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"Seen as the elixir of life by nineteenth-century European bohemians and evil by everyone else, absinthe is a drink with a fascinating history. See how much you know about it."
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Absinthe, a 144-proof drink popular in the 19th century, is now making a comeback. It has an unusual color. What is it?
From what plant is absinthe made?
In 1905, a man named Jean Lanfray killed his wife and children while in an absinthe daze, leading what nation of his to ban the drink in 1908?
Absinthe was a critical component of the relationship between Paul Verlaine and what other French poet?
Who said, 'Absinthe has a wonderful color, (answer to Question 1 omitted). A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?' ?
Lord Alfred Douglas
Who painted 'The Absinthe Drinker,' 'The Poet Cornutti,' and 'The Glass of Absinthe,' all dealing with the downside of the drink?
Vincent Van Gogh
What playwright, author of 'Ubu roi' and creator of the cult figure Pere Ubu, called absinthe 'holy water' and 'essence of life'?
What international movement began as a quest against absinthe?
War on Drugs
What painter's 1876 work 'L'Absinthe' caused a massive controversy when displayed in London?
Who wrote 'Wormwood: A Drama of Paris' in 1890?
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