Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them Test | Final Test - Hard

James Garbarino
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. A lack of positive purpose is one of the consequences of _____________________.

2. ART stands for __________________.

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

4. What is deadly petulance?

5. Incorporating both male and female characteristics is called ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Garbarino point out in his ten facts of violent life in terms of the temperament of violent youth?

2. What is terminal thinking, and why is it a problem for violent teens?

3. What is the most effective violence prevention and reduction program?

4. What are the two types of trauma, and why is one worse than the other?

5. What is a moral circle, and how does this affect violent teens?

6. What forces are at work when identifying preventative measures and acting on them, in terms of violent youth?

7. Explain why some boys seek out a negative universe.

8. What is the debate on the role of government and public institutions in child development?

9. What are the five anchoring effects spirituality has on children?

10. Why is the measure of wealth to a child difficult?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Garbarino discusses his political agenda to tackle the challenge of detoxifying social environments in some of the areas of the United States. He includes two basic tenants to his agenda. Choose one, and explain it, in detail. What does he mean by this piece of the agenda? Why does he claim it is needed? What good will tackling this issue due in terms of youth violence? Is it controversial? Why? Do you agree that it is necessary? Why or why not? Do you think achieving the goal is possible? Why or why not? Be sure to use details from the book.

1. Protecting Children From Corrupting Violent Influences

2. Disarming Children and Youth

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the book, statistics are used to support many of the concepts within the book. On the other hand, Garbarino himself mentions the limitations of statistics as he discusses the numbers of homicides each year. Discuss the limitations of statistics, as discussed by Garbarino. Be sure to include why the numbers may be false, and how they may be misread. Next, apply the same concepts to the statistics Garbarino himself uses in the book. What are the dangers of using statistics to support ideas?

Essay Topic 3

Garbarino notes in the book that the effects of an abusive father or an absent father, as well as having an abusive or absent mother, plays a huge role in young men becoming more violent. Discuss the ramifications of having no father, or no mother, or abusive parents, on growing up. Be sure to incorporate information about rejection, abandonment, broken attachment, abuse, and shame in your answer.

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