Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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 the author admit he is trying to do by writing this book?
(a) Help heal youth.
(b) Make sense of grief.
(c) Make sense of youth violence.
(d) Help the victims of youth violence.

2. What is Garbarino trying to point out throughout these chapters, in terms of the cause of aggressive behaviors?
(a) Everything must be taken in context.
(b) Only the family unit is important.
(c) Only biological triggers are important.
(d) Only peer structure is important.

3. How long has the author been studying violent youth?
(a) Twelve years.
(b) Twenty five years.
(c) Fifty years.
(d) Ten years.

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

5. What causes the most damage, in terms of risk factors for violent behavior?
(a) Having two risk factors, but also having a support system.
(b) Having one risk and no support.
(c) An accumulation of risks.
(d) Having just one or two risks.

6. What do young violent boys tend to show in terms of fear?
(a) A high level of fear.
(b) An abnormal level of fear.
(c) A lack of understanding for fearful situations.
(d) A level of fearlessness.

7. What does Garbarino claim can lead us to humane treatment and rehabilitation?
(a) Learning about the life experiences of violent youth.
(b) Learning about substance abuse.
(c) Understanding the gang culture.
(d) Better education.

8. What does the author reveal about himself as he discusses difficult children?
(a) His brother was a difficult child.
(b) He was a difficult child.
(c) He doesn't like working with difficult children.
(d) He was always well behaved.

9. What is disassociation?
(a) A disconnection from society.
(b) A disconnection from emotions to avoid pain.
(c) A disconnection from reality.
(d) A disconnection from parental guidance.

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

11. What is avoidant attachment?
(a) The relationship between child and caregiver where the child rejects the caregiver.
(b) The relationship between child and caregiver where the child is violent toward the caregiver.
(c) The relationship between child and caregiver where the child loves the caregiver.
(d) The relationship between child and caregiver where the child fears the caregiver.

12. What other type of violence has increased among young men?
(a) Harm to animals.
(b) Robbery.
(c) Suicide.
(d) Rape.

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

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

15. What does Julio represent?
(a) A tragedy.
(b) A failure.
(c) A lost cause.
(d) A success.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is common among emotionally retarded boys?

2. When bad behavior starts at this point, it is particularly worrisome.

3. What else is an important factor in youth violence?

4. Why does this development hit smaller cities even harder?

5. How many high school boys carry a potentially lethal weapon?

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