Homeless Populations

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Question 1
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A family will most likely lose their primary nighttime residence within the next week. Which of the following terms best describes their situation in relation to homelessness?

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A

Homeless under other federal statutes

B

Literally homeless

C

Imminent risk of homelessness

D

Fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence (DV)

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Question 2
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Which of the following best describes the recent trends in homelessness?

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A

The number of homeless individuals in school is decreasing.

B

The number of homeless individuals is increasing.

C

The number of people in homeless families is increasing.

D

The number of people in homeless families is decreasing.

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Question 3
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On the basis of all the work done by social scientists, approximately how many homeless persons should be expected and tolerated in our society?

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A

No more than 5%

B

No more than 10%

C

No more than 15%

D

There should not be homeless persons in America.

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Question 4
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Which of the following represents the largest group of homeless adults?

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A

Minorities

B

Disabled

C

Females

D

Males

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Question 5
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Which of the following best describes the problem with the Section 8 housing program?

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A

Direct access to an apartment in a public housing facility is faster and easier.

B

Most renters prefer the program to make direct payment to apartment owners willing to rent to them.

C

Section 8 housing is essentially slum housing, and no one wants to live there.

D

Supply is vastly less than the demand.

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Question 6
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Which of the following best describes what happens when persons who work full-time and receive the typical minimum wage seek an apartment?

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A
Few clean and decent low-rent apartments exist.
B
People do not like to rent to low-income persons.
C
To afford housing, they need a job that pays at least three times minimum wage.
D
There are not many trailer parks near their employment.
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Question 7
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Which of the following factors would prevent a homeless person from accepting employment adequate to pay for housing?

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A
Could not complete an employment application because of lack of mailing address
B
Hope for a better position than the service positions available
C
Lack of adequate resources to pay for other necessities
D
Prefer to receive a handout than to have to work
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Question 8
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Which of the following groups of people is most likely to experience homelessness?

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A
Those who have a supportive family
B
Those who have recently become unemployed
C
Those who have substance abuse problems
D
Those who frequently change jobs
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Question 9
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Which of the following best describes how health care professionals are involved in the problem of homelessness?

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A
Homeless persons make everyone uncomfortable when they beg for handouts.
B
Homeless persons often live in emergency departments and clinics.
C
Poverty leads to crimes, and health care professionals can be attacked and robbed outside health care facilities.
D
Serious illnesses or disability creates high medical bills, which may lead to homelessness.
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Question 10
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Which of the following factors are most likely to contribute to homelessness?

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A
Domestic violence and substance abuse
B
Scarcity of support systems and recent job loss
C
Shortage of affordable housing and insufficient income
D
Substance abuse and serious mental illness
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Question 11
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Which of the following underlying factors most likely contributes to homelessness?

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A
Substance abuse
B
Unemployment
C
Posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)
D
Severe mental illness
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Question 12
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Which of the following individuals would be described as being "doubled up"?

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A
An individual who has two chronic conditions
B
An individual who has recently been released from prison
C
An individual who maintains two jobs to avoid being homeless
D
An individual who is forced to live with friends
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Question 13
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Which of the following persons will have the most difficulty in obtaining adequate support services to find a long-term home?

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A
An alcoholic homeless person
B
A homeless person who has a limited support system and is unemployed
C
A homeless person who has a mental illness and is an alcoholic
D
A mentally ill homeless person
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Question 14
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Which of the following best describes a major difference between women who have always had shelter and women who have been homeless?

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A
Educational opportunities and attainment
B
History of gender relationships (marriages, divorces)
C
Level of involvement with physical and/or sexual abuse
D
Skills necessary for paid employment
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Question 15
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Which of the following factors is strongly predictive for homelessness among women veterans?

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A
Having a previous criminal conviction
B
Being a mother
C
Having a high school education
D
Being unmarried
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Question 16
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A school nurse was asked to see Lisa, a student in the fourth grade who was rumored to be living in a car with her mother. Which of the following would most likely have caused the teacher to become concerned?

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A
Lisa is not always respectful of the teacher.
B
Lisa has not been doing her homework.
C
Lisa may be developmentally delayed.
D
Lisa may have behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner.
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Question 17
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The male home health nurse parked his marked car in preparation for visiting the next client when a young female walked over to the car and asked him if he would like to have some fun. Which of the following provides the best explanation for this behavior?

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A
The girl was skipping school and wanted money for entertainment.
B
The male nurse was extremely young and attractive and looked like he had money.
C
The girl may have hoped a nurse would give her enough money to eat.
D
Young girls often engage in thrilling, if high-risk, behaviors.
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Question 18
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Which of the following persons would be called chronically homeless?

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A
A person has been homeless for more than a year
B
A person who lives with a roommate when between jobs
C
A person who has been staying with friends or family for an extended period of time
D
A person has been residing each night in a homeless shelter for almost 3 months
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Question 19
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Which of the following best describes the purpose of the Vulnerability Index?

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A
To identify those most at risk of becoming homeless
B
To determine the underlying cause of homelessness among vulnerable populations
C
To identify and prioritize the need for housing among the homeless
D
To determine what resources should be provided for vulnerable populations
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Question 20
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Which of the following are the most frequent problems suffered by the chronically homeless?

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A
Chronic conditions such as hypertension, bronchitis, and emphysema
B
HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C
C
Respiratory infections, trauma, and skin disorders
D
Severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders
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