By | March 5, 2017

 Read the following passage carefully:


Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, that attempts to treat patients with heavily diluted medicines. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term succession after each dilution under the assumption that this increases the effect of the treatment. Homeopaths call this process potentization. Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains. Homeopathic reference books known as repertories are then consulted, and a remedy is selected based on the totality of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are considered safe, but are criticized for putting patients at risk due to advice against conventional medicine such as vaccinations, anti—malarial drugs, and antibiotics. Depending on the dilution, homeopathic remedies may not contain any pharmacologically active molecules, and for such remedies to have pharmacological effect would violate fundamental principles of science. Modern homeopaths have proposed that water has a memory that allows homeopathic preparations to work without any of the original substance; however, there are no verified observations nor scientifically plausible physical mechanisms for such a phenomenon. The lack of convincing scientific evidence supporting homeopathy’s efficacy and its use of remedies lacking active ingredients have caused homeopathy to be described as pseudoscience.

Type — I Multiple Choice Questions

Choose the most appropriate option :

1.1 Homeopathy treats patients with:

(A) Heavy medicine                                                 (B) strong medicine

(C) diluted medicine                                                 (D) concentrated medicine __

1.2 Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, the procedure is known as

(A) succession            (B) potentization                      (C) dilution                (D) convention

1.3 A report of UK states that homeopathy is not more useful than a placebo because after dilution the medicine don’t contain any .

(A) chemical                                                                  (B) acid

(C) pharmacologically active substance                       (D) vaccine against diseases

1.4 Homeopathy is also termed as pseudoscience because:

(A) it is based on false notions effectiveness                (B) it lacks scientific evidence on its

 (C) it has side effects                                                         (D) it is a slow treatment

1.5 The word in the passage which means the same as the facts /objects that make you believe that something is true:

(A)  pharmacology       (B)  placebo                (C) accredited             (D) evidence       


Type- 2 Match the terms in column A with their meaning in column B.

             A                                                                       B 

(i) Hahnemann                                        (a)Homeopathy         

(ii)Succession                                      (b)a process that increases the effect of treatment        

(iii)Repertories                                   (c)Modern day consideration about homeopathy

(iv)Potentization                                (d)A German physician

(v)Pseudoscience                                (e)Serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking                  





1.1       (C) diluted medicine                                     

1.2       (A) succussion

1.3 (C) pharmacologically active substance

1.4       (B) it lacks scientific evidence on its effectiveness

1.5.      (D) evidence



1 (D)   A German physician

2(E)     Homeopathy reference books

3(A)    Modem day consideration about homeopathy

4(B)    Serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking

5(C)    Modern day consideration about homeopathy


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  1. Shailesh Post author

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