Drugs Quiz: True Or False?

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Can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to drugs?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    GHB is used more often than alcohol to rape an unsuspecting person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because alcohol is actually used more frequently than GHB to commit rape. While GHB is a commonly known date rape drug, it is not as widely used as alcohol in cases of sexual assault. Alcohol is easily accessible and its effects on judgment and inhibitions make it a popular choice for perpetrators. However, it is important to note that both alcohol and GHB can be used to facilitate sexual assault, and any form of non-consensual activity is unacceptable.

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  • 2. 

    Nutmeg taken at high enough doses can get a person high.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Nutmeg contains a compound called myristicin, which acts as a hallucinogen when consumed in large amounts. When taken at high doses, myristicin can produce psychoactive effects such as hallucinations, euphoria, and a sense of detachment from reality, leading to a "high" feeling. This is why the statement "Nutmeg taken at high enough doses can get a person high" is true. However, it is important to note that consuming excessive amounts of nutmeg can also have negative side effects such as nausea, dizziness, and even potential toxicity, so it is not recommended to use nutmeg as a recreational drug.

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  • 3. 

    How many deaths does LSD cause a year?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1-10

    • C.

      10-50

    • D.

      Around 100

    • E.

      Over 1000

    Correct Answer
    A. 0
    Explanation
    LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a hallucinogenic drug that does not directly cause fatal overdoses. While it can lead to psychological distress or risky behavior, fatalities solely attributed to LSD are extremely rare. Therefore, the correct answer is 0, indicating that LSD does not cause any deaths per year.

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  • 4. 

    Crack cocaine is the _____ form of cocaine.

    Correct Answer
    freebase
    freebased
    free base
    free based
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "freebase." Freebase is the purified form of cocaine that is obtained by removing impurities and combining it with a base such as ammonia. It is a solid form of cocaine that can be smoked, producing a more intense and rapid high compared to other forms of cocaine. The terms "freebased," "free base," and "free based" all refer to the process of converting cocaine into its freebase form.

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  • 5. 

    Which route of administration has the quickest onset of action?

    • A.

      Oral

    • B.

      Nasal insufflation

    • C.

      Subcutaneous injection

    • D.

      Intravenous injection

    • E.

      Inhalation (i.e. smoking)

    Correct Answer
    E. Inhalation (i.e. smoking)
    Explanation
    Inhalation (i.e. smoking) has the quickest onset of action among the given routes of administration. When a substance is inhaled, it bypasses the digestive system and directly enters the bloodstream through the lungs. This allows for rapid absorption and distribution of the substance throughout the body, leading to a quicker onset of its effects compared to other routes such as oral, nasal insufflation, subcutaneous injection, or intravenous injection.

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  • 6. 

    True or false: LSD becomes lodged in a person's spin and can be suddenly released and cause a flashback long after the LSD was taken.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. LSD does not become lodged in a person's spine. Flashbacks, which are the reoccurrence of certain aspects of a previous LSD experience, are not caused by the sudden release of LSD stored in the spine. Flashbacks are believed to be triggered by various factors such as stress, fatigue, or the use of other substances, but not by a release of stored LSD.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following drugs are classified as stimulants?

    • A.

      Caffeine

    • B.

      Morphine

    • C.

      Methcathinone

    • D.

      Ibuprofen

    • E.

      Cocaine

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Caffeine
    C. Methcathinone
    E. Cocaine
    Explanation
    Caffeine, methcathinone, and cocaine are classified as stimulants. Stimulants are substances that increase alertness, attention, and energy levels. Caffeine is a widely consumed stimulant found in coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Methcathinone is a synthetic stimulant that produces effects similar to amphetamines. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the coca plant. On the other hand, morphine and ibuprofen are not classified as stimulants. Morphine is an opioid analgesic used to relieve severe pain, while ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce pain and inflammation.

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  • 8. 

    True or false: Illicit drugs cause more deaths than alcohol in the United States of America.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. Illicit drugs do not cause more deaths than alcohol in the United States of America. According to statistics, alcohol-related deaths, including those from liver disease, accidents, and alcohol poisoning, far surpass the number of deaths caused by illicit drugs. Alcohol abuse is a significant public health concern and is associated with various health problems and fatalities, making it a leading cause of preventable deaths in the country.

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  • 9. 

    What was amphetamine first named?

    • A.

      Alpha-methylphenethylamine

    • B.

      Phenylisopropylamine

    • C.

      Alpha-methylbenzeneethanamine

    • D.

      Beta-phenyl-isopropylamine

    • E.

      1-phenylpropan-2-amine

    Correct Answer
    B. Phenylisopropylamine
    Explanation
    Amphetamine was first named Phenylisopropylamine.

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  • 10. 

    What is cannabis classified as?

    • A.

      Stimulant

    • B.

      Depressant

    • C.

      Anorectic

    • D.

      Psychedelic

    • E.

      Narcotic

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Stimulant
    B. Depressant
    D. Psychedelic
    Explanation
    Cannabis is classified as a stimulant because it can increase heart rate and stimulate brain activity. It is also classified as a depressant because it can induce relaxation and sedation. Additionally, cannabis is classified as a psychedelic because it can alter perception and produce hallucinogenic effects.

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  • 11. 

    The effects of psilocybin mushrooms (magic mushrooms) are due to what?

    • A.

      Food poisoning caused by ingesting the mushroom

    • B.

      Magic flooding the third-eye

    • C.

      Gases that are produced when the mushrooms are digested

    • D.

      The DMT analogues produced by the mushroom

    • E.

      Psilocybin mushrooms don't get you high

    Correct Answer
    D. The DMT analogues produced by the mushroom
    Explanation
    Psilocybin mushrooms contain compounds that are structurally similar to DMT (dimethyltryptamine), a powerful hallucinogenic substance. When ingested, these mushrooms are metabolized into psilocin, which acts on serotonin receptors in the brain, leading to altered perceptions, hallucinations, and changes in mood and cognition. Therefore, the effects of psilocybin mushrooms are due to the DMT analogues produced by the mushroom.

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  • 12. 

    True or false: LSD blotters are known to be laced with rat poison.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. There have been instances where LSD blotters have been found to be laced with rat poison. This is a dangerous practice as rat poison contains harmful chemicals that can cause serious health issues or even be fatal if ingested by humans. It is important to be cautious and obtain substances from trusted sources to ensure personal safety.

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  • 13. 

    LSD is a member of what group?

    • A.

      Phenethylamines

    • B.

      Benzodiazepines

    • C.

      Lysergamides

    • D.

      Cathinones

    • E.

      Morphinians

    Correct Answer
    C. Lysergamides
    Explanation
    LSD is a member of the lysergamides group. Lysergamides are a class of psychoactive substances that contain the core structure of lysergic acid. LSD, also known as lysergic acid diethylamide, is a potent hallucinogenic drug that belongs to this group. It is derived from ergot fungus and has profound effects on perception, cognition, and consciousness. Other substances in the lysergamides group include AL-LAD and ETH-LAD.

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  • 14. 

    What is the definition of a prodrug?

    • A.

      A drug that has positive effects

    • B.

      A drug that is not found in nature

    • C.

      An inactive substance that is metabolized to an active substance

    • D.

      The slang name of a popular street drug

    Correct Answer
    C. An inactive substance that is metabolized to an active substance
    Explanation
    A prodrug is an inactive substance that is metabolized within the body to form an active drug. This means that the prodrug itself does not have any therapeutic effects until it is converted into its active form. Prodrugs are designed to improve the delivery, absorption, distribution, or targeting of the active drug, and they can help enhance the drug's effectiveness or reduce its side effects. The process of converting a prodrug into its active form typically occurs through enzymatic or chemical reactions in the body.

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  • 15. 

    True or false: People actually use jenkem to get high.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false. Jenkem is a supposed hallucinogenic drug made from fermented human waste. However, there is no credible evidence to support the claim that people actually use jenkem to get high. The concept of jenkem gained attention through urban legends and internet hoaxes, but there are no verified cases or scientific studies confirming its use as a drug. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 16. 

    Is vitamin C a drug?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Vitamin C is not a drug. It is a naturally occurring nutrient found in various fruits and vegetables. While it can be consumed in supplement form, it is not classified as a drug. Drugs are substances that are used for medical treatment or prevention of diseases, while vitamin C is primarily taken as a dietary supplement to support overall health and boost the immune system.

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  • 17. 

    Can somebody overdose on LSD?

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Possible but almost a practical impossibility

    • C.

      Yes

    Correct Answer
    B. Possible but almost a practical impossibility
    Explanation
    While it is technically possible to overdose on LSD, it is highly unlikely and considered a practical impossibility. LSD is a powerful hallucinogenic drug, but the amount required to cause a fatal overdose is extremely high and far beyond what is typically consumed. Additionally, LSD does not have the same physical toxicity as other drugs, meaning that even in high doses, it is unlikely to directly cause death. However, it is important to note that LSD can still have serious psychological effects and can be dangerous if used irresponsibly or in certain situations.

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  • 18. 

    What makes a substance toxic?

    • A.

      Its molecular structure

    • B.

      If it is made synthetically

    • C.

      The dose

    • D.

      Karma

    Correct Answer
    C. The dose
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The dose." This is because the toxicity of a substance is determined by the amount or concentration of the substance that enters the body. Even substances that are generally considered safe can become toxic if taken in excessive amounts. The dose-response relationship is a fundamental concept in toxicology, which states that the severity of the toxic effect is directly related to the dose of the substance.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following is not a Schedule I drug in the United States?

    • A.

      Heroin

    • B.

      Cannabis

    • C.

      Methamphetamine

    • D.

      GHB

    • E.

      MDMA

    Correct Answer
    C. Methamphetamine
    Explanation
    Methamphetamine is not a Schedule I drug in the United States. Schedule I drugs are considered to have a high potential for abuse and have no accepted medical use. Heroin, cannabis, GHB, and MDMA are all classified as Schedule I drugs, while methamphetamine is classified as a Schedule II drug due to its limited accepted medical uses.

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  • 20. 

    What recreational drugs are also found naturally in the human body and/or brain?

    • A.

      Methamphetamine

    • B.

      N,N-DMT

    • C.

      MDMA

    • D.

      Morphine

    • E.

      GHB

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. N,N-DMT
    D. Morphine
    E. GHB
    Explanation
    N,N-DMT, Morphine, and GHB are recreational drugs that are also found naturally in the human body and/or brain. N,N-DMT is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound that is produced in small amounts by the pineal gland. Morphine is an opioid analgesic that is derived from the opium poppy plant and acts on the central nervous system to relieve pain. GHB, also known as gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, is a naturally occurring substance in the brain that acts as a depressant and is sometimes used recreationally for its euphoric and sedative effects.

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