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Scifri Quiz: The Dope On Doping

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Scifri Quiz: The Dope On Doping

Test your knowledge of the science behind performance-enhancing drugs.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following does not increase the efficiency of oxygen delivery in the blood?
    • A. 

      EPO (Erythropoietin)

    • B. 

      Training at high altitude

    • C. 

      Human growth hormone

    • D. 

      Spending time in a low oxygen tent

  • 2. 
    Which of these foods has recently been shown to make runners use oxygen more efficiently?
    • A. 

      Dill pickles

    • B. 

      Grapefruit juice

    • C. 

      Bacon

    • D. 

      Beetroot juice

  • 3. 
    Which drug increases the number of red blood cells thereby increasing the transport of oxygen in the body?
    • A. 

      EPO (Erythropoietin)

    • B. 

      Clenbuterol

    • C. 

      Human growth hormone

  • 4. 
    Caffeine in large doses was prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency until what year?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      1988

    • C. 

      2004

    • D. 

      Caffeine has never been prohibited

  • 5. 
    This is the structural diagram of which drug that increases heart rate and blood flow to muscle by activating noradrenaline receptors in the lungs?
    • A. 

      EPO (Erythropoietin)

    • B. 

      Clenbuterol

    • C. 

      Human growth hormone

  • 6. 
    Which of these natural substances is required by the human body, but banned for use as a supplement by all sporting bodies?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Milk

    • C. 

      Fiber

    • D. 

      Vitamin D

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