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Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 

 1. 

Alcohol is considered a drug because
a.
it causes a change in a person’s physical and emotional state.
b.
it is a regulated substance.
c.
it is made from naturally occurring substances such as sugar.
d.
it is a naturally occurring substance found in beer and wine.
 
 

 2. 

Which of the following is not a short-term effect of alcohol?
a.
nausea
c.
enhanced vision
b.
vomiting
d.
memory loss
 
 

 3. 

Which of the following is not a long-term effect of alcohol?
a.
hepatitis
c.
hangover
b.
cirrhosis
d.
brain damage
 
 

 4. 

Which of the following is a good reason not to drink alcohol?
a.
Alcohol abuse is harmful to your body.
b.
It is illegal for people under the age of 21 to drink.
c.
It would disappoint my parents if I was caught drinking.
d.
all of the above
 
 

 5. 

Drinking alcohol at inappropriate times is known as
a.
alcoholism.
c.
binge drinking.
b.
alcohol abuse.
d.
intoxication.
 
 

 6. 

Which is not a stage of alcoholism?
a.
drinking and driving
c.
addiction
b.
problem drinking
d.
dependence
 
 

 7. 

Which of the following is a warning sign of alcoholism?
a.
closer and better friendships
b.
better coping skills
c.
easygoing manner around people
d.
professional and personal relationship problems
 
 

 8. 

Which of the following is a negative effect that alcohol can have on a family?
a.
violence
b.
unpredictable behavior
c.
children are often neglected and isolated
d.
all of the above
 
 

 9. 

Which of the following effects does alcohol have on society?
a.
decrease in medical bills
b.
lost productivity due to alcohol-related illness and premature death
c.
fewer alcohol-related accidents
d.
decrease in crime
 
 

 10. 

Which of the following is a treatment option for overcoming alcoholism?
a.
inpatient treatment center
c.
counseling and support groups
b.
outpatient treatment center
d.
all of the above
 
 

 11. 

What is the number one cause of death among teens?
a.
drowning
c.
suicide
b.
homicide
d.
motor vehicle accidents
 
 

 12. 

What are the new laws called that make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to drive with any amount of alcohol in his or her system?
a.
zero tolerance laws
c.
MADD laws
b.
underage drinking laws
d.
SADD laws
 
 

 13. 

Which of the following is unlikely to result from alcohol abuse?
a.
jail or probation time
b.
participation in unplanned sexual activity
c.
unintentional injury
d.
achieving your short- and long-term goals
 
 

 14. 

If you were organizing an educational campaign on the dangers of drinking alcohol, you would most likely have a guest speaker from which of the following organizations?
a.
SADD
c.
PLO
b.
PTA
d.
FAA
 
 

 15. 

Some teens are lured into drinking alcohol because
a.
they feel pressure from their peers.
b.
they wish to mask some emotional pain.
c.
they think alcohol will improve their image.
d.
all of the above
 
 

 16. 

Which of the following is a controllable risk factor for alcoholism?
a.
genes
c.
age that drinking begins
b.
environment
d.
None of the above
 
 

 17. 

Help for alcoholics and family members of alcoholics is available through
a.
Al-Anon.
c.
Alcoholics Anonymous.
b.
hospital programs.
d.
all of the above
 
 

 18. 

Which of the following is true of alcoholism?
a.
It affects only the alcoholic.
c.
Recovery can be an ongoing process.
b.
It is a mental illness.
d.
all of the above
 
Completion
Complete each statement.

Completion (Answers)

a.

symptoms
 

 

a.

intoxication

 

 

b.

alcoholism

 

 

b.

liver

 

 

c.

0.08
 

 

c.

legal
 

 

d.

codependency
 

 

d.

hepatitis

 

 

e.

inhibitions

 

 

e.

denial
 

 

a.

concentration

 

 

a.

Alateen
 

 

b.

0.10

 

 

b.

baby

 

 

c.

social

 

 

c.

malnutrition
 

 

d.

male

 

 

d.

violence

 

 

 

 19. 

The ____________________ of a hangover include headache, nausea, upset stomach, and dizziness.
 

 20. 

The state of being affected by alcohol is called ____________________.
 

 21. 

The state of being emotionally and physically addicted to alcohol is called ____________________.
 

 22. 

Cirrhosis is a condition in which healthy cells of the ____________________ are replaced by scar tissue.
 

 23. 

A person caught driving with a blood alcohol level of ____________________ or greater will be arrested for “driving under the influence” (DUI).
 

 24. 

The ____________________ age required to purchase alcohol is 21.
 

 25. 

In a condition known as ____________________, a family member sacrifices his own needs to meet the needs of an addict.
 

 26. 

Long-term drinking can lead to ____________________, an inflammation of the liver.
 

 27. 

The natural limits that people put on their behaviors are called ____________________.
 

 28. 

An addict in ____________________ cannot see the symptoms of his or her addiction.
 

 29. 

The amount of alcohol in a person’s blood expressed as a percentage, is blood alcohol ____________________.
 

 30. 

Teens who belong to ____________________ learn ways to cope with alcoholic parents.
 

 31. 

In some states, a person with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of about ____________________ or higher who is caught driving will be charged with “driving while intoxicated” (DWI).
 

 32. 

When a mother-to-be drinks during pregnancy, fetal alcohol syndrome may occur in her ____________________.
 

 33. 

In many cases, initial experimentation with drinking alcohol gradually becomes ____________________ drinking.
 

 34. 

Substituting food for alcohol may lead to health problems such as ____________________ in alcoholics.
 

 35. 

The ____________________ children of alcoholic fathers have a 25 percent risk of becoming alcoholics.
 

 36. 

Alcohol plays a major role in ____________________ and crime.
 

Matching
 
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement.
a.
Al-Anon
d.
dementia
b.
alcohol
e.
DUI
c.
hangover
f.
anemia
 
 

 37. 

set of uncomfortable physical effects that are caused by excessive alcohol use
 
 

 38. 

the drug in wine, beer, and liquor that causes intoxication
 
 

 39. 

driving under the influence
 
 

 40. 

decrease in red blood cells or hemoglobin
 
 

 41. 

decrease in brain function that includes personality changes and memory loss
 
 

 42. 

helps the family, spouse, and friends of an alcoholic
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section: Alcohol Affects the Body

Write “Aon the line in front of a short-term effect of alcohol. Write “Bon the line in front of a long-term effect of alcohol.

______ 43. diminished immune system function and decreased ability of the body to absorb vitamins

______ 44. cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver cancer, brain and heart damage

______ 45. reduced reaction time and impaired judgment, self-control, memory

______ 46. nausea, vomiting, poor vision, blackout, coma, death

______ 47. possible cancer of the mouth, esophagus, and stomach

Section: Alcoholism Affects the Family and Society

Write “Aon the line in front of each phrase that describes warning signs of alcoholism. Write “Bon the line in front of each phrase that describes effects of alcoholism. Write “Con the line in front of names of treatments for alcoholism.

Letters may be used more than once.

_____ 48. problem drinking, tolerance to alcohol, dependence on alcohol, addiction to alcohol

_____ 49. drinking to deal with anger, frustration, and disappointment; changing friends, personal habits, and interests; being defensive about drinking; feeling depressed; drinking more for the same high; drinking alone; drinking to get drunk; experiencing memory lapses as a result of drinking alcohol

_____ 50. family members feel guilty, neglected, and isolated; family members act as enablers and ignore their own needs; family members are recipients of unpredictable behavior and violence

_____ 51. Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alateen

_____ 52. car wrecks, drownings, crime, destruction of family, missed days of school or work, high costs for treatment of alcohol-related illnesses, high costs of public services required as a result of alcohol-related crime

Section: Teens and Alcohol

Write “Aon the line in front of each phrase that describes how alcohol impairs driving skills. Write “Bon the line in front of each phrase that describes possible risks of underage drinking. Write “Con the line in front of each phrase that describes ways to discourage underage drinking. Letters may be used more than once.

_____ 53. motor vehicle accident, injuries, expensive fines, arrest for DUI, loss of driver’s license

_____ 54. planning alcohol-free activities, joining an organization that promotes the awareness of the dangers of drunk driving

_____ 55. minor in possession (MIP) charge, public intoxication (PI) charge, jail term, probation, unplanned sexual activity

_____ 56. practicing saying no to alcohol, avoiding situations in which alcohol is served

_____ 57. slows your reaction, affects your vision, makes you drowsy, reduces your coordination

Alcohol

PART I

Match each term on the left with its definition on the right.

______ 58. alcoholism

______ 59. cirrhosis

______ 60. designated driver

______ 61. binge drinking

______ 62. intoxication

______ 63. enabling

a. the physical and mental changes produced by drinking alcohol

b. a person who chooses not to drink alcohol in a social setting so that he or she can safely drive others home

c. the act of drinking five or more drinks in one sitting

d. helping an addict avoid the negative consequences of his or her behavior

e. a disease in which healthy liver cells are replaced by useless scar tissue; most often caused by long-term alcohol abuse

a. a disease that causes a person to lose control of his or her drinking behavior; a physical and emotional addiction to alcohol

PART II

Write the letter of the best answer in the blank.

______ 64. Alcohol is a dangerous drug because it

a. is absorbed in the bloodstream.

b. travels to the brain.

c. can change the way the body functions.

d. gives some people a sense of excitement.

______ 65. Jack drank three bottles of beer in two hours. This is enough

alcohol to

a. make him feel relaxed.

b. impair his vision.

c. affect his coordination.

d. All of the above

______ 66. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to

a. nausea and vomiting.

b. irreversible brain damage.

c. irreversible hearing damage.

d. All of the above

______67. Which of the following are treatment options for alcoholics?

a. inpatient treatment programs

b. outpatient treatment programs

c. self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous

d. all of the above

______68. Jennifer has been having arguments with her parents about her boyfriend. Her grades at school have also been dropping. Jennifer is upset and feeling depressed. She goes to a party and begins to drink. Jennifer is most likely drinking

a. to forget her problems.

b. to be glamorous.

c. for excitement.

d. to feel relaxed.

______69. Which of the following is a good reason to drink?

a. to feel more mature

b. to fit in with friends

c. to get high

d. none of the above

______70. Which of the following are two organizations that educate people on the dangers of alcohol?

a. SADD and MADD

b. BADD and SADD

c. GLAD and BADD

d. ACLU and MADD

______71. A person who has to have a regular “fix” of alcohol is in the stage of alcoholism which is known as

a. withdrawal.

b. alcohol syndrome.

c. dependence.

d. problem drinking.

______72. Marco is at a party. His friend Bill offers him a glass of whiskey. Marco doesn’t want to drink because he drove to the party. He also knows that his parents do not want him to drink. Marco makes a responsible decision by deciding

a. not to drink any alcohol.

b. to have only one glass of whiskey.

c. to drink only beer instead of hard liquor.

d. to drink as much as he wants but get a ride home with someone else instead of driving home.

______73. Which of the following are legal consequences of underage drinking?

a. loss or suspension of driver’s license

b. heavy fines

c. possible jail time

d. all of the above

______74. Kathy is attending a classmate’s party where alcohol is being served.

Kathy is offered a drink. What should Kathy say?

a. No thank you. I do not drink.

b. Sorry, but I have to drive home. No thanks.

c. No thanks, I am not 21 yet.

d. any of the above

______75. As a result of alcohol-related crime, society has a

a. greater need for law enforcement and a reduced need for legal services.

b. greater need for law enforcement and a greater need for legal services.

c. reduced need for law enforcement and a reduced need for legal services.

d. reduced need for law enforcement and a greater need for legal services.

______76. A sign of alcohol abuse is

a. improved relationships.

b. seizures.

c. drinking alcohol at inappropriate times.

d. All of the above

______77. Pregnant women who drink alcohol put their children at risk for

a. fetal alcohol syndrome.

b. physical deformities.

c. mental retardation.

d. All of the above

Alcohol

PART I

Match each lettered situation to the appropriate term below.

a. The man walking down the road was staggering and had slurred speech. The odor of alcohol was on his breath. The man was probably in a state of what?

b. Christy is very active in organizations that educate people about the dangers of alcohol. What are two possible organizations that she is active in?

c. Tom is a recovering alcoholic who attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. What do these sessions serve as?

d. Bob stays up drinking late at night, and he doesn’t feel like going to school the next morning. Susie, Bob’s mom, calls the school for him and reports that he is sick. What are Susie’s actions called?

e. Mary drinks alcohol every day and she has for years. Mary’s liver is badly scarred. What disease might she have?

a. John has been drinking for years. He has lost his job because of frequent absences from work. He often drinks alcohol instead of eating a meal. What is John most likely suffering from?

______ 78. alcoholism

______ 79. cirrhosis

______ 80. SADD, MADD

______ 81. alcoholism treatment

______ 82. intoxication

______ 83. enabling

PART II

Write the letter of the best answer in the blank.

______ 84. If Joey doesn’t drink he will experience withdrawal symptoms. What stage of alcoholism is Joey most likely in?

a. problem drinking

b. tolerance

c. dependence

d. addiction

______ 85. Alcohol is considered a drug because

a. the sale of it is tightly controlled.

b. it rarely causes harm when consumed.

c. the FDA controls the sale and taxation of alcohol.

d. it changes a person’s physical and emotional state.

______ 86. A patient with dementia, cirrhosis, and an irregular heartbeat is admitted to the hospital. The patient is suffering from

a. alcoholism.         c. hepatitis.

b. binge drinking.    d. intoxication.

______87. Which of the following is not a risk factor for alcoholism?

a. starting to drink at 14 years old

b. having a family income of $100,000 per year

c. having a parent who suffers from alcoholism

d. having an impulsive personality

______88. Alcohol abuse leads to

a. car wrecks.       c. injuries.

b. drowning.         d. All of the above

______89. Which of the following situations would be the most likely to occur after drinking alcohol?

a. You safely avoid hitting a dog that suddenly runs out in front of your car as you drive home.

b. Your vision improves, and you are able to read the posters on the wall across the room from you.

c. On your drive home, you become sleepy and doze off while driving.

d. You are able to juggle three tennis balls for the first time.

______90. The leading cause of death among teens is motor vehicle accidents. Most of these accidents are the result of

a. operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

b. alcohol-related family violence.

c. underage drinking.

d. binge drinking.

______91. Which of the following organs breaks down toxic substances and neutralizes them in the body, and is stressed when a person drinks more than one alcoholic drink per hour?

a. heart                  c. stomach

b. small intestine     d. liver

_____92. The drug alcohol is classified as a

a. stimulant.         c. narcotic.

b. depressant.     d. hallucinogen.