HOST RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible Host Quiz

1. Who attends your parties?
A. Only the people I invite.
Great Answer!
A Responsible Host knows most if not all of the guests at their party. This will help avoid problems such as overcrowding and over serving unknown guests.
B. I invite a few, they invite a few, the more the merrier.
Not the safest choice
A Responsible Host knows most if not all of the guests at their party. This will help avoid problems such as overcrowding and over serving unknown guests.
C. I send out fliers so everyone can come.
Not the safest choice
A Responsible Host knows most if not all of the guests at their party. This will help avoid problems such as overcrowding and over serving unknown guests.

2. Who serves the drinks at your party?
A. People serve themselves.
Not recommended
A Responsible Host designates or hires someone (of legal age) to serve drinks. A self serve bar can encourage heavy drinking.
B. My 15 year old son is usually our bartender.
Not recommended
A Responsible Host designates or hires someone (of legal age) to serve drinks. A self serve bar can encourage heavy drinking.
C. I serve the drinks or I designate or hire a bartender for the evening.
Excellent!
A Responsible Host designates or hires someone (of legal age) to serve drinks. A self serve bar can encourage heavy drinking.

3. How do you measure the alcohol poured into drinks?
A. I just pour it in until it tastes right.
Not Quite
A Responsible Host measures all drinks. An easy way to do this is to use a marked shot glass.
B. I use a shot glass (1.5 oz).
That’s Right
A Responsible Host measures all drinks. A marked shot glass makes it easy.
C. About one inch of alcohol in the bottom of the glass before adding mixer.
Not Quite
This is not an accurate way of measuring alcohol. A Responsible Host measures all drinks. An easy way to do this is to use a marked shot glass.

4. What types of activities do you plan for your guests after drinking has begun?
A. Drinking games.
Not recommended
A Responsible Host plans an eventful party, because when people are busy they will drink less. However, drinking games encourage even more drinking and the likelihood of an accident or injury occurring.
B. Dancing or party games (like charades or Pictionary).
Great Party Planning
A Responsible Host plans an eventful party, because when people are busy they will drink less. However, if you plan to serve alcohol, wait until after any recreational or physical activities (such as swimming, skiing, operating snowmobiles or sea-doos, etc.)
C. Diving competition.
Not recommended
A Responsible Host plans an eventful party, because when people are busy they will drink less. However, if you plan to serve alcohol, make sure you do so after any recreational or physical activities (such as swimming, skiing, operating snowmobiles or sea-doos, etc.), and not before.

5. How much do you drink at your parties?
A. It is my party, I get smashed.
Not recommended
A Responsible Host is a sober host. A sober host is able to anticipate problems and intervene to avoid risks.
B. As bartender, I make one for my guest and one for me, one for my guest and one for me...
Not the safest choice
A Responsible Host is a sober host. A sober host is able to anticipate problems and intervene to avoid risks.
C. I don’t drink at my parties, so I am prepared for anything that needs my attention.
Great Answer!
A Responsible Host is a sober host. A sober host is able to anticipate problems and intervene to avoid risks.

6. How do you convince your drunk guests not to drive?
A. I pay for their cab.
You’re on the right Track – the answer is all A, C & D
A responsible host is prepared to do many things to keep an intoxicated guest from driving.
B. I just let them drive and pretend I didn’t notice.
Not recommended
A responsible host is prepared to do many things to keep an intoxicated guest from driving.
C. I (while sober) drive them home in their car and take a cab home.
You’re on the right Track – the answer is all A, C & D
A responsible host is prepared to do many things to keep an intoxicated guest from driving.
D. I get them to stay the night.
You’re on the right Track – the answer is all A, C & D
A responsible host is prepared to do many things to keep an intoxicated guest from driving.
E. A, C, & D are correct.
Excellent!
A responsible host is prepared to do many things to keep an intoxicated guest from driving.

7. What ratio of alcoholic to non-alcoholic drinks do you serve?
A. I serve alcohol. If people want water it is in the sink.
Not quite
A Responsible Host provides both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. We have to think about drivers, possible pregnancies, health problems and those who just enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail.
B. I have lots of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, because not everyone likes to drink alcohol all the time.
Excellent!
A Responsible Host provides both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. We have to think about drivers, possible pregnancies, health problems and those who just enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail.
C. All of the above.
Better luck next time
A Responsible Host provides both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. We have to think about drivers, possible pregnancies, health problems and those who just enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail.

8. Do you or the bartender monitor the alcohol consumption of your guests?
A. They know how to drink, I just leave them alone.
Not quite
A Responsible Host monitors the alcohol consumption of each guest or asks the sober bartender to do so. If someone has had too much, it is your responsibility to cut someone off.
B. If someone is getting drunk the bartender cuts them off (nicely).
That’s Right
A Responsible Host monitors the alcohol consumption of each guest or asks the sober bartender to do so. If someone has had too much, it is your responsibility to cut someone off.
C. No that is not my responsibility.
Not quite
A Responsible Host monitors the alcohol consumption of each guest or asks the sober bartender to do so. If someone has had too much, it is your responsibility to cut someone off.

9. Do you serve food safely?
A. I keep the hot food hot and the cold food cold.
You’re on the right Track – the answer is all A & C
A Responsible Host keeps perishable foods hot or cold until serving, and does not let food sit out for more than 2 hours.
B. I put out the food before the party and it stays there until everyone goes home.
Not the safest choice
A Responsible Host keeps perishable foods hot or cold until serving, and does not let food sit out for more than 2 hours. Rapid growth of bacteria can occur when food is allowed to sit in the “danger zone” between 4° C and 6° C.
C. I don’t let food sit out for more than 2 hours.
You’re on the right Track – the answer is all A & C
A Responsible Host keeps perishable foods hot or cold until serving, and does not let food sit out for more than 2 hours.
D. A & C.
That’s Right
A Responsible Host keeps perishable foods hot or cold until serving, and does not let food sit out for more than 2 hours.

10. What are the signs of alcohol poisoning?
A. Won’t wake up.
You’re on the right Track
Call 9-1-1 immediately if someone is showing even one of the signs of alcohol poisoning:
Won’t wake up
Vomiting while asleep
Slow breathing or pulse
Cold, pale or bluish skin
B. Vomiting while asleep.
You’re on the right Track
Call 9-1-1 immediately if someone is showing even one of the signs of alcohol poisoning:
Won’t wake up
Vomiting while asleep
Slow breathing or pulse
Cold, pale or bluish skin
C. Slow breathing or pulse.
You’re on the right Track
Call 9-1-1 immediately if someone is showing even one of the signs of alcohol poisoning:
Won’t wake up
Vomiting while asleep
Slow breathing or pulse
Cold, pale or bluish skin
D. Cold, pale or bluish skin.
You’re on the right Track
Call 9-1-1 immediately if someone is showing even one of the signs of alcohol poisoning:
Won’t wake up
Vomiting while asleep
Slow breathing or pulse
Cold, pale or bluish skin
E. All of the above.
You’re on the right Track
Call 9-1-1 immediately if someone is showing even one of the signs of alcohol poisoning:
Won’t wake up
Vomiting while asleep
Slow breathing or pulse
Cold, pale or bluish skin

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