Quiz: Teen Poverty In The U.S.

20 Questions | Total Attempts: 40

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  • 1. 
    Which is not a current problem surrounding poverty among teens?
    • A. 

      Teen pregnancy

    • B. 

      Welfare

    • C. 

      Miley Cyrus dating a 20-yr-old underwear model

    • D. 

      High school drop outs

  • 2. 
    How does poverty among teens affect society?
    • A. 

      It affects the tax system

    • B. 

      It causes iphone sales to go down

    • C. 

      It causes a decline in education and employment

    • D. 

      Both A and C

  • 3. 
    Which is not a factor of the history of poverty in thev U.S.?
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      The 2000 millennium scare

    • C. 

      Cololialism

    • D. 

      War

  • 4. 
    True or false: Poverty is considered a social problem because it does not just affect one group in society, it affects everyone. Since poverty affects a large amount of people it causes great concearn and people would like to see change.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    What are the objective conditions?
    • A. 

      Low levels of income, and lack of access to services

    • B. 

      Teens linving in poverty are just lazy

  • 6. 
    True or false: The subjective conditions include; despair, hopelessness, apathy and timidity.
    • A. 

      False

    • B. 

      True

  • 7. 
     True or false: Other problems could occur if any of these solutions are implemented, greater competition, cost a lot of money, and overcrowded schools.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Does teen poverty affect only one segment of the population?
    • A. 

      Teen poverty increases the likelihood of teen pregnancy. Nearly 60% of teens who become pregnant, were living in poverty at the time they became pregnant. This increases costs to taxpayers.

    • B. 

      Teen poverty affects the entire economy, and causes increase costs to taxpayers of $500 billion per year in the U.S.

    • C. 

      Teens who grow up in poverty are more likely to be the victim of a crime, and commit a crime.

    • D. 

      Teens who grow up in poverty are more likely to have poorer health later in life, with increase costs to medicare etc to the economy.

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Environmental factors are associated with the cause of teen poverty, including the personal characteristics impared by their parents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Substandard education does not aaffect the cycle of teen poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The neighborhoods that the teens grow up in affect teen poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The effects of low parental incomes does not contribute to teen poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Father absence is another major cause of teen poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Teen poverty only affects a few people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    How is teen poverty impacting society?multiple answers
    • A. 

      More children grow up in beautiful suburban neighborhoods.

    • B. 

      It makes Britney Spears a wonderful mother.

    • C. 

      More single headed families are created and welfare programs have to distribute more money.

    • D. 

      Costs tax payers 500 Billion per year

  • 16. 
    Possible solutions to teen poverty are...?
    • A. 

      Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie adopting more children.

    • B. 

      Educating teenagers about the responsibilities of having children at a young age, and teaching low educated individuals skills to get higher paying jobs.

    • C. 

      Listen to Daughtry's new hit single What About Now.

    • D. 

      Cut off welfare programs.

  • 17. 
    Minority teens have a higher chance of being in poverty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Teens living with a single mother have a lower chance of being in poverty, than a two parent household.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Most teens who live in poverty are not in poverty for the rest of their lives, because for most people, poverty is just a temporary situation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    There is a higher rate of people living in poverty in the Southern states.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False