Chapter 1: The Facts -- Developing a Foundation
for Understanding the Problem (p 15-28)
1. When a four-year-old girl strokes an adult mans leg and asks,Do you like
it when I touch you there, honey? she
a. should be punished for being promiscuous.
b. has developed at an early age a sophisticated sense of humor.
c. was probably taught by an adult to say inappropriate things she is too young to
d. has a higher level of female hormones than other girls her age.
Chapter 2: Beyond They Did What? -- Recognizing and Dealing
Disclosure (p 29-44)
2. If a child wants to tell about abuse to an adult and asks that adult to maintain total
confidentiality, the adult should
a. agree to maintain complete confidentiality.
b. pretend to agree to complete confidentiality but then secretly notify the proper
c. promise the child, Ill make sure no one ever hurts you again.
d. say, Most things I can keep secret, but I might have to talk to other people in
order to keep you safe.
3. After hearing a childs story of abuse, it is appropriate for an adult
to ask the
a. Who else knows about this abuse?
b. Do you feel safe with the person who brought you here?
c. What do you think will happen to you now that you have told your story?
d. all of the above
Chapter 3: What Happens Next? Understanding the Systems
Involved (p 45-62)
4. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
a. Children frequently lie about having been sexually abused.
b. Most states require clergy to report sexual abuse.
c. Child protective services do not always remove the child from the home.
d. A sexual abuse medical examination should be conducted.
Chapter 4: How Can the Church Help? -- Helping Children and
Families While Caring for
Caregivers (p 63-75)
5. Parents who respond to their sexually abused child by not requiring
him to do chores,
feeding him only his favorite foods, and not punishing him for misbehavior are
a. helping him to heal faster.
b. overcompensating, perhaps out of guilt for not protecting him.
c. doing the right thing if they have no children.
d. experiencing rejection from their church community.
Chapter 5: What About Therapy? -- Choosing the Right Course
6. Who would be the best choice of therapist to work with a sexually abused child?
a. a psychiatrist (M.D.) who has worked primarily with adults for 18 years.
b. a social worker (MSW) whose client load is 50% comprised of children, including those
having been sexually abused.
c. a marriage and family therapist who promises full disclosure to the parents about
sessions with their child.
d. a non-licensed but popular youth minister at a respectable local church.
Chapter 6: Why Does God Let This Happen? (p 93-104)
7. If a person who was sexually abused feels abandoned by God, it is because
a. other Christians have not been as comforting as they could be.
b. God never promised to protect us from the sins of others.
c. this is a natural reaction to awful circumstances.
d. the sexual abuse may have been a punishment from God.
Chapter 7: How Does God Bring Healing? (p 105-119)
8. After seven-year-old Amber told her parents that she had been
sexually abused by a male
babysitter, the author suggested a healing
plan that included
a. group therapy.
b. dropping out of Sunday school for awhile.
c. medication for depression.
d. individual therapy.
Chapter 8: What Does This Mean Long Term? (p 122-128)
9. So far, research suggests that the single most important predictor of
successful coping with abuse is
a. the successful prosecution of the abuser.
b. the skill of a trained therapist.
c. parents reaction and support (of non-offending parents).
d. the age of the child.
Chapter 9: Could I Happens Here? (p 129-139)
10. Good policies and procedures for a church will include
a. having clergy and staff members report all suspected abuse.
b. written actions that will be taken after an accusation has been made.
c. not leaving one adult alone in private with a child or a group of children.
d. all of the above