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. What is the primary cause of neurological impairment in boys who are particularly vulnerable to learning violent patterns of behavior?

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

3. Boot camps are places that use ____________________.

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

5. What is the term for those who are amoral in psychiatric terms?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain trauma, and why and how the learning of human fragility can be traumatic.

2. What is resilience? Explain what the study done by psychologist Pat Tolan shows in terms of how things can overcome resilience.

3. According to Garbarino, what does the masculine socialization in America mean to boys, and what is the effect?

4. What is the zone of proximal development?

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

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

7. Explain Garbarino's point about moral and legal legitimacy for non-violent adults, or how we define immoral killing.

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

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

10. What are the four breakdowns of childhood protection that Garbarino discusses in the book?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Garbarino lists a total of eight lines of defense communities, families, schools, and establishments can do to help prevent lethal youth violence. Choose three of the eight lines of defense listed in the book, and explain what they are, and how they can help prevent youth violence. Be sure to include examples, if needed.

Essay Topic 3

There are ten facts of life that Garbarino believes are vital to understanding the problem of violent youths (pg 217 - 232). Each of these, he believes, implies concepts that can be used for rehabilitation programs. Choose three of these, and discuss what they are, how the affect youths and youth violence, and what implications it has for treatment and rehabilitation.

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