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You're Only Allowed To Drink Alcohol If You Can Pass This Quiz

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  1. 1. Alcohol is a ________ ?

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    stimulant
    hallucinogen
    depressant
    performance enhancer

    Also known as sedatives, depressants are substances that can slow your brain activity and therefore the signals between your brain and your body. Alcohol can make you feel energetic at first like a stimulant, but overall its effects are that of a depressant.

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  2. 2. Which alcohol will make you the drunkest?

    Beer
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    Beer
    Shots
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    Shots
    Wine
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    Wine
    Depends on how fast you're drinking them
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    Depends on how fast you're drinking them
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It’s not necessarily the amount of alcohol you drink but how fast you drink it that matters.

    Shots usually get people drunkest because it's easier to drink them quickly and they have a higher concentration of alcohol. But you can get just as drunk if you're chugging beers.

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  3. 3. At what blood alcohol content (BAC) level are you considered impaired?

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    0.8
    0.08
    0.1
    0.15
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol is 0.08 BAC.

    The legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol is 0.08 BAC. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  4. 4. What is a fragmentary blackout?

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    When you can't remember anything from a night of drinking.
    When you have some memories and periods of missing time from when you were drinking.
    When you have a hard time staying awake and are in and out of sleep while drinking.
    When you get a half vanilla, half chocolate Frosty from Wendy's after drinking.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A fragmentary blackout — a brownout — is when you have fuzzy memories and missing periods of time from when you were drinking.

    For example, if you remember walking into the bar, and then remember being at Denny’s, but then the next memory you have is brushing your teeth, then you had a fragmentary blackout.

    A fragmentary blackout — a brownout — is when you have fuzzy memories and missing periods of time from when you were drinking. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  5. 5. What is an en bloc blackout?

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    When you can't remember an entire chunk of your life from drinking.
    When you drink so much you fall asleep.
    When you have blurry memories from a night of drinking.
    When you take a late-night stroll after drinking.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    An en bloc blackout is when you have no absolutely no memories for a chunk of time after drinking.

    So if you started drinking at a friend’s house and then woke up the next day in your bed with no recollection of how you got there, then you had an en bloc blackout.

    An en bloc blackout is when you have no absolutely no memories for a chunk of time after drinking. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  6. 6. Which drug will probably make you feel drunker or black out more quickly?

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    Adderall
    Xanax
    Ibuprofen
    Cocaine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Xanax will probably make you feel drunker or black out more easily if you take it while drinking alcohol.

    Stimulants like cocaine may keep you awake longer so you can drink more. But any medication with a sedative effect — Xanax, Ambien, or opioids like oxycodone — can make it easier for you to black out, and possibly even die.

    Xanax will probably make you feel drunker or black out more easily if you take it while drinking alcohol.
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  7. 7. Alcohol affects which part of your brain?

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    Cerebellum
    Amygdala
    Hippocampus
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    When you drink, alcohol affects almost every single part of your brain.

    It only takes a couple of drinks — depending on genetics and tolerance — for alcohol to enter your bloodstream and make its way to your brain, directly interfering with the areas that tell your body what to do.

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  8. 8. Which part of the brain is associated with blacking out?

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    Cerebellum
    Hippocampus
    Pons
    Medulla
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Blackouts happen when the hippocampus is affected by alcohol.

    When you’re at a BAC of 0.08 to 0.1, alcohol starts to affect the hippocampus, which is the area of the brain that’s in charge of consolidating information from your sensory organs, your body, your thoughts, and your feelings to create memories.

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  9. 9. What should you do if you want to sober up quickly?

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    Take a nap
    Drink a cup of coffee
    Take a cold shower
    None of the above

    The only thing you can do to sober up is wait for your body to digest all of the alcohol. Showering, drinking coffee, exercising, or sleeping isn't going to speed up the process.

    The only thing that will sober you up is time.
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  10. 10. What is considered a normal alcohol concentration for regular beer?

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    8%
    3%
    5%
    10%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A 5% alcohol beer is considered the norm, so keep in mind that your 8% IPA is technically considered more than one standard drink.

    A 5% alcohol beer is considered the norm, so keep in mind that your 8% IPA is technically considered more than one standard drink. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
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  11. 11. What is considered one drink according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)?

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    12 oz beer
    6 oz wine
    2 oz liquor
    All of the above
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A 12 oz beer is a standard-size drink, as long as it's around 5% alcohol.

    According to the NIAAA, a standard-size glass of wine is 5 oz and a standard-sized shot of liquor is 1.5 oz.

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  12. 12. What is considered a normal alcohol concentration for wine?

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    12%
    7%
    5%
    15%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A regular table wine usually has around 12% alcohol.

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  13. 13. What is considered a normal alcohol concentration for distilled spirits?

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    80%
    20%
    40%
    55%
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Distilled liquor usually has around 40% alcohol.

    Distilled liquor usually has around 40% alcohol.
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  14. 14. Which of these could damage your liver if you consume it while drinking?

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    L-ascorbic acid
    Acetaminophen
    Fatty foods
    Carotenoids
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You shouldn't take acetaminophens while drinking.

    Aaron White, PhD, senior scientific adviser to the director of the NIAAA, says that taking acetaminophens — like Tylenol — while you're drinking or even a day after you've been drinking could really damage your liver. Don't do it.

    You shouldn't take acetaminophens while drinking.
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You're Only Allowed To Drink Alcohol If You Can Pass This Quiz

Yikes, you need to review a little before you pick up an alcoholic beverage.

Obviously booze trivia isn't the deciding factor in whether or not you can (or should) drink. But if you are going to consume adult beverages, it's good to know how they will affect your brain and body.

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Okay, okay. You know some stuff.

So we know booze trivia isn't the deciding factor in whether or not you should drink. But if you are going to partake in adult beverage consumption, it's good to know how it will affect your brain and body.

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All right, you can drink alcohol. Cheers!

Okay, booze trivia obviously isn't the deciding factor in whether or not you should imbibe. But drinking can be dangerous and it's GREAT that you understand how adult beverages can affect your brain and body. Kudos to you.

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