Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them Test | Final 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. This type of influence matters in how a boy behaves in society, regardless of home life.
(a) Self influence.
(b) School influence.
(c) Sibling influence.
(d) Peer influence.

2. What are violent children learning about adults in their lives at early ages?
(a) That adults cannot protect them.
(b) That adults are childish.
(c) That adults are irresponsible.
(d) That adults are cruel.

3. Trauma occurs when overwhelming ideas combine with ____________________.
(a) Overwhelming thoughts.
(b) Overwhelming feelings.
(c) Overwhelming parental abuse.
(d) Overwhelming peer pressure.

4. Many youths who participate in violence are found to have been these during childhood.
(a) Bullies.
(b) Victims of bullies.
(c) Readers of comic books.
(d) Players of video games.

5. These can help young boys develop a positive sense of self.
(a) Spirituality and love.
(b) Empathy and apathy.
(c) Love and kindness.
(d) Care and concern.

6. Why do violent boys appear arrogant, according to Garbarino?
(a) They are arrogant.
(b) They are victimizing themselves.
(c) They are overcompensating for defensiveness.
(d) They are overcompensating for their low self worth.

7. Garbarino believes that as children pass into adolescence, they are more vulnerable to ___________________.
(a) Violence.
(b) Melodrama.
(c) Anger.
(d) Peer pressure.

8. What was "Early Warning, Timely Response" supposed to help with?
(a) Responding to student threats.
(b) Dealing with broken homes.
(c) Dealing with violent youth.
(d) Responding to community needs.

9. Garbarino claims some boys seek out images of evil and become addicted to them as a way of responding to what?
(a) The anger they feel inside.
(b) Social pressures to conform.
(c) The resentment they feel inside.
(d) The emptiness they feel inside.

10. Finding a way to make something positive out of life is _____________________.
(a) Positivism.
(b) Generativity.
(c) Active coping.
(d) Materialism.

11. Many extremely violent boys have experienced trauma to ___________________.
(a) Their brains.
(b) Their legs.
(c) Their souls.
(d) Their spirits.

12. Some children are more affected by this than others, according to psychologist Leonard Eron.
(a) Emotional distress.
(b) Low intelligence.
(c) Fear.
(d) Television violence.

13. In a negative social environment, vulnerable children should be understood as __________________.
(a) Little boys.
(b) Social asthmatics.
(c) Social outcasts.
(d) Demons.

14. Recidivists are those who ________________________.
(a) Those put on probation after release.
(b) Those who never go to prison.
(c) Are sent back to prison after release.
(d) Never return to prison following release.

15. Youths who participate in the drug economy or chronic theft have distorted __________________.
(a) Materialistic values.
(b) Terminal thinking.
(c) Psychological images.
(d) Concepts of self.

Short Answer Questions

1. The 'abuse excuse' defense is believed to occur when boys make up incidents of abuse, in order to __________________________.

2. What key part of moral thinking are violent boys typically missing?

3. This disease is one caused by trauma.

4. Social health is the sum total of a community's ___________________.

5. Character education supports a set of core values, or ___________________.

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