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Health Alcohol Drug Chapter Test Answers

Which is not a stage of alcoholism?
A: drinking and driving
B: problem drinking
C: addiction
D: dependence

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drinking and driving

Drinking alcohol at inappropriate times is known as
A: alcoholism
B: alcohol abuse
C: binge drinking
D: intoxication

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alcohol abuse

The ratio of alcohol to total blood volume is the
A: blood alcohol concentration.
B: complete blood count.
C: red blood cell volume.

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blood alcohol concentration.

EXPLANATION: The ratio of alcohol to total blood volume, is the primary method used to measure physiological and behavioral effects of alcohol.

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

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achieving your short-and long-term goals

Which of the following is not a long-term effect of alcohol?
A: hepatitis
B: cirrhosis
C: hangover
D: brain damage

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hangover

Which of the following is a good reason to not 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

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all of the above

Which of the following is a negative effect that alcohol can have on one family?
A: violence
B: unpredictable behavior
C: children are often neglected and isolated
D: all of the above

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all of the above

What is the number one cause of death among teens?
A: drowning
B: homicide
C: suicide
D: motor vehicle accidents

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motor vehicle accidents

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
B: PTA
C: PLO
D: FAA

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SADD

Which of the following is a controllable risk factor for alcoholism?
A: genes
B: environment
C: age that drinking begins
D: none of the above

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age that drinking begins

The blood's ability to carry oxygen is blocked by
A: tar
B: carbon monoxide
C: nicotine
D: formaldehyde

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carbon monoxide

Tobacco smoke paralyzes and kills
A: cilia
B: alveoli
C: lungs
D: mucus

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cilia

When using illegal drugs, the risk of catching certain infectious diseases increases because
A: people who use illegal drugs are usually ill
B: some drugs carry disease
C: some illegal drug users share needles
D: people who use illegal drugs spend so much time together

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some illegal drug users share needles

Teens are at a higher risk of using illegal drugs because
A: they are less mature than adults
B: of the pressures and changes associated with adolescence
C: most teens are unhappy with their lives
D: all of the above

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of the pressures and changes associated with adolescence

Which of the following describes what can occur once a person begins taking a drug?
A: the person likes the way the drug makes him or her feel and must keep taking it to feel normal
B: addiction happens immediately with any illegal drug
C: there is a brief period during which no negative side effects occur, then addiction follows
D: all of the above

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the person likes the way the drug makes him or her feel and must keep taking it to feel normal

Which of the following is true about the club drug ecstasy?
A: when combined with GHB, the effects of ecstasy last longer
B: when combined with GHB, the effects of ecstasy are blocked
C: it decreases the body's ability to control its temperature
D: all of the above

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it decreases the body's ability to control its temperature

Maria just found out she is pregnant. She and her husband, Ed, smoke. They both need to quit smoking now. Why should they not resume smoking after their baby is born?
A: Smoking can cause their baby's growth rate to slow
B: Smoking can increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
C: Smoking can increase the risk that they and their baby will develop respiratory illnesses
D: all of the above

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all of the above

John does not smoke, but he rides home from work in the smoking car of a commuter train because he wants to be with his friends. Which of the following is not true of John?
A: He is subject to sidestream smoke
B: He is subject to secondhand smoke
C: He is not at risk for lung cancer
D: His clothing may end up smelling of smoke

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He is not at risk for lung cancer

In men, anabolic steroids cause
A: an increase in facial hair
B: the testes to increase in size
C: and increase in sperm production
D: a shutdown of normal testosterone production

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a shutdown of normal testosterone production

Repeated use of methamphetamine causes
A: extreme sleepiness
B: permanent kidney or liver damage
C: hallucinations
D: dangerously slowed breathing

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permanent kidney or liver damage

Flashbacks are one of the dangerous side effects associated with
A: LSD
B: heroin
C: amphetamines
D: marijuana

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LSD

Which of the following describes one difference between powdered cocaine and crack cocaine?
A: powdered cocaine produces a more intense effect
B: powdered cocaine is smoked and crack cocaine is injected
C: the effects of powdered cocaine last longer
D: powdered cocaine is less addictive

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the effects of powdered cocaine last longer

One of the serious dangers of heroin is
A: how easy it is to obtain
B: that it is highly addictive
C: the distorted sense of reality it produces
D: its used as a date-rape drug

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that it is highly addictive

Suicide and accidental death are serious risks for people under the influence of
A: PCP
B: marijuana
C: heroin
D: all of the above

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PCP

The best way to avoid drugs is to
A: make sure your friends know you are not interested
B: explain to friends who use drugs why they shouldn't
C: stay away from people who use drugs and places where drugs will be used
D: make it clear at parties where drugs are being used that you are not interested

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stay away from people who use drugs and places where drugs will be used

Which of the following is not a short-term effect of tobacco use?
A: increased energy
B: increased breathing rate
C: increased heart rate and blood pressure
D: increased blood-sugar levels

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increased energy

Herbal cigarettes, which may contain tobacco despite their names are also called
A: marjoram, thyme, and basil
B: paprika, cloves, and oregano
C: cloves, bidis, and kreteks
D: bidis, paprika, and thyme

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cloves, bidis, and kreteks

Which of the following is not one of the costs of tobacco use?
A: marjoram, thyme, and basil
B: lower insurance premiums
C: higher medical bills
C: accidental fires

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lower insurance premiums

When you stop using tobacco, your senses of smell and taste will return within
A: a year
B: a few days
C: hours
D: a month

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a few days

Which of the following effects does alcohol have on society?
A: Lost productivity due to alcohol-related illness and premature death
B: Decrease in Crime
C: Fewer alcohol-related accidents
D: Decrease in medical bills

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Lost productivity due to alcohol-related illness and premature death

Which of the following is true of alcoholism?
A: It is a mental illness
B: Recovery can be an ongoing process
C: It affects only the alcoholic
D: All of the above

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Recovery can be an ongoing process

Some teens are lured into drinking alcohol because....
A: They wish to mask some emotional pain
B: They think alcohol will improve their image.
C: They feel pressure from their peers.
D: All of the Above

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All of the Above

Alcohol is considered a drug because...
A: It is naturally occurring substance found in bear and wine
B: It causes a change in a person's physical and emotional state
C: It is a regulated substance
D: It is made from naturally occurring substances such as sugar

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It causes a change in a person's physical and emotional state

Which of the following is not a short term effect of alcohol?
A: Vomiting
B: Nausea
C: Enhanced Vision
D: Memory Loss

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Enhanced Vision

Which of the following is a waning sign of alcoholism?
Which of the following is a treatment option for overcoming alcoholism?
A: Outpatient treatment center
B: Inpatient treatment center
C: Counseling and Support groups
D: All of the above

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All of the Above

Help for alcoholics and family members of alcoholics is available through?
A: Al-Non
B: Alcoholics Anonymous
C: Hospital Programs
D: All of the Above

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All of the Above

Which of the following is a good reason not to drink alcohol?
A: It would be disappoint my parents if I was caught drinking.
B: Alcohol abuse is harmful to your body.
C: It is illegal for people under the age of 21 to drink.
D: All of the Above

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All of the Above

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
B: underage drinking laws
C: MADD laws
D: SADD laws

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zero tolerance laws

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

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professional and personal relationship problems

Alcohol increases the release of dopamine, a brain chemical that is associated with feelings of:
A: pleasure
B: intoxication
C: rage
D: embarrassment

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pleasure

Alcohol:
A: is a hallucinogen
B: is an anti depressant
C: is a stimulant
D: is a depressant

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is a depressant

Binge drinking means:
A: drinking when you are not thirsty
B: drinking alcohol without eating any food
C: drinking 4 or 5 alcoholic drinks in a row
D: having a drink every time there is a special occasion

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drinking 4 or 5 alcoholic drinks in a row

Alcohol poisoning:
A: is never fatal
B: let the person sleep it off
C: happens only to small children
D: can cause permanent damage

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can cause permanent damage

If a person passes out from drinking too much, you should:
A: Call 911
B: let the person sleep it off
C: make the person drink black coffee
D: take the person out for fresh air

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Call 911

If you begin to need more and more alcohol in order to feel the same effect, you may have developed:
A: delirium tremens
B: withdrawal
C: tolerance
D: a hangover

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tolerance

Driving under the influence of alcohol:
A: kills more people than it injures
B: kills someone every 40 minutes
C: is legal as long as your blood alcohol content (BAC) is under 0.2%
D: will not result in a criminal record if you are a minor

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kills someone every 40 minutes

Children born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS):
A: generally recover when they are toddlers
B: often have poor reasoning and judgement skills
C: will show no physical sign of their condition
D: usually perform normally on tests

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often have poor reasoning and judgement skills

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is:
A: passed on through the father
B: caused by a pregnant woman's drinking
C: a genetic disorder
D: 100% curable

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caused by a pregnant woman's drinking

The number one drug of abuse among teenagers is a highly addictive substance called:
A: Marijuana
B: Ecstasy
C: Alcohol
D: Cocaine

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Alcohol

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