Chapter 2 9th Ed Essay

Submitted By saskue100
Words: 653
Pages: 3

Chapter 02
A History of Drug Control

Multiple Choice Questions 1. The first psychoactive substance that American states attempted to control was:
A. opium
B. marijuana
C. heroin
D. alcohol
E. none of the above
2. During the 1920s and 1930s, in the years following the Supreme Court ruling on the Harrison Act (1914), which was rendered in 1919, the number of addicts who were arrested on drug charges:
A. decreased
B. increased
C. remained the same
D. fluctuated wildly and erratically from year to year
E. remains unknown 3. The earliest legislation designed to reduce or eliminate a substance that is currently illegal was aimed at:
A. medications
B. alcohol
C. opium
D. marijuana
E. cocaine

4. The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906:
A. addressed false claims about the contents of patent medicines on the product's label
B. outlawed the sale of patent medications that contained opium
C. outlawed the sale of patent medications that contained cocaine
D. outlawed the sale of patent medications that contained marijuana
E. none of the above 5. The British waged two "opium wars" against China in order to:
A. abolish the sale of opium in China
B. legalize and continue the opium trade in China
C. set up addiction treatment clinics in China
D. abolish a tax on the sale of opium
E. none of the above 6. Which of the following drugs was included in the Harrison Act yet was not a narcotic or opiate?
A. heroin
B. marijuana
C. morphine
D. amphetamine
E. cocaine
7. Prior to the Harrison Act, most narcotic addicts were:
A. African American
B. medical addicts
C. heroin injectors
D. also marijuana smokers
E. predatory street criminals 8. During the course of the nineteenth century—that is, from the early 1800s to the late 1800s—the rate of narcotic addiction in the United States:
A. increased
B. decreased
C. remained the same
D. fluctuated wildly and erratically from year to year
E. cannot be estimated 9. Historians estimate that the number of narcotic addicts in the U.S. prior to 1914 was about:
A. 3,000
B. 30,000
C. 300,000
D. three million
E. 30 million

10. The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937:
A. was designed to raise revenue for the federal government by taxing marijuana transactions
B. was declared unconstitutional shortly after its enactment
C. was a state law that was passed in a few states but vetoed in most of them
D. effective banned all possession and sale of marijuana products
E. is still in effect and currently results in most of the marijuana-related arrests in the U.S. 11. The primary impact…