Test Your Alcohol Knowledge

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#1 True or False: If you drink a lot of coffee, you will sober up faster.

While the caffeine in coffee may make you feel more awake, it does not change the effect of alcohol on your coordination, reaction time, and judgment. To sober up, what you need is time. Your body can metabolize only a certain amount of alcohol each hour; how much you drink determines how many hours it will take until you are sober. If you drink to excess, your body may still contain significant amounts of alcohol well after you stop drinking.

#2 Which president reportedly said, “Find out the name of the brand so I can give it to my other generals,” when he found out one of his leading generals drank whiskey when leading his troop,

#3 Who said? “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

#4 Who said? “They say the only people who tell the truth are drunkards and children. Guess which one I am.”

#5 True or False: The effects that alcohol has on the body vary according to the individual.

The effect that alcohol has on you is dependent on your sex, your weight, how fast you metabolize alcohol, the situation, your mood, and presence of food in the stomach. If you are a woman, the effects also depend on the time of your menstrual cycle
and if you are on the birth control pill.

#6 Who said? “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”

#7 Who said? “Alcohol, taken in sufficient quantities, may produce all the effects of drunkenness. “

#8 True or False: Less than 50 percent of the purchase price of a fifth of whiskey in the U.S. goes to taxes

#9 True or False: If an intoxicated person is semiconscious, you should encourage vomiting.

Encouraging the semiconscious person to vomit could cause choking and/or aspiration

#10 Which state requires restaurants to pour drinks behind an opaque pane of glass?

#11 What year did Congress declare Bourbon to be “America’s Native Spirit?”

On May 4, 1964, the United States Congress recognized bourbon whiskey as a “distinctive product of the United States” by concurrent resolution. Bourbon may be produced anywhere in the United States where it is legal to distill spirits

#12 What is whiskey is typically aged in?

Whisk(e)y is typically aged in charred oak barrels.

#13 This state was the last to raise its drinking age from 18 to 21.

#14 September 11, 1791, Robert Johnson was attacked while riding through Western Pennsylvania to collect whiskey taxes. His attackers were?

Robert Johnson was riding through his collection route in western Pennsylvania.

Johnson was surrounded by 11 men dressed as women, who stripped him naked and then tarred and feathered him before stealing his horse and abandoning him in the forest.

Johnson recognized two men in the mob. He made a complaint and warrants were issued for their arrest.

A cattle drover named John Connor was sent with the warrants, and he suffered the same fate as Johnson, and was tied to a tree in the woods for five hours before being found. In response, Johnson resigned his post, fearing further violence.

#15 True or False: Alcohol makes you warmer.

The feeling of heat is deceptive. The dilation of blood vessels is responsible for producing only a momentary and deceptive feeling of heat on the surface which then involves a further cooling of the body, increasing the risk of frostbite for those in cold temperatures.

#16 True or False: If you eat a lot of greasy food, you can drink more.

It is true that foods, particularly those higher in fat, slow the absorption rate of alcohol. This happens because eating closes the valve between your stomach and intestines, where the alcohol is absorbed more quickly than in your stomach. But, eventually, the alcohol will be absorbed, and your body can only metabolize a certain amount of alcohol each hour. On average, a person metabolizes 10-12g of alcohol an hour. Eating before or while drinking helps to control how fast alcohol enters your bloodstream, but it will not protect you from the effects of excessive drinking.

#17 What was the Prohibition term for a line of ships loaded with liquor anchored beyond the maritime limit of the United States?

#18 This Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s.

#19 True or False: Whisky does not age further once bottled.

#20 Which B.A.C. level is likely to cause death?