And What About Bullying?

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And What About Bullying? - Quiz

Welcome to Quest 3 of And What about Bullying?
Take this quiz and see how much you have learned about bullying and the different types of bullying. Read the following scenarios and answer the questions. Don't forget to justify your answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It is Philip’s first day at a new school. At lunch time, he sits a table all by himself. James and his three friends ask Philip to move because he is sitting at their table. Philip asks to sit with them. James calls him a “wuss” and pushes him off the table. What type of bullying is this?

    • A.

      Verbal bullying

    • B.

      Physical bullying

    • C.

      Social bullying

    • D.

      Emotional bullying

    • E.

      Cyber-bullying

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Verbal bullying
    B. Physical bullying
    Explanation
    This situation is an example of both verbal bullying and physical bullying. James calling Philip a "wuss" is a form of verbal bullying, as it involves using derogatory language to belittle and insult him. Pushing Philip off the table is a form of physical bullying, as it involves using physical force to intimidate and harm him. Both forms of bullying are present in this scenario.

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  • 2. 

    During the first half of a school soccer game, William tried to kick the ball to this friend, but he accidentally gave the ball to the other team member. The coach was upset and told William “you kick like a girl!” What type of bullying is this?

    • A.

      Verbal bullying

    • B.

      Physical bullying

    • C.

      Social bullying

    • D.

      Emotional bullying

    • E.

      Cyber-bullying

    Correct Answer
    A. Verbal bullying
    Explanation
    The coach's comment, "you kick like a girl," is an example of verbal bullying. Verbal bullying involves using words, such as insults or derogatory comments, to hurt or belittle someone. In this case, the coach's comment aimed to demean and embarrass William by comparing his kicking ability to that of a girl in a negative way. This type of bullying can have a significant impact on a person's self-esteem and can contribute to a hostile and negative environment.

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  • 3. 

    Ralph just started wearing glasses. When he enters the classroom, his classmates start making comments and calling him names. What type of bullying is this?

    • A.

      Verbal bullying

    • B.

      Physical bullying

    • C.

      Social bullying

    • D.

      Emotional bullying

    • E.

      Cyber-bullying

    Correct Answer
    A. Verbal bullying
    Explanation
    The correct answer is verbal bullying. In this scenario, Ralph's classmates are making comments and calling him names, which falls under the category of verbal bullying. Verbal bullying involves using words, such as insults, teasing, or name-calling, to hurt or humiliate someone.

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  • 4. 

    Heather is scared to go to school because someone wrote her an email telling her she was going to get in trouble today. What type of bullying is this?

    • A.

      Verbal bullying

    • B.

      Physical bullying

    • C.

      Social bullying

    • D.

      Emotional bullying

    • E.

      Cyber-bullying

    Correct Answer
    E. Cyber-bullying
    Explanation
    This is an example of cyber-bullying because the bullying behavior is happening through an email, which is a form of electronic communication. Cyber-bullying involves using technology, such as social media, email, or text messages, to harass, intimidate, or threaten someone. In this case, Heather is being targeted and scared by the email, causing emotional distress.

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  • 5. 

    Lenny does not want to go to school today. Yesterday, everyone was pointing and laughing at her because David spread a rumour about her to the whole school. What type of bullying is this?

    • A.

      Verbal bullying

    • B.

      Physical bullying

    • C.

      Social bullying

    • D.

      Emotional bullying

    • E.

      Cyber-bullying

    Correct Answer
    D. Emotional bullying
    Explanation
    This is emotional bullying because Lenny is being targeted through the spreading of a rumor, causing her to feel embarrassed, humiliated, and reluctant to go to school. This type of bullying aims to harm someone's self-esteem and emotional well-being by manipulating their emotions and social relationships.

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  • 6. 

    Jenny wanted to wear her new jacket to school. When she got on the bus, two girls covered their mouths and started laughing. One of them told Jenny that her jacket was ugly. Soon, everyone on the bus was laughing too. What type of bullying is this?

    • A.

      Verbal bullying

    • B.

      Physical bullying

    • C.

      Social bullying

    • D.

      Emotional bullying

    • E.

      Cyber-bullying

    Correct Answer
    D. Emotional bullying
    Explanation
    This situation is an example of emotional bullying because Jenny is being targeted and humiliated by others, causing her to feel upset and embarrassed. The girls' comments about her jacket and the subsequent laughter from everyone on the bus are meant to intentionally hurt Jenny's feelings and make her feel isolated. This form of bullying focuses on emotional harm rather than physical harm.

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  • 7. 

    After school, Johnny and George start pushing a Nat around. Benny runs towards them and starts cheering them on. Soon, a circle forms around them and everyone is cheering. Mathew is Nat’s friend and wants to help him, but does not know how. Feeling helpless, he stands in the circle and watches. Can you identify Mathew's role in this bullying scenario?

    • A.

      Passive bystander

    • B.

      Victim

    • C.

      Bully

    • D.

      Active bystander

    Correct Answer
    A. Passive bystander
    Explanation
    In this scenario, Mathew's role is that of a passive bystander. He is aware of the bullying happening to Nat but does not take any action to intervene or help. Instead, he chooses to stand in the circle and watch, feeling helpless. By not actively participating or trying to stop the bullying, Mathew becomes a passive bystander who indirectly supports the bullying behavior by not taking any action.

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