How Much Do You Know About Homelessness?

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How Much Do You Know About Homelessness? - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many people have experienced homelessness in January of 2014 in the USA? 

    • A.

      100,000

    • B.

      458

    • C.

      578,424

    • D.

      5600

    Correct Answer
    C. 578,424
    Explanation
    In January of 2014, a total of 578,424 people experienced homelessness in the USA. This number represents the total count of individuals who were without a permanent place to live during that specific time period.

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  • 2. 

    What is the cause of homelessness? 

    • A.

      Inability to pay for housing

    • B.

      Usage of drugs and or alcohol

    • C.

      Lack of education

    • D.

      Mental illnesses

    Correct Answer
    A. Inability to pay for housing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Inability to pay for housing." This is because homelessness often occurs when individuals or families cannot afford the cost of housing. It may be due to low income, unemployment, or financial difficulties. In such situations, individuals may be forced to live on the streets or in temporary shelters. Other factors such as drug or alcohol usage, lack of education, and mental illnesses can contribute to homelessness, but the primary cause is the inability to pay for housing.

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  • 3. 

    About what percentage of the homeless population were considered "chronically homeless?" 

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      58

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    D. 15
    Explanation
    Approximately 15% of the homeless population were considered "chronically homeless".

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  • 4. 

    What percent of adults who are homeless suffer from mental illness? 

    • A.

      20-25

    • B.

      17-19

    • C.

      3-5

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    A. 20-25
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 20-25. This range represents the percentage of adults who are homeless and also suffer from mental illness. It suggests that a significant proportion of the homeless population is affected by mental health issues, highlighting the complex relationship between homelessness and mental illness.

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