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Question 1
In terms of child maltreatment, the central register refers to:
A. a depository that stores records of all allegations of child abuse and neglect.
B. adoption and protection services.
C. types of evidence necessary for a child abuse conviction.
D. a list of social workers who concentrate on child abuse cases.
Question 2
Which of the following best describes what has happened to the average life expectancy of
Americans in recent years?
A. Remained constant
B. Continued to rise
C. Fallen dramatically
D. Slowed
Question 3
What is another name for statutes that allow parents to legally surrender their infants at a hospital
or fire station without worry of being arrested for abandonment?
A. “Baby Ruth Laws”
B. Safe haven laws (SHLs)
C. “Good faith” clauses
D. “Head Start” programs
Question 4
The withholding of basic food, clothing, and shelter from a child by a caretaker is known as:
A. abuse.
B. neglect.
C. aggravated child abuse.
D. persistent nonsupport.
Question 5
Which of the following is the most prevalent form of elder maltreatment?
A. Financial abuse
B. Physical abuse
C. Active neglect
D. Self-neglect
Question 6
Ageism is:
A. growing old and disabled.
B. the study of gerontology.
C. stereotyping older individuals.
D. the very aged.
Question 7
According to the textbook, which of the following is a vulnerability factor?
A. Living alone
B. Residential location
C. Economic resources
D. Social connections
Question 8
“Megan’s Law” deals with:
A. voluntary commitment of sexual predators.
B. sex offender registration.
C. the penalty of castration.
D. the establishment of child abuse hotlines.
Question 9
Who of the following is associated with the term “battered child syndrome”?
A. Edwin Sutherland
B. John Caffey
C. Henry Kempe
D. Marvin Wolfgang
Question 10
Regarding mandatory reporting provisions of child abuse laws, all of the following are professions
typically required to report suspected cases of child maltreatment EXCEPT:
A. doctors.
B. teachers.
C. social workers.
D. firefighters.
Question 11
People who study the aging process are called:
A. pediatricians.
B. gerontologists.
C. periodontists.
D. orthopsychiatrists.
Question 12
What has happened in recent years to the proportion of the American population that is elderly?
A. Remained constant
B. Continued to rise
C. Fallen dramatically
D. Slowed
Question 13
A heightened fear of crime stemming from media accounts of the growing crime problem is an
example of which of the following?
A. Transference
B. Vicarious victimization
C. Counter-transference
D. Catharsis
Question 14
Under Roman law, the father was endowed with virtually total power over his offspring. Which of
the following terms refers to that practice?
A. parens patriae
B. patriae potestas
C. patriarchal totality
D. matriarchal totality
Question 15
What is meant by the fear-crime paradox?
A. The objective and subjective odds of victimization are balanced.
B. The objective odds of victimization are much higher than the subjective odds.
C. The objective odds of victimization are much lower than the subjective odds.
D. There is no difference between the objective and subjective odds of victimization.
Question 16
Which of the following best describes the representation of the elderly in criminal victimization
statistics relative to their presence in the overall population?
A. Underrepresented
B. Overrepresented
C. Equally represented
D. Super majority
Question 17
What does “legislative immunity” mean in terms of child maltreatment?
A. Victims cannot sue governmental entities for inaction.
B. A person who makes a child maltreatment report in good faith cannot be sued successfully if
the allegation turns out to be false.
C. Offender assets are protected in the event that the parent loses custody of the child.
D. The victim or guardian can sue the perpetrator for a civil rights violation.
Question 18
What does it mean when state law and the court system view corporal punishment as a parental
privilege when it comes to child discipline?
A. It is not possible for a parent to commit a simple battery against his or her child when
administering appropriate physical punishment.
B. School administrators are allowed to administer corporal punishment.
C. Corporal punishment is banned.
D. Parents are not allowed to spank their children.
Question 19
The odds of criminal victimization for the elderly are:
A. about the same as other age groups.
B. slightly higher than other age groups.
C. lower than other age groups. 
D. markedly higher than other age groups.
Question 20
__________ were responsible for detecting bone damage of mysterious origin in children and the
coining of the phrase “the battered-child syndrome.”
A. Psychologists
B. Social workers
C. Pediatricians
D. Radiologists