Chapter 4: Human Issues

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Chapter 4: Human Issues Practice Exam BRC 106


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  • 1. 
    The behavioral characteristics of this type of (Drug) substance includes grinding of the teeth, panic attacks, jaw thrusting, skin scratching and free flowing conversations.
    • A. 

      LSD

    • B. 

      "e"

    • C. 

      Mushrooms

    • D. 

      Cannabis

  • 2. 
    Officer Smith is dispatched to a sucide attempt call. At the scene a woman states her husband has consumed way too much alcohol and that he is "trying to kill himself." Officer Smith finds the husband stumbling around the house and the man appears to have harmed himself by punching holes in the wall. It is evident that the husband is impaired due to substance abuse of alcohol and when asked if he needs medical attention, the man declines despite signs that indicate he may have a broken hand. Officer Smith decides he should __________________
    • A. 

      Baker Act the man.

    • B. 

      Let the man be since the 21st Amendment states one is free to consume intoxicating beverages at will and do with oneself as oneself pleases.

    • C. 

      Marchman Act the man.

    • D. 

      Call for back-up since the man appears to be a skilled fighter.

  • 3. 
    _____________ is a resource available to assist an officer when responding to a person with mental retardation.
    • A. 

      National Retarded Association (NRA)

    • B. 

      Americans for Retarded Citizens (ARC)

    • C. 

      Gainesville Fraternity of Retards (GFR)

    • D. 

      Association of Retarded Citizens (ARC)

  • 4. 
    A person in crisis will exhibt the followng behaviors:
    • A. 

      Be unable to cope with the situation, becomes overwhelmed by emotions, is willing to try new options to solve the situation, struggles to resolve the situation.

    • B. 

      Cry, panic, cry some more, realize the situation is hopeless, and then cry some more.

    • C. 

      Those consistent with the different stages of a crisis which include the recognition stage, reasoning stage, and resolution stage

    • D. 

      Showing verbal anger towards anyone who is willing to help.

  • 5. 
    Juveniles who are arrested for commiting a felony may be delivered to a Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Juvenile Assessment Center even if they require medical or mental health treatment.   
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Depends

    • D. 

      Always

  • 6. 
    ____________ is a deeply ingrained, nonpsychotic, inflexible, maladaptive pattern of relating, perceived, and behaving, serious enough to cause distress or imparied functioning.
    • A. 

      Mental Illness

    • B. 

      Personality disorder

    • C. 

      Mental Retardation

    • D. 

      Mood disorder

  • 7. 
    Officer Smith responds to an elderly woman who is wondering the streets in the middle of the night. When communicating with the woman Officer Smith should:
    • A. 

      Kneel down to her height, hold her hand, and tell her everything is going to be alright.

    • B. 

      Treat her with dignity, maintain eye contact, show respect, and have patience.

    • C. 

      Ignore her she is probably just getting familar with the neighborhood.

    • D. 

      Speak clear and loud so she can understand, have patience since she is old, maintain eye contact, and call 1-800-96-ELDER.

  • 8. 
    When a person is in despair over the loss of a loved one, lacks interest in daily activity, has a lack of interest in eating, and becomes dependent on drugs or alchohol they are showing indications of: 
    • A. 

      A mood disorder

    • B. 

      Borderline personality disorder

    • C. 

      Suicide

    • D. 

      Psychosis

  • 9. 
    Officer Jane searches an individual for contraband and finds what appears to be an illegal substance with the following appearance: a hand rolled cigarette that contains what appears to be vegatable matter (parsley, mint, or oregano) when she breaks it apart she notices small crystals sprinkled within. Officer Jane has found __________ in its most common form of packaging.  
    • A. 

      Cannabis (in herbal form)

    • B. 

      Heroin (China White)

    • C. 

      MDMA (in Powder form)

    • D. 

      Powder PCP

  • 10. 
    The following are basic duties an officer should conduct when dealing with a person in a mental health crisis:
    • A. 

      Maintain good eye contact, inform the person that the crisis will pass, and offer to call a Psychologist.

    • B. 

      Determine if the person has a residence or stable housing, has an established system within the community, is actively experiencing symptoms that are severe or impair the ability to function.

    • C. 

      Refer to agency policy and procedures that cover dealing with people in a crisis intervention team incident.

    • D. 

      Transport the individual to an appropriate receiving facility, transport to a medical facility by family, friends, or support agency personnel, complete a form called the Report of Law Enforcement Officer Initaiting Involuntary Examination.

  • 11. 
    __________ is an organic, progressive mental disorder characterized by loss of memory, impairment of judgment and abstract thinking, and changes in personality.
    • A. 

      Depression

    • B. 

      Personality Disorder

    • C. 

      Schizophrenia

    • D. 

      Dementia

  • 12. 
    A person in diabetic shock, diabetic coma, suffering from high blood pressure, Parkinson's disease, or Wernicke Syndrome are suffering from illnesses that __________________. 
    • A. 

      Mimic substance abuse.

    • B. 

      Are indications of mental illness.

    • C. 

      Mimic substance usage.

    • D. 

      Are psychotic disorders.

  • 13. 
    Officer Smith arrives on a crisis incident and remains calm, gives direct instructions to guide others to complete what he wants them to do, by speaking softly he notices that people are paying attention to hear what he is saying. Officers Smith is using _______________.
    • A. 

      Behaviroal characteristics associated with a person in crisis.

    • B. 

      Hostage negotiation techniques to deal with a crisis.

    • C. 

      Techniques that are used to stablize a crisis situation.

    • D. 

      Behavior consistent with the resolution stage.

  • 14. 
    ________________ is a false belief that is firmily held in spite of obvious proof or evidence to the contrary, while ____________________ is a sensory experience in which a person can see, smell, taste, or feel something that is not there.
    • A. 

      Delusion, Hallucination

    • B. 

      Mental illness, Mental Retardation

    • C. 

      Hallucination, Delusion

    • D. 

      Mental Retardation, Mental Illness

  • 15. 
    The following are resources that may provide assistance to the elderly:
    • A. 

      Florida Elder Assistance Hotline & Florida Abuse Help Line

    • B. 

      1-888-ELDER & 1-888-ABUSE

    • C. 

      AARP & Social Security

    • D. 

      1-800-96-ELDER & 1-800-96-ABUSE

  • 16. 
    A person who has refused voluntary examination after conscientious explanation and disclosure or the purpose of the examination or if there is a substantial likelihood that without care or treatment the person will cause serious bodily harm to himself or others in the near future as evident by recent behavior falls under the criteria to be ________________.
    • A. 

      Marchman Acted

    • B. 

      Psychotic

    • C. 

      Baker Acted

    • D. 

      Mentally Ill

  • 17. 
    When responding to a crisis an officer should:
    • A. 

      Get as much information from dispatch as possible.

    • B. 

      Notify the communication center upon arrival at the scene

    • C. 

      Determine if weapons are involved and the number of people involved.

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 18. 
    _______________ is hearing loss of such severity that the individual must rely on visual tools and ______________ is suffering a hearing loss but not to the extent that one must rely on visual communication.
    • A. 

      Hard of hearing, deafness

    • B. 

      Speech impairment, hearing impariment.

    • C. 

      Deafness, hard of hearing

    • D. 

      Lip reading, hearing loss

  • 19. 
    Common withdrawal symptoms of inhalants are:
    • A. 

      Increased body temperature, panic attacks, hallucinations, confusion, convulsions, cardiac arrest.

    • B. 

      Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, sudden lack of personal hygiene.

    • C. 

      No physical dependence, Psychological dependence is unknown. Tolerance can develop.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 20. 
    The most common ADA disabilities that law enforcement officers encounter are:
    • A. 

      Dementia, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Alzheimers, and Parkinson's disease.

    • B. 

      Autism, borderline personality disorder, mood disorder, mental retardation.

    • C. 

      Mental Retardation, mental illness, hearing, speech, mobiliy, and vision impairments.

    • D. 

      Wheel chair bound people, elderly individuals, people with mental retardation, and those with hearing impairments.

  • 21. 
    When a substance abuser's family member petitions the court for the abuser to be involuntarily evaluated, the individual can be taken into custody and transported to a treatment facility designated by the judge is a treatment option available to an offficer when responding to a substance abuser. This option is called:
    • A. 

      Treatment -based substance use court program

    • B. 

      Ex parte order

    • C. 

      Marchman Act

    • D. 

      Baker Act

  • 22. 
    The four levels of mental retardation are:
    • A. 

      Profound, Severe, Moderate, Mild

    • B. 

      Recognition stage, emotional blockage stage, accomodation stage, resolution stage.

    • C. 

      Mild, Moderate, Serious, Profuse

    • D. 

      Wild, Modern, Severance, Pronounced.

  • 23. 
    _____________________ is the condition in which the presence of drug or alcohol is requred to maintain normal functioning or the central nervous system, and __________________ is the condition in which a person feels that he or she needs drugs in order to cope with problems, function better in life, or feel different whether or not there is a physical addiction.
    • A. 

      Psychological dependence, Physical dependence

    • B. 

      Addiction, substance abuse

    • C. 

      Tolerance, overdose

    • D. 

      Physcial dependence, Psychological dependence

  • 24. 
    Officer Jane is dispatched to a call where she finds a man she beleives is suffering from a mental illness. The man appears to be a competent individual and decides to allow officer Jane to take him to be evaluated for symptoms that may be associated with his mental illnesss. This is a case of the officer assitting a mentally ill person via________________
    • A. 

      Baker Act

    • B. 

      Voluntary Examination

    • C. 

      Marchman Act

    • D. 

      Civil Rights Act

  • 25. 
    The following Florida Statue addresses the scheduling of substances:
    • A. 

      Florida Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, Chap. 893, F.S.

    • B. 

      Florida Drug Enforcement Administration Prevention Schedule, Chap. 938, F.S.

    • C. 

      Florida Comprehensive Substance Schedule Control Prevention Act, Chap. 398, F.S.

    • D. 

      Florida Alcohol and Drug Data Schedule Act of 1911, Chap. 839, F.S.