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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. How do some boys become lost, even without purposeful abuse and neglect?
(a) A withdrawal of attention.
(b) A withdrawal of positive adults, through divorce.
(c) A withdrawal of love.
(d) A withdrawal of parental guidance.

2. What does Garbarino claim is inside almost every violent teenager?
(a) A violent killer.
(b) A depressed person.
(c) An angry person.
(d) An untreated traumatized child.

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

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

5. What causes the most damage, in terms of risk factors for violent behavior?
(a) Having one risk and no support.
(b) Having just one or two risks.
(c) Having two risk factors, but also having a support system.
(d) An accumulation of risks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What population has the highest rate of truancy?

2. What gift does Garbarino give Malcolm that makes him cry?

3. In what year did four shootings occur in areas that were not typically hubs of youth violence?

4. What does Garbarino call the spiritual being within a child?

5. The term for feeling constantly ashamed, disgraced, humiliated, and worthless is ____________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain how this problem in small cities in magnified by the educational system.

3. Explain why suicides should be included in rates of youth violence.

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

5. Explain the three effects of living without a father on youth development.

6. Explain why Garbarino calls these violent youth 'lost boys'.

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

8. Explain why some abused children avoid these negative social maps?

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

10. What are the temperamental traits that put a child at risk for trouble and aggression, and what does research on responsive mothers show in light of these traits?

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