20 MCQ on History of Social Work: Initiatives through Social Movements

20 MCQ on History of Social Work: Initiatives through Social Movements

  1. 1. Who is considered the founder of modern social work? a) Jane Addams b) Florence Nightingale c) Clara Barton d) Susan B. Anthony Answer: a) Jane Addams


  2. 2. Which social movement played a significant role in the development of social work in the United States? a) Women's suffrage movement b) Civil rights movement c) Labor movement d) Temperance movement Answer: a) Women's suffrage movement


  3. 3. Which social work pioneer is known for her contributions to child welfare and the establishment of the Children's Bureau? a) Mary Ellen Richmond b) Frances Perkins c) Grace Abbott d) Edith Abbott Answer: c) Grace Abbott


  4. 4. The settlement house movement, a key component of early social work, began in which city in the late 19th century? a) Boston b) New York City c) Chicago d) Philadelphia Answer: c) Chicago


  5. 5. Who was the African American social worker and civil rights leader who co-founded the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)? a) W.E.B. Du Bois b) Booker T. Washington c) Frederick Douglass d) Malcolm X Answer: a) W.E.B. Du Bois


  6. 6. The concept of "casework" in social work practice is closely associated with: a) Florence Nightingale b) Mary Ellen Richmond c) Jane Addams d) Susan B. Anthony Answer: b) Mary Ellen Richmond


  7. 7. Which social movement advocated for the rights of people with disabilities and had a significant impact on social work practice? a) Environmental movement b) Disability rights movement c) Gay rights movement d) Anti-war movement Answer: b) Disability rights movement


  8. 8. The concept of "social justice" is central to which social work approach? a) Psychodynamic b) Cognitive-behavioral c) Humanistic d) Critical Answer: d) Critical


  9. 9. Who is often credited with the development of the "strengths perspective" in social work practice? a) Erik Erikson b) Abraham Maslow c) Michael Foucault d) Dennis Saleebey Answer: d) Dennis Saleebey


  10. 10. Which social movement aimed at achieving equal rights for LGBTQ+ individuals and influenced social work practice in this area? a) Civil rights movement b) Women's liberation movement c) Gay rights movement d) Environmental movement Answer: c) Gay rights movement


  11. 11. The concept of "cultural competence" in social work practice refers to: a) The ability to speak multiple languages b) The ability to understand and work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds c) The knowledge of historical events d) The ability to manage finances Answer: b) The ability to understand and work effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds


  12. 12. Which social work pioneer is known for her work in psychiatric social work and the establishment of the first psychiatric social work training program? a) Mary Ellen Richmond b) Frances Perkins c) Grace Abbott d) Ida M. Cannon Answer: d) Ida M. Cannon


  13. 13. The concept of "advocacy" in social work involves: a) Providing direct services to individuals in need b) Engaging in political and social action to promote social change c) Conducting research on social issues d) Offering therapy to individuals with mental health issues Answer: b) Engaging in political and social action to promote social change


  14. 14. The term "intersectionality" in social work refers to: a) The intersection of highways in urban areas b) The intersection of various social identities and systems of oppression c) The intersection of different counseling techniques d) The intersection of economic and political factors Answer: b) The intersection of various social identities and systems of oppression


  15. 15. Which social work approach emphasizes the importance of empowering individuals and communities to address their own needs and challenges? a) Medical model b) Empowerment model c) Behavioral model d) Charity model Answer: b) Empowerment model

    1. 16. The concept of "deinstitutionalization" in the field of social work primarily relates to: a) Closing down orphanages b) Shifting care from institutions to community-based settings c) Focusing on rehabilitation within institutions d) Implementing mental health policies Answer: b) Shifting care from institutions to community-based settings


    2. 17. The Black Panther Party was a social and political organization primarily focused on: a) Advocating for LGBTQ+ rights b) Environmental conservation c) Civil rights and social justice for African Americans d) Women's suffrage Answer: c) Civil rights and social justice for African Americans


    3. 18. The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is a global organization that aims to: a) Coordinate disaster relief efforts b) Promote the profession of social work and advance social justice c) Advocate for global economic policies d) Support educational initiatives in developing countries Answer: b) Promote the profession of social work and advance social justice


    4. 19. The "Green Belt Movement" was an environmental and social movement initiated by: a) Malala Yousafzai b) Wangari Maathai c) Greta Thunberg d) Rachel Carson Answer: b) Wangari Maathai


    5. 20. The National Urban League, established in 1910, aimed to improve the socio-economic conditions of: a) African Americans b) Asian Americans c) Hispanic Americans d) Native Americans Answer: a) African Americans

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