The History of Amphetamine Use


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Amphetamine is categorized as a:

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1. Today, amphetamine is NOT commonly used to treat:

2. When did the U.S. first experience a wave of stimulant use disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the development of amphetamine and how the drug affects the body. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include common ailments treated with amphetamines and the drug's classification.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Amphetamine's drug category and schedule
  • Conditions amphetamines typically treat
  • Potential side effects of amphetamine
  • America's first wave of stimulant abuse

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the history of amphetamine
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the possible side effects associated with amphetamine use
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as drug schedules
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about amphetamine's drug classification

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the History of Amphetamines. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the development of amphetamine
  • Understand the drug's uses and side effects
  • Recognize amphetamine's use during specific periods of American history
  • Review the Controlled Substances Act of 1970
  • Know what drug schedules are