Test Bank Social Welfare A History of the American Response to Need, 9th Edition Mark J. Stern A+

Test Bank Social Welfare A History of the American Response to Need, 9th Edition Mark J. Stern A+

Test Bank Social Welfare A History of the American Response to Need, 9th Edition Mark J. Stern A+

Test Bank Social Welfare A History of the American Response to Need, 9th Edition Mark J. Stern A+
  1. Which of the following is not an example of ways history is important in social network?

a) Allows us to understand current public assistance and child welfare policies echo misconceptions of past generations.

b) It can allow us to understand the novelty of current patterns of family life.

c) Dictating what particular strategy a practitioner should use for engaging a client

d) Help the practitioner understand the set of social forces that put them in a room together.

  1. Which of the following are factors in the history of social welfare:

a) Politics

b) Economic

c) Values

d) Ideas

e) Social Institutions

f) All of the above

  1. The goals of social welfare programs derive from:

a) The number of people affected by the social problem

b) Who defines the social problem and the criteria used

c) The current state of the economy and which political party is in power

d) The goal of the larger society and the dominant ways that people make sense of the world around them

  1. True or false: Social welfare program benefit levels and eligibility can communicate whether the program either invites or discourages participation.

  1. English Poor Laws provided for which of the following:

a) Disabled

b) Slaves

c) Abled bodied poor

d) Immigrants

  1. True or false: Half of all children were living in poverty in the US at the beginning of the 21st century.

  1. The concept “caring gap” refers to:

a) Gender differences in fulfilling the caregiver role

b) The strain placed on working mothers to take care of sick or dependent family members

c) Generational differences and abilities to provide care for family

d) The growth in private agencies and institutions providing care for dependents

  1. Genocide is an essential part of American history for:

a) Hispanics

b) Asian Americans

c) Native Americans

d) Multiracial individuals

  1. Which racial group suffered the dual oppression of color and class, of discrimination and poverty?

a) Native Americans

b) Hispanics

c) Immigrants of color

d) African American

  1. True or False: Some of the “nastiest” episodes in the history of American racism were due to anti-immigrant sentiment.

  1. What is meant by the statement “America may well become a minority majority nation”?

a) Minor political parties, like the Tea Party, will soon become the political party of choice for most Americans.

b) Congress will have more women and persons of color elected to office than men and whites in the near future.

c) The US population will be comprised of more nonwhites than whites due to foreign-born immigration.

d) Because of recent immigration policies, the US will be divided into minority and majority population states.

  1. Anti-immigrant attitudes or nativism resulted in all but which of the following:

a) Slaves being denied citizenship.

b) The short lived political party, the Know-Nothings.

c) The Exclusion of Chinese from entering the United States in the 1870’s.

d) Congress passing laws in 1921 and 1924 that virtually cut off European immigration.

  1. The ideology of the Colonial Period focused on human’s “original sin” and the necessity of stern treatment for the unproductive justified alternatives to relief including all but which of the following:

a) The workhouse

b) Indenture

c) Food assistance

d) Apprenticeship

  1. The growth of social welfare expenditures in the 20th century reflected:

a) A new perspective that the poor were worthy.

b) The increased ability of society to meet the social welfare needs created by industrial society and its impact on family structure.

c) Increased support for traditional family structure.

d) That poor Americans did not have as many needs as I the past.

  1. True or False: The renewed war on dependency and idleness comes at a time when low-paying, unstable service jobs are being replaced by more permanent manufacturing employment.

  1. Which of the following is not one of the four factors that demonstrates the influence of history on social welfare:

a) Economic productivity

b) Perceptions of social institution’s effectiveness

c) Views of human nature

d) Religious influence

e) Past decisions about social welfare

  1. The residual approach of social welfare assumes that an array of other social institutions including the following are capable of meeting the needs of most people:

a) Private charities and foundations for good causes.

b) Market economy, families, and other social organizations

c) Religious foundations and ethnic group charities.

d) Politically based action programs and the market economy.

  1. True or false: Institutional approaches to social welfare are premised on the belief that we live in an interdependent society.

  1. If people are seen as lazy, social welfare programs are:

a) Devised to deter their use.

b) Created on a sliding scale.

c) Based on some expectation of fraud.

d) Guided by an offer of incentives.

  1. The rejection of work based welfare reform proposals in the 1970’s was based on:

a) Belief that women belonged at home with children.

b) Everyone deserved a certain level of guaranteed income.

c) Fear of adding working poor to the welfare rolls.

d) Poverty is not a moral problem

Essay Questions

1) How are present social welfare values similar to the welfare values of the past? How are they different?

2) Discuss how one’s view of human nature can influence one’s decision about the best type of social welfare program to address issues of poverty.

3) Describe whether you believe the past value of the worthiness of children and the importance of nurturing their potential still hold true today?

4) Are the any lessons from the treatment of immigrants in American history that can guide our response to contemporary immigrants?

5) How do the concepts of “individual character flaws” or “moral inferiority” provide a justification for treating poor and dependent people in a punitive manne

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