Kerala PSC Tutor in Homeopathy Pharmacy Exam paper 2004

A series  170/2005     Maximum: 100 marks     Time : 1 hour 15 minutes
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1.Berberin is found in :

  • (A) Berberis vulgaris. (B) Argemon mexicana.
  • (C) Both the above.   (D) None of the above.

2. In L.M. potency preparation the size of globules used is :

  • (A) 5-Size.    (B) 20-Size.
  • (C) 30-Size.  (D) 40-Size.

3. Which species of Aloe is used in Homoeopathy ?

  • (A) Aloe zizibar       (B) Aloe coraco.
  • (C) Aloe socotrina.  (D) Aloe vera.

4. The abbreviation for “Use if necessary” is :

  • (A) A.C.     (B) S.O.S.
  • (C) C.M.     (D) H.S.S.

5. The method used for separating volatile solid from non-volatile solid is called :

  • (A) Evaporation.     (B) Sublimation.
  • (C) Crystallization. (D) Decantation.

6. Spermaceti physical nature is :

  • (A) Solid. ,        (B) Liquid.
  • (C) Semisolid. (D) Vapours.

7. Centicimal potency is discussed in :

  • (A) Vth Edition of Organon.    (B) VIth Edition of Organon.
  • (C) Materia medica pura.       (D) Chronic diseases.

8. Metalic hard and stony hard drugs are triturated for Ix or 1c for^

  • (A) One hour.     (B) Two hours.
  • (C) Three hours. (D) Four hours.

9. Class V of old class deals with :

  • (A) Mother tinctures.     (B) Alcoholic solutions.
  • (C) Aqueous solutions. (D) Mother solutions.

10. Mullen oil is :

  • (A) An oil extract.      (B) Alcoholic extract,
  • (C) Aqueous extract   (D) Glycerin extract.

11. Inspissated Juice is used from :

  • (A) Arnica.   (B) Grindalia.
  • (C) Aloe.      (D) Guaicum.

12. Binding material used for the tabloid preparation is :

  • (A) Starch.    (B) Sugar.
  • (C) Glycerin. (D) Calcium powder.

13. Globules are manufactured in a machine called

  • (A) Rotary.         (B) Evaporator.
  • (C) Coating pan. (D) Granulator.

14. 1 grain powder is equal to :

  • (A) 65 mg.      (B) 80 mg.
  • (C) 90 mg.      (D) 100 mg.

16. 1 ml of alcohol can give :

  • (A) 46 drops.     (B) 17 drops.
  • (C) 20 drops.     (D) 35 drops.

16. Homoeopathic drugs prepared by using other systems drug are called

  • (A) Isopathic drugs.        (B) Tautopathic drugs.
  • (C) Homoeopathic drugs. (D) Allopathic drugs.

17. Sepia is prepared by using the method of

  • (A) Mother tincture.     (B) Alcoholic solution.
  • (C) Aqueous solution.  (D) Trituration.

18. The latest Bi-nominal system of nomenclature is introduced by :

  • (A) Linneus.           (B) Bentham and Hooker.
  • (C) TakhatJ’an      . (D) Gibs.

19. The earliest Homoeopathic Pharmaceutical Industry established in Philadelphia U.S.A. is :

  • (A) Boeric&Tafle.     (B) Boiron.
  • (C) Madus.             (D) Willmar Scwabe.

20. Manufacture ofHomoeo drugs dealt in .sub rule

  • (A) 85.    (B) 92.
  • (C) 67.    (D) 71.

21. Which type of solutions throwout crystals

  • (A) Perfect solutions.             (B) Unsaturated solutions.
  • (C) Over saturated solutions  (D) Aqueous solutions.

22. Loganiaceae family members are

  • (A) Nux vomica.          (B) Ignatia amara.
  • (C) Both of the above. (D) None of the above.

23. Cephalandra and Bryonia belongs to

  • (A) Compositae.     (B) Solanaceae.
  • (C) Cucurbitaceae. (D) Asteraceae.

24. In Anacardium occidentale the part used is

  • (A) Seeds.         (B) Kernel.
  • (C) Fruit.            (D) Juice of Epicarp.

25. In which year the first Pharmacopoeia is published in Homeo :

  • (A) 1790.     (B) 17S6.
  • (C) 1805. . ‘ (D) 1825.

26. A substance which can cure a disease is called

  • (A) Drug.       (B) Medicine.
  • (C) Remedy.  (D) All the three.

27.A mother tincture is

  • (A) An alcoholic solution.   (B) Alcoholic extract.
  • (C) Dilution of the drug.      (D) Aquo alcoholic extract.

28.Glonoin is the drug prepared from

  • (A) Glycerin trichloride.   (B) Nitroglycerin.
  • (C) Triglycerides.           (D) Benzene.

29.Chemical formula of camphor is

  • (A) C10H140.       (B) C10H16O
  • (C) C10H10N4O    (D) C3H5N3O9

30.Graminaceae members are

  • (A) Avena eativa.  (B) Cynodon dactylon.
  • (C) Both the two.  (D) None of the above.

31.Ficus relegios belongs to

  • (A) Meliaceae.   (B) Moraceae.
  • (C) Urticaceae.  (D) Myrtaceae.

32.Cinnaberis is a:

  • (A) Zinc compound.      (B) Lead compound.
  • (C) Copper compound.  (D) Mercuric compound.

33.  % of the dispensing alcohol is :

  • (A) 95%.     (B) 88%.
  • (C) 75%.     (D) 91%.

34.60. O.P. alcohol % is :

  • (A) 94.5 %.  (B) 91.4%.
  • (C) 60%.      (D) 57%.t

35.Arbur vita is the common name for

  • (A) Abrotenum.                     (B) Abrus precatorious.
  • (C) Thalaspi bursa pastoris.   (D) Thuja.

36. Lachaais male snake is :

  • (A) Larger than the female.     (B) Equal is size.
  • (C) Smaller than the female.   (D) All possible.

37. Morbid products with which drugs are prepared are called

  • (A) Sarcodes.     (B) Nosodes.
  • (C) Medicines.    (D) Remedies.

38. Posology is the Doctrine of:

  • (A) Medicine. (B) Potency.
  • (C) Dosage. (D) None.

.39. What are the sources of Homoeopathic Pharmacy

  • (A) Materia Medica Pura  . (B) Organon of Medicine.
  • (C) Chronic diseases.        (D) All the above.

40. When a medicine exhibit affinity for a particular system or organ in the body it is called :

  • (A) Polychrest remedy.    (B) Indicated medicine.
  • (C) Organopathic drug.     (D) Proved drug.

41. In which aporism of Organon VI edition 50 millicimal potencies are discussed.

  • (A) 207.    (B) 250.
  • (C) 270.    (D) 170.

42. How many scales use triturations

  • (A) One.       (B) Two.
  • (C) Three. ..  (D) All.

43. To get 1 X trituration the drug and sugar of milk are taken in a ratio of:

  • (A) 1:9. .    (B) 1:99.
  • (C) 1: 4.     (D) 1: 2.

44. Can the solid trituration be converted in to liquid dilution at:

  • (A) 6X.      (B) 8X.
  • (C) 10 X  . (D) All the above.

46. Succussion is the process used for potentising :

  • (A) Solid drugs.      (B) Insoluble drugs.
  • (C) Soluble drugs. (D) All the above.

46. What is the drug power of mother tinctures in Class III ?

  • (A) 1/2.     (B) 1/6.
  • (C) 1/10     (D) 1/100.

47. According to old method most juicy plants belong to ?

  • (A) Class I.    (B) Class II.
  • (C) Class III.   (D) Class IV.

48. The fundamental rule for the Class III Q is discussed in Materia Medica Pura under :

  • (A) Bryonia.   (B) Cactus g.
  • (C) Silicia.     (D) Squilla.

49. What is the drug strength of Sulphur mother tincture ?

  • (A) 1/2.        (B) 1/10.
  • (C) 1/1000.  (D) 1/5000.

50. What is the drug strength of Cactus grandiflora Q ?

  • (A) 1/10.     (B) 1/20.
  • (C) 1/2.       (D) 1/100.

61. Calcaria carb is prepared from which layer of oister shell:

  • (A) Inner layer.    (B) Middle layer.
  • (C) Outer layer.    (D) All of them.

62. Desicator is used for removing the :

  • (A) Dust.       (B) Moisture.
  • (C) Acidity. . (D) None of them.

53. Which part of the plant Bryonia is used for preparing Q ?

  • (A) Roots.    (B) Bark.
  • (C) Stem.    (D) Leaves.

64. Rhododendron is prepared from

  • (A) Leaves.                         (B) Flowers
  • (C) Flower buds and leaves. (D) Fruit.

66. Lac filinum is the milk obtained from a healthy :

  • (A) Dog.      (B) Cat.
  • (C) Cow.      (D) Horse.

56. For preservation of Flouric acid the glass bottles which are used are

  • (A) Ambar colour. (B) White colour.
  • (C) Blue colour.    (D) Gutta purcha.

67. What is the molecular weight of water ?

  • (A) 16.    (B) 18.
  • (C) 20.    (D) 22.

68. When a boiled solution of sugar of milk containing starch is treated with solution of lodin will turn it:

  • (A) Red.             (B) Brown.
  • (C) White curdy. (D) Blue.

69. If chlorides to be tested the silver nitrate is added to give a

  • (A) Green P.P.T.             (B) Red P.P.T.
  • (C) White curdy P.P.T    (D) Brown P.P.T.

60. What is the formula of Ethanol ?

  • (A) CH3CHO.      (B) C2H5OH.
  • (C) C3H7Oh.       (D) CH2CH3COOH.

61. Boiling point of Ethyl alcohol is :

  • (A) 78.5 °C.      (B) 90.5 °C.
  • (C) 85.2 °C.      (D) 100 °C.

62. Glycerin vehicle is obtained from :

  • (C) Mineral source.     (D) All the three.
  • (A) Animal source.     (B) Plant source.

63. Venums are preserved in :

  • (A) Alcohol.     (B) Water.
  • (C) Glycerin.    (D) Acetone.

64. The fundamental principle for the dose should be :

  • (A) Singleness.    (B) Simpleness.
  • (C) Similarity.       (D) All the three.

66. Volume II of  HPI contain the drug monographs ranging :

  • (A) 108.    (B) 115.
  • (C) 100.     (D) 170.

66. Linaments are prepared from

  • (A) Alcohol.       (B) Distilled water.
  • (C) Olive oil.     (D) Rosmary oil.

67. Which part is called the body of the prescription ?

  • (A) Superscription.     (B) Subscription.
  • (C) Inscription.           (D) Signa.

68. Legally important part of the Signa is :

  • (A) Signature of the physician.   (B) Registration No.
  • (C) Date.                                  (D) All the three.

69. In old classification triturations are discussed in :

  • (A) Class Vl1    (B) Class VIII.
  • (C) Class IX.     (D) All the three.

70. Drugs can be standardise by :

  • (A) Physical assaying.     (B) Chemical assaying.
  • (C) Biological assaying.    (D) All the three.

71. First Homoeopathic Pharmacy is compiled by :

  • (A) Close.     (B) Caspar!.
  • (C) Herring.   (D) Staff

72. Placebo is discussed in the Organon in article

  • (A) 270.           (B) 267.
  • (C) 281.           (D) 247

73. Ethanol is chemically

  • (A) Monohydric.  (B) Dihydric.
  • (C) Trihydric.      (D) Tetrahydric.

74. Lachasia is introduced by

  • (A) Kent.     (B) Boening Hausen.
  • (C) Herring. (D) Lippe.

75. Petroselinum belongs to

  • (A) Mineral source.    (B) Plant source.
  • (C) Chemical source. (D) Animal source.

76. All Mother tinctures are standardized at 1/10 D.S. by

  • (A) Hahnemann.       (B) New method.
  • (C) Pharmacopoeia. (D) Organon of medicine.

77. Club moss is the common name for

  • (A) Thuja.            (B) Fucus.
  • (C) Lycopodium.  (D) Arnica.

78. M. Bhattacharya & Co. Pharmacopoeia is published in

  • (A) 1900.        (B) 1892.
  • (C) 1920.        (D) 1972.

79. Purification of commercial Lactose is developed by

  • (A) Staff.       (B) Coolen.
  • (C) Lavoishe. (D) Dunham.

80. To separate the solute from solvent the method used is

  • (A) Filtration.       (B) Distillation.
  • (C) Sublimation    (D) Decantation.

81. In class IX of old method the drug and vehicle ratio is :

  • (A) 1:9.     (B) 1:99.
  • (C) 2:9.      (D) 1:4.

82. Digitalis belongs to the family .

  • (A) Compositae.   (B) Scrophluraceae
  • (C) Solanaceae.   (D) Rananculaceae.

83. Bufo rana is the drug prepared from

  • (A) Toad.     (B) Snail. .
  • (C) Snake.   (D) Lizard.

84. Santonine is the active principle of:

  • (A) Belladonna.   (B) Satalum album.
  • (C) Cina.            (D) Pulsatilla.

85. Rule 67 of Sale of Homoeo drugs the duration of licence is discussed in :

  • (A) 67—C.   (B) 67—D.
  • (C) 67—E.      (D) 67—B.

86. Route of administration of drugs is dealt in

  • (A) Pharmacognosy.   (B) Pharmacology.
  • (C) Pharmaconomy.    (D) Pharmacoproxy.

87. One who conduct proving experiment is called

  • (A) Prover. .           (B) Ideal prover.
  • (C) Master prover.  (D) None of the above.

88. Temporary hardness of water is because of the presence of:

  • (A) Sulphates      .(B) Phosphates.
  • (C) Carbonates.   (D) Chlorides.

89. Decimal potencies are explained in

  • (A) V edition of Organon.(B) VI edition of Organon.
  • (C) Both the two.            (D) None of the above.

90. Night blooming Cereus is the name for=

  • (A) Helianthus anus.    (B) Cactus g.
  • (C) Claendula              (D) ChamomiUa.

91. Passion flower of Passiflora incamata the part used is

  • (A) Leaves        (B) Roots.
  • (C) Flowers.     (D) Fruits.

92. Skunk is the material obtained from

  • (A) Musk deer.                  (B) Toad skin.
  • (C) Anal gland of wild cat.   (D) Snake venum.

93. Propaintriol ia the chemical name of

  • (A) Methyl alcohol   .(B) Ethyl alcohol.
  • (C) Glycerin         .(D) Benzene.

94. Mercurialifl perinnis belongs to

  • (A) Animal kingdom.      (B) Mineral kingdom.
  • (C) Plant kingdom.        (D) Chemicals.

96. I.H.P. Vol I contain Monographs of:

  • (A) 170 Drugs.     (B) 210 Drugs.
  • (C) 118 Drugs.     (D) 180 Drugs.

96. Extraction of Mother tinctures from dry drug materials is carried out by the process of:

  • (A) Filteration.    (B) Sublimation.
  • (C) Maceration.  (D) Percolation.

97. Karl Fisher method of moisture estimation is otherwise known as :

  • (A) Gravimetric method     (B) Tolune method.
  • (C) Volumetric method.     (D) Titrimetric method.

98. Imponderable drugs are introduced by Hahnemann in Organon of medicine in the article

  • (A) 274    . (B) 267.
  • (C) 282.     (D) 286.

99. Homoeopathic doses are synonymous for

  • (A) Infmitissimal doses.    (B) Microdoses.
  • (C) Minimal doses.           (D) Optimal doses.

100. Common name of Andrographis paniculata is :

  • (A) Babchi.       (B) Somraj.
  • (C) Kalmegh.  . (D). Kurchi.

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  1. Answer of qn 18- is linnaeus.not bentham and hooker.
    Binomial nomenclature was given by Carolus Linnaeus.
    Bentham and hooker classified the phanerogams (seed producing plants.The phanerogams were divided into three classes – Dicotyledonae, Gymnospermae and Monocotyledonae.

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