Exam-style Questions: Drugs

 

 

  1. Read the following passages and then label them with the type of drug they are referring to...

    a) Activity of the nervous system is reduced. Responses slow you down and you become sleepy.

    (1 mark)

    b) Provide a feeling of sleepiness and calm when first taken. Motivation decreases and your body deteriorates both mentally and physically.

    (1 mark)

    c) Increases activity of the nervous system. Raises alertness, emotions or mood.

    (1 mark)

    d) A feeling of endless energy and universal love soon develops into a danger of overheating, dehydration and collapse.

    (Marks available: 4)

    Answer

     

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 1

    a) Depressants;

    (1 mark)

    b) Pain killers;

    (1 mark)

    c) Stimulants;

    (1 mark)

    d) Hallucinogens.

    (1 mark)

    (Total = 4 marks)

  2. Alcohol and tobacco are the 2 main (non-medical) drugs, which are allowed in this country. But don't be fooled - they can lead to a lot of harm, just like the other drugs can.

    Name 2 harmful effects from alcohol and 2 from smoking tobacco.

    (Marks available: 4)

    Answer

     

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 2

    Alcohol: Any 2 of the following...

    • liver damage / disease
    • brain damage
    • impaired judgement
    • can cause severe depression
    • memory loss
    • cancer
    • social life

     

    Tobacco: Any 2 of the following...

    • lung cancer
    • heart disease
    • lungs get clogged up
    • emphysema
    • bronchitis
    • smokers cough
    • brokenness!

     

    (Total = 4 marks)

  3. Name 3 legal and 3 illegal drugs.

    (Marks available: 6)

    Answer

     

    Answer outline and marking scheme for question: 3

    Legal: Any 3 of the following...

    • penicillin
    • aspirin
    • caffeine
    • tobacco
    • alcohol
    • insulin
    • paracetamol

     

    Illegal: Any 3 of the following...

    • cannabis
    • cocaine
    • heroine
    • ecstasy
    • LSD
    • morphine

     

    (Total = 6 marks)