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James Garbarino
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 tipping point.
(c) The dire point.
(d) The natural point.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did an end to segregation allow for the growth of youth violence?

2. What does Garbarino see little difference in, in terms of psychological significance?

3. Having a history of criminal violence in the family makes one's chances of committing murder ___________________.

4. What book is a favorite of the boys at the center?

5. What does Garbarino claim is the point of change in the social decline of neighborhoods?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain 'Conduct Disorder', and why it is a useful, but dangerous, label.

2. Explain negative social maps, and how they develop.

3. Describe the concept of the tipping point.

4. What does Garbarino say about society's desire to punish violent youth?

5. Explain the effect of the historical and cultural patterns of the South on the 'war zones' of larger urban cities.

6. Explain the four factors that help keep a young soul from dying?

7. Explain why Garbarino argues that medical technology is partially to blame for unreliable statistics on homicide rates.

8. Explain what class and race bias are, and how they contribute to a lack of concern for youth violence in minority areas.

9. Explain the accumulation approach to risk factors for youth violence, and how it helps lend hope for helping these young men.

10. In addition to negative social maps, what are two other links between abuse and child develop issues?

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