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

2. What did Julio become in prison?
(a) A gay man.
(b) A monk.
(c) A monster.
(d) A leader.

3. When bad behavior starts at this point, it is particularly worrisome.
(a) Child onset.
(b) Adolescent onset.
(c) Any onset.
(d) Adult onset.

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

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

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

7. How can adults help repair damage from disrupted attachments in children?
(a) Provide support for parents dealing with such children.
(b) Be very strict with the child to avoid problems.
(c) Try to take the place of the missing parent.
(d) Incarcerate the child before he misbehaves.

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

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

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

11. What does Garbarino claim anger is a representation of?
(a) Distrust.
(b) Sadness.
(c) Low self worth.
(d) Fear.

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

13. The term for the moment when a small change in the presence of a germ produces a big change in the rate of infection is _______________________.
(a) The ending point.
(b) The dire point.
(c) The tipping point.
(d) The natural point.

14. What is the name of center Garbarino helps run?
(a) New York Center for Violent Youth Offenders.
(b) Garbarino Center for Wayward Boys.
(c) Austin MacCormick Center.
(d) New York State Center for Boys.

15. What does the accumulation approach to developmental threat show us about success?
(a) That teens are better off with a balance of risk and support.
(b) That teens do not have to be risk free to succeed.
(c) That teens have to be risk free to succeed.
(d) That teens can have no support and still succeed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are some traits that put a child at risk for becoming aggressive?

2. What does Garbarino claim is one of the most important aspects of child development?

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

4. What emotion is often linked with anger in troubled boys?

5. What has developed in medium cities that has resulted in even more youth violence?

(see the answer keys)

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