Yeast Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Alcohol


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During fermentation, ethanol is

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1. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is

2. Fermentation requires

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fermentation is a highly complex process that yields alcohol as one of its final products. This test and worksheet pairing will test your knowledge of fermentation and the terminology surrounding the word. Some vocabulary you will be tested on includes fermentation, saccharomyces cerevisiae, and distillation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be quizzed on the definitions and concepts of:

  • Fermentation
  • Ethanol
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Distillation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about how fermentation makes alcohol
  • Making connections - use understanding of the properties of the yeast saccharomyces to see how it creates alcohol using the sugars in foods
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define main phrases, such as fermentation and distillation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the creation of alcohol, review the accompanying lesson, Yeast Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Alcohol. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define fermentation and find examples of historical civilizations that used fermentation to make alcohol
  • Understand the properties of saccharomyces that create alcohol
  • Differentiate between the processes of creating beer, wine, and distilled liquors
  • Define distillation and find examples of products made using distillation