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Aqua vitae: Quiz


Question 1: Aqua vitae was typically prepared by distilling wine; it was sometimes called spirits of wine in English texts, a name for ________ that had been repeatedly distilled.
RakiaRumBrandyAlcoholic beverage

Question 2: A local translation of aqua vitae was often applied to an important local ________.
Alcoholic beverageDistilled beverageEthanolVodka

Question 3: Aqua vitae (________, "water of life") is an archaic name for a concentrated aqueous solution of ethanol.
Roman EmpireLatinOld LatinVulgar Latin

Question 4: This leads to whisky in Scotland (from Gaelic, uisge-beatha) , whiskey in Ireland (from Irish, uisce beatha) , eau de vie in France, acquavite in Italy, and ________ in Scandinavia.

Question 5: When the term is used in England, it usually refers to French ________.
Alcoholic beverageRakiaRumBrandy

Question 6: It eventually came to refer specifically to distillates of ________.
EthanolWineBeerAlcoholic beverage


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