Are You A Good Babysitter?

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Are You A Good Babysitter? - Quiz

I will give you some real-life situations, and you will have to choose the right answer. Lets see if you're a good babysitter or not!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You are sitting for 5-year-old Ashley who has been begging to go to the playground for a long time. You take her outside, but while you're at the playground, it starts to rain hard. It's a five-minute walk back home, and you are both wearing sneakers, T-shirts, and shorts. You have no umbrella. What do you do?

    • A.

      Walk back to the house with Ashley, help her get changed for the weather, and take her back outside to the park.

    • B.

      Take her home, help her get changed, and convince her to play another game inside, because you can't get wet yourself.

    • C.

      Take her back home, get her raincoat and boots on, and since you don't want to get wet, tell her to play outside by herself.

    • D.

      Stay outside and explain to her parents and your parents why you're soaked.

    Correct Answer
    B. Take her home, help her get changed, and convince her to play another game inside, because you can't get wet yourself.
    Explanation
    You can't wear Ashley's clothes, you know!

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  • 2. 

    Sammy is sitting on the couch, reading a book. You ask him if he wants to go outside (It's such a beautiful day), but he says no. You ask if he wants to play a game inside, and he says no again. You look at the cover of his book, and realize that the book he is reading is the book the parents SPECIFICALLY told you not to let him read. What do you do?

    • A.

      Spank Sammy and force him to play outside.

    • B.

      Let him continue reading.

    • C.

      Tell him firmly that he can't read the book, and gently take it away from him. Then suggest he play another game with you.

    • D.

      Snatch the book from him and make up for it by giving him another book that he is not allowed to read.

    Correct Answer
    C. Tell him firmly that he can't read the book, and gently take it away from him. Then suggest he play another game with you.
    Explanation
    It is important to address the situation responsibly and assertively without resorting to physical punishment. By telling Sammy firmly that he can't read the book and gently taking it away, you are setting clear boundaries and enforcing the parents' instructions. Additionally, suggesting another game allows for a positive alternative and encourages Sammy to engage in a different activity.

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  • 3. 

    3-year-old Hannah is having a blast at the park. You tell her that it is time to leave, but she says no. What do you do?

    • A.

      Pick her up, carry her home, and throw her on the floor.

    • B.

      Give her 2 more minutes. Count down more and more until you get to thirty seconds and then make it into a game by racing home. (her house is right next door to the park)

    • C.

      Leave without her.

    • D.

      Let her play for as long as she wants to.

    Correct Answer
    B. Give her 2 more minutes. Count down more and more until you get to thirty seconds and then make it into a game by racing home. (her house is right next door to the park)
    Explanation
    The best course of action in this situation is to give Hannah 2 more minutes to play. By counting down the time and gradually reducing it, it helps Hannah understand that it is time to leave. Making it into a game by racing home adds excitement and makes the transition more enjoyable for her. Additionally, since her house is right next door to the park, it is a convenient and safe option.

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  • 4. 

    4-year-old Cienna is playing a board game with you when she announces that she has to go to the bathroom. She stays in the bathroom for a while, and then she comes out. She wet her pants, and now she's crying. What do you do?

    • A.

      Tell her it's okay, and help her get changed into some dry clothes. Put her wet clothes into the wash, and remember to tell her parents what happened when they get back

    • B.

      Scold her and then get her changed out of her wet clothes.

    • C.

      Comfort her and then continue your game, with her wet pants still on.

    • D.

      Scream at her to figure it out herself.

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell her it's okay, and help her get changed into some dry clothes. Put her wet clothes into the wash, and remember to tell her parents what happened when they get back
    Explanation
    In this situation, the best course of action is to show empathy and support towards Cienna. By telling her it's okay and helping her get changed into dry clothes, we are acknowledging her accident and providing comfort. Additionally, putting her wet clothes into the wash shows responsibility and cleanliness. It is also important to inform her parents about the incident to ensure they are aware and can address any necessary actions or concerns.

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  • 5. 

    You are babysitting for 3-year-old Martha and 8-year-old Juan. Juan gets angry and rips apart Martha's favourite stuffy. Martha starts crying and Juan calls her a crybaby. What do you do?

    • A.

      Send both of them to their rooms.

    • B.

      Ignore them.

    • C.

      Tell Martha to deal with it.

    • D.

      Tell Juan what he did wrong, give him a timeout, and comfort Martha. When Juan is finished his timeout, be sure to give him a hug to let him know it's okay.

    Correct Answer
    D. Tell Juan what he did wrong, give him a timeout, and comfort Martha. When Juan is finished his timeout, be sure to give him a hug to let him know it's okay.
    Explanation
    In this situation, it is important to address both Juan's behavior and Martha's feelings. By telling Juan what he did wrong, he can understand the consequences of his actions and learn to take responsibility for them. Giving him a timeout reinforces that his behavior is not acceptable. Comforting Martha is important to show her that her feelings are valid and to help her feel better. Giving Juan a hug after his timeout communicates that he is still loved and supported, but that his actions were not acceptable. This approach addresses the needs of both children and teaches them valuable lessons about empathy and accountability.

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  • 6. 

    You are sitting for Jamie, who is 6 years old and thinks that he is too old to have a babysitter. He gives you trouble on purpose, and when you ask him to do something, he says that he doesn't need a babysitter. What do you do?

    • A.

      Tell him that you're just here to keep him company, and to make sure he stays out of trouble while his parents are gone. Then tell him if he isn't going to cooperate, you will have to call his parents.

    • B.

      Grab him, shake him, and send him to his room.

    • C.

      Sit down and watch TV by yourself. Trust the kid - he said he didn't need a babysitter, remember?

    • D.

      Give him a short timeout and then scold him.

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell him that you're just here to keep him company, and to make sure he stays out of trouble while his parents are gone. Then tell him if he isn't going to cooperate, you will have to call his parents.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to tell Jamie that you are there to keep him company and ensure he stays out of trouble while his parents are gone. By explaining your role and setting clear expectations, you are addressing his concerns about being too old for a babysitter while still maintaining your responsibility to keep him safe. Threatening to call his parents if he doesn't cooperate is a reasonable consequence for his behavior.

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  • 7. 

    Hailey is throwing rocks at the family dog, who is getting hurt. What do you do?

    • A.

      Let her continue.

    • B.

      Take the rocks away from Hailey, explain to her what she is doing wrong, give her a timeout, and make sure the dog is okay, and not hurt badly.

    • C.

      Make sure the dog isn't hurt badly, then let Hailey continue.

    • D.

      Spank Hailey and pet the dog.

    Correct Answer
    B. Take the rocks away from Hailey, explain to her what she is doing wrong, give her a timeout, and make sure the dog is okay, and not hurt badly.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to take the rocks away from Hailey, explain to her what she is doing wrong, give her a timeout, and make sure the dog is okay, and not hurt badly. This is the appropriate response because it addresses the immediate issue of the dog getting hurt by removing the rocks and ensuring the dog's safety. Additionally, it educates Hailey about her actions and provides a consequence (timeout) to discourage her from repeating the behavior in the future.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following are drowning hazards to small children? (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      A bucket of water

    • B.

      A full bathtub

    • C.

      A basin full of water

    • D.

      The toilet

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. A bucket of water
    B. A full bathtub
    C. A basin full of water
    D. The toilet
    Explanation
    All of the options listed are potential drowning hazards for small children. A bucket of water, a full bathtub, a basin full of water, and the toilet can all pose a risk to small children who may accidentally fall into the water and be unable to get out. It is important to always supervise young children near water and take necessary precautions to prevent accidents.

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  • 9. 

    Olga is choking on a piece of carrot. What do you do?

    • A.

      Call her parents, then call 911, then do the Heimlich.

    • B.

      Perform the Heimlich until she either "pops or drops" and then call 911. Then call the parents.

    • C.

      Call the parents, but not 911. It's not that serious.

    • D.

      Do the Heimlich. Then remember to tell the parents about it when they get home.

    Correct Answer
    B. Perform the Heimlich until she either "pops or drops" and then call 911. Then call the parents.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to perform the Heimlich maneuver until Olga either "pops or drops" and then call 911. This answer is appropriate because the Heimlich maneuver is the recommended first aid technique for choking, and it should be performed until the object causing the choking is dislodged or until the person becomes unconscious. Calling 911 is important in case the situation worsens or if further medical assistance is needed. Contacting the parents afterwards is also important to inform them about the incident.

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  • 10. 

    It is okay to spank a child as a last resort.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Spanking a child as a last resort is not okay because it can have negative effects on their physical and mental well-being. Research shows that spanking can lead to aggression, low self-esteem, and increased risk of mental health issues. It is more effective to use positive discipline techniques such as setting clear boundaries, providing explanations, and using time-outs or logical consequences.

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  • 11. 

    When changing a dirty diaper, wipe from front to back to prevent infection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wiping from front to back when changing a dirty diaper is recommended to prevent the spread of bacteria from the baby's genital area to the urinary tract or anus. This is because the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder, is located closer to the anus in females and wiping in the opposite direction can introduce bacteria into the urethra, potentially causing infections. Therefore, it is important to follow this practice to maintain good hygiene and reduce the risk of infection.

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  • 12. 

    After her parents leave, Marianne starts to cry. What do you do?

    • A.

      Comfort her and call 911.

    • B.

      Comfort her and call her parents.

    • C.

      Tell her that you know it's scary when parents leave, but you're going to have a lot of fun, and her parents will come back.

    • D.

      Wait for her to finish crying, and then let her watch TV.

    Correct Answer
    C. Tell her that you know it's scary when parents leave, but you're going to have a lot of fun, and her parents will come back.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to reassure Marianne that it is normal to feel scared when parents leave, but that you will have fun together and her parents will return. This response shows empathy and understanding towards Marianne's emotions, while also providing reassurance and comfort. It acknowledges her feelings and offers a positive perspective, helping to alleviate her fear and anxiety.

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  • 13. 

    Colter is very fussy about his food. He will only eat junk food. You explain to him that it is unhealthy, but he remains stubborn. What do you do?

    • A.

      Make something healthy, but at the same time sweet...like banana bread with chocolate chips! The parents won't know...

    • B.

      Tell him that he has to eat something healthy, but if he does, he will get a small treat afterwards.

    • C.

      Let him have chocolate for dinner.

    • D.

      Don't feed him at all.

    Correct Answer
    B. Tell him that he has to eat something healthy, but if he does, he will get a small treat afterwards.
    Explanation
    The suggested answer is to tell Colter that he has to eat something healthy, but if he does, he will get a small treat afterwards. This approach acknowledges Colter's preference for junk food while also addressing the concern for his health. By offering a small treat as a reward, it provides an incentive for Colter to try something healthy and potentially develop a more balanced eating habit.

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  • 14. 

    Isabella is taking her nap. You are downstairs reading a book, when you hear a thump. You run up the stairs. You see a lamp overturned. Isabella's hand is burned, and she looks confused. What do you do?

    • A.

      Tell her it's okay, it was just an electric shock, give her a band aid, and let her continue with the nap.

    • B.

      You're getting to the good part of your book, so you run back downstairs and let Isabella figure it out herself.

    • C.

      Make sure the area is safe and there is no further risk of shock. Check to make sure that she is okay, and her circulation is fine, then call 911. After that, call the parents.

    • D.

      Ask Isabella what happened, and then call her parents.

    Correct Answer
    C. Make sure the area is safe and there is no further risk of shock. Check to make sure that she is okay, and her circulation is fine, then call 911. After that, call the parents.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to prioritize Isabella's safety and well-being by ensuring that the area is safe and there is no risk of further harm. Checking if she is okay and assessing her circulation is important to determine the severity of the burn. Calling 911 is necessary to seek immediate medical assistance, and contacting her parents is crucial to inform them about the incident and seek their guidance.

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  • 15. 

    You are sitting for 5-year-old Vanessa when you hear a knock on the door. You look out the window and see a stranger. You ask Vanessa if she knows this man, and she says no. The knocking continues, and then the lock starts to give way...this man is trying to get in through the back door! What do you do?

    • A.

      Open the back door, and tell the man to go away.

    • B.

      Run out the front door to a neighbours house. (the front door is close to the bad door)

    • C.

      Comfort Vanessa and then make faces at the man through the window.

    • D.

      Bring a toy and a phone into a room, lock the door, hide in a closet behind some clothes, and call 911. Distract Vanessa with the toy. After 911, call Vanessa's parents and your parents.

    Correct Answer
    D. Bring a toy and a phone into a room, lock the door, hide in a closet behind some clothes, and call 911. Distract Vanessa with the toy. After 911, call Vanessa's parents and your parents.
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the best course of action is to prioritize the safety of both yourself and Vanessa. Bringing a toy and a phone into a room allows you to have a means of communication and distraction. Locking the door and hiding in a closet behind some clothes provides a secure hiding place. Calling 911 is crucial to alert the authorities about the intruder. Distracting Vanessa with the toy helps keep her calm and occupied during the situation. After contacting 911, it is important to inform both Vanessa's parents and your parents to ensure that they are aware of the situation and can provide further assistance if needed.

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  • 16. 

    Violet's parents told you that Violet has to do at least 1 hour of homework before watching any television. She does 20 minutes and then tells you that her favourite show is on at this time and she can't miss it. What do you do?

    • A.

      Both watch the show together and then make her do her homework.

    • B.

      Let her watch the show and do homework at the same time.

    • C.

      Watch the show yourself while she's doing homework and come into her room every 5 minutes to tell her what's happening.

    • D.

      Tell her kindly that her parents said she had to do an hour of homework, but afterwards you guys can watch it together on youtube.

    • E.

      Ignore the little brat.

    Correct Answer
    D. Tell her kindly that her parents said she had to do an hour of homework, but afterwards you guys can watch it together on youtube.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests a solution that is both kind and fair. By reminding Violet of her parents' instructions and offering a compromise to watch the show together on YouTube after she completes her homework, it shows respect for her parents' rules while also acknowledging her desire to watch the show. This approach maintains a balance between discipline and understanding.

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  • 17. 

    Johnny has to do his math homework, but he keeps complaining that it's too hard. What do you do?

    • A.

      Look over it with him and give him all the answers in an annoyed tone.

    • B.

      Help him with his homework and show him tricks to do equations faster.

    • C.

      Tell him that he'll figure it out eventually, and give him a pat on the bag.

    • D.

      Tell him not to complain, or you'll rip his math into pieces.

    Correct Answer
    B. Help him with his homework and show him tricks to do equations faster.
  • 18. 

    It's dinnertime. You are sitting for Hailey (again), and because she's being so good, you prepare her favourite meal; macaroni and cheese. You make it the way she likes it and make sure it's not too hot. When you come to check on Hailey, she is playing with her food. What do you do?

    • A.

      Ask her why she isn't eating her food, and if something is wrong.

    • B.

      Lift her off the dinner table and sit her in front of the television.

    • C.

      Make her finish her food.

    • D.

      Encourage her to take a few more bites, and then throw your own tantrum to make her cry so you can comfort her.

    Correct Answer
    A. Ask her why she isn't eating her food, and if something is wrong.
    Explanation
    The best course of action in this situation is to ask Hailey why she isn't eating her food and if something is wrong. This approach shows concern for her well-being and allows for open communication. It is important to understand if there is a specific reason for her behavior, such as not liking the meal or feeling unwell. By asking, you can address any issues and find a solution that works for both of you.

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  • 19. 

    You are sitting for two impossible twins; David and Jonah. They fight and argue with each other, and when you try to stop them, they gang up on you. You're at the park, and Jonah and David begin punching each other. When you pull them apart, Jonah has a nose bleed. What do you do?

    • A.

      Let them continue fighting and encourage the others at the park to chant 'fight!' with you.

    • B.

      Take them both home and spank them.

    • C.

      Take them both home, and scold them for a while. Then send David to his room. Put a napkin over Jonah's nose, pinch his nostrils together, and make him lean forward. Send him to his room when David's timeout is over and his nosebleed has stopped. Give David a hug to let him know that it's over, but make sure he doesn't do it again. Remember to tell the parents what happened.

    • D.

      Call the parents to pick them up at the park and ditch the kids.

    Correct Answer
    C. Take them both home, and scold them for a while. Then send David to his room. Put a napkin over Jonah's nose, pinch his nostrils together, and make him lean forward. Send him to his room when David's timeout is over and his nosebleed has stopped. Give David a hug to let him know that it's over, but make sure he doesn't do it again. Remember to tell the parents what happened.
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the best course of action is to take both David and Jonah home and scold them for their behavior. This teaches them that their actions are not acceptable and that there are consequences for their behavior. After scolding them, David should be sent to his room for a timeout, while Jonah's nosebleed should be attended to by putting a napkin over his nose, pinching his nostrils together, and making him lean forward to stop the bleeding. Once David's timeout is over and Jonah's nosebleed has stopped, Jonah should also be sent to his room. It is important to give David a hug to reassure him that the situation is over, but also to make it clear that this behavior should not happen again. Finally, it is essential to inform the parents about what happened.

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  • 20. 

    You are sitting for a family! Rosemary (8 years old), Maizie (5 years old), Thomas (7 years old), and Linda (18 months old). You put Linda down for her nap, and ask the three kids what game they'd like to play. Rosemary and Maizie want to play dress-up, but Thomas wants to play spiderman. They begin to argue. What do you do?

    • A.

      Everyone play spiderman.

    • B.

      Everyone play dress-up.

    • C.

      Let everyone watch television.

    • D.

      Allow everyone to engage in their preferred activities at the same time. 

    Correct Answer
    D. Allow everyone to engage in their preferred activities at the same time. 
    Explanation
    The key is to ensure that all the children feel heard and that their interests are being considered. It’s also important to foster a spirit of compromise and shared decision-making. This solution allows all three kids to participate in the activities they prefer. It promotes inclusivity and ensures that no one feels left out or excluded. This way, Thomas can play Spiderman, and Rosemary and Maizie can enjoy dress-up as female characters, creating a compromise that can lead to an enjoyable and harmonious playtime for all.

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  • 21. 

    True or false; there is only one type of diaper - a cloth diaper.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There are also disposable diapers.

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  • 22. 

    8-year-old Cody's bedtime is 8:00, but he REALLY wants to stay up until 9 o'clock, when his show ends. What do you do?

    • A.

      Tell him firmly that he has to go to bed, and if he's quick, you will read him a story.

    • B.

      Let him stay up until 9, but only if he doesn't tell his parents...There! Everyone's happy!

    • C.

      Spank him.

    • D.

      Scream in his ear.

    Correct Answer
    A. Tell him firmly that he has to go to bed, and if he's quick, you will read him a story.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests a solution that is both firm and compromising. By telling Cody firmly that he has to go to bed, it establishes boundaries and enforces the importance of a consistent bedtime routine. However, offering to read him a story if he is quick shows a willingness to meet his desires to some extent, promoting a sense of cooperation and understanding. This approach aims to balance discipline with a small reward, ensuring a positive and constructive interaction between Cody and the person addressing him.

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  • 23. 

    6-year-old Reina is always very well-behaved. You have NEVER seen her act up like this. She's running around the house, screaming, knocking over lamps, jumping on the furniture, and completely ignores everything that you say. What do you do?

    • A.

      Somehow get her attention by screaming at the top of your lungs and then give her a timeout for an hour.

    • B.

      Grab her and spank her.

    • C.

      Call the parents - you can't handle this.

    • D.

      Ditch her and take the bus home.

    Correct Answer
    C. Call the parents - you can't handle this.
    Explanation
    Calling the parents is the most appropriate response in this situation because the behavior described is extreme and out of character for Reina. It suggests that there may be an underlying issue or problem that the parents need to address. It is important to involve the parents so they can handle the situation appropriately and ensure Reina's well-being.

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  • 24. 

    Maggie wants to watch TV. When you check on her, she is watching a show that you know is inappropriate for her age. You tell her she can't watch it, but she says that her parents let her watch it all the time. What do you do?

    • A.

      Smash the television with a hammer to scare her.

    • B.

      Call her parents, who are extremely busy at work, and ask them if Maggie can or cannot watch the show.

    • C.

      Let her watch.

    • D.

      Tell her she can watch when her parents are home if they let her, but not on your watch.

    Correct Answer
    D. Tell her she can watch when her parents are home if they let her, but not on your watch.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests setting boundaries and respecting the rules set by Maggie's parents. By telling her that she can watch the show when her parents are home if they allow it, but not on your watch, you are acknowledging her parents' authority and ensuring that you are not enabling behavior that goes against their wishes. This approach promotes open communication and encourages Maggie to follow the rules even when her parents are not present.

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  • 25. 

    3-year-old Maggie has been begging to go to the park, but it is raining outside. What do you do?

    • A.

      Take her to the park.

    • B.

      Explain to her that because it's wet outside, you can't go to the park but you can play a different game inside.

    • C.

      Tell her to get lost.

    • D.

      Ignore her.

    Correct Answer
    B. Explain to her that because it's wet outside, you can't go to the park but you can play a different game inside.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests explaining to Maggie that she cannot go to the park because it is raining outside. However, instead of dismissing her request or ignoring her, the answer recommends offering an alternative activity such as playing a different game indoors. This approach acknowledges Maggie's desire to go to the park while also providing a suitable alternative that can be enjoyed despite the weather conditions.

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