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1

Which of the following is described as a range of abusive behaviours that occur within relationships based on kinship, intimacy, dependency or trust?
a. elder abuse
b. child exploitation
c. family violence
d. sexual assault

c. family violence

2

What is the term for a situation in which a person takes advantage of a less powerful person?
a. abuse
b. crime
c. deviance
d. meanness

a. abuse

3


3. Why are definitions of abuse and violence important?
a. We need to distinguish between normal violence and abusive violence.
b. Levels of reporting depend on what one considers abuse.
c. People need to understand the difference between spanking and child abuse.
d. The same actions can be damaging or harmless depending on the situation.

b. Levels of reporting depend on what one considers abuse.

4

Which of the following statements about violence is true?
a. Violence has the same effect regardless of who the victim is.
b. Levels of violence reported depend on the definition used.
c. Most people recognize verbal abuse as a form of violence.
d. There is general agreement among researchers over the definition of violence.

b. Levels of violence reported depend on the definition used.

5

What was the first type of family violence to catch public attention?
a. wife beating
b. parent abuse
c. elder abuse
d. child abuse

d. child abuse

6

According to police-reported data in 2010, who were half of the victims of family violence?
a. spouses
b. children
c. grandparents
d. siblings

a. spouses

7

The saying “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is an expression of which of the following beliefs?
a. children are born bad and need straightening out
b. children are born to suffer and parents should see that they do
c. parents should indulge their children and not whip them
d. parents are basically cruel and treat their children badly

a. children are born bad and need straightening out

8

Where was the first Children’s Aid Society in Canada formed in 1891?
a. Montreal
b. Abbotsford
c. Saskatoon
d. Toronto

d. Toronto

9

Which of the following terms was popularized in the early 1960s?
a. baby bashing
b. rule of thumb
c. battered child syndrome
d. kiddie porn

c. battered child syndrome

10

Which of the following is defined as the intentional use of physical force against a child that results in injury or causes bodily harm?
a. physical abuse
b. corporal punishment
c. spanking
d. battered child syndrome

a. physical abuse

11

What is the term for any form of physical force that is used to inflict pain and that serves as a punishment for an offence or to discourage inappropriate behaviour?
a. physical abuse
b. corporal punishment
c. capital punishment
d. battered child syndrome

b. corporal punishment

12

Which of the following statements is true regarding the Canadian Criminal Code?
a. It allows for the physical discipline of children.
b. It forbids corporal punishment of children.
c. It covers physical abuse and neglect but not emotional abuse.
d. It allows parents but not teachers to “physically correct” children’s behaviour.

a. It allows for the physical discipline of children.

13

Which of the following statements is true regarding sexual abuse?
a. it only includes intercourse
b. child pornography is not included in the definition of sexual abuse
c. it often involves fondling
d. it is only physically harmful to the child


c. it often involves fondling

14

What is the term for any situation in which a child is seriously or repeatedly subjected to behaviour that could cause harm to the child?
a. corporal punishment
b. child abuse
c. emotional abuse
d. neglect

c. emotional abuse

15

Which term refers to any situation where a failure to give appropriate attention or care to a child results in serious emotional or physical harm?
a. corporal punishment
b. child abuse
c. emotional abuse
d. neglect

d. neglect

16

Why are few cases of emotional abuse and neglect reported?
a. because they are not crimes in Canada
b. because they happen very rarely
c. because it is difficult to prove this kind of abuse
d. because children are less likely to report it

c. because it is difficult to prove this kind of abuse

17

According to reanalysis of the Badgley Report on the sexual abuse of children, how many boys under 18 are victims of sexual abuse?
a. one in ten
b. one in six
c. one in three
d. one in four

a. one in ten

18

What is the most common type of child maltreatment investigated by child welfare authorities?
a. physical abuse
b. sexual abuse
c. exposure to intimate partner violence
d. neglect

c. exposure to intimate partner violence

19

Which children are at the greatest risk of being severely abused?
a. children of immigrants
b. children living with a lone parent
c. children in poor health
d. stepchildren

d. stepchildren

20

Which children are more likely to be abused by a non-family member?
a. younger children
b. older children
c. stepchildren
d. adopted children

b. older children