Hypnosis History Quiz

Hypnosis History Quiz

It is important to understand the history of a field so that you can understand how it developed and the nature of the profession. There is twelve questions to try out your knowledge about the history of the practice of hypnotism. How well do you think you will do?

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Who coined the term "hypnosis"?

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In what year did the American Medical Association approve a report for the medical uses of hypnosis?

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Who was thought to be the biggest contributor to the acceptance of hypnosis as a professional tool in the United States? He taught tens of thousands of doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists over this career

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In the United Kingdom, what year was the Hypnotism Act instituted?

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In what year were the Stanford scales created which are the standardised scale in the practice of hypnotism? 

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Who overcame dyslexic, polio and colour blindness to be one of the influential figures in the history of hypnosis?

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In what year did hypnosis become unregulated in South Australia?

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In what year did Dave Elman die of a heart attack?

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Who passed away in 2005 and is regarded as the ‘Dean of American Hypnotists’?

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What did Franz Mesmer call what he was doing when he first started?

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During the 1800s in India, who famously performed several thousand minor operations and over 300 major surgeries including amputations of limbs, breasts and scrotal tumours?

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Who was the first person to study and emphatically demonstrate once and for all that hypnosis had no connection with sleep?

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