"Cyberbullying" Junior Scholastic Article

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"Cyberbullying"  Junior Scholastic Article - Quiz

Read the questions, look back at the article and find the answer/then choose the correct answer


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why is bullying more prominent (stands out) today then in the past?

    • A.

      Because people are more mean

    • B.

      Because of the way technology is so ever present

    • C.

      Because of cell phones and their being everywhere

    • D.

      Because schools are bigger and people have more people to pick upon

    Correct Answer
    B. Because of the way technology is so ever present
    Explanation
    Bullying is more prominent today than in the past because of the way technology is so ever present. With the rise of social media platforms and the constant use of cell phones, bullies now have more avenues to target their victims. The internet allows for anonymity, making it easier for bullies to harass others without facing consequences. Additionally, the widespread use of technology means that bullying can happen anytime and anywhere, making it difficult for victims to escape. This increased accessibility and reach of technology has contributed to the prominence of bullying in today's society.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following did the article state peers did to Seth Walsh?

    • A.

      Texted him

    • B.

      Cell phone calls

    • C.

      Posted pictures on their MySpace

    • D.

      Email

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Texted him
    B. Cell phone calls
    C. Posted pictures on their MySpace
    D. Email
    Explanation
    The article stated that peers texted Seth Walsh, made cell phone calls to him, posted pictures on their MySpace, and sent him emails.

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  • 3. 

    What does previewing an article mean?

    • A.

      Looking at it before you begin

    • B.

      Having a teacher assign vocabulary words and writing down information about the article

    • C.

      Looking at the article's title, pictures, etc. before you begin reading the article

    • D.

      Deciding whether you like the article or not and discussing it

    Correct Answer
    C. Looking at the article's title, pictures, etc. before you begin reading the article
    Explanation
    Previewing an article means examining the article's title, pictures, and other elements before starting to read it. This allows the reader to get an overview of the content and helps in determining whether the article is of interest or relevant. By previewing, readers can also make predictions about the article's content and activate their prior knowledge, which aids in comprehension and engagement with the text.

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  • 4. 

    What is the TITLE of this article?

    • A.

      Cyberbullying

    • B.

      "Technology is making bullying easier to do and harder to stop"

    • C.

      "24/7 Torment"

    • D.

      "Just for Fun"

    Correct Answer
    A. Cyberbullying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cyberbullying" because the given options are different titles for an article, and "Cyberbullying" is the most relevant and specific title that accurately describes the topic of the article. It implies that the article will discuss how technology is facilitating bullying and making it more challenging to prevent, which aligns with the statement provided in the options.

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  • 5. 

    What is the MAIN subtitle of the article?

    • A.

      "24/7 Torment"

    • B.

      "Just for Fun"

    • C.

      "Technology is making bullying easier to do and harder to stop"

    • D.

      Cyberbullying

    Correct Answer
    C. "Technology is making bullying easier to do and harder to stop"
    Explanation
    The main subtitle of the article is "Technology is making bullying easier to do and harder to stop." This suggests that the article will focus on how advancements in technology have contributed to the increase in cyberbullying and the challenges it poses in terms of prevention and intervention. The article will likely discuss the negative impact of technology on bullying and the difficulties in addressing this issue effectively.

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  • 6. 

    What does the word EMBOLDENED mean?   Look back at the top of the second page to read the sentence and use context clues!!

    • A.

      Hopeful and full of life

    • B.

      Mean and secretive

    • C.

      Brave and bold

    • D.

      Forgiving and giving

    Correct Answer
    C. Brave and bold
    Explanation
    The word "EMBOLDENED" means to feel brave and bold. This can be inferred from the context clues in the sentence on the top of the second page.

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  • 7. 

    What is the WORST thing that happened to someone as a result of the bullying?

    • A.

      They lost all their friends

    • B.

      A young person committed suicide

    • C.

      A school was burned down

    • D.

      People's feelings were hurt

    Correct Answer
    B. A young person committed suicide
    Explanation
    The worst thing that can happen as a result of bullying is the tragic loss of a young person's life through suicide. Bullying can have severe emotional and psychological impacts on individuals, leading them to feel hopeless, isolated, and overwhelmed. These feelings can become unbearable for some individuals, leading them to take their own lives as a desperate attempt to escape the pain caused by relentless bullying. It is a heartbreaking consequence that highlights the urgent need for effective measures to prevent and address bullying in order to protect vulnerable individuals from such devastating outcomes.

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  • 8. 

    The article states that a particular group of students is more likely to be cyberbullied, who does the article state this group applies to/with?

    • A.

      Guys

    • B.

      Girls

    • C.

      Adults

    • D.

      Anyone with a difference i

    Correct Answer
    D. Anyone with a difference i
    Explanation
    The article suggests that anyone who has a difference is more likely to be cyberbullied. This means that individuals who stand out in some way, whether it be due to their appearance, beliefs, or interests, are more vulnerable to online harassment. This could include individuals with disabilities, those from minority groups, or anyone who deviates from societal norms.

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  • 9. 

    Percentage of students who have been cyberbullied two or more times in the last 30 days.

    • A.

      34

    • B.

      22

    • C.

      45

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    D. 30
    Explanation
    The answer of 30 suggests that 30% of students have been cyberbullied two or more times in the last 30 days. This means that nearly one-third of the student population has experienced repeated incidents of cyberbullying within a month. It highlights the concerning prevalence of this issue among students, emphasizing the need for awareness, prevention, and support mechanisms to address cyberbullying effectively.

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  • 10. 

    In the article it states that one HUGE hazzard about cyberbullying is...........

    • A.

      That familes get involved

    • B.

      The event that starts at school one day can escalate (increase greatly) overnight via internet

    • C.

      Lead to lots of problems

    • D.

      Make people lose friends

    Correct Answer
    B. The event that starts at school one day can escalate (increase greatly) overnight via internet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the event that starts at school one day can escalate (increase greatly) overnight via internet." This is because the article mentions that cyberbullying incidents can quickly escalate and spread through the internet, causing the problem to become much bigger and more widespread than it initially was. This can lead to various issues, such as making people lose friends and creating lots of problems.

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  • 11. 

    The article mentions that there are multiple people who are fighting against cyberbullying ---besides school officials, families, .....who else does it mention?

    • A.

      Celebrities

    • B.

      Peers

    • C.

      Pets

    • D.

      Preachers

    Correct Answer
    A. Celebrities
    Explanation
    The article mentions that celebrities are also among the people who are fighting against cyberbullying. This implies that celebrities are using their platform and influence to raise awareness about the issue and promote anti-cyberbullying campaigns. By actively speaking out against cyberbullying, celebrities can help to spread the message to a wider audience and encourage positive behavior online.

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  • 12. 

    Which  - does the article state --is an IMPORTANT solution if you are being bullied?

    • A.

      Run away from the cyber bully

    • B.

      Fuss back at them and let all people you know in on the conversations

    • C.

      Tell a trusted adult

    • D.

      Cry, get upset, and become dramatic over the event(s)

    Correct Answer
    C. Tell a trusted adult
    Explanation
    The article states that telling a trusted adult is an important solution if you are being bullied. This is because adults can provide guidance, support, and intervention to help address the bullying situation. They can offer advice on how to handle the situation, provide emotional support, and take appropriate actions to ensure your safety and well-being.

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