Test Your Alcohol Knowledge

Questions

Jot down your responses to these questions, and then scroll down to view the answers. 

  1. An increase of dopamine results in... and occurs at what BAC?
  2. You feel energized - you have a "buzz" at what BAC?
  3. If a 160-pound male has 3 drinks in 1 hour his BAC will be approximately around ...?
  4. If a 120-pound female has 2 drinks in 2 hours her BAC will be approximately around ...?
  5. If a 120-pound female has 2 drinks in 1 hour her BAC will be approximately around ...?
  6. At which BAC does alcohol begin to produce physical symptoms - to affect motor skills such as vision and walking?
  7. At which BAC is one likely to begin to make "bad decisions"?
  8. Alcohol begins to act as a toxin and is likely to make you nauseous at which BAC?
  9. At which BAC are you likely to experience a black out?
  10. At which BAC does alcohol affect your brain stem and your heart rate?
  11. At which BAC are you legally drunk in WA?
  12. Alcohol is predominantly absorbed into your bloodstream from which organ?
  13. How many seconds does it take before alcohol reaches your brain?
  14. Liver cirrhosis is described as ...?
  15. When you experience tolerance you feel less effect for the same amount of alcohol consumed and your BAC will be ...?
  16. At which BAC are you at high risk of coma and/or death?

Answers

  1. A buzz... BAC: 0.05% - 0.06%
  2.  BAC: 0.05% - 0.06%
  3.  0.054%
  4.  0.043%
  5.  0.059%
  6.  0.08% - 0.10%
  7.  0.15%
  8.  0.20%
  9.  0.25%
  10.  0.30%
  11.  0.08%
  12.  Small intestine
  13.  30-60 seconds
  14.  Destruction of liver tissue that leaves nonfunctioning scar tissue surrounding areas of functioning liver tissue
  15.  The same
  16.  0.40%