Bully Test

1. What percentage of kids feel they are being bullied?    

a) 65 percent
b) 40 percent
c) 15 percent
d) 5 percent

2. Teachers and principals usually    

a) know how much bullying is going on in their school.
b) overestimate the amount of bullying going on.
c) underestimate the amount of bullying going on.

3. Being bullied leads to    

a) stomach-aches and other stress-related illness
b) depression
c) low self-esteem
d) all of the above.

4. Effective anti-bullying programs involve    

a) posting rules such as "We will not bully others and we will help children who are being bullied."
b) referring bullies and their victims to counseling.
c) notifying parents of bullies.
d) teaching teachers to take a stand against bullying and to avoid using sarcasm when they teach.
e) all of the above.

5. Children who bully    

a) tend to get inconsistent discipline at home.
b) are more likely to have suffered emotion or physical abuse than other children.
c) are more likely to get involved in juvenile delinquency and adult criminal behavior than others.
d) all of the above.

6. Bullying generally is most frequent in    

a) elementary school.
b) middle school.
c) high school.
d) none of the above--levels of bullying remain about the same from year to year.

7. Bullies usually pick on    

a) classmates of the opposite sex.
b) classmates of the same sex.
c) girls, regardless of whether the bully is a boy or girl.

8. Teachers can reduce bullying by    

a) expressing disapproval of bullying whenever it occurs.
b) listening sympathetically to students who are bullied.
c) setting a good example by avoiding mean-spirited humor themselves.
d) Talking with students about bullying and proposing constructive actions students can take to counter bullying.
e) all of the above.

9. If someone tries to bully you into carrying drugs for him, you should    

a) say "I'm not interested" and casually walk away.
b) say no and threaten to report him to the authorities.
c) accept the drugs and dump them as soon as you are safely out of sight.
d) gently suggest that he should get counseling.

10. To combat bullying, schools & parent-teacher organizations should:    

a) increase awareness by distributing questionnaires to students and teachers and publicizing the results in a follow-up meeting.
b) intervene individually with bullies and victims and increase adult supervision at recess and lunch.
c) develop strong anti-bullying rules and use role-playing and related assignments to teach alternative ways to interact.
d) all of the above.

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