Brewing, Distilling and Denaturing: Test Your Alcohol Knowledge
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About This Quiz
Booze, hooch, devil's brew. Whatever name you call it, alcohol is really just a combination of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen molecules. Test your knowledge of this simple compound with our quiz!
How much alcohol can your body eliminate in one hour?
0.5 ounces (15 milliliters)
As a rule of thumb, the average person can eliminate 0.5 ounces (15 milliliters) of alcohol per hour. So, it would take approximately one hour to eliminate the alcohol from a 12-ounce (355-milliliter) can of beer.
Which part of the brain does alcohol affect first?
Alcohol affects various portions of the brain, beginning with the cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex manages perception, judgment and speech. As the BAC increases, more areas of the brain are affected.
When affected by alcohol, which area of the brain causes fuzzy memories and exaggerated emotions?
The brain's limbic system, which controls emotions and memory, consists of structures like the hippocampus and septal area. As alcohol affects this system, the drinker is subject to exaggerated states of emotion, like anger, aggressiveness, withdrawal and memory loss.
What percentage of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from alcoholism?
In the United States, approximately 8 percent of people ages 18 and older suffer from alcohol abuse and/or dependency. This abuse or dependency costs about $1.7 billion in medical treatment, lost earnings, casualty damages and criminal/legal costs.