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Chapter 9

Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Chapter 9 - Alcohol and Other Drugs Practice Quiz
Please note! - This quiz is intended to help you prepare for the types of questions you will be asked on the written test. The questions on the actual test may vary.

What does alcohol do to your driving skills and judgement
It helps driving skills but harms your judgement.
It harms both driving skills and judgement.
It has no effect on either driving skills or judgement.
It has no effect on judgement but it harms driving skills.

What kinds of drugs, other than alcohol, can affect your driving ability
An allergy medicine.
Marijuana.
A cold remedy.
All of these choices.

What effect might alcohol and another drug have when combined in your blood
Increase the effects of both.
Have no effect on driving ability.
Reduce the effects of the drug or medicine.
Reduce the effects of the alcohol.

Blood alcohol content (BAC) depends on each of the following except
Your body weight.
How much you drink.
How much time passes between drinks.
How physically fit you are.

What happens to your driver's license if you refuse to take a chemical test (breath or blood)
There is no evidence to find you guilty of drunk driving.
You cannot be arrested for drunk driving.
Your driver's license will be taken away.
None of these choices.

What are the consequences that can result from driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
Possible imprisonment.
A mandatory fine.
Driver license revocation.
All of these choices.

What is the only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC)
Drinking coffee.
Exercising.
Allow your body time to get rid of alcohol.
Taking a cold shower.

Drinking alcohol and driving is
A minor traffic safety problem.
A serious traffic safety problem.
Safe if you only have a few drinks.
Only dangerous to the driver who drinks.

A driver who is taking a non-prescription drug should
Read the labels on the drug before driving.
Drink alcohol instead.
Continue to drive.
Drive only during daylight hours.

Which of the following does alcohol affect
Recovery from headlight glare.
Reaction time.
Judgement of distances.
All of these choices.

Drinking coffee after drinking alcohol
Decreases blood alcohol content.
Cancels the effect of the alcohol.
Has no effect on blood alcohol content.
Increases blood alcohol content.

On average, the human body can dispose of the alcohol in 12 ounces of beer in about
One hour.
One day.
Five minutes.
Five hours.

A chemical test is used to measure
Reaction time.
Blood alcohol content.
Vision.
Driving ability.

Which of the following influence the effects of alcohol
The amount of food in the stomach.
The body weight of an individual.
How much time passes between drinks.
All three choices.

In this state, what BAC (blood alcohol content) is evidence of intoxication
0.05%
0.03%
0.10%
0.08%

Which of the following does not happen after drinking
Your reflexes and reaction time slow down.
Your judgement of speed and distance is distorted.
You are less alert.
You calm down so you can concentrate.

What effect does drinking alcohol and taking a prescription drug or over the counter medicine have
The medicine reduces the effect of the alcohol.
The alcohol will help the medicine cure the cold.
The combination could multiply the effects of the alcohol.
No effect, they are different substances.

If you drink alcohol socially, what helps insure safe driving
Drink coffee before driving.
Ride home with a friend who has not been drinking.
Take a cold shower before driving.
Stop drinking one-half hour before driving.

Which of the following is true - People driving under the influence of alcohol are
Not a problem in New York State.
Every driver's problem whether they drink or not.
A police enforcement problem only.
Only a problem to those who drink.

Which of the following statements is true about BAC (blood alcohol content)
The “breathalyzer” is a test of a person's BAC.
A chemical test for BAC is needed for an alcohol conviction.
BAC levels are reduced by a person's physical fitness.
After drinking, coffee or a cold shower will lower your BAC.