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Trivia Questions on Foster Care

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Trivia Questions on Foster Care

The probability of having a foster child in your classroom is higher than you may expect. Take this quiz to see how familiar you are with foster care and the children who make up the foster care population. Check your answers at the bottom of the page.

 

  1. About how many children spent time in foster care in the United States in 2017?
    1. 400,000-450,000
    2. 450,000-500,000
    3. 550,000-600,000
    4. 650,000-700,000
  2. How many young people of color make up the foster care population?
    1. 1/10
    2. ¼
    3. 1/3
    4. 1/2
  3. Which age group made up 49% of the foster care population in 2017?
    1. Children 5 and under
    2. 6-10 years old
    3. 10-15 years old
    4. 15-18 years old
  4. What percentage of foster children experience PTSD?
    1. 10%
    2. 15%
    3. 25%
    4. 50%
  5. What percentage of foster children will earn a college degree?
    1. 3%
    2. 8%
    3. 10%
    4. 15%
  6. How many children aged out of foster care without permanent families in 2017?
    1. 1,000-1,500
    2. 2,000-3,000
    3. 10,000-11,000
    4. 15,000-20,000
  7. About how long does the average child have to wait to be adopted?
    1. 6 months
    2. 1 year
    3. 5 years
    4. 3+ years
  8. Which of the following is true?
    1. 7/10 girls who age out of foster care will become pregnant before the age of 21.
    2. After reaching the age of 18, 20% of children who were in foster care instantly become homeless.
    3. 8% of the total child population of the U.S. has been reported of abuse.
    4. All statements are true.
  9. What percentage of young men who age out of the foster care system are legally emancipates have been convicted of a crime?
    1. 20%
    2. 50%
    3. 60%
    4. 70%
  10. 7/10 foster kids say they want to pursue this…
    1. Fame
    2. Fortune
    3. College
    4. Work

Answers:

  1. D
  2. C
  3. A
  4. C
  5. A
  6. D
  7. C
  8. D
  9. C
  10. C