Relationship Aggression Quiz

 

Below is a list of statements about relationship aggression. Some are clearly true, while others are not. However, some of these statements are not so simple as to be labeled either "true or false." They are far more complex and nuanced, and require critical thought. Read through these and consider each one. What is your initial impression and thoughts about these statements? Do you agree or disagree and why? When you read these, what thoughts do you have about relationship aggression at Job Corps?

  1. When a woman is abused or mistreated within an intimate relationship, it is clearly her fault. She probably did something to deserve her treatment.

    • True
    • False
  2. When women hit men (or abuse them in some other way), the same consequences should apply as when men hit women.

    • True
    • False
    • This matter is up for debate
  3. Violence and aggression are problems that only straight couples have to worry about. Gay and lesbian couples don't have this problem.

    • True
    • False
  4. When you compare the impact of physical aggression and violence with emotional abuse, the physical aggression is far worse and hurts people more.

    • True
    • False
    • Both are hurtful
  5. When children grow up in a household where they see relationship aggression, they learn that this is normal. In their own dating relationships, people often re-create this aggression/abuse dynamic.

    • True
    • False
  6. Violence can be "contagious." When a young person sees their peers condone relationship aggression and violence, others will try it in their own relationships.

    • True
    • False
    • Sometimes
  7. You can tell how seriously a woman dislikes aggression and violence in her relationship by whether or not she stays. If a woman stays in the relationship, despite aggression and violence, then she clearly doesn't really mind the violence.

    • True
    • False
  8. No one has the right to interfere in the matters of a couple. They should be allowed to resolve problems on their own, unless one or both of them asks for help.

    • True
    • False
  9. Women and men who are involved in relationship aggression abuse their children. People who are violent or abused in one relationship respond by being abusive parents.

    • Most of the time
    • Sometimes
    • Almost never
  10. Some women end up in abusive or aggressive relationships because they seek out violent men who they know will abuse them.

    • True
    • False

The answers to this quiz are available.

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