10 MCQ on Social Justice as a Core Value of Social Work Profession


  1. What is the definition of social justice in social work? A) Promoting individual rights over collective well-being B) Promoting equity and fairness for all individuals and groups in society C) Promoting the dominance of one group over another D) Promoting charity and philanthropy over systemic change

Answer: B) Promoting equity and fairness for all individuals and groups in society

  1. What are the historical and theoretical roots of social justice in social work? A) The strengths perspective and cognitive behavioral therapy B) The New Deal and the civil rights movement C) The charity organization movement and the settlement house movement D) The feminist movement and the Black Lives Matter movement

Answer: C) The charity organization movement and the settlement house movement

  1. What is the social work profession's code of ethics? A) Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers B) Code of Ethics of the American Psychological Association C) Code of Ethics of the American Medical Association D) Code of Ethics of the American Bar Association

Answer: A) Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers

  1. What is the strengths perspective in social work practice? A) An approach that focuses on individual pathology and deficits B) An approach that focuses on clients' strengths and resources C) An approach that emphasizes charity and philanthropy D) An approach that promotes systemic change and advocacy

Answer: B) An approach that focuses on clients' strengths and resources

  1. What are some examples of social justice issues addressed by social workers? A) Racism, poverty, and gender inequality B) Climate change, animal rights, and religious freedom C) Freedom of speech, gun control, and abortion rights D) Internet censorship, cyberbullying, and online privacy

Answer: A) Racism, poverty, and gender inequality

  1. What are some challenges and barriers to social justice in social work practice? A) Lack of funding and resources, systemic oppression and discrimination B) Lack of professional standards and ethical guidelines C) Lack of evidence-based practice and research D) Lack of collaboration and partnership with other professions

Answer: A) Lack of funding and resources, systemic oppression and discrimination

  1. What is the primary goal of promoting social justice in social work practice? A) Promoting individual success and achievement B) Promoting charity and philanthropy C) Promoting systemic change and advocacy for marginalized groups D) Promoting conformity to social norms and values

Answer: C) Promoting systemic change and advocacy for marginalized groups

  1. What is the role of social workers in promoting social justice? A) Providing direct services to clients without addressing systemic issues B) Promoting charity and philanthropy without advocating for systemic change C) Advocating for policies and practices that promote equity and fairness D) Conforming to societal norms and values without challenging oppression and discrimination

Answer: C) Advocating for policies and practices that promote equity and fairness

  1. What are some strategies for promoting social justice in social work practice? A) Collaborating with community organizations, engaging in policy advocacy, and promoting cultural humility B) Providing charity and philanthropy to marginalized groups, emphasizing individual pathology and deficits, and conforming to social norms and values C) Focusing on individual success and achievement, providing evidence-based interventions, and avoiding controversial political issues D) Ignoring systemic issues and oppression, focusing on individual behavior change, and promoting conformity to social norms and values

Answer: A) Collaborating with community organizations, engaging in policy advocacy, and promoting cultural humility

  1. How can social workers ensure their practice is guided by social justice principles? A) By staying neutral and avoiding controversial political issues B) By focusing solely on individual client needs and ignoring systemic issues C) By prioritizing charity and philanthropy over advocacy for systemic change D) By regularly reflecting on their own biases and assumptions and engaging in ongoing education and training

Answer: D) By regularly reflecting on their own biases and assumptions and engaging in ongoing education and training

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