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1

Which of the following is least likely to be a source of fear for an abused woman?
a. that she will be charged with slander
b. that she will be living on welfare and in poverty
c. that her partner will severely injure her if she leaves
d. that her husband will claim custody of their children

a. that she will be charged with slander

2

Some women stay with abusive partners out of fear. What do these fears often include?
a. fear that she will never find another relationship partner
b. fear that her extended family and friends may also face violence from the abusive partner
c. fear that she will have to live on welfare
d. fear that she will face her own charges of abuse if she fights back

c. fear that she will have to live on welfare

3

Why do some abused women feel helpless to leave?
a. they do not want to make their abuser angry
b. they may not want to leave their neighbourhood
c. they may still hope that the abuser will change his ways
d. they feel guilty for feeling sympathetic to their husband’s anger

b. they may not want to leave their neighbourhood

4

What is an abused woman’s first need?
a. counselling
b. welfare
c. protection
d. transportation


c. protection

5

Police have, in the past, failed to lay charges in cases of spousal abuse because of which of the following beliefs?
a. that what happens in the home is private
b. that the victim will exaggerate the abuse
c. that the relationship can still be saved
d. that no crime has been committed

d. that no crime has been committed

6

Which of the following suggests that the new approach involving legislation and treating partner abuse as a public concern has made a difference?
a. nearly 60 percent of victims reported that the violence decreased after police intervention
b. police no longer get called in cases of intimate partner violence
c. intimate partner violence is no longer a social issue
d. the rate of intimate partner violence has decreased dramatically

a. nearly 60 percent of victims reported that the violence decreased after police intervention

7

Which term refers to a pattern of signs and symptoms appearing in women who are physically and mentally abused over an extended period by an intimate partner?
a. battered woman syndrome
b. intimate partner violence victim
c. abused woman condition
d. wife abuse disorder

a. battered woman syndrome

8

What do critics of the defence of battered women syndrome suggest will happen?
a. Women who use it will avoid punishment when they kill but were not abused.
b. Women who use it will be declared incompetent and lose custody of their children.
c. The burden of proof is too great to make the defence feasible for most.
d. The defence will not be useful because most women are abused by strangers.

b. Women who use it will be declared incompetent and lose custody of their children.

9

What is longer-term accommodation for abused women called?
a. second-stage housing
b. transition housing
c. welfare housing
d. temporary housing

a. second-stage housing

10

Which of the following best describes treatment in many large centres?
a. Treatment is focused on abusers rather than on their victims.
b. There are few treatment resources for abused families.
c. Members of minorities have no difficulty finding appropriate help.
d. Treatment is available for all family members.

d. Treatment is available for all family members.

11

What is one reason for the growing incidence of elder abuse?
a. the great increase in the number of older people
b. the larger proportion of relatives who abuse seniors
c. the great increase in expressions of rage within society
d. the increased number of elders in institutional care

a. the great increase in the number of older people

12

Which of the following have service providers added as a form of elder abuse?
a. abandonment
b. neglect
c. verbal assault
d. financial abuse

a. abandonment

13

What is one problem with determining the incidence of elder abuse?
a. Professionals do not believe such abuse occurs.
b. There is no standard definition.
c. No one is keeping records of the frequency.
d. Very few older people are abused.

b. There is no standard definition.

14

Why do the findings of the General Social Survey (GSS) in Canada likely underreport the incidence of elder abuse?
a. Older people are less willing than younger people to complete surveys of a personal nature.
b. Questions on elder abuse in the GSS do not include emotional abuse.
c. Many seniors feel that there is a stigma in raising a child who mistreats them and therefore do not report abuse.
d. Older people have short term-memory lapses, making recall of abuse more difficult.

c. Many seniors feel that there is a stigma in raising a child who mistreats them and therefore do not report abuse.

15

Which of the following best describes abusive caregivers of elderly people?
a. They are uncaring and demanding individuals.
b. They have a low threshold for stress.
c. They provided more hours of care to a more difficult relative.
d. They were spoiled as children.

c. They provided more hours of care to a more difficult relative.

16

Elder abuse is not reported by professionals for all except which of the following reasons?
a. Professionals have received no training about the signs of elder abuse.
b. Service providers may see an older person’s symptoms as part of the aging process.
c. Some professionals do not believe that family caregivers have been abusive.
d. Some cannot imagine an old person as being attractive enough for sexual assault.

a. Professionals have received no training about the signs of elder abuse.

17

What is one concern about making reporting of elder abuse mandatory?
a. The older person may be mandated to live with another relative.
b. It may violate the rights of the elderly under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
c. Elderly people are unable to protect themselves.
d. Abusers may shift their abuse to another family member.

b. It may violate the rights of the elderly under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

18

What have researchers found about many perpetrators of family violence?
a. They want the same things from life that most people want.
b. They suffer from psychiatric disorders that make them dangerous.
c. They want more thrills out of life than the average person.
d. They never feel any guilt over the harm they have caused another.


a. They want the same things from life that most people want.

19

Which type of perpetrator uses violence as a means of feeling competent and in control?
a. reactor
b. entitled
c. impulsive
d. overwhelmed

a. reactor

20

Which type of perpetrator uses violence because they have learned it works?
a. reactor
b. entitled
c. impulsive
d. overwhelmed

b. entitled