Top 10 alcohol facts Selected as the most interesting among alcohol related questions in Alcohol quiz Methanol (wood alcohol) is highly poisonous. Comparing to ethanol, is it more or less sedative?Less sedative. Methanol has a much weaker sedative effect than ethanol, which leads the victim to drink more than it would normally do with ethanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and then to the poisonous formic acid in the liver. Created by: MarcusXmedicine facts » Which European countries once instituted prohibition of alcohol?Nordic Countries. In the early twentieth century, much of the impetus for the prohibition movement in the Nordic countries and North America came from moralistic convictions of pietistic Protestants. Nordic countries had started prohibition before the United States did. Between 1915-1919, laws were passed in Norway, Iceland and Finland. Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia facts » What was the name of the monk famous for his contributions to the Champagne making process?Dom Pérignon. In 1718, Canon Godinot published a set of wine making rules that were said to be established by Dom Pérignon. Prior to blending he would taste the grapes without knowing the source vineyard to avoid influencing his perceptions. References to his "blind tasting of wine" have led to the common misconception that Dom Pérignon was blind.Created by: globalquiz.orgwine facts » What alcohol are these fancy silver spoons used for?Absinthe. A perforated or slotted spoon is used to dissolve a sugar cube in a glass of absinthe. In the period since absinthe was made illegal in the US antique dealers have seen dramatic increases in the prices of these artifacts there. Some absinthe spoons can fetch thousands of dollars.Created by: globalquiz.orgtableware facts » Which beverage is prepared in a similar way to a Japanese sake?Beer. The popular term "rice wine" is a misnomer. Unlike wine, in which alcohol is produced by fermenting sugar that is naturally present in grapes, sake is produced by means of a brewing process more like that of beer. Thus, sake is technically "rice beer" rather than "rice wine."Created by: KasiaJapan facts » Which alcoholic beverage is the most popular in the world?Beer is the third most popular drink overall in the world, after water and tea.Created by: globalquiz.orgbeverages facts » Which alcohol causes blindness when consumed?Methanol. An effective treatment to prevent toxicity after methanol or ethylene glycol ingestion is to administer ethanol. Alcohol dehydrogenase has a higher affinity for ethanol, thus preventing methanol from binding and acting as a substrate. Any remaining methanol will then have time to be excreted through the kidneys.Created by: globalquiz.orgchemistry facts » How is martini made?With gin and vermouth. The traditional method of preparation is to pour gin and dry vermouth into a mixing glass with ice cubes, stir, strain into chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a green olive or a twist of lemon peel. James Bond famously drinks a "Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred", which is not a typical recipe.Created by: karate kidparties facts » Where does Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, take place?In Munich. The Oktoberfest is not only the largest beer festival, but also the world's largest fair in general, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. It is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.Created by: Daniel Cainesfestivals facts » Where did Al Capone operate?In Chicago. Capone settled in Chicago to take over the Johnny Torrio’s business dealing with outlawed liquor. Within 3 years, Capone had nearly 700 men at his disposal. By the middle of the decade, he had gained complete control of the suburb Cicero, and had installed his own Mayor in office.Created by: Bettycrime facts » Play alcohol quiz and see all the questions.