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Questions for “The Knowledge is Money Game”
Level 1

On This Page:

Category 1
Category 2
Category 3
Category 4
Category 5
Final Round

Category 1: Biological Effect of Alcohol

Question: A developing baby is exposed to alcohol when the
a. father drinks alcoholic beverages.
b. *mother drinks alcoholic beverages.
c. mother sees an alcoholic beverage.
d. mother touches a bottle of alcohol.

Question: What have scientists learned about the effects of alcohol on a developing organism?
a. *Alcohol can kill cells.
b. Alcohol has no affect on a developing organism.
c. Alcohol does NOT harm humans.
d. Scientists have not done any research on this question.

Question: What part of the human body can be affected by alcohol exposure during development?
a. Brain
b. Facial features
c. Heart
d. *All of the above.

Question: During pregnancy, when can exposure to alcohol result in harm to the developing baby?
a. The first trimester (1-3 months)
b. The second trimester (3-6 months)
c. The third trimester (6-9 months)
d. *All of the above.

Question: How do scientists study the effects of alcohol on a developing organism? They
a. ask a question or formulate an hypothesis.
b. test the hypothesis in an experiment.
c. analyze the results and draw conclusions.
d. *All of the above.

Category 2 : What’s in a name?

Question: What is a birth defect?
a. *An abnormality of body structure or function present at birth
b. Delivering a baby after the “due date”
c. A birthday on February 29th
d. Any premature birth

Question: What does the term “prenatal” mean?
a. Under-aged
b. A region of the brain
c. *Before birth
d. Before Christmas

Question: What is FAS?
a. It stands for “First and Always Sober”.
b. *A disorder characterized by growth retardation, facial abnormalities and central nervous system dysfunction caused by maternal alcohol use during pregnancy
c. A substance which causes birth defects
d. All of the above

Question: What is FAE?
a. It stands for Fetal Alcohol Effect.
b. It refers to the presence of some, but not all, symptoms of FAS in an individual.
c. It means a disorder which should be diagnosed only by a doctor.
d. *All of the above

Question: What is a “syndrome”?
An organization or institution
b. A sports arena
c. *A group of physical signs and symptoms which, when seen together, characterize a single disorder or disease
d. None of the above

Category3 : Pregnancy and Drinking

Question: How much alcohol is KNOWN to be safe to drink during pregnancy?
a. One glass of wine a day
b. Three beers a day
c. Any amount is safe
d. *There is NO known amount of alcohol which is safe to drink during pregnancy.

Question: What should a woman do if she is planning a pregnancy or is pregnant?
a. *Stop drinking alcoholic beverages of any kind
b. Learn a foreign language
c. Take dance lessons
d. Chew gum

Question: How long can the effects of a mother’s alcohol abuse last in her developing baby?
a. 12 months
b. 10 years
c. Until high school graduation
d. *An entire lifetime.

Question: What is the leading KNOWN cause of mental retardation in the U.S.?
a. Poor maternal nutrition.
b. German measles in pregnant women.
c. *Maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
d. Maternal consumption of over-the-counter medication during pregnancy.

Question: When is a safe time for a woman to drink during her pregnancy?
a. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. each evening.
b. *Never.
c. During her third trimester.
d. Any time is safe.

Category 4: Just the facts

Question: Alcohol is found in which of the following?
a. Beer
b. Wine coolers
c. Hard liquor
d. *All of the above.

Question: What types of alcoholic beverages are SAFE to drink during pregnancy?
a. Beer.
b. Wine coolers.
c. Hard Liquor.
d. *None of the above. Alcohol consumption, in any form, may harm a developing baby.

Question: What is the cure for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?
a. *There is no known cure.
b. Exercise.
c. Diet
d. Medication.

Question: What percentage of cases of alcohol-related birth defects could be prevented?
a. 10%
b. 50%
c. 75%
d. *100%

Question: What types of problems could an individual with FAS experience?
Answer: a. Difficulties understanding cause and effect relationships
b. Mental retardation
c. Learning disabilities
d. *All of the above.

Category 5: Having healthy babies

Question: What is the best way to eliminate alcohol-related birth defects? A pregnant woman should…
a. take extra vitamins.
b. *never drink alcoholic beverages of any kind during her entire pregnancy.
c. sleep with the windows open at night.
d. ask her doctor for the appropriate shot to prevent alcohol-related birth defects.

Question: What can a father do for the health of his developing baby?
a. Encourage a pregnant woman to stop drinking alcohol.
b. Encourage a pregnant woman to get prenatal health care.
c. *a and b are correct.
d. None of the above. A father can do nothing for the health of his developing baby.

Question: Who should learn about FAS?
a. Adults
b. Teachers and Doctors
c. Pre-teens and teens
d. *All of the above.

Question: If a woman has been drinking alcohol before she realizes she is pregnant, she should
a. stop drinking alcohol of any kind, as soon as she finds out.
b. seek professional help if she has trouble quitting drinking.
c. drink only beer and not wine for the rest of her pregnancy.
d. *a and b are correct.

Question: What is(are) some resources that can help a person learn more about FAS and other alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD’s)?
a. National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
b. National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
c. March of Dimes
d. *All of the above.

Final Round Question:

Question: Who is at risk for alcohol-related birth defects?
a. Only babies whose biological parents both have FAS.
b. Only babies who have relatives with FAS.
c. Only babies whose parents are in disadvantaged economic conditions.
d. *Any baby whose mother drinks alcohol while pregnant, regardless of age, race, ethnic, social or economic conditions.