Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Alcohol Intoxication


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is alcohol intoxication. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how alcohol intoxication will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 16 year old boy is brought to the emergency room by his three friends because of unusual behavior that began at a party 2 hours ago. His friends explain that he became “very rowdy” and he made an unwanted sexual advance to a girl that he “didn’t even know at all”. He then ran into the street and was careless to oncoming traffic, saying that he could avoid them without difficulty. His pulse is 80/min, respirations are 13/min, and his blood pressure is 115/70 mm Hg. He is agitated when left by himself, but calms down when he is spoken to by the medical staff. His physical exam shows an unsteady goat. Hi pupils are equal and reactive to light. What would best explain his current state?


Page Updated: 09.17.2016