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Awareness Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    As of 2015, what was the poverty rate in the USA?
    • A. 

      10.5%

    • B. 

      11.5%

    • C. 

      13.5%

    • D. 

      15.2%

  • 2. 
    For a family of 4, what is considered the Federal Government’s official poverty threshold?
    • A. 

      $20,000

    • B. 

      $24,000

    • C. 

      $26,000

    • D. 

      $29,000

  • 3. 
    True or false: poverty strikes all genders equally.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or false: Both cases of single-parent families, no-wife and no-husband situations, face equal poverty rates.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    There are more than ____ people with a disability living in poverty in the USA.
    • A. 

      100k

    • B. 

      1.5 million

    • C. 

      3 million

    • D. 

      4 million

  • 6. 
    About every ___ in ____ child lives in poverty in the USA.
    • A. 

      1 in 5

    • B. 

      1 in 10

    • C. 

      1 in 20

    • D. 

      1 in 50

  • 7. 
    About how many low or no-cost meals did The National School Lunch Program provided in the year 2016?
    • A. 

      100k

    • B. 

      1.5 million

    • C. 

      30.3 million

    • D. 

      200 million

  • 8. 
    True or false: Being food insecure means that at some point during the year a person has difficulty providing enough food for all their members due to lack of resources.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In 2015, the poverty threshold (more commonly known as the poverty line) for an individual was _____.
    • A. 

      $10,000

    • B. 

      $12,000

    • C. 

      $15,000

    • D. 

      $20,000

  • 10. 
    True or false: “Deep poverty” means that people live with incomes at only 50% of their poverty thresholds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The average SNAP recipient received about ____ a day in 2015.
    • A. 

      $2.53

    • B. 

      $4.23

    • C. 

      $5.50

    • D. 

      $7.75

  • 12. 
    In 1996, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent children, which had been in existence since when?
    • A. 

      1935

    • B. 

      1950

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1970

  • 13. 
    Roughly what percent of all food stamp participants are in families with children?
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      55%

    • D. 

      70%

  • 14. 
    Dropout rates of 16 to 24-years-old students who come from low income families are ____ times more likely to drop out than those from families with higher incomes.
    • A. 

      2 times

    • B. 

      3 times

    • C. 

      5 times

    • D. 

      7 times

  • 15. 
    Less than 30% of students in the bottom quarter of incomes enroll in a 4 year school. Among that group, less than _____ graduate.
    • A. 

      25%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      60%