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Can You Pass the Bar Exam?

Questions as they appear in the Foster Home Journal, and their answers, are below:

  1. Compared to a bottle of beer, a glass of white wine is a good choice for someone who wants a light drink with less alcohol.
     
  2. Drinking red wine in moderation has health benefits.
     
  3. Drinking black coffee is a good way to "sober up."
     
  4. The minimum drinking age is now 21 throughout the United States.
     
  5. The early Church opposed the use of alcohol.
     
  6. Distillation was developed during the Middle Ages.
     
  7. The Puritans loaded more beer than water onto the Mayflower before they sailed for the New World.
     
  8. A brewery was one of Harvard's first construction projects.
     
  9. George Washington, was a teetotaler (that is, an abstainer).
     
  10. The Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) still exists.
     
  11. Switching between beer, wine and spirits will lead to intoxication more quickly than sticking to one form of alcohol beverage.
     
  12. The moderate consumption of alcohol does not appear to contribute to weight gain.
     
  13. High protein foods such as peanuts and cheese slow the absorption of alcohol into the body.
     
  14. The more educated people are in the US, the more likely they are to drink alcohol beverages.
     
  15. Binge drinking is an epidemic problem on college campuses.
     
  16. "Cocktails for Hitler" were Black Russians, a drink developed in Russia during World War II, while Russia was fighting Germany.
     
  17. White wine can be produced from red grapes.
     
  18. Moderate drinking may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
     
  19. Even low levels of drinking appear to cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
     
  20. Most drivers who have had something to drink have low blood alcohol content (BAC) and few are ever involved in fatal crashes.
     
  21. A good general guideline for most people is to limit consumption of alcohol beverages to one drink (beer, wine, or spirits) per hour.
     
  22. We now have a 40-to-1 greater chance of being struck by a sober driver than by a drunk driver.
     
  23. Limiting advertising is a good way to reduce drinking problems.
     
  24. Although smaller, a glass of dinner wine contains more alcohol than a can of beer.
     
  25. And now for the most important questions of all: should you choose not to drive if you, or anyone else, thinks you might have had too much to drink? And should you stop others?
     

ANSWERS

  1. Compared to a bottle of beer, a glass of white wine is a good choice for someone who wants a light drink with less alcohol.
    FALSE! A typical glass of red or white wine, bottle of beer, or drink of spirits (rum, whiskey, tequila, etc.) each contains almost identical amounts of pure alcohol.
  2. Drinking red wine in moderation has health benefits.
    TRUE! Moderate consumption of red wine, white wine, beer, and/or spirits is associated with greater health and longevity than is either abstaining or drinking heavily.
  3. Drinking black coffee is a good way to "sober up."
    FALSE! Unfortunately, only time will help a person sober up. On average, the body needs about one hour to "burn off" any typical drink. Therefore, drinking at that rate can generally prevent the problem from occurring.
  4. The minimum drinking age is now 21 throughout the United States.
    FALSE! Drinking by those under 21 is commonly legal in their parents' home under their supervision, for health purposes, for religious reasons, and under other specified circumstances. Additionally, in 19 states, alcohol consumption by those under 21 is not specifically illegal.
  5. The early Church opposed the use of alcohol.
    FALSE! The Church declared alcohol to be an inherently good gift of God to be used and enjoyed. Jesus himself drank and approved of its moderate consumption.
  6. Distillation was developed during the Middle Ages.
    TRUE! And the resulting alcohol was called aqua vitae or "water of life."
  7. The Puritans loaded more beer than water onto the Mayflower before they sailed for the New World.
    TRUE! The Puritans, including their children, enjoyed beer, wine, and liquor in moderation; it was a rare Puritan who did not.
  8. A brewery was one of Harvard's first construction projects.
    TRUE! Harvard wanted to ensure a steady supply of alcohol to serve in the student dining halls.
  9. George Washington, was a teetotaler (that is, an abstainer).
    FALSE! Not only did George Washington drink, but he, along with Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, enjoyed brewing and distilling their own alcohol beverages. And he insisted that his troops receive a daily ration of beverage alcohol.
  10. The Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) still exists.
    TRUE! It is a nation-wide organization of 25,000 members and actively attempts to influence public policy by cooperating with many other prohibitionist and neo-prohibitionist organizations. For example, it is currently active in efforts to ban all ads for alcohol beverages from TV.
  11. Switching between beer, wine and spirits will lead to intoxication more quickly than sticking to one form of alcohol beverage.
    FALSE! The level of blood alcohol content (BAC) is what determines sobriety or intoxication. Remember that standard drinks of beer wine and spirits contain equivalent amounts of alcohol.
  12. The moderate consumption of alcohol does not appear to contribute to weight gain.
    TRUE! According to recent, carefully conducted scientific medical research, moderate consumption of alcohol does not contribute to weight gain.
  13. High protein foods such as peanuts and cheese slow the absorption of alcohol into the body.
    TRUE! Eating, especially eating high protein foods, and carefully pacing the consumption of drinks, can prevent intoxication.
  14. The more educated people are in the US, the more likely they are to drink alcohol beverages.
    TRUE! The more educated people are, the more likely they are to drink.
  15. Binge drinking is an epidemic problem on college campuses.
    FALSE! Binge drinking is clinically and commonly viewed as a period of extended intoxication lasting at least several days during which time the binger drops out of usual life activities. Almost no college students engage in such bingeing behavior. However, a number sometimes consume at least four drinks in a day (or at least five for men). Although many of these young people may never even become intoxicated, they are branded as binge drinkers by some researchers. This practice deceptively inflates the number of apparent binge drinkers.
  16. "Cocktails for Hitler" were Black Russians, a drink developed in Russia during World War II, while Russia was fighting Germany.
    FALSE! During World War II, American distillers shifted production to industrial alcohol for making gunpowder and other essential products needed for the war effort; instead of beverages, they were producing "cocktails for Hitler."
  17. White wine can be produced from red grapes.
    TRUE! The juice of red grapes is clear ("white"). Red wine is made by keeping the juice in contact with the red skins. Otherwise the resulting wine is white.
  18. Moderate drinking may help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
    TRUE! A recent French study found moderate drinkers to have a 75% lower risk for Alzheimer's disease and an 80% lower risk for senile dementia.
  19. Even low levels of drinking appear to cause Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
    FALSE! Although rare, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is almost always found among alcoholic women who drink heavily throughout pregnancy, very often in combination with illegal drugs, smoking, and poor eating habits. Nevertheless, in order to be extra safe, pregnant women might wish to limit consumption or even to abstain from alcohol during their pregnancy.
  20. Most drivers who have had something to drink have low blood alcohol content (BAC) and few are ever involved in fatal crashes.
    TRUE! That's why lowering the legal BAC to .08 would be inefficient; the problem isn't caused by these drivers but by those with very high BACs. The founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving argues that we should go after the dangerous drivers and not waste time and money going after those with little probability of causing accidents.
  21. A good general guideline for most people is to limit consumption of alcohol beverages to one drink (beer, wine, or spirits) per hour.
    TRUE! Consuming no more than one drink per hour tends to maintain a low blood alcohol content level. Eating food and snacks (especially those high in protein) is also a good idea.
  22. We now have a 40-to-1 greater chance of being struck by a sober driver than by a drunk driver.
    TRUE! And our streets and highways are getting safer and safer as fewer and fewer people are driving while intoxicated. That's something we can all be proud of!
  23. Limiting advertising is a good way to reduce drinking problems.
    FALSE! There is absolutely no good scientific evidence that limiting advertising has any effect whatsoever on alcohol abuse. While the policy lacks scientific support, it does enjoy widespread political support.
  24. Although smaller, a glass of dinner wine contains more alcohol than a can of beer.
    FALSE! The typical bottle of beer, glass of wine, and spirits drink has about the same amount of alcohol. To a breathalyser, they are the same.
  25. And now for the most important questions of all: should you choose not to drive if you, or anyone else, thinks you might have had too much to drink? And should you stop others?
    TRUE! Protect others and yourself by never driving if you think, or anyone else thinks, that you might have had too much to drink. It's always best to use a designated driver.

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