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IELTS Reading - True, False, Not Given - Example 10
IELTS Reading – True, False, Not Given – Example 10

IELTS Reading – True, False, Not Given – Example 10

Sample Answer Passage

The practice of homeopathy was first developed by the German physician Samuel Hahnemann. During research in the 1790s, Hahnemann began experimenting with quinine, an alkaloid derived from cinchona bark that was well known at the time to have a positive effect on fever. Hahnemann started dosing himself with quinine while in a state of good health and reported in his journals that his extremities went cold, he experienced palpitations, “infinite anxiety”, a trembling and weakening of the limbs, reddening cheeks, and thirst. “In short,” he concluded, “all the symptoms of relapsing fever presented themselves successively…” Hahnemann’s main observation was that things which create problems for healthy people cure those problems in sick people, and this became his first principle of homeopathy: similia similibus (with help from the same). While diverging from the principle of apothecary practice at the time, which was contraria contrariis (with help from the opposite), the efficacy of similia similibus was reaffirmed by subsequent developments in the field of vaccinations. Hahnemann’s second principle was minimal dosing – treatments should be taken in the most diluted format which remain effective. In case it negated any possible toxic effects of similia similibus

Questions:

1.German Physician Hippocrates first introduced the practice of homeopathy. 

2. During the 1790s, Quinine, an alkaloid was widely used to reduce fever as it had positive effects. 

3. The first principle of homeopathy was the things that cured problems in the sick people created problems in the healthy people. 

4. The second principle of homeopathy by Hahnemann is The Single Remedy theory, in which only one homeopathic remedy can be given at any one time 

5. Even in the pink of his health, Hahnemann started dosing himself with Quinine. 

Answers:

1. German Physician Hippocrates first introduced the practice of homeopathy – False

2. During the 1790s, Quinine, an alkaloid, was widely used to reduce the fever as it had positive effects – True. 

3. The first principle of homeopathy was the things that cured problems in the sick people created problems in the healthy people – True. 

4. The second principle of homeopathy by Hahnemann is The Single Remedy theory , in which only one homeopathic remedy can be given at any one time – Not Given. 

5. Even in the pink of his health, Hahnemann started dosing himself with Quinine – True. 

Explanation of the Answers:

For the first question, it is mentioned in the passage that it was the German physician who first developed the practice of homeopathy. So, the statement is False. Here Develop refers to Introduce. 

For the second question, it is given that during the 1790s, Quinine, an alkaloid derived from cinchona bark, was well known as it had positive effects on fever. So, the statement is True. 

For the third question, it is clearly mentioned in the passage that Hahnemann’s first principle of homeopathy was that the things that created problems for healthy people cured sick people’s problems. So, the statement is True. 

For the fourth question, it is not mentioned anywhere in the passage that the second principle of Hahnemann is The Single Remedy theory in which only one homeopathic remedy can be given at any one point in time. So, the statement is Not Given. 

For the fifth question, in the passage, Hahnemann started dosing himself with Quinine even in the state of his good health. So, the statement is True. Here State of good health refers to the pink of his health. 

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