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 is common among emotionally retarded boys?
(a) Animal cruelty.
(b) Suicide attempts.
(c) Social retardation.
(d) Intellectual retardation.

2. Which is the most common parenting problem, according to the federal government?
(a) Abandonment.
(b) Neglect.
(c) Physical abuse.
(d) Mental abuse.

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

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

5. What two patterns of fathers are common in the history of violent boys?
(a) An absent father and a loving father.
(b) An abusive father and a strict father.
(c) An abuse father and a loving father.
(d) An absent father and an abusive father.

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

7. Why does Garbarino refer to these violent offenders as 'lost boys'?
(a) He believes these boys are really naive and childlike.
(b) He believes these boys lost their parents.
(c) He believes these boys lost their souls.
(d) He believes these boys lost their happiness.

8. What often begins the spiral of depression, anger, and violence in teenage boys?
(a) Frustration due to poverty.
(b) Neurological problems.
(c) Anger at school.
(d) Shame at abandonment.

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

10. What trait do some mothers have or develop that can cause behavioral issues in their children, in terms of emotional attachment?
(a) Social anxiety.
(b) Pride.
(c) Psychological unavailability.
(d) Materialism.

11. What do older boys who are violent have in common, in terms of their actions as little boys?
(a) They were depressed little boys.
(b) They were shy little boys.
(c) They were violent little boys.
(d) They were happy little boys.

12. Children who lack attachment abilities have difficultly learning ____________________.
(a) Empathy, sympathy and caring.
(b) Empathy, social norms, and positive behaviors.
(c) Caring, kindness, and morality.
(d) Sympathy, compassion, and honesty.

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

14. What has developed in medium cities that has resulted in even more youth violence?
(a) Racism.
(b) Poverty.
(c) The same 'war zones' that exist in large cities.
(d) The same gangs that exist in large cities.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What has increased along with youth violence in the United States?

2. What surprised Garbarino about his experiences with the prosecuting attorney?

3. What is one reason homicide rates seem to have declined?

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

5. Why do abused children have a tendency to view the world differently?

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