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Did You Know >> Alcohol quiz
Alcohol quiz

How much do you know about alcohol? Try the following quiz and find out.
 
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1) What are the Government's recommended daily alcohol limits for men and women in the UK?

1. 1 unit for women, 2 for men
2. 1-2 units for women, 3-4 for men
3. 2-3 units for women, 3-4 for men
4. 4 units for men and women
   
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2) On average, how quickly does the body process and break down one unit of alcohol?

1. half an hour
2. one hour
3. two hours
4. three hours
   
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3) According to recent research, which of the following nations has the highest rate of binge-drinking among men?

1. UK
2. Finland
3. Italy
4. France
   
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4) Which of the following can be factors in a hangover headache?

1. dehydration
2. malnutrition
3. dilated blood vessels
4. all of the above
   
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5) Is it true that drinking alcohol can be good for your heart?

1. no - it doesn't benefit the heart at all
2. no - in fact, drinking any alcohol increases your risk of heart disease
3. yes - alcohol consumption helps to protect all of us from heart disease
4. yes - moderate alcohol consumption does protect people from heart disease, but only for men over 40, and women who have gone through the menopause
   
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6) How many calories does alcohol provide per gram? (tip: carbohydrates give about 4kcal per gram, and fat gives 9kcal)

1. it doesn't give any energy at all
2. about 3kcal
3. about 5kcal
4. about 7kcal
   
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7) According to Government statistics, which age-group are most likely to drink heavily - more than eight units a day for men or six units for women?

1. 11-15 year olds
2. 16-24 year olds
3. 36-44 year olds
4. 65 and over
   
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8) How many units of alcohol are in two big pub glasses (250ml) of a typical chardonnay?

1. 2
2. 3
3. 4
4. 6
   
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9) How many units of alcohol are in three pints of strong lager?

1. 3 units
2. 6 units
3. 9 units
4. 12 units
   
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10) Drinking too much alcohol may increase the likelihood of which of these diseases?

1. liver cirrhosis
2. cancer
3. fertility problems
4. all of the above
   
   
   
   
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