Alcohol Facts Quiz: How Many Answers Do You Know?

Take this quick, fun Alcohol Facts Quiz. Then try some of the questions on your friends. See if they know the answers.

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These are the questions of the  Alcohol Facts Quiz. The answers follow the list of questions. Have fun!

Questions of Alcohol Facts Quiz

1. The higher the educational level, the less likely people are to drink.

2. No country in the world has a higher minimum legal age for drinking than the U.S.

3. Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to their students who choose to drink.

4. Every drink of alcohol kills at least some brain cells.

5. Everyone produces alcohol in their bodies.

6. Sucking on a penny will slightly lower the BAC results on a breathalyzer.

7. It’s illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol in the U.S., except for religious purposes.

8. The first Kentucky whiskey was made by a Baptist minister.

9. Per capita alcohol consumption in the U.S. is at its highest level ever.

alcohol facts quiz10. Abraham Lincoln had a liquor license and sold liquor.

11. The U.S. national anthem was written to the tune of an old drinking song.

12. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) finally closed its doors after Repeal during the Depression and economic hardships.

13. Alcohol ads cause young people to begin drinking.

14. The Ku Klux Klan fought hard against prohibition.

15. In general, the richer the soil, the better the resulting wine.

alcohol facts quiz16. George Washington distilled whisky to sell.

17. White wine can be made from red grapes.

18. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. today favor making drinking illegal.

 

Answers for  Alcohol Facts Quiz

1. The higher the educational level, the less likely people are to drink.(False. Those with higher educational levels are much more likely to drink alcohol. For more, see Alcoholic Beverage Consumption in the U.S.)

2. No country in the world has a higher minimum legal age for drinking than the U.S. (True. Age 21 is very high both historically and internationally. See Minimum Legal Drinking Ages around the World.)

3. Many high school cafeterias in Europe serve alcohol to their students who choose to drink.  (True. Brooke, James. School Spreads Alcohol Policy to Wine Sips in Paris. New York Times, May 31, 1998, p. NE12.)

4. Every drink of alcohol kills at least some brain cells.(False. See Does Drinking Alcohol Kill Brain Cells?  and Risk of Brain Atrophy Reduced by Drinking Alcohol. Did you really believe your health teacher?)

5. Everyone produces alcohol in their bodies.  (True. Its called endogenous ethanol production. It occurs 24/7 in humans of all ages. See Alcohol: A Dangerous Toxin Foreign to Human Bodies?)

6. Sucking on a penny will lower the BAC results on a breathalyzer.  (False. Doing so makes no cents. See Avoid DWI convictions by keeping your BAC low.)

7. It’s illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol in the U.S., except for religious purposes.  (False. See Most States in U.S. Permit Drinking Under the Age of 21.)

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Reverend Elijah Craig

8. The first Kentucky whiskey was made by a Baptist minister.  (True. His name was Elijah Craig.  Grimes, W.  Straight Up or On the Rocks. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1993, pp. 52-53. Discover more at Puritans To Prohibition.

9. Per capita alcohol consumption in the U.S. is at its highest level ever.  (False. It’s been dropping since 1980. That’s over 35 years. It is a small fraction of what it was in the Colonial period and for decades after the American Revolution.  Haughwout, S., et al. Apparent Per Capita Alcohol Consumption. Washington, DC: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 2015.)

10, Abraham Lincoln had a liquor license and sold liquor.  (True. See Abraham Lincoln’s liquor license and bond.  Cowdery, C.K. Abraham Lincoln, Bourbon Country’s Native Son. Bourbon Country Reader, 1988, 3(6), 1. One of his liquor licenses, dated 1833, can be seen in Bardstown, Kentucky. It’s at the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History.)

11. The U.S. national anthem was written to the tune of an old drinking song.  (True. Mingo, J., and Barrett, E. Just Curious, Jeeves. Emeryville, CA: Ask Jeeves, 2000, p. 265.)

alcohol facts quiz12. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) finally closed its doors after Repeal during the Depression and economic hardships.  (False. The WCTU still exists. It has tens of thousands of members. Although it prefers prohibition, it actively promotes neo-prohibition. Visit  its website.)

13. Alcohol ads cause young people to begin drinking.  (False. That’s a very common myth. See Alcohol Advertising.)

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KKK: Defender of Prohibition

14. The Ku Klux Klan fought hard against prohibition.  (False. The second KKK (often called the Klan of the 1929s), was formed largely to defend prohibition. See KKK, Alcohol, & Prohibition  and KKK and WCTU: Partners in Prohibition.)

15. In general, the richer the soil, the better the resulting wine.
(False. Poor soil makes better wines. McCarthy, E. and Ewing- Mulligan, M. Wine for Dummies. Foster City, CA: IDG, 1995, p. 10.)

16. George Washington distilled whisky to sell.  (True. See George Washington: His New Nation’s Largest Whiskey Distiller.  Prohibition: The Noble Experiment  illustrates the impact of the temperance movement on erasing the association between George Washington and alcohol. It’s eye-opening!

alcohol facts quiz17.  White wine can be made from red grapes. (True. In fact,  white wine is usually made from red grapes. McCarthy, E. and Ewing- Mulligan, M. Wine for Dummies. Foster City, CA: IDG Books, 1995, p. 359.)

18. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. today favor making drinking illegal.  (True. See Prohibition: Favored by almost One in Five Americans.)

 

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