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

2. Why do some children who are not abused become violent children?
(a) Their parents are bad.
(b) Their parents are withdrawn, but not abusive.
(c) Their parents are often gone.
(d) Their parents are antisocial.

3. What are some traits that put a child at risk for becoming aggressive?
(a) High activity level and increased fear.
(b) High activity level and a genius intelligence.
(c) High activity level and a lack of boredom.
(d) High activity level and a lack of fear.

4. What can help a child who is abused overcome his/her tainted view of the world?
(a) Medication.
(b) A compensatory relationship.
(c) A strong faith.
(d) A high IQ.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is common among emotionally retarded boys?

2. Why is parental abandonment particularly dangerous?

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

4. What often begins the spiral of depression, anger, and violence in teenage boys?

5. 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 _______________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain how disassociation can help lead to violence.

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

4. Explain what researchers Patrick Tolan and Nancy Guerra discover are the most effective treatments for delinquency and criminally violent youth.

5. Explain what the Chicago Tribune did in 1993 - 1994, and what Garbarino's son's reaction was to his father's concerns.

6. What are some of the risk factors for youth violence?

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

8. Explain the four ways adults in a community can help repair the damage done by disrupted parental relationships.

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

10. What are the three options in terms of the development of aggressive and violent boys?

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