The joys, fears, acceptance and prohibition of tobacco have accompanied the habit since it first became fashionable in the best houses of Europe. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the history of smoking.
In Aztec mythology, what type of goddess was literally made of tobacco leaves?
childbirth and fertility goddess
What activity did tobacco facilitate among North American plains Indians?
Which Elizabethan figure is credited with spreading the popularity of smoking in England?
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Walter Raleigh
Did Sir Walter Raleigh's servant really throw ale in his face to put out the fire from his pipe?
Yes, it's a documented historical fact.
It's probably just a myth.
It's been proven that it never happened.
How long did it take for smoking to go from miracle cure to daily habit in England?
True or false: Because of strong cultural values, people in some countries never took up smoking.
True or false: The public health campaigns of the 20th century raised the first fears about the consequences of smoking.
Rulers who tried to ban smoking in the 17th century did so primarily for what reason?
concern for the social order
What phrase did Lucky Strike use to market cigarettes to women during the 1920s?
"The Homemaker's Companion"
"The Torch of Freedom"
During the 1950s, the peak of the smoking culture in America, what percentage of adults reported that they smoked?