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Question 1: Absinthe is historically described as a ________, highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV) beverage.
Spinning coneLiquid-liquid extractionAzeotropeDistillation

Question 2: However, the only store that may sell alcoholic beverages containing more than 3.5% alcohol by volume is the government-owned chain of liquor stores called ________.
SwedenSystembolagetAlkoVinmonopolet

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  A reservoir glass filled with a naturally coloured verte absinthe, next to an absinthe spoon.
  Henri Privat-Livemont’s 1896 poster
  Preparing absinthe the traditional way. Note that no burning is used.
  A reservoir glass filled with a naturally coloured verte absinthe, next to an absinthe spoon.

Question 4: During this process, components not soluble in water (mainly those from anise, ________, and star anise) come out of solution and cloud the drink.
FennelCuminGarlicPomegranate

Question 5: The high dose of thujone used in the study was larger than what can currently be obtained, even in claimed "high thujone" absinthe that cannot be sold legally in the ________.
DenmarkGermanyEuropean ParliamentEuropean Union

Question 6: ________ was also known to be a habitual absinthe drinker.
ThelemaBoleskine HouseAleister CrowleyCeremonial magic

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  A reservoir glass filled with a naturally coloured verte absinthe, next to an absinthe spoon.
  Fennel, one of the three main herbs used in production of absinthe
  Albert Maignan’s "Green Muse" (1895): A poet succumbs to the Green Fairy.
  Grande wormwood, one of the three main herbs used in production of absinthe

Question 8: Absinthe originated in the canton of Neuchâtel in ________.
SwitzerlandDenmarkArmeniaLithuania

Question 9: Although it is sometimes mistakenly called a liqueur, absinthe is not bottled with added ________ and is therefore classified as a spirit.
MetabolismSugarHigh-fructose corn syrupHoney

Question 10: Two famous painters who helped popularize the notion that absinthe had powerful psychoactive properties were ________ and Vincent van Gogh.
Georges SeuratÉmile BernardOdilon RedonHenri de Toulouse-Lautrec
















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