The Four Humors


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The first to believe that a person could be influenced by humors was:

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1. _____ wrote that the excess or too little humor caused illness, while _____ wrote that excess or too little humor causes temperaments and personality

2. What are the four humors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set is useful for assessing your understanding of the four humors that the body produces. It's important to know the origins of the four humors, and what each of them are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Major contributions to information about the humors
  • Originator of the belief in the effect of humors
  • What the four humors are
  • Excess black bile effects

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet gives students a chance to use the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the humors to answer questions about health effects
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding facts about the four humors
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medical philosophy lesson

Additional Learning

To understand more about humorism, review the related lesson called The Four Humors. The lesson includes these objectives:

  • Explain what humorism is
  • Differentiate between how the humors affect health and personality
  • Understand what each of the four humors are
  • Understand the temperaments associated with the four humors
  • Know the seasons associated with each humor