What Is Youth

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Youth Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to test your knolwedge gained from 'Introduction to Youth Studies'. There may be more than one correct answer. At the end of the quiz there is an explanation for each answer.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is youth?
    • A. 

      A social group

    • B. 

      A life phase

    • C. 

      A social construct

  • 2. 
    When is youth?
    • A. 

      The teenage years (13-19)?

    • B. 

      From puberty until full physical/ psychological maturation (i.e. 10 - ?)

    • C. 

      From 11 to 24 years?

    • D. 

      From 15 to 25 years?

  • 3. 
    Has youth always existed?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    In which book did Philip Aries argue that childhood was essentially a modern phenomenon?
    • A. 

      A History of Youth

    • B. 

      Centuries of Childhood

    • C. 

      Youth in Britain since 1945

  • 5. 
    In the following book, when did Philip Aries argue that childhood began to emerge as a specific phase in the life-cycle?
    • A. 

      From the beginning of 19th Century?

    • B. 

      At the start of the 20th Century?

    • C. 

      From about the 15th Century?

  • 6. 
    Two traditions of research are traditionally associated with the study of youth.  These are...
    • A. 

      The history of youth?

    • B. 

      The study of youth culture and sub culture?

    • C. 

      Youth as a problem?

    • D. 

      The study of youth transitions?

  • 7. 
    Which type of sociologists consider that the natural rebelliousness of youth is a functional phase which youth pass through before settling down into adult life?
    • A. 

      Marxists?

    • B. 

      Interpretavists?

    • C. 

      Functionalists?

  • 8. 
    Why might sociologists be interested in studying youth?
    • A. 

      The transition from childhood to adulthood is seen as a critical period and understanding what happens during this period helps to ensure that the transition is smooth?

    • B. 

      Youth is an area largely neglected by sociologists, therefore sociologists need to study youth in order to expand our knowledge about youth?

    • C. 

      Youth is seen to be a period of experimentation and risk taking, understanding and ‘controlling’ this can help in the stability of society?

  • 9. 
    What are the issues facing young people today?
    • A. 

      Criminal activity

    • B. 

      Drug or alcohol abuse

    • C. 

      Anti-social behaviour

    • D. 

      Academic achievement

    • E. 

      Employment