How Much Do You Know About Alcohol?

Alcohol can be a fun and relaxing indulgence for adults, but do you know the history behind this beverage? Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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What was the first ancient civilization to dabble in fermenting alcohol?
China
Egypt
Rome
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True or false: One of the first alcoholic beverages to gain popularity in Greece was a fermented drink made of honey and water.
True
False
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In early history, what was alcohol primarily used for?
Drinking
Medicine
Cleaning
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What year was prohibition passed in the United States?
1919
1920
1929
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What year was beer first manufactured in glass bottles?
1850
1900
1870
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True or false: All spirits are originally clear. The brown color comes from the aging process.
True
False
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What does alcohol do to body temperature?
Raises it
Lowers it
It has no effect
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What were the X's on beer originally intended to signify?
Alcohol content
Calories
Taste
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What do historians attribute to heavy drinking in the early 1900s?
A bad economy
An abundance of corn
The stress of physical labor
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What did early Protestant leaders believe about alcohol?
It was a sin
It was a gift from God
It could be enjoyed in moderation
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Who is credited with developing champagne?
Christopher Merret
Dom Perignon
John Calvin
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What was the primary reason for drinking alcoholic beverages in Medieval Europe?
To ward of water borne diseases
To make up for poor living conditions
To stay warm
Result
You are an alcohol ace. While you missed a few questions regarding the history of alcohol, you still know your stuff for the most part. Kick back with a cold one and consider it your "study time."

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You are an alcohol ace. You know the history behind this beverage quite well. Not only do you know the common knowledge stuff, but you are are well versed on the obscure history of this potent beverage as well. Good job!

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You are an alcohol ingenue. When it comes to the sauce, you know your stuff. Nothing gets by you when it comes to the history of alcohol. Obscure facts? You know them. Fun trivia? You've got it down. Congratulations!

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1
What was the first ancient civilization to dabble in fermenting alcohol?
China
Egypt
Rome
2
True or false: One of the first alcoholic beverages to gain popularity in Greece was a fermented drink made of honey and water.
True
False
3
In early history, what was alcohol primarily used for?
Drinking
Medicine
Cleaning
4
What year was prohibition passed in the United States?
1919
1920
1929
5
What year was beer first manufactured in glass bottles?
1850
1900
1870
6
True or false: All spirits are originally clear. The brown color comes from the aging process.
True
False
7
What does alcohol do to body temperature?
Raises it
Lowers it
It has no effect
8
What were the X's on beer originally intended to signify?
Alcohol content
Calories
Taste
9
What do historians attribute to heavy drinking in the early 1900s?
A bad economy
An abundance of corn
The stress of physical labor
10
What did early Protestant leaders believe about alcohol?
It was a sin
It was a gift from God
It could be enjoyed in moderation
11
Who is credited with developing champagne?
Christopher Merret
Dom Perignon
John Calvin
12
What was the primary reason for drinking alcoholic beverages in Medieval Europe?
To ward of water borne diseases
To make up for poor living conditions
To stay warm