I know this is an old thread...
However, I just took my NCBTMB test today (passed!) and the questions listed above from 'KneadingU' are VERY indicative to what was on my test.
I didn't study much at all and finished my massage school in June, so it's been awhile and somehow I still passed. I retain info fairly well and am a good test taker, though.
Unfortunately you are not told what you got right or wrong on your test...
My massage education was very thorough, except we didn't go over the actual meridian channels. I did, however, make educated guesses (when I came to the questions regarding meridians) based off of one main piece of information I remembered from one day in school:
Yin is feminine, dark, moist, dense, anterior, medial
Yang is male, light, dry, hollow, posterior, lateral
I based my "educated guesses" off of remembering that.
Here's a link I just found that reiterates this in context:http://www.shen-nong.com/eng/principles ... idian.html
Classification of Meridians
The Meridian System has 12 principal meridians that correspond to the yin and yang organs and the pericardium. (Yin organs are usually those without an empty cavity, and include the liver, heart, spleen, lungs, and kidneys. Yang organs are organs with an empty cavity such as the gall bladder, small intestine, stomach, large intestine and bladder. In TCM, yin and yang organs are physiological functional units that incorporate a much broader meaning then common western thinking.
) Meridians linked with yin organs are known as yin meridians; if they are linked to yang organs, they are known as yang meridians. In addition to the12 principal meridians, there are eight extra meridians and smaller network-like luo meridians. Among the eight extra meridians, the Governing Vessel and the Conception Vessel are considered the most important channels, because they contain acupuncture points which are independent of the twelve principal meridians.
When you click on the link in the above text (on the website) that says '12 principal meridians', this is the set of links it goes to:
>>Distribution of the twelve meridians in the body
>>Characteristics of meridian flow
>>Arm Tai Yin Lung Meridian
>>Arm Yang Ming Large Intestine Meridian
>>Leg Yang Ming Stomach Meridian
>>Leg Tai Yin Spleen Meridian
>>Arm Shao Yin Heart Meridian
>>Arm Tai Yang Small Intestine Meridian
>>Leg Tai Yang Bladder Meridian
>>Leg Shao Yin Kidney Meridian
>>Arm Jue Yin Pericardium Meridian
>>Arm Shao Yang Triple Burner Meridian
>>Leg Shao Yang Gall Bladder Meridian
>> Leg Jue in Liver Meridian
Hope this may help