19 DMV Questions of Alcohol and Other Drugs

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# 1. What does alcohol do to your driving skills and judgement

A. It helps driving skills but harms your judgement.
B. It harms both driving skills and judgement.
C. It has no effect on either driving skills or judgement.
D. It has no effect on judgement but it harms driving skills.

Explanation : Alcohol slows your reflexes and reaction time, reduces your ability to see clearly, distorts your judgment of speed and distances, often reduces your inhibitions from taking chances, and makes you less alert.

# 2. What effect does drinking alcohol and taking a prescription drug or over the counter medicine have

A. The medicine reduces the effect of the alcohol.
B. The alcohol will help the medicine cure the cold.
C. The combination could multiply the effects of the alcohol.
D. No effect, they are different substances.

Explanation : Never drink alcohol while you are taking other drugs. It could be dangerous, often multiplying the effects of the alcohol and the other drug.

# 3. If you drive after drinking, be aware that alcohol affects:

A. Your coordination.
B. Your vision.
C. Your judgment.
D. All of these.
# 4. Which of the following influence the effects of alcohol

A. The amount of food in the stomach.
B. The body weight of an individual.
C. How much time passes between drinks.
D. All three choices.

Explanation : Your blood alcohol content (BAC) primarily depends on: How much alcohol you drink. How much time passes between drinks. Your weight.

# 5. It is illegal for a person under 21 years of age to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is:

A. 0.08% --Eight hundredths of one percent or more
B. 0.01% --One hundredth of one percent or more
C. 0.05% --Five hundredths of one percent or more
D. None of the above

Explanation : If you are under 21, Your driving privilege will be revoked for one year, if you are convicted of either driving with a BAC of 0.01% or higher or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs.

# 6. What happens to your driver`s license if you refuse to take a chemical test (breath or blood)

A. There is no evidence to find you guilty of drunk driving.
B. You cannot be arrested for drunk driving.
C. Your driver`s license will be taken away.
D. None of these choices.

Explanation : If you refuse to take the test after being arrested, your license will be suspended when you are arraigned in court on the alcohol or other drug-related charge.

# 7. Drinking coffee after drinking alcohol

A. Decreases blood alcohol content.
B. Cancels the effect of the alcohol.
C. Has no effect on blood alcohol content.
D. Increases blood alcohol content.

Explanation : The only way to effectively reduce your BAC is to spend time without drinking. Coffee, exercise and cold showers cannot reduce your BAC and the effects of alcohol. They might help you stay awake, but it cannot affect your BAC or make you sober

# 8. On average, the human body can dispose of the alcohol in 12 ounces of beer in about

A. One hour.
B. One day.
C. Five minutes.
D. Five hours.

Explanation : For a male weighing 150 pounds, 12 ounces of beer would contain enough alcohol to increase his BAC by about .02 percent. On average, it takes the human body about one hour to dispose of that much alcohol.

# 9. Blood alcohol content (BAC) depends on each of the following except

A. Your body weight.
B. How much you drink.
C. How much time passes between drinks.
D. How physically fit you are.

Explanation : Your blood alcohol content (BAC) primarily depends on: How much alcohol you drink. How much time passes between drinks. Your weight.

# 10. Which of the following statements is true about BAC (blood alcohol content)

A. The breathalyzer is a test of a person`s BAC.
B. A chemical test for BAC is needed for an alcohol conviction.
C. BAC levels are reduced by a person`s physical fitness.
D. After drinking, coffee or a cold shower will lower your BAC.

Explanation : Your BAC does not depend on what kind of alcoholic beverage you drink, how physically fit you are, or how well you can hold your liquor.

# 11. What effect might alcohol and another drug have when combined in your blood

A. Increase the effects of both.
B. Have no effect on driving ability.
C. Reduce the effects of the drug or medicine.
D. Reduce the effects of the alcohol.

Explanation : Never drink alcohol while you are taking other drugs. It could be dangerous, often multiplying the effects of the alcohol and the other drug. Taking one drink when you are also using an allergy or cold remedy could affect you as much as several drinks.

# 12. A chemical test is used to measure

A. Reaction time.
B. Blood alcohol content.
C. Vision.
D. Driving ability.

Explanation : Chemical tests use blood, breath, urine or saliva to measure a person`s blood alcohol content (BAC).

# 13. Which of the following does alcohol affect

A. Recovery from headlight glare.
B. Reaction time.
C. Judgement of distances.
D. All of these choices.

Explanation : Alcohol slows your reflexes and reaction time, reduces your ability to see clearly, distorts your judgment of speed and distances, often reduces your inhibitions from taking chances, and makes you less alert.

# 14. A driver who is taking a non-prescription drug should

A. Read the labels on the drug before driving.
B. Drink alcohol instead.
C. Continue to drive.
D. Drive only during daylight hours.

Explanation : If you are taking medication, even a non-prescription allergy or cold remedy, check the label for warnings about its effects. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist about driving after taking the medication.

# 15. What is the only effective way to reduce your blood alcohol content (BAC)

A. Drinking coffee.
B. Exercising.
C. Allow your body time to get rid of alcohol.
D. Taking a cold shower.

Explanation : The only way to effectively reduce your BAC is to spend time without drinking. Coffee, exercise and cold showers cannot reduce your BAC and the effects of alcohol. They might help you stay awake, but it cannot affect your BAC or make you sober.

# 16. What kinds of drugs, other than alcohol, can affect your driving ability

A. An allergy medicine.
B. Marijuana.
C. A cold remedy.
D. All of these choices.

Explanation : It can be a criminal offense to drive while impaired by the combined effect of drugs or alcohol and drugs, illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, LSD, heroin and opium, and by some prescription drugs such as tranquilizers.

# 17. If you drink alcohol socially, what helps insure safe driving

A. Drink coffee before driving.
B. Ride home with a friend who has not been drinking.
C. Take a cold shower before driving.
D. Stop drinking one-half hour before driving.

Explanation : If you regularly go to social events with the same group of friends, rotate drivers. Each friend takes a turn being the designated driver who does not drink alcohol.

# 18. Which of the following does not happen after drinking

A. Your reflexes and reaction time slow down.
B. Your judgement of speed and distance is distorted.
C. You are less alert.
D. You calm down so you can concentrate.

Explanation : Alcohol slows your reflexes and reaction time, reduces your ability to see clearly, distorts your judgment of speed and distances, often reduces your inhibitions from taking chances, and makes you less alert.

# 19. What are the consequences that can result from driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs

A. Possible imprisonment.
B. A mandatory fine.
C. Driver license revocation.
D. All of these choices.

Explanation : Penalties for alcohol / drug related violations include fines, jail sentences, and license penalties (including lifetime revocation)