Quiz: Poverty In Tucson

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 60

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Poverty Quizzes & Trivia

What did you learn from the series, "Losing Ground: Tucson's kids pay poverty's high price"? Take this quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Between 50,000 and 80,0000 housing units in Tucson are more than:
    • A. 

      30 years old

    • B. 

      40 years old

    • C. 

      50 years old

    • D. 

      60 years old

  • 2. 
    How many people in Pima County start the foreclosure process every month?
    • A. 

      250

    • B. 

      530

    • C. 

      620

    • D. 

      700

  • 3. 
    What percent of children on the Tohono O'odham reservation live in poverty?
    • A. 

      25 percent

    • B. 

      45 percent

    • C. 

      56 percent

    • D. 

      70 percent

  • 4. 
    What proportion of Pima County's overall income did the top 5 percent make in 2011?
    • A. 

      10 percent

    • B. 

      15 percent

    • C. 

      21 percent

    • D. 

      49 percent

  • 5. 
    What proportion of Pima County's overall income did the bottom 20 percent make in 2011?
    • A. 

      1.9 percent

    • B. 

      2.1 percent

    • C. 

      3.4 percent

    • D. 

      5 percent

  • 6. 
    How much of a child's critical brain development happens by the age of 5? 
    • A. 

      70 percent

    • B. 

      80 percent

    • C. 

      90 percent

    • D. 

      100 percent

  • 7. 
    Differences in the size of children's vocabulary first appear at about what age? 
    • A. 

      12 months

    • B. 

      18 months

    • C. 

      24 months

    • D. 

      36 months

  • 8. 
    The number of words a child knows at age 3 strongly correlates with reading and comprehension levels at what ages?
    • A. 

      5-6

    • B. 

      7-8

    • C. 

      9-10

  • 9. 
    What percentage of children exposed to a high-quality early childhood education are less likely to need special education or be held back a grade?
    • A. 

      30 percent

    • B. 

      40 percent

    • C. 

      50 percent

    • D. 

      60 percent

  • 10. 
    How many kids inside Tucson city limits live in poverty?
    • A. 

      One-tenth

    • B. 

      One-third

    • C. 

      One-half

  • 11. 
    Are children with an incarcerated parent more likely to end up behind bars themselves?
    • A. 

      No more likely than any other kid

    • B. 

      Yes, one to two times more likely

    • C. 

      Yes, three to four times more likely

    • D. 

      Yes, five to seven times more likely

  • 12. 
    What is the most common occupation in Pima County?
    • A. 

      Food server

    • B. 

      Retail salesperson

    • C. 

      Landscaper

    • D. 

      Office worker

    • E. 

      Health caregiver

  • 13. 
    How many Pima County households rely on food stamps?
    • A. 

      60,000

    • B. 

      80,000

    • C. 

      100,000

    • D. 

      120,000

  • 14. 
    On any given day, how many kids in Pima County have a parent in prison, jail or on probation?
    • A. 

      18,000

    • B. 

      23,000

    • C. 

      29,000

    • D. 

      36,000

  • 15. 
    Can a single mother earning the median income afford to pay rent and put her two kids in child care?
    • A. 

      Yes, but without much money for extras.

    • B. 

      No, the two add up to more than the median income for a single mom.

  • 16. 
    How do per-capita incomes on the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui reservations compare to all of Pima County?
    • A. 

      Roughly the same

    • B. 

      About half

    • C. 

      Less than half

  • 17. 
    How many people are on the waiting list for Section 8 housing for people who earn less than 50 percent of the area’s median income?
    • A. 

      5,500

    • B. 

      10,500

    • C. 

      15,500

  • 18. 
    What percent of Tucsonans live in extreme poverty, with household incomes less than half the poverty level?
    • A. 

      7.6

    • B. 

      9.4

    • C. 

      11.3

  • 19. 
    Of Pima County kids living in poverty, what percent live with a single parent?
    • A. 

      26

    • B. 

      59

    • C. 

      71

  • 20. 
    What did the midtown Wright Elementary School choose to buy to serve its students?
    • A. 

      A washing machine, because so many of them were coming to school in dirty clothes.

    • B. 

      University of Arizona football tickets, because many of them had never been on campus.

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