PY 202 Chapter 1 Essay Exam

  • All questions must be numbered and answered in full sentences (paragraph form).  This is an essay exam and answers must be fully explained.
  • All questions answered must include an example of your explanation.
  1.  What is the purpose of the “Five Historical Themes of Drug Use?”  What is the Theme seeking to explain and WHY?
  2. Choose TWO of the Five Historical Themes and explain your reasons for agreeing and/or disagreeing with the two themes.  What do you find intriguing about the two themes?
  3. With the history of Ancient Civilizations (4000 B.C.-A.D. 400) used three primary psychoactive drugs in their society Alcohol, Opium, and Cannabis.  Choose one and explain:

-Where does it come from?  Ex. Barley, flower, etc.

-What was the drug’s use in its culture?

-How did people use the drug?

-Who used the drug?

-Why did people use the drug?

       4.  Discuss the history of Tobacco and the Coca Leaf in Mesoamerica.

       5.  What is a psychedelic “hexing herb?” Also, explain the word psychedelic.

       6.  Choose Two drugs from the Renaissance Period (alcohol, coca, tobacco, coffee & tea, or opium)

            and share your discoveries by answering the following questions:   

-Where does it come from?  Ex. Barley, flower, etc.

-What was the drug’s use in its culture?

-How did people use the drug?

-Who used the drug?

-Why did people use the drug?

-any trivia about the drug?

         7.  Choose Two drugs from The Age of Enlightenment (alcohol, tobacco, anesthetics, or    

              Opium/morphine/heroin, coca/cocaine, prescription drugs).  Share your discoveries by   

              answering the following questions:   

-Where does it come from?  Ex. Barley, flower, etc.

-What was the drug’s use in its culture?

-How did people use the drug?

-Who used the drug?

-Why did people use the drug?

-any trivia about the drug?

         8.  List Five interesting historical facts about Tobacco/Cigarettes in the 20th Century.

         9.  In the 20th Century, what was the purpose to regulating drugs?

       10.  What was the purpose of Prohibition in the 20th Century?

       11. Choose Two drugs from The 20th Century

             a.  Amphetamines AND Sports Drugs,  

             b.  Sedative-Hypnotics AND LSD and new Psychedelics

             c.  Methadone AND Heroin

             Share your discoveries by  

              answering the following questions:   

-Where does it come from?  Ex. Barley, flower, etc.

-What was the drug’s use in its culture?

-How did people use the drug?

-Who used the drug?

-Why did people use the drug?

-any trivia about the drug?

       12. What is “crack?”

       13. What is the Geopolitics of Drugs?”

       14. Why is HIV, AIDS, & Hepatitis C in this chapter?

       15.  What are synthetic drugs?

       16.  List Three Behavioral addictions and why you believe it is an addiction.  

       17.  What is a Co-Occurring Disorder?  What is important to know?

       18.  What is a Psychoactive Drug?

       19.  What is an “Upper, a “Downer” and an “All Arounder?”

       20.  Name Two other drugs and addictions and some of the physical and mental/emotional effects?  

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