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. In what year did four shootings occur in areas that were not typically hubs of youth violence?
(a) 1968.
(b) 1922.
(c) 1998.
(d) 1987.

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why do 'war zone' areas have higher rates of youth violence?
(a) The people have higher buildups of risk factors.
(b) The people have broken families.
(c) The people are impoverished.
(d) The people are uneducated.

8. What do these various options for early violent behavior often depend on?
(a) A stable home environment.
(b) A willingness on the part of the child.
(c) An end to any drug addiction.
(d) An availability of social resources.

9. Why do some children who are not abused become violent children?
(a) Their parents are withdrawn, but not abusive.
(b) Their parents are antisocial.
(c) Their parents are often gone.
(d) Their parents are bad.

10. What did Josh mean when he asked his father to note the color and names of those in the newspaper?
(a) He was referring to the fact that all in the paper had odd names.
(b) He was referring to the fact that most were black or Hispanic.
(c) He was referring to the fact that all in the paper were Hispanic.
(d) He was referring to the fact that all in the paper were white.

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

12. What does the author argue is the other factor when, combined with rick factors, influences homicide rates?
(a) Economic status.
(b) The role of race.
(c) Gender.
(d) Race.

13. What book is a favorite of the boys at the center?
(a) To Kill a Mockingbird.
(b) Red Mars.
(c) Autobiography of Malcolm X.
(d) Catcher in the Rye.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Julio represent?

2. What clothing item differentiates the levels of progress within the center?

3. What is often the result of emotional disassociation?

4. What does Garbarino claim is inside almost every violent teenager?

5. How many kids with negative and aggressive social maps become violent?

(see the answer keys)

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