in business, but during sleep, dreams of what he had forgotten. He requires:

  • (A) Selenium.   (B) Bryonia.
  • (C) Lachesis.   (D) Nuxvom.

64. “According to H.C. Alien, lack of vital heat in acute disease” is a feature of:

  • (A) Sepia.       (B) Ledum pal.
  • (C) Calc-carb. (D) Secale cor.

66. Patient having “vertigo,on looking upwards” may need :

  • (A) Spigelia.      (B) Phosphorus.
  • (C) Kalmia.          (D) Silicea.

66. Cough worse from taking sweets and cold drinks may be cured by :

  • (A) Drosera    . (B) Spongia.
  • (C) Rumex.      (D) CoraUium R.

67. Find the odd symptom out in respect of Stannum met:

  • (A) Sad, feels like crying all the time, but crying makes her worse.
  • (B) Faints especially when going upstairs.
  • (C) Colic > by hard pressure.
  • (D) Menses too early and too profuse.

68. Which of the following drug (s) crave ‘Sympathy from others’:

  • (A) Ignatia.      (B) Nat.mur.
  • (C) Pulsatilla.   (D) Arnica.

69. Headache of Ars-alb. gets relieved by :

  • (A) Cold application.
  • (B) Warm application.
  • (C) Both cold and warm application.
  • (D) Neither cold nor warm application.

70. “Bed feels ao hot, she cannot lie on it” indicates :

  • (A) Arnica.      (B) Bryonia.
  • (C) Pyrogen.   (D) Opium.

71. Which of the following features does not belong to the pathogenesis of Medorrhinum ?

  • (A) State of collapse, skin cold, yet throws of the covers
  • (B) Cannot speak without weeping.
  • (C) Extraordinary craving for alcohol
  • (D) During dyspnoea, can exhale easily, but no power to inhale.

72. Aggravation of complaints at night, ulcers with thick whitish yellow scab, bad effects of vaccination . and teeth decay at the roots are the symptoms found in :

  • (A) Mere. sol.   (B) Mezereum.
  • (C) Kreosote.    (D) Syphillinum.

73. Which of the following medicines does not have craving for sweets ? Give the most correct answer:

  • (A) Graphites.                                (B) Causticum.
  • (C) Both Graphites and Causticum. (D) Neither Graphites not Causticum.

74. “Extraordinary craving for alcohol is found in :

  • (A) Calc. ars. only.    (B) Sulphuric acid only.
  • (C) Asarum only      . (D) All of these medicines.

76. Which of the following symptoms is/are common to the pathogenesis of Ammon mur., Mag.mur.and Nat. mur. :

  • (A) Stool hard and crumbles at the verge of anus.
  • (B) Great sensitiveness to noise.
  • (C) Offensive foot sweat.
  • (D) Urticaria after violent exercise.

76. ‘Unbearable pain towards the end of urination” can be cured by :

  • (A) Sarsaparilla only.
  • (B) Medorrhinum only.
  • (C) Both Sarsaparilla and Medorrhinum.
  • (D) Neither Sarsaparilla nor Medorrhinum.

77. “Cough during day time only’ is found in :

  • (A) Euphrasia only.     (B) Ferrum met. only.
  • (C) Nat. mur. only.      (D) Both Euphrasia and Ferrum met.

78. Which is the following is not usually a symptom of China :

  • (A) Gall stone colic < bending double.
  • (B) Flatulence after eating fruits.
  • (C) Headache after sexual excesses.
  • (D) Has no desire to live, but lacks courage to commit suicide.

79. Find the odd symptom out in respect of Ledum pal:

  • (A) Affects right shoulder and left hip joint.
  • (B) Foots cold to touch, but not cold subjectively to patient.
  • (C) Easy spraining of ankles and feet.
  • (D) Ascending type of rheumatism.

80. “Illusion of a mouse running from under the chair” is a symptom of:

  • (A) Ignatia.        (B) Moschus.
  • (C) Actearac   . (D) Platina.

81. Find the odd symptom out:

  • (A) Haemorrhoids is the Aconite of venous capillary system.
  • (B) Abrotanum is indicated for marasmus of lower limbs.
  • (C) In Epilepsy indicating Cup.met., aura begins in the elbows and descends.
  • (D) Agaricus affects left shoulder and right hip joint.

82. For “Humid asthma”, which of the following medicines in commonly used ?

  • (A) Aconite nap.      (B) Nat.sulph.
  • (C) Platina.             (D) Glonoine.

83. Which of the following features is/are not correct in respect of Dulcamara :

  • (A) Urticaria < in cold air. (B) Fleshy, smooth warts.
  • (C) Chyluria.                   (D) Rash before menses

84. “Menses scanty, painful and of short duration” is found in :

  • (A) Euphrasia.     (B) Ferrum met.
  • (C) Platina.         (D) Tuberculinum.

86. Find the odd one out in respect of Drug ~ Family relation :

  • (A) Cina – Compositae.              (B) Belladonna – Ranunculaceae.
  • (C) Croton tig. – Euphorbiaceae. (D) Nux vom. – Loganiaceae.

86. Arnica mont. belongs to the family :

  • (A) Umbelliferae.    (B) Rubiaceae.
  • (C) Compositae.    (D) Scrophularaceae.

87. The common name of ‘Aethusa cynapium” is :

  • (A) Horse chestnut.    (B) Wild hop.
  • (C) Witch hazel.         (D) Fool’s Parsley.

88. Find the odd pair out (Drug-Common name):

  • (A) Calendula – Puffball         . (B) Baptisia – Wild indigo.
  • (C) Lycopodium – Wolfs foot. (D) Nux mosch – Nutmeg.

89. Which of the following is not commonly found in the symptomatology of Tubercullinum ?

  • (A) Early morning diarrhoea.
  • (B) Tubercular deposits begin in the lower lobe of the right lung.
  • (C) Crops of boils containing green foetid pus, appear successively no nose.
  • (D) Changeable temperament.

90. The relationship between Belladonna and Dulcamara is :

  • (A) Complementary. (B) Antidote.
  • (C) Cordial.              (D) Inimical.

91. Which of the following statements is/are true ?

  • (A) Rhus tox. belongs to the family Anacardiaceae.
  • (B) GraphitesJias aversion to sweet.
  • (C) Abrotanum, Antim crud. and Alumina have alternate diarrhoea and constipation.
  • (D) Sepia has craving for bitter things.

92. Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

  • (A) All symptoms of Phosphorus are aggravated from cold and ameliorated from warmth in general except stomach complaints.
  • (B) All symptoms ofArs. alb. are worse from cold and better from warmth.
  • (C) All complaints of Act. racimosa are worse from warmth and better from cold in general except headache.
  • (D) All ailments of Lycopodium are aggravated from warmth and better from cold.

93. Which of the following drugs belongs to carbonitrogenoid constitution ?

  • (A) Nat. sulph. (B) Sulphur.
  • (C) Antim. tart. (D) Syphilinum.

94. “Thuja” belongs to which of the following constitutions :

  • (A) Oxygenoid.     (B) Carbonitrogenoid.
  • (C) Hydrogenoid.   (D) Strumous.

96. Find the odd pair out:

  • (A) Carcinosin – Cafe au lait.        (B) Bromium – Brunette.
  • (C) Sepia — Sallow complexion . (D) Nat. mur. — Cachectic.

96. Find the odd pair out:

  • (A) Tuberculinum – Cosmopolitan. (B) Lycopodium – Greedy.
  • (C) Causticum – Selfish.               (D) Aurum met. – Melancholic.

97. Nat. mur. is suitable to the persons of which temperament ?

  • (A) Fastidious.        (B) Obsessive.
  • (C) Hypochondriac. (D) Hysterical.

98. Which of the following pair is not correct ?

  • (A) Rheumatic – Spigelia.   (B) Tubercular – Baryta carb.
  • (C) Sycotic – Alumina.       (D) Haemorrhagic – Ammonium carb.

99. Which of the following medicines cannot tolerate “tea” :

  • (A) Ars. alb.    (B) Nat. carb.
  • (C) Arg. nit.     (D) Nux vom.

100. Antim, crud. patients cannot tolerate :

  • (A) Milk.             (B) Pastries.
  • (C) Coffee.          (D) Sweet.

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