Title: Physical Activity & Health: An Interactive Approach, Second Edition
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These Practice Quizzes test your knowledge of the important concepts in each chapter and provide an explanation for each answer.

Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  ___________ is the unintentional or inappropriate use of prescribed or nonprescribed medicine resulting in the impaired physical, mental, emotional, or social well-being of the user.
A: Substance use
B: Substance misuse
C: Substance abuse
D: Substance dependence

2:  ________ is a pattern of drug use leading to significant problems.
A: Substance use
B: Substance misuse
C: Substance abuse
D: Substance dependence

3:  _________ is continued use of drugs in which signs include increased tolerance, withdrawal symptoms with decreased use, and unsuccessful efforts to decrease use.
A: Substance use
B: Substance misuse
C: Substance abuse
D: Substance dependence

4:  ________ is a homeostatic response in which the adaptation of the body to a drug is such that repeated exposure to the same dose results in fewer effects on the body.
A: Tolerance
B: Substance abuse
C: Substance dependence
D: Withdrawal illness

5:  ________ displays recognizable physical signs and symptoms that result from drug abstinence.
A: Tolerance
B: Substance abuse
C: Substance dependence
D: Withdrawal illness

6:  _________ is the most widely used psychoactive social drug in the United States.
A: Alcohol
B: Marijuana
C: Tobacco
D: Cocaine

7:  A "standard alcoholic drink" contains approximately ____ ounce(s) of alcohol.
A: 0.05
B: 0.5
C: 1
D: 1.5

8:  When a person drinks alcohol, the alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream primarily through the ____________.
A: esophagus
B: stomach
C: small intestine
D: large intestine

9:  The rate of alcohol metabolism in the bloodstream occurs at a rate of ___ per hour.
A: 0.05
B: 0.5
C: 1
D: 1.5

10:  The number 1 cause of preventable drug death in the U.S. is from the use of
A: Alcohol
B: Marijuana
C: Tobacco
D: Cocaine

11:  ________ is a powerfully addictive drug in tobacco.
A: Carbon monoxide
B: Nicotine
C: Tars
D: Cortisol

12:  ________ is one of the most abundant and poisonous gases in cigarette smoke.
A: Carbon monoxide
B: Nicotine
C: Tars
D: Cortisol

13:  ______ are the yellowish-brown solid, sticky materials that are inhaled as part of tobacco smoke.
A: Carbon monoxide
B: Nicotine
C: Tars
D: Cortisol

14:  The constituents of cigar smoke are safer than the constituents found in cigarette smoke.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

15:  Alcohol has long been the drug of choice among college students.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

16:  The consumption of alcoholic beverages can have helpful or harmful effects depending on the amount consumed.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

17:  Binge drinking differs from social and moderate drinking in terms of the amount of alcohol consumed and the pattern of drinking.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

18:  Chronic drug use often unsettles the body's normal balance, or homeostasis.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

19:  Moderate drinking for women is defined as 2 drinks per day.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

20:  Moderate drinking for men is defined as 4 drinks per day.
A: TRUE
B: FALSE

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