The History of the World in Six Glasses Chapter Answers


Chapter 1&2 Question 1

How did beer lead to the development of cities in Mesopotamia and Egypt?

Chapter 3&4 Question 1

Describe the role that wine plays in Greek or Roman society in relation to social status.

Chapters 5&6 Question 1

Explain how Alcohol is related to the African slave trade. African slaves were traded in exchange for European goods.

Chapter 7&8 Question 1

Compare and contrast coffee’s acceptance in society in its early stages to beer, wine, or spirits.

Chapter 7&8 Question 2

Describe the role of coffee houses in society in Europe. Coffeehouses, unlike the illicit taverns that sold alcohol, were places where respectable people could afford to be seen.

Chapter 9&10 Question 1

Explain why the Industrial Revolution began in Britain. Richard Arkwright invented a new and more efficient approach to manufacturing, thus the industrial revolution began in Great Britain.

Chapter 11&12 Question 1

Discuss how World War Two impacted the globalization of Coca-Cola.

Chapters 11&12 Question 2

Describe the role of Prohibition in the United States in the creation of Coca-Cola. In 1887, America was going to experiment with a prohibition of alcohol

Overall Analysis Questions 1, 2, 3

  1. How do the six drinks chosen by Standage help to explain world history?
  2. Describe morality in the Islamic World.

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