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BC’s Responsible Beverage Service Program

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Alcohol Effects

Review

Now that you have read through the material for this section, test your knowledge with the following activities. If you have difficulty, go back to the relevant page(s) to review the information presented.

Case Studies

Select a case study for review. Determine if the patron is intoxicated or not and justify your answer. Click "reveal answer" to compare your answer to the correct response.

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Questions to ask at work

  • Are there myths about alcohol that are still treated as truths in our establishment?
  • Are we aware of the alcohol levels of all the drinks we serve?
  • Do we look for signs of intoxication in guests prior to serving alcohol?
  • Can we recognize behaviour that is drug related?

Quick review test

Identify if the sentence is True or False:

1. The liver can only process a fixed amount of alcohol, which is about one standard drink per hour.
True
False

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2. Mixing drinks (for example, having both beer and wine) causes greater intoxication.
True
False

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3. Gender, body weight and food consumption all influence how quickly alcohol affects a patron.
True
False

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4. Combining drugs with alcohol reduces the effects.
True
False

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5. The only accurate way to measure BAC is to count standard drinks.
True
False

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Calculating the standard drink

Calculate the amount of alcohol in each drink and type it in the boxes below. Click reveal answer to check your answers.

1. 4.0 ounces with 15% alcohol?

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ounces of 100% alcohol

2. 1.0 ounce with 20% alcohol?

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ounces of 100% alcohol

3. 20.0 ounce with 5% alcohol?

Your answer
ounces of 100% alcohol