Do You Know Absinthe?

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Do You Know Absinthe? - Quiz

Absinthe is an alcoholic beverage. Throughout the history it has been used by many artists for inspiration. Are you an expert on this topic? Take this quiz and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What color is Absinthe?

    • A.

      Green

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      White

    Correct Answer
    A. Green
    Explanation
    Absinthe is traditionally known for its green color. This alcoholic beverage is often referred to as "The Green Fairy" due to its vibrant green hue. The color comes from the chlorophyll of the herbs used in its production, particularly the herb Artemisia absinthium. This herb gives absinthe its distinct green color, which is further enhanced by the addition of other botanicals during the distillation process. Therefore, the correct answer is green.

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  • 2. 

    From what plant is absinthe made?

    • A.

      Barley

    • B.

      Wormwood

    • C.

      Hops

    • D.

      Lavender

    Correct Answer
    B. Wormwood
    Explanation
    Absinthe is made from the plant called wormwood. Wormwood is a key ingredient in the production of absinthe, a highly alcoholic spirit with a strong anise flavor. The leaves and flowers of wormwood contain a chemical compound called thujone, which gives absinthe its distinctive taste and green color. Wormwood has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and herbal remedies, and it is specifically cultivated for the production of absinthe.

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  • 3. 

    While being intoxicated with Absinthe, Jean Lanfray killed his wife and children in 1905. Because of that, which nation has banned drinking Absinthe in 1908?

    • A.

      Belgium

    • B.

      Hungary

    • C.

      Switzerland

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    C. Switzerland
    Explanation
    In 1905, Jean Lanfray committed a heinous crime by killing his wife and children while under the influence of Absinthe. This incident led to Switzerland banning the consumption of Absinthe in 1908. The ban was put in place as a response to the tragic event, with the aim of preventing similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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  • 4. 

    Absinthe was an important part of the relationship between Paul Verlaine and which other French poet?

    • A.

      Aloysius Bertrand

    • B.

      Louis Calaferte

    • C.

      Xavier Forneret

    • D.

      Arthur Rimbaud

    Correct Answer
    D. Arthur Rimbaud
    Explanation
    Paul Verlaine had a significant relationship with Arthur Rimbaud. They were both French poets and their relationship was intense and tumultuous. Verlaine was Rimbaud's mentor and they had a passionate love affair. Their relationship had a profound impact on Verlaine's life and work, and it is often seen as a turning point in his career. Rimbaud's influence on Verlaine's poetry can be seen in the themes of rebellion, decadence, and exploration of the subconscious. Therefore, the correct answer is Arthur Rimbaud.

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  • 5. 

    How many percent of alcohol have the strongest Absinthe?

    • A.

      89.9 %

    • B.

      62.6 %

    • C.

      45.9 %

    • D.

      74.5 %

    Correct Answer
    A. 89.9 %
    Explanation
    The strongest Absinthe has 89.9% alcohol content.

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  • 6. 

    Who created "The Absinthe Drinker" and "The Glass of Absinthe" while being under influence of the Absinthe?

    • A.

      Gustave Caillebotte

    • B.

      Pablo Picasso

    • C.

      Henri Pinta

    • D.

      Vincent Van Gogh

    Correct Answer
    B. Pablo Picasso
    Explanation
    Pablo Picasso created "The Absinthe Drinker" and "The Glass of Absinthe" while being under the influence of Absinthe. Absinthe was a popular alcoholic drink in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known for its hallucinogenic effects. Picasso was known to experiment with different substances to enhance his creativity, and it is believed that Absinthe played a role in inspiring these particular artworks.

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  • 7. 

    What does the traditional French preparation of Absinthe involves?

    • A.

      Salt and lemon

    • B.

      Cinnamon and orange

    • C.

      Sugar cube

    • D.

      Cube of ice

    Correct Answer
    C. Sugar cube
    Explanation
    The traditional French preparation of Absinthe involves a sugar cube. This is because Absinthe has a strong and bitter taste, so a sugar cube is placed on a slotted spoon, which is then rested on the rim of the glass. Cold water is slowly poured over the sugar cube, dissolving it and creating a sweetened drink. This method helps to balance out the bitterness of the Absinthe and enhances its flavors.

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  • 8. 

    Which international movement started as a quest against Absinthe?

    • A.

      Anti-psychiatry movement

    • B.

      Fascism

    • C.

      India Against Corruption

    • D.

      Temperance movement

    Correct Answer
    D. Temperance movement
    Explanation
    The Temperance movement started as a quest against Absinthe. Absinthe was a highly alcoholic drink that gained popularity in the 19th century. However, it was believed to have negative effects on individuals, leading to addiction and other social issues. The Temperance movement aimed to promote abstinence from alcohol and campaigned for stricter regulations and even prohibition. This movement gained traction globally and played a significant role in shaping alcohol policies in many countries.

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  • 9. 

    Which painter's work "L'Absinthe" caused a huge controversy when displayed in London?

    • A.

      Edgar Degas

    • B.

      Ford Madox Brown

    • C.

      Toulouse-Lautrec

    • D.

      Harry Hall

    Correct Answer
    A. Edgar Degas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Edgar Degas. "L'Absinthe" is a painting by Degas that caused a significant controversy when it was displayed in London. The painting depicts a man and a woman sitting in a café, both looking somewhat dispirited. The controversy surrounding the painting stemmed from its portrayal of the social effects of absinthe, a highly alcoholic drink that was associated with addiction and degeneracy at the time. The painting was criticized for its gritty realism and for challenging societal norms and conventions.

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  • 10. 

    Who has written "Wormwood: A Drama of Paris"?

    • A.

      Peter Dickinson

    • B.

      Marie Corelli

    • C.

      Oscar Wilde

    • D.

      Ross Raisin

    Correct Answer
    B. Marie Corelli
    Explanation
    Marie Corelli is the author of "Wormwood: A Drama of Paris".

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