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Castoreum: Quiz


Question 1: [9] Castoreum appeared in the materia medica until the 1700s, used to treat many different ailments, including headache, ________, and hysteria.
FeverMalaiseFatigue (medical)Influenza-like illness

Question 2: In ________, castoreum has largely been used as an animalic note suggesting leather, compounded with other ingredients including top, middle, and base notes as a composition.
PerfumeFragrance extractionIncenseEssential oil

Question 3: Castoreum is also used in small amounts to contribute to the flavor and odor of ________.
Tobacco smokingSmokingCigaretteTobacco advertising

Question 4: Castoreum has been traditionally used in ________ for flavoring snaps commonly referred to as "Bäverhojt".
Denmark–NorwayScandinaviaSwedenNordic countries

Question 5: [10] The Romans believed the fumes produced by burning castoreum could induce an abortion; ________ thought it could be used in the treatment of epilepsy[11]; and medieval beekeepers used it to increase honey production.
ParacelsusSpainNazi GermanyGermany

Question 6: Today, it is used in trapping, as a tincture in some perfumes[5], or touted as an ________.

Question 7: Castoreum is the name given to the exudate from the castor sacs of the mature North American Beaver Castor canadensis and the ________, Castor fiber.
DenmarkNetherlandsRussiaEuropean Beaver

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