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Absinthe - The Green Fairy

written by: Delia
 
It is the nickname of Absinthe. This intriguing green alcohol drink has a lot of history behind it. However, we do not recommend you do any experiments with it. Take the quiz instead.

Question 1:


Absinthe was most popular in this country as it was the common beverage among artists and writers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
England
Italy
France
Germany

Question 2:


The alcohol content is very high in absinthe. It can be as high as this %.
75 %
95 %
65 %
85 %

Question 3:


Absinthe was prohibited in this year, because it was believed to be reason for elevated crime rates.
1906
1961
1915
1919

Question 4:


The word 'absinthe' comes from ancient Greek and means this.
Undrinkable
Tasty
Magical
Hallucinogenic

Question 5:


The active ingredient of absinthe is thujone. It is chemically similar to this psychoactive substance. Scientists also believe that thujone and this substance affect the same brain receptors.
Codeine Phosphate
Opium
Beta-phenylethylamine
Tetrahydrocannabinol

Question 6:


Addiction, hyper excitability, and hallucinations were believed to be manifestations of this syndrome, urged by absinthe. People considered that these traits, once acquired from absinthe drinking, became hereditary and could be passed over to their children.
Downing syndrome
Opitz G/BBB Syndrome
Asperger's syndrome
Absinthism

Question 7:


"The Absinthe Drinker" and "Woman Drinking Absinthe" are paintings that immortalise the fame of absinthe. Who is the artist that painted them?
Monet
Picasso
Dali
Van Gogh

Question 8:


As the most ardent consumers of absinthe, the French produced these amounts in 1910, just for domestic use.
15 million liters
36 million liters
11 million liters
10 million liters

Question 9:


When you serve absinthe, you pour it straight over a sugar cube, then add a small portion of water to the glass before tossing it down. After that, you should do this.
Stir it
Light it up
Sip it
Pour into another glass

Question 10:


This is what they call a straight shot of absinthe served over a cube of sugar.
Neat
Van Gogh Crazy
Short
Traditional

 


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