Multiple Choice Quiz

  1. All of the following are TRUE about disasters EXCEPT
      a. A disaster may be domestic or international
      b. A disaster may be caused by nature or have human origins
      c. A disaster always receives widespread media coverage.
      d. A disaster may have a known and gradual onset
  2. Disasters frequently result in all of the following EXCEPT
      a. Damage to the ecological environment
      b. Displacement of populations
      c. Destruction of a population"s homeland
      d. Sustained public attention during the recovery phase
  3. Social workers skilled in crisis management work:
      a. tornado or flood
      b. violent events such as child abuse, domestic abuse, crime
      c. psychopathology that triggers a crisis i.e. suicide attempt, drug overdose
      d. car accident, life-threatening illness
      e. With all of the above
  4. According to the United Nations between 1992 and 2000 there were approximately ____ disasters per year throughout the world
      a. 100
      b. 300
      c. 500
      d. 800
  5. According to Reza et al, the number of people who have lost their lives in the 25 largest violent events of the 20th century number:
      a. Almost 1 million
      b. Almost 10 million
      c. Almost 100 million
      d. Almost 200 million
  6. Responsibility for securing the scene, preserving life and treating the wounded is the responsibility of:
      a. First responders
      b. Mental health professionals
      c. Social workers who specialize in crisis management
      d. All citizens
  7. There are nine tasks in the of disaster management. All of the following are tasks of this model EXCEPT:
      a. Assess secondary social problems such as health epidemics, displaced persons
      b. Counsel those who have suffered trauma and bereavement
      c. Control rumors, provide accurate information
      d. Provide security; prevent looting, protect person and property
  8. Which one of the following theories of disaster management informs organizational readiness and response in a disaster?
      a. Hobfoll"s theory of Conservation of Resources
      b. The problem-solving"task model
      c. Structure-functional theory
      d. Theory of traumatogenic forces
  9. The decision to offer humanitarian aid is determined by:
      a. Theories of social justice
      b. Deontological reasoning
      c. Teleological reasoning
      d. Socio-political factors
      e. All of the above.
  10. Conditions for the delivery of concrete goods and services at a disaster site include all of the following EXCEPT:
      a. Extreme climates; hot cold, wet, etc.
      b. Crowded and cramped conditions for living and working
      c. Lack of privacy, threat to safety
      d. A clear demarcation of being on or off duty.
  11. The play all of the following roles in covering a disaster EXCEPT:
      a. Shapes public sympathy by the amount and type of coverage
      b. Problem-solves obstacles encountered in the delivery of relief
      c. Identifies heroes
      d. Attempts to assign blame related to the cause of the disaster or for failures in response
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