25 MCQ on History of Social Work: State Initiatives

 25 MCQ on History of Social Work: State Initiatives

1. Question:

The earliest state intervention in social work in the United States can be traced back to which time period? a) Late 19th century b) Early 17th century c) Mid-18th century d) Early 20th century Answer: b) Early 17th century

2. Question: Which state was the first to establish a public almshouse in the early history of social work in the United States? a) Massachusetts b) New York c) Pennsylvania d) Virginia Answer: a) Massachusetts

3. Question: The Elizabethan Poor Law of 1601 in England had a significant influence on the development of social welfare in the United States. What principle did it emphasize? a) Responsibility of the local community for the welfare of its members b) Centralized government control over welfare services c) Exclusion of the poor from social services d) Strict punishment for poverty Answer: a) Responsibility of the local community for the welfare of its members

4. Question: Which landmark legislation in the early 20th century marked a significant shift in U.S. social policy, providing a federal role in social welfare? a) Social Security Act of 1935 b) Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Act of 1935 c) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 d) Civil Rights Act of 1964 Answer: a) Social Security Act of 1935

5. Question: The settlement house movement in the late 19th century was influenced by the state to address social issues. Which settlement house founder is renowned for this movement? a) Jane Addams b) Mary Richmond c) Frances Perkins d) Ida B. Wells-Barnett Answer: a) Jane Addams

6. Question: The "Great Society" programs, launched in the 1960s, were initiated by which U.S. President? a) Lyndon B. Johnson b) Franklin D. Roosevelt c) Harry S. Truman d) John F. Kennedy Answer: a) Lyndon B. Johnson

7. Question: The "War on Poverty" was declared in the 1960s by the U.S. government to: a) Combat poverty and improve the economic opportunities for all Americans b) Enforce strict laws against the poor c) Encourage individualism and self-reliance d) Exclude the poor from social services Answer: a) Combat poverty and improve the economic opportunities for all Americans

8. Question: The Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921 was the first federally funded social welfare program in the U.S. Which area of concern did it primarily address? a) Maternal and child health b) Elderly care c) Housing assistance d) Disability benefits Answer: a) Maternal and child health

9. Question: The Morrill Land-Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890 were instrumental in providing funding for: a) Agricultural and technical education b) Healthcare programs c) Housing for the homeless d) Food assistance programs Answer: a) Agricultural and technical education

10. Question: The Wagner Act of 1935, also known as the National Labor Relations Act, was significant in promoting: a) Collective bargaining and workers' rights b) Tax breaks for corporations c) Exclusion of labor unions d) Increased working hours for employees Answer: a) Collective bargaining and workers' rights

11. Question: The Social Security Act of 1935 aimed to provide: a) Retirement benefits, unemployment insurance, and public assistance programs b) Tax reductions for the wealthy c) Strict regulations on businesses d) Funding for overseas aid programs Answer: a) Retirement benefits, unemployment insurance, and public assistance programs

12. Question: Which U.S. president signed the "New Deal" legislation in the 1930s, bringing about a range of social and economic reforms? a) Franklin D. Roosevelt b) Herbert Hoover c) Calvin Coolidge d) Woodrow Wilson Answer: a) Franklin D. Roosevelt

13. Question: The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 initiated programs such as Head Start and Job Corps. Who signed this act into law? a) Lyndon B. Johnson b) Richard Nixon c) John F. Kennedy d) Gerald Ford Answer: a) Lyndon B. Johnson

14. Question: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) was established in the United States in which year? a) 1955 b) 1945 c) 1915 d) 1965 Answer: c) 1915

15. Question: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 aimed to: a) Address discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin b) Promote discrimination and segregation c) Exclude certain groups from public services d) Enforce strict immigration laws Answer: a) Address discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

16. Question: The Freedmen's Bureau, established in 1865, was an early U.S. federal government effort to provide assistance to: a) Freed slaves and impoverished whites after the American Civil War b) European immigrants c) Wealthy plantation owners d) War veterans Answer: a) Freed slaves and impoverished whites after the American Civil War

17. Question: The Flexner Report of 1915 had a significant impact on the field of social work by: a) Advocating for professionalization and higher education standards in social work b) Restricting the practice of social work to medical professionals c) Excluding women from the field of social work d) Promoting privatization of social services Answer: a) Advocating for professionalization and higher education standards in social work

18. Question: The Indian Reorganization Act (1934) aimed to: a) Reverse assimilation policies and promote self-governance among Native American tribes b) Integrate Native Americans into mainstream society c) Exclude Native Americans from political participation d) Terminate tribal sovereignty and reservations Answer: a) Reverse assimilation policies and promote self-governance among Native American tribes

19. Question: The "Hull House" founded by Jane Addams in Chicago in 1889 was an example of a: a) Settlement house b) Mental health hospital c) Military academy d) Religious institution Answer: a) Settlement house

20. Question: The Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963 aimed to: a) Establish a network of community mental health centers to provide comprehensive mental health services b) Limit access to mental health services c) Exclude specific populations from mental health care d) Focus only on institutionalized mental health care Answer: a) Establish a network of community mental health centers to provide comprehensive mental health services

21. Question: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was instrumental in prohibiting discrimination based on: a) Race, color, religion, sex, or national origin b) Socioeconomic status c) Political affiliation d) Education level Answer: a) Race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

22. Question: The Social Work Reinvestment Act, first introduced in 2007, aims to: a) Address workforce challenges and support the profession of social work b) Restrict the practice of social work to licensed professionals c) Exclude certain populations from receiving social work services d) Encourage privatization of social services Answer: a) Address workforce challenges and support the profession of social work

23. Question: The Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965 aimed to: a) Provide funding for social and nutrition services for older adults b) Restrict social services to younger populations c) Exclude older adults from social services d) Encourage institutionalization of older adults Answer: a) Provide funding for social and nutrition services for older adults

24. Question: The Social Security Amendments of 1965 established: a) Medicare and Medicaid programs to provide health care for the elderly and low-income individuals b) Strict immigration laws c) Exclusion of certain groups from public services d) Higher taxes on the wealthy Answer: a) Medicare and Medicaid programs to provide health care for the elderly and low-income individuals

25. Question: The "New Federalism" in the 1980s advocated for: a) Devolving federal responsibilities to the states and reducing federal funding for social programs b) Centralizing all social services at the federal level c) Expanding federal control over state governments d) Establishing new federal agencies for social services Answer: a) Devolving federal responsibilities to the states and reducing federal funding for social programs

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