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Study Guide Answers

1.     What type of alcohol is present in beer, wine, and liquor?
     ethyl alcohol
2.     What promotes the fermentation process of beer and wine?
3.     What process purifies liquids by heating them until they become gases?
4.     Of beer, wine, and liquor, which has the lowest percentage of alcohol?
5.     Of beer, wine, and liquor, which has the highest percentage of alcohol?
6.     Why is alcohol sometimes classified as a food when taken in very small amounts?
     provides calories
7.     Is alcohol a stimulant or a depressant?
8.     Name an obvious, short-term, physical effect of drinking.
     red or flushed appearance
9.     What actually happens to cause #8 to occur?
     enlarging of the blood vessels near the skin
10.     What organ works to break down alcohol?
11.     Fewer than half of all U.S. traffic fatalities involve alcohol. True or false?
12.     Most states use a blood-alcohol level of 0.06 percent as an indicator of "driving while intoxicated." True or false?
13.     Most states have set the legal drinking age at 21. True or false?
14.     Alcohol, when taken with foods, lessens the speed of absorption and does not prevent the necessary vitamins of the foods to be absorbed. True or false?
15.     If a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, her child has a greater chance of developing birth defects. True or false?
16.     Teenagers make up what percentage of the 20 million American alcoholics?
17.     Two possible reasons for alcoholism that are cited by researchers are _______________________ and _______________________ .
     heredity, environment
18.     Why would a large person who drinks a glass of wine have a lower BAL than a small person who drinks the same amount?
     the larger person has more blood
19.     What are morphine-like substances in the brain that relieve feelings of stress or pain called?
20.     People who don't have enough of #4 may drink compulsively to obtain feelings of well-being, but what does drinking alcohol actually do to the level of #4?
     reduces it
21.     Previously, alcoholism was believed to progress through three stages. What are they?
     heavy drinking, problem drinking, and alcoholism
22.     Today, researchers are discovering that there are no set stages, but just one form of alcoholism. True or false?
23.     Alcoholics are not able to see that alcohol is causing problems in their lives. True or false?
24.     Those who have been intoxicated ten times in a year have an alcohol problem. True or false?
25.     Alcoholics tend to feel that they can control their alcohol intake. True or false?
26.     Alcoholics are unable to keep up with the regular responsibilities in life, school, or work. True or false?
27.     There are a variety of reasons why people become alcoholics. True or false?
28.     Helping an alcoholic is easy, even if the alcoholic doesn't realize the problem. True or false?
29.     Most alcoholics do not receive treatment for their alcoholism, but rather for the effects of their drinking. True or false?
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