The Best Drug Test You'll Ever Take

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The Best Drug Test You

Fear not! Nothing bad will happen if you don't pass the Independent Lens "drug test. " Test your knowledge of drug trivia and drug sentencing laws. Some of the answers may surprise you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    From the 1800s to 1937,  when it was made illegal by Congress, this very common “medicine” could be purchased at many grocery and general stores.
    • A. 

      “Magic” mushrooms

    • B. 

      Marijuana

    • C. 

      Pseudoephedrine

    • D. 

      Speed

  • 2. 
    The penalty for possessing crack cocaine is about _______________  possessing powdered cocaine.
    • A. 

      The same as

    • B. 

      5 times less than

    • C. 

      4 times more than

    • D. 

      18 times more than

  • 3. 
    What does crack cocaine have in it that powdered cocaine does not? 
    • A. 

      A solution of heroin and water

    • B. 

      A solution of baking soda and water

    • C. 

      A solution of LSD and gin

    • D. 

      Finely ground crackers

  • 4. 
    "Crack" cocaine has its name because of:
    • A. 

      The fact that it can eventually make you crack up.

    • B. 

      The characteristic “cracky” sound in the voice of frequent users.

    • C. 

      The “crackling” sound produced when cocaine, water, and baking soda are heated past the vaporization point.

    • D. 

      The ease with which it can be hidden in the cracks of walls.

  • 5. 
    “Brand names” for this recreational drug that’s still sold at some convenience stores and gas stations as “insect repellent” and “plant feeder” include Cloud Nine, Drone, Meow Meow, Ocean Burst, Snow Leopard, Stardust, Vanilla Sky, and White Dove.
    • A. 

      Bath salts

    • B. 

      Pseudophoedrine

    • C. 

      Crack cocaine

    • D. 

      Angel dust

  • 6. 
    How much of the drug war budget in 2012 went toward treatment?
    • A. 

      34%

    • B. 

      52%

    • C. 

      68%

    • D. 

      86%

  • 7. 
    Roughly how much of President Nixon’s drug war budget went toward treatment? 
    • A. 

      0%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 8. 
    Cocaine was widely used in medicines -- including children's medicines -- until the beginning of the 20th century.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Ten years after the decriminalization of all drugs in Portugal, the number of drug abusers there has _______________.
    • A. 

      Doubled.

    • B. 

      Remained the same.

    • C. 

      Decreased by 10%.

    • D. 

      Decreased by 50%.

  • 10. 
    In 1980, the total U.S. prison and jail population was about 500,000. Today, it is __________. 
    • A. 

      750,000

    • B. 

      1.6 million

    • C. 

      2.3 million

    • D. 

      5.1 million

  • 11. 
    It’s possible to do life without parole for 3 ounces of methamphetamine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Which of the following drugs has these street names, among others: smack, horse, brown sugar, junk, skag, skunk, and white horse?
    • A. 

      Cocaine

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Heroin

    • D. 

      Methamphetamine

  • 13. 
    Black Americans comprise only 13% of the U.S. population and about the same percentage of drug users, but they represent _____ of those incarcerated for drug crimes.
    • A. 

      22%

    • B. 

      33%

    • C. 

      44%

    • D. 

      55%

  • 14. 
    Today, there are more people behind bars for nonviolent drug offenses than were incarcerated for all crimes, violent or otherwise, in 1970. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    In 1875, which city had the first anti-drug laws in the nation?
    • A. 

      San Francisco

    • B. 

      Richmond, Virginia

    • C. 

      Boston

    • D. 

      New York City

  • 16. 
    1 in every 100 state employees works for a corrections agency.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Who stated that casual drug users “ought to be taken out and shot,” and founded the DARE drug education program, which was quickly adopted nationwide despite the lack of evidence of its effectiveness?
    • A. 

      Nancy Reagan

    • B. 

      Former Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl Gates

    • C. 

      DEA informant Barry Seal

    • D. 

      Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch

  • 18. 
    To return to the incarceration rates of 1970, America would have to release ____ out of every five currently held prisoners.
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 19. 
    Recreational use of cocaine and heroin were legal in the United States until _____.
    • A. 

      1859

    • B. 

      1914

    • C. 

      1967

    • D. 

      1986

  • 20. 
    Until 1903, Coca-Cola used this ingredient that made it a truly addictive drink.
    • A. 

      Caffeine

    • B. 

      Speed

    • C. 

      Cocaine

    • D. 

      Intensive amounts of dark cocoa

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