Black Bile Humor: Definition & Overview


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Black bile was a concept created by which of the following?

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1. In addition to black bile, the following is/are humor(s).

2. How many humors did the Romans/Greeks believed existed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to learn more about black bile humor, which is an Ancient Greek medical concept related to the basic substances in the human body. The printable worksheet will allow you to read up on the topic, while the interactive quiz will test you on who developed the concept and other specific details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Who created the black bile humor concept
  • What other humors there are in Ancient Greek
  • Which element black bile represents
  • The Latin word for black bile
  • What part of the body was negatively affected by black bile

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on black bile humor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about where the term black bile comes from and what it means
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hippocrates and the four humors

Additional Learning

To learn more about Ancient Greek medical concepts, review the corresponding lesson on black bile humor. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies the four humors of the human body
  • Examines various black bile disorders
  • Discusses the different types of treatments for an overabundance of black bile humor
  • Illustrates the four humors via a comprehensive chart