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Teens and Alcohol: What Don't You Know?

Get up to speed on the how's and why's of teen drinking. Take our quiz!

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Get up to speed on the how's and why's of teen drinking. Take our quiz!

1. Of the 20 million junior and senior high-school students in America, how many drink every month?

  • Thirty-five percent.
  • Fifty percent.
  • Ten percent.
  • Eighty-five percent.

2. Teens tell us that they drink primarily because:

  • It feels good.
  • It helps me forget my problems.
  • I feel pressured from friends.
  • I'm bored and there's nothing else to do.

3. How many teen drinkers can buy their own alcohol?

  • Sixty-six percent.
  • Ninety-five percent.
  • Twenty-five percent.
  • Fifty percent.

4. Roughly two-and-a-half million teenagers don't know:

  • What beer tastes like.
  • That you can die from an alcohol overdose.
  • That you can buy alcohol with a fake ID.
  • That wine has a stronger alcohol content than beer.

5. Most students in grades 5 through 12 say that alcohol advertising:

  • Has no effect on their drinking.
  • Can be funny and entertaining, but they know drinking is bad for you.
  • Encourages them to drink.
  • Is good for sports teams but not for kids.

6. A study of ninth-grade students in four urban high schools showed that alcohol and drug use was the best predictor for:

  • Risky sexual behavior.
  • Later alcoholism.
  • Dropping out of school.
  • Academic achievement.

1. Of the 20 million junior and senior high-school students in America, how many drink every month?
Fifty percent.

2. Teens tell us that they drink primarily because:
It feels good.

3. How many teen drinkers can buy their own alcohol?
Sixty-six percent.

4. Roughly two-and-a-half million teenagers don't know:
That you can die from an alcohol overdose.

5. Most students in grades 5 through 12 say that alcohol advertising:
Encourages them to drink.

6. A study of ninth-grade students in four urban high schools showed that alcohol and drug use was the best predictor for:
Risky sexual behavior.

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