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Gay Facts Quiz

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From: Trish Gorman (TrishGorman_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 13:55:57 PST


For a class I took last semester I did a small research project on G/L/B/T students. The "gay" thread made me want to share this quiz I created with you. I'll put the answers on a separate post. How savvy are you?
      Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender Youth Savvy Quiz
  
1. Current research has led scientist to believe sexual orientation is something people:
            A. choose, like a hair style B. are born with, like eye color
 2. What percentage of the population is G/L/B/T? A. 0-2% B. 3-5% C. 6-8%
 3. Gay male adolescents report feeling “different” from their peers around the age of: A. 5-7 B. 9-10 C. 12-14
 4. One in ____ twelve year-olds is unsure of their sexual orientation: A. 4 B. 24 C. 44
 5. ____% of students in public high school report hearing anti-homosexual remarks from their peers:
            A. 50 B. 73 C. 97
 6. ____% of students in public high school report hearing anti-homosexual remarks from staff:
            A. 21 B. 42 C. 53
 7. ____% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation: A. 20 B. 50 C. 80
 8. ____% of perspective teachers reporting negative attitudes toward gay and lesbian people:
            A. 20 B. 50 C. 80
 9. ____% of perspective teachers oppose integrating gay/lesbian themes into their curricula.
            A. 25 B. 55 C. 85
 10. ____% of homosexuals report suffering physical violence at the hands of family members because of their sexual orientation: A. 7 B. 14 C. 22
 11. ____% of homeless youth self-identify as gay or lesbian: A. 12 B. 22 C. 42
 12. G/L/B/T students are ____ times more likely to miss school due to feeling unsafe than the
       general high school population: A. 2 B. 3.5 C. 5
 13. The rate at which sexually active high school students were involved with creating a pregnancy
       is 15%; for G/L/B students the rate is: A. 15% B. 26% C. 37%
 14. The drug abuse rate for G/L/B/T students is more than ____ % higher that of the general high
       school population: A. 50 B. 100 C. 200
 15. The attempted suicide rate among the general high school population is 9%; for G/L/B/T
      students the attempted suicide rate is: A. 15% B. 31% C. 46%
   

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