Understand The Troublesome Issue Of Homelessness

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Understand The Troublesome Issue Of Homelessness - Quiz

This quiz will test your knowledge of how well you know and understand the troublesome issue of homelessness.   It will hopefully make you more aware about the facts of this issue that many people experience.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Approximately how many people in America are currently experiencing homelessness on any given day?

    • A.

      1 million people

    • B.

      555,000 people

    • C.

      3.5 million

    • D.

      100 million

    Correct Answer
    C. 3.5 million
    Explanation
    Approximately 3.5 million people in America are currently experiencing homelessness on any given day. This number represents the total number of individuals who do not have a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Homelessness is a significant issue in the United States, and this statistic highlights the scale of the problem and the need for effective solutions and support for those affected.

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  • 2. 

    What age group makes up the majority of the homeless population?

    • A.

      Single Men

    • B.

      Children on their own

    • C.

      Families with children

    • D.

      Single women

    Correct Answer
    A. Single Men
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Single Men. This is because statistics show that a significant portion of the homeless population is comprised of single men. Factors such as unemployment, mental health issues, and lack of affordable housing contribute to this trend. Additionally, societal expectations and stereotypes may make it more difficult for single men to seek help or find support networks, further increasing their vulnerability to homelessness.

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  • 3. 

    The leading cause to homelessness is addictions to drugs and alcohol.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. While addiction to drugs and alcohol can contribute to homelessness, it is not the leading cause. Other factors such as mental illness, lack of affordable housing, poverty, unemployment, and family breakdown can also play significant roles in causing homelessness. It is important to address all these factors comprehensively in order to effectively combat homelessness in society.

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  • 4. 

    What percent of the homeless are chronically homeless (without a house for multiple or a significant amount of times)?

    • A.

      10%

    • B.

      23%

    • C.

      57%

    • D.

      5%

    Correct Answer
    B. 23%
    Explanation
    23% of the homeless population are chronically homeless, meaning they have been without a home for multiple or a significant amount of times. This percentage indicates that a significant portion of the homeless population experiences long-term homelessness, which can have severe impacts on their well-being and ability to escape the cycle of homelessness.

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  • 5. 

    Your home was destroyed due to a natural disaster and you stay at a relative’s house until you can find another home for yourself.  You are considered homeless.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because being homeless does not necessarily mean living on the streets or in a shelter. It can also refer to situations where someone does not have a permanent and stable place to live, such as staying with relatives temporarily after losing their home in a natural disaster. In this case, even though the person is staying with a relative, they do not have their own home and are therefore considered homeless.

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  • 6. 

    Who makes up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population?

    • A.

      Children

    • B.

      Families

    • C.

      Single men

    • D.

      Single women

    Correct Answer
    B. Families
    Explanation
    Families make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. This can be attributed to various factors such as the rising cost of housing, lack of affordable housing options, and economic instability. Many families are unable to afford stable housing and end up experiencing homelessness. This trend highlights the urgent need for more support and resources to address the unique challenges faced by homeless families.

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  • 7. 

    The homeless are homeless by choice.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that all homeless individuals choose to be homeless, which is not true. Many factors can contribute to homelessness, such as economic hardship, mental illness, addiction, or lack of affordable housing. It is unfair and incorrect to assume that all homeless people choose their situation willingly.

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  • 8. 

    The homeless are completely at fault for the situation they are in.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is not accurate as it oversimplifies the complex issue of homelessness. There are various factors that contribute to homelessness, such as poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental illness, addiction, and systemic issues. It is unfair to blame the homeless individuals entirely for their situation without considering these underlying factors. Society as a whole shares responsibility in addressing and finding solutions to homelessness.

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  • 9. 

    More than 20% of the homeless population work full time jobs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it suggests that a significant portion of the homeless population is employed on a full-time basis. This highlights the issue of working poverty, where individuals who have jobs still struggle to afford housing and basic necessities. It also challenges the common misconception that homelessness is solely caused by unemployment or laziness, emphasizing the complex factors contributing to homelessness.

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  • 10. 

    This massive issue of homelessness cannot be defeated because it has been around for so long.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the issue of homelessness cannot be defeated because it has existed for a long time. However, this is not a valid reason to conclude that the issue cannot be resolved. Many societal problems have been successfully addressed and resolved despite their long-standing existence. It is important to recognize that with proper strategies, resources, and collective efforts, homelessness can be effectively tackled and reduced. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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