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Carminative: Quiz


Question 1: A carminative, also known as carminativum (plural carminativa), is an herb or preparation that either prevents formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract, or facilitates the expulsion of said gas, thereby combating ________.

Question 2:
Modern drugs used for the same purpose include simethicone which, rather than having physiological activity, simply lowers the ________ of gas bubbles.
Fluid staticsFluid dynamicsSurface tensionViscosity

Question 3: Carminatives are often mixtures of ________ and herbal spices with a tradition in folk medicine for this use.
PerfumeEssential oilAromatherapyPeppermint

Question 4: The British politician ________ has stated that "Carminative" is his favorite word[1].
David CameronKen LivingstoneBrian PaddickBoris Johnson

Question 5: The English author ________ includes a long passage (chapter 20) about the word "carminative" in his novel Crome Yellow.
Antic HayAldous HuxleyBrave New WorldIsland (novel)

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