Drugs and Society, Tenth Edition

Practice Quizzes

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.

1:  The consumable type of alcohol that is the psychoactive ingredient in alcoholic beverages is ______.
A: Ethylene glycol
B: Isopropanol
C: Ethanol
D: Methanol

2:  As a rule, it takes ______ the number of hours as the number of drinks consumed to sober up completely.
A: half
B: twice
C: four times
D: equal

3:  Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include all of the following except ______.
A: anxiousness
B: constipation
C: whole-body tremors
D: disorientation

4:  Prolonged heavy drinking can lead to all of the following except ______.
A: increased resistance to pneumonia and other infectious diseases
B: increased likelihood of oral cancer
C: damage to brain and peripheral nervous system
D: kidney and liver damage

5:  Fetal alcohol syndrome is characterized by all of the following except ______.
A: growth retardation before and/or after birth
B: facial deformities
C: excessive weight gain
D: mental retardation

6:  Select the incorrect statement.
A: Severe alcoholism often leads to malnutrition.
B: Alcohol contains more calories per gram than fat.
C: Alcoholics derive more than 50% of their calories from alcoholic beverages.
D: Malnutrition worsens the organ damage caused by alcohol.

7:  Sometime in their lives, almost 70 percent of all Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related traffic accident.

8:  Alcohol is associated with more than 150,000 deaths each year in the United States.

9:  The liver metabolizes alcohol at a constant rate, regardless of the amount of alcohol consumed.

10:  Only some parts of the brain and nervous system are affected and can be damaged by alcohol.

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