Take the Healing Springs Quiz!

(correct answers are at the bottom of the page)

1. Which hot spring resort once contained a bomb shelter for the President and Congress in the event of nuclear war?
a. The Greenbrier  b. The Homestead  c. French Lick  d. Warm Springs

2. In what country are the spa towns of Carlsbad and Marienbad located?
a. Germany  b. Austria  c. Czech Republic  d. Switzerland

3. Into which spring did Napolean ride his favorite horse?
a. Vittel  b. Vichy  c. Piestany  d. Salsomaggiore

4. Which American President was not a devoted hot springs visitor?
a. Washington  b. Jefferson  c. F.D. Roosevelt  d. Lincoln

5. Which Mexican spa was popular with Montezuma and other Aztec royalty?
a. Ixtapan  b. Penafiel  c. Agua Hedionda d. Rio Caliente

6. In which country is hot springs therapy (balneology) not a medical specialty?
a. France  b. Germany c. Japan  d. United States

7. Which country claims to have the largest number of hot springs in the world?
a. Japan  b. United States  c. Russia  d. Germany

8. Which California spa has hosted Mark Twain, Patch Adams and Wavy Gravy?
a. Beverly Hot Springs  b. Vichy Springs c. Sierra Hot Springs  d. Miracle Hot Springs

9. Which spa is located above a 3 million year old saline sea?
a. Saratoga Springs, NY  b. Hot Springs, AR  c. Bath, England  d. Baden-Baden, Germany

10. What is the most populous spa town in the world?
a. Beppu, Japan  b. Sofia, Bulgaria c. Salsomaggiore, Italy  d. Budapest, Hungary

11. Which disease is generally not treated by hot springs therapy?
a. cancer b. arthritis  c. heart disease  4. kidney disease

12. Which California hot spring resorts are "clothing optional"?
a. Calistoga and Vichy  b. Glen Ivy and Sycamore  c. Orr and Harbin  d. El Paraiso and Gilroy

13. In which country did the word "spa" originate?
a. France  b. England  c. Italy  d. Belgium

14. What is the scientific term for a therapeutic mud treatment?
a. climatotherapy  b. aromatherapy c. fangotherapy  d. crenotherapy

15. If  you were given a Sitz bath, which part of your body would be bathed?
a. the legs  b. the head  c. the shoulders  d. the intestines

answers: 1-a, 2-c, 3-c, 4-d, 5-c, 6-d, 7-a, 8-b, 9-a, 10-d, 11-a, 12-c, 13-d, 14-c, 15-a.


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