KS2 PSHE Quiz - Drugs (Questions)

Drugs are medicines or addictive substances. Addictive substances are harmful and we should keep away from them. Medicines, however, can help us recover from illness but only if taken correctly. A doctor is qualified to prescribe drugs as medicine and must always be informed before taking a new medicine.

Some people are allergic to medicines (such as penicillin) and it's important to let health professionals know. There are drugs for almost every ailment ~ from a cold to hay fever to aches and pains ~ even to help you sleep at night.

This quiz tests your knowledge of drugs and medicines.

1. What is another name for drugs that can make us recover from illness?
[ ] Medicine
[ ] Meditation
[ ] Mediator
[ ] Mechanical
2. Where should medicines be kept?
[ ] Under the sink
[ ] In the bathroom
[ ] In the garden shed
[ ] Out of reach of small children
3. Where do medicines come from?
[ ] Greengrocers
[ ] Butchers
[ ] Pharmacy
[ ] Post Office
4. What effect does nicotine from cigarettes have on the body?
[ ] It can make you feel happy
[ ] It makes you crave more
[ ] It makes you run faster
[ ] It makes you feel sick
5. Which is not a consequence of smoking?
[ ] You will have fresh breath
[ ] You could get lung cancer
[ ] You have an increased risk of heart attack
[ ] You get more chest infections
6. At what age are you allowed to buy alcohol?
[ ] 17
[ ] 18
[ ] 21
[ ] 25
7. What is a safe amount of alcohol for a man to drink in one day?
[ ] 3-4 units
[ ] 5-6 units
[ ] 7-9 units
[ ] 10-12 units
8. What is an alcoholic?
[ ] A fancy drink
[ ] Someone who is addicted to alcohol
[ ] Someone who has never drunk alcohol
[ ] Someone who sells alcohol
9. Caffeine is a drug found in which everyday drink?
[ ] Water
[ ] Orange juice
[ ] Coffee
[ ] Lemonade
10. Which of these drugs is illegal?
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Cigarettes
[ ] Cocaine
[ ] Caffeine

 

KS2 PSHE Quiz - Drugs (Answers)
1. What is another name for drugs that can make us recover from illness?
[x] Medicine
[ ] Meditation
[ ] Mediator
[ ] Mechanical
Medicines should only be taken when prescribed by a doctor or when an adult says it is ok
2. Where should medicines be kept?
[ ] Under the sink
[ ] In the bathroom
[ ] In the garden shed
[x] Out of reach of small children
A bathroom cabinet is a common place to keep medicine
3. Where do medicines come from?
[ ] Greengrocers
[ ] Butchers
[x] Pharmacy
[ ] Post Office
Some larger supermarkets have their own pharmacy
4. What effect does nicotine from cigarettes have on the body?
[ ] It can make you feel happy
[x] It makes you crave more
[ ] It makes you run faster
[ ] It makes you feel sick
Nicotine is very addictive
5. Which is not a consequence of smoking?
[x] You will have fresh breath
[ ] You could get lung cancer
[ ] You have an increased risk of heart attack
[ ] You get more chest infections
Smoking is very harmful to your health
6. At what age are you allowed to buy alcohol?
[ ] 17
[x] 18
[ ] 21
[ ] 25
You may be asked to prove your age
7. What is a safe amount of alcohol for a man to drink in one day?
[x] 3-4 units
[ ] 5-6 units
[ ] 7-9 units
[ ] 10-12 units
One unit is roughly a third of a pint of beer
8. What is an alcoholic?
[ ] A fancy drink
[x] Someone who is addicted to alcohol
[ ] Someone who has never drunk alcohol
[ ] Someone who sells alcohol
There are many types of alcoholic drinks
9. Caffeine is a drug found in which everyday drink?
[ ] Water
[ ] Orange juice
[x] Coffee
[ ] Lemonade
Caffeine can also be found in tea and some fizzy drinks
10. Which of these drugs is illegal?
[ ] Alcohol
[ ] Cigarettes
[x] Cocaine
[ ] Caffeine
You can purchase the others in most shops