Learn About Big Brothers Big Sisters!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America Quizzes & Trivia

Answer each question to test your knowledge of Big Brothers Big Sisters, our programs, and our accomplishments.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where is Big Brothers Big Sisters' headquarters located?

    • A.

      Philadelphia, PA

    • B.

      New York, NY

    • C.

      Washington, DC

    • D.

      Cincinnati, OH

    Correct Answer
    A. Philadelphia, PA
    Explanation
    While New York City and Cincinnati were homes to the first two known Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the United States, the national office has been located in Philadelphia since 1947.

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  • 2. 

    Where are Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies located? Tip: You can find an agency near you.

    • A.

      In 32 states

    • B.

      In 48 states

    • C.

      In all 50 states

    • D.

      Internationally

    Correct Answer
    D. Internationally
    Explanation
    Big Brothers Big Sisters is located in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and Guam. We also have international locations in 12 countries around the world.

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  • 3. 

    When did The New York Times first mention Big Brothers Big Sisters? 

    • A.

      1896

    • B.

      1912

    • C.

      1927

    • D.

      1940

    Correct Answer
    B. 1912
    Explanation
    In 1912 The New York Times reported Big Brothers activity in 26 cities. What began as a grassroots movement in 1904 was quickly spreading across the country to help vulnerable children.

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  • 4. 

    What types of initiatives does Big Brothers Big Sisters offer? Tip: You can read about our programs on our website.

    • A.

      Mentoring children in military families

    • B.

      Mentoring children whose parents are incarcerated

    • C.

      School-based mentoring

    • D.

      Mentoring children in Native American communities

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to serve the children who need us most. We focus on children growing up in a single parent household, living in poverty, and coping with parental incarceration. We also target traditionally underserved communities such as the Native American community and the children of deployed military personnel.

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  • 5. 

    Which option best completes the sentence? "Big Brothers Big Sisters is____________."

    • A.

      A public organization

    • B.

      A donor and volunteer supported organization

    • C.

      A volunteer supported organization

    • D.

      A fee for service non-profit

    Correct Answer
    B. A donor and volunteer supported organization
    Explanation
    Big Brothers Big Sisters depends on donations of both time and money to help us change the lives of children. We do not charge volunteers or children, and we depend on donations for our quality match support staff. Our match support staff members are what differentiate us from other mentoring organizations. They are why the mentoring relationships last long and have successful outcomes.

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  • 6. 

    What rank does Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent charity evaluator, give Big Brothers Big Sisters of America?

    • A.

      Top 1% of all charities in America

    • B.

      Top 5% of all charities in America

    • C.

      Top 10% of all charities in America

    • D.

      Top 25% of all charities in America

    Correct Answer
    A. Top 1% of all charities in America
    Explanation
    For seven consecutive years Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has received the top rating, four out of four stars, from Charity Navigator for financial efficiency and effective use of donations.

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  • 7. 

    What are the benefits to children that participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs? Tip: Read the study from Public/Private Ventures.

    • A.

      Doing better in school

    • B.

      Getting along better with friends

    • C.

      Being less likely to use drugs and alcohol

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are proven to have a significant and positive impact on the lives of children, according to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization.

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  • 8. 

    How many children does Big Brothers Big Sisters serve annually?

    • A.

      60,000

    • B.

      100,000

    • C.

      175,000

    • D.

      250,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 250,000
    Explanation
    Big Brothers Big Sisters positively impacts the lives of more than 250,000 children annually.

    But our reach exceeds the children in our program. Many of the children we serve have siblings. And they all have at least one caregiver in their life. And they go to school with 20 or more students in each class. And each Big’s life is impacted. And many Bigs have family, friends and colleagues that they share their experience with. And there are millions of former Bigs and Littles across the United States. And those alumni have family, friends and colleagues. And before you know it, millions of people are affected by Big Brothers Big Sisters!

    Just ask the people you know. It is likely that someone in your life has been positively impacted by our programs!

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  • 9. 

    If Big Brothers Big Sisters had unlimited resources, how many more vulnerable children could we serve?

    • A.

      1,706,000 children with parents who are incarcerated

    • B.

      13,241,000 children living in poverty

    • C.

      22,659,000 children in single-parent homes

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    In the United States there are over 22 million children growing up in single-parent families*, 13 million children living in poverty*, and nearly 2 million children with one or both parents in prison**. With additional resources Big Brothers Big Sisters could provide millions of children in need with an additional adult role model to help give them the individual care and attention they need to succeed and thrive in life. You can make a difference by donating or volunteering today!

    * The Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT Data Center, datacenter.kidscount.org http://www.kidscount.org/.

    **US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Parents in Prison and Their MinorChildren. Published in 2008. http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/pptmc.pdf

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