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. The term for feeling constantly ashamed, disgraced, humiliated, and worthless is ____________________.
(a) Chronic shame.
(b) Constant shame.
(c) Permanent shame.
(d) Toxic shame.

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

3. Why does the author blame improved care of premature babies for part of the youth violence issue?
(a) These children have higher rates of disease.
(b) These children have higher rates of abuse.
(c) These children have higher rates of drug addiction.
(d) These children have higher rates of neurological issues.

4. Having a history of _____________ increases the likelihood one will commit murder.
(a) Teen pregnancy.
(b) Memory loss.
(c) Abuse.
(d) Religious intolerance.

5. What does Garbarino see little difference in, in terms of psychological significance?
(a) Domestic abuse and homicide.
(b) Robbery and armed robbery.
(c) Murder and violent assault.
(d) Suicide and murder.

6. What is most important in the effect of parents on children?
(a) How parental behavior shames the child.
(b) How the parent's subtle actions shape the child.
(c) How the parent's subtle actions hurt the child.
(d) How parental behavior organizes the child's life.

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

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

9. Why does Garbarino try to help others understand violent youth?
(a) Because he wants people to better themselves.
(b) Because he wants to rehabilitate society.
(c) Because he wants to help people learn about themselves.
(d) Because he wants to rescue the person inside the violent youth.

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

11. What other areas in the world have seen youth violence due to racism and cultural values?
(a) Russia and China.
(b) South Africa and Australia.
(c) South America and Europe.
(d) Germany and Austria.

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

13. What emotion is often linked with anger in troubled boys?
(a) Humiliation.
(b) Depression.
(c) Control.
(d) Elation.

14. What did some adults do in response to the announcing of the verdict in the Jonesboro trial?
(a) Threatened to kill the young male perpetrators.
(b) Threatened to blow up the prison.
(c) Threatened to kill themselves.
(d) Threatened to kill one another.

15. What has been found to lower as developmental threats accumulate?
(a) IQ.
(b) Body temperature.
(c) Temper.
(d) Blood pressure.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What phrase does Garbarino use to explain the way the nation reacts to situations, based on color and socioeconomic status?

4. What does Julio represent?

5. What gift does Garbarino give Malcolm that makes him cry?

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