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James Garbarino
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Garbarino accuse people of not wanting to do, when it comes to violent youth?
(a) Understand them.
(b) Incarcerate them.
(c) Punish them.
(d) Listen to them.

2. In the study by Tolan and Guerra on effective treatments, what two aspects were emphasized?
(a) Cognitive restructuring and redevelopment of faith.
(b) Cognitive restructuring and behavioral rehearsal.
(c) Strong punishment and redevelopment of faith.
(d) Behavioral rehearsal and practiced self worth.

3. What does Garbarino claim is inside almost every violent teenager?
(a) An angry person.
(b) An untreated traumatized child.
(c) A violent killer.
(d) A depressed person.

4. If a teen has been arrested, and has an already existing risk factor, the odds of the youth committing murder are ____________________.
(a) Three times as high.
(b) Lower.
(c) Twice as high.
(d) Nine times as high.

5. What happened to Malcolm's girlfriend?
(a) She was shot and killed.
(b) She was killed as a prostitute.
(c) She died giving birth.
(d) She was arrested for drug possession.

6. What is one hypothesis about why some children have lower resting heart rates?
(a) These children have a low emotional reaction system.
(b) This is a genetic trait.
(c) These children have adapted for survival.
(d) These children have physical abnormalities.

7. What is compartmentalization?
(a) The tendency to avoid emotional attachment.
(b) The tendency to put feelings such as fear out of consciousness.
(c) The tendency to disassociate from emotions.
(d) The tendency to put feelings such as fear in the forefront.

8. What is a risk for boys who grow up without fathers?
(a) They will be uneducated.
(b) They will starve.
(c) They will become 'man of the house'.
(d) They will become early fathers.

9. How many teenagers report they could obtain a gun within an hour?
(a) One fourth.
(b) Three fourths.
(c) One third.
(d) Two thirds.

10. What does Garbarino claim is one of the most important aspects of child development?
(a) A connection to peers.
(b) A connection to God.
(c) A connection to a caregiver.
(d) A connection to themselves.

11. What can help a child who is abused overcome his/her tainted view of the world?
(a) A compensatory relationship.
(b) A high IQ.
(c) Medication.
(d) A strong faith.

12. Why does this development hit smaller cities even harder?
(a) There are fewer schools to send children to, so teachers are overworked.
(b) There are fewer schools to send children to, so everyone has a lower education.
(c) There are more schools to send children to, so only the poorest are exposed
(d) There are fewer schools to send children to, so all are exposed.

13. What does Michael note his brother Robert showed that made him unlikable?
(a) Aggressive tendencies.
(b) Submissive tendencies.
(c) Antisocial tendencies.
(d) Violent tendencies.

14. What gift does Garbarino give Malcolm that makes him cry?
(a) A journal.
(b) A car.
(c) A guitar.
(d) A book.

15. What is one of the central controversies in child development, in terms of bad behavior?
(a) Whether bad behavior is a reaction to abuse.
(b) Whether bad behavior is taught.
(c) Whether bad behavior is socially acceptable.
(d) Whether bad behavior is programmed genetically.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many homicides are there in the U.S. each year?

2. The term for feeling constantly ashamed, disgraced, humiliated, and worthless is ____________________.

3. Why does the author blame improved care of premature babies for part of the youth violence issue?

4. What did some adults do in response to the announcing of the verdict in the Jonesboro trial?

5. What causes the most damage, in terms of risk factors for violent behavior?

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