Calvin Alcohol Abuse Awareness & Prevention

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Calvin Alcohol Abuse Awareness & Prevention

This quiz is part of Calvin College Residence Life training. Essay question answers will be forwarded to RDs for follow-up staff conversations.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Residents who choose not to use alcohol experience day-to-day problems as a result of other students' misuse of alcohol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    70% of students who do not use alcohol reported their study or sleep interrupted due to other students' misuse of alcohol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    57% of students who do not use alcohol reported needing to take care of a drunken student.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    23% of students who do not use alcohol reported unwanted sexual advances by intoxicated students.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Do you think the national survey accurately represents the experiences of your residents? why or why not?
  • 6. 
    Establishing a legal drinking age of 21 is unconstitutional age discrimination.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 7. 
    Europeans let their teens drink from an early age, and they don't have a problem with alcohol. Fewer restrictions would lessen alcohol-related issues.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 8. 
    College drinking is just a phase that everyone needs to go through.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 9. 
    If students don't use alcohol they'll just use something else.
    • A. 

      Agree

    • B. 

      Disagree

  • 10. 
    Does the information included in the agree/disagree section influence your thinking about alcohol use? In what ways?
  • 11. 
    Each year college students spend approximately __ billion dollars on alcohol; more than they spend on soft drinks, milk, juice, tea, coffee and books combined.
  • 12. 
    In 2001, approximately __ percent of college students reported binge drinking according to a national college survey.
  • 13. 
    Bingle drinking is associated with lower grades among college students.  Approximately __ drinks per occasion are associated with a GPA lower by half a grade.
  • 14. 
    Binge drinking is defined as at least __ drinks in a row for men and 4 drinks in a row for women.
  • 15. 
    Of the statistics from the fill in the blank section: Students spend 5.5 billion annually on alcohol; 44% of students reported binge drinking; 5 drinks = lower GPA by half a grade; Binge drinking is 5 drinks in a row for men and 4 drinks for women. Which stat is most surprising to you? why?
  • 16. 
    If you drink so much that you pass out, it's because the alcohol has caused your brain to start shutting down, resulting in your loss of consciousness. The amount of alcohol it takes to make you pass out is dangerously close to the amount of alcohol it takes to kill you.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Alcohol robs your brain cells of water and glucose (the brain's food), which is why you experience hangover symptoms such as headache, dehydration, and the shakes the day after a night of heavy drinking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    In the case of alcohol, research shows that abuse problems can be hereditary. That means that if your biological parent or grandparent has had an alcohol problem, physiologically your body may process alcohol differently from your friends' bodies, and you may have a more difficult time stopping if you use alcohol.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Sleeping does not increase the rate at which your body can process the alcohol in your system. It will still be metabolized at .5 oz. per hour, even while you snooze. So you can wake up and still be drunk.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    To what extent do you think Calvin students are aware of the biological impact of alcohol on their bodies? As a staff member, what are ways you can help educate students?
  • 21. 
    __% of movies have depictions of alcohol, tobacco or illicit drug use.
  • 22. 
    __% of dropouts blame alcohol-related issues and 40% of academic problems stem from alcohol-use.
  • 23. 
    __% of campus rapes involve alcohol.
  • 24. 
    In a 2007 study of Calvin College students, students reported that they believed ___% of their fellow students drank at least one or more days within the last month and that 11.5% of their fellow students drank daily.  
  • 25. 
    In a 2007 study of Calvin College students,____% of students reported never having used alcohol and 16% reported using, but not within the last month.
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