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1-1. Of the following, which is the LEAST likely to be identified as an essential personal quality for a helping professional?
c) technical skills
1-2. Of the following, which is NOT characteristic of generalist social workers?
a) They utilize generic practice processes to organize their work with client systems.
b) They recognize the potential for change at multiple system levels
c) They view human behavior in the context of the social environment
d) They separate direct practice from social policy and research activities
1-3. Lee is employed by Family and Child Counseling as a generalist social worker. Lee will be expected to ___.
a) work exclusively with individual families and children
b) have a job description which excludes policy concerns
c) understand problems in context and consider interventions at all system levels
d) leave research concerns to specialists
1-4. Jolene is working on a planning effort to coordinate service delivery for homeless women and children. Ogden is a counselor with the Homeless Coalition. Sarah, a legislative advocate, is concerned with social policy development regarding homelessness. Evaluate their activities in relation to the purpose of social work.
a) Only Ogden reflects the true social work purpose
b) Jolene and Sarah's work reflects social work purpose.
c) Sarah's work, while concerned with social justice, is tangential to social work purpose.
d) Jolene, Ogden, and Sarah all reflect the purpose of social work in their work activities.
1-5. Which of the following represents the social work view of personal troubles and public issues?
a) Troubles occur within the character of the individual.
b) The solutions for personal troubles and public issues reside in separate realms.
c) Public issues are in the public domain and have no bearing on personal troubles.
d) Private troubles translate into public issues.
1-6. Which of the following is
directly related to the stated purpose of social work?
a) linking clients with needed resources
b) improving the operation of the social service delivery network
c) promoting social justice
d) all of the above
1-7. As described by Brill, universal basic needs include all the following growth and development areas except ___.
a) physical needs
b) existential needs
c) social needs
d) spiritual needs
1-8. In regard to Maslow's concept of human needs, which of the following statements is false?
a) Developmental status affects the particular array of needs experienced by individuals.
b) Individual needs must be considered in the context of the global community.
c) The physical environment can have a disabling effect on a person's sense of competence.
d) Cultural factors are unrelated to human strengths and needs.
1-9. Gerry feels much safer in the shelter than on the streets, and her constant worry about food has dissipated with the assurance of regular meals, but she still feels worthless because of her homeless status. According to Maslow, which motivational need most likely predominates?
a) physiological needs
b) security needs
c) self-actualization needs
d) esteem needs
1-10. According to Maslow's hierarchy, identify the correct ascendancy of needs beginning with the most fundamental.
a) physiological, esteem, security, self-actualization
b) security, physiological, self-actualization, esteem
c) physiological, security, belonging, esteem
d) self-actualization, esteem, belonging, physiological
1-11. Which is the first of the internationally binding agreements on human rights?
a) International Covenant on Civil and Political rights
b) Convention on the Rights of the Child
c) Universal Declaration of Human Rights
d) International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination
1-12. ___ prevail(s) when all members of a society share equally in the social order, secure an equitable consideration of resources and opportunities, and enjoy their full benefit of civil rights and civil liberties.
a) Environmental competence
b) Social justice
c) Cultural competence
d) Universal basic needs
1-13. The ___ institution functions as a structure for the distribution and exercise of power; whereas, the ______institution provides a vehicle for the production and distribution of goods and services.
a) economic; political
b) political; economic
c) political; social welfare
d) social welfare; economic
1-14. Sue upholds the view that social welfare programs and services should be available to all persons as a citizen right. Her view of social welfare is classified as a(n) ___ view.
1-15. From the viewpoint of social work, which of the following is the least accurate description of social welfare?
a) Social welfare is a citizen right
b) Social welfare is a social institution.
c) Social welfare incorporates diverse public and private social service initiatives.
d) All social welfare recipients are poor.
1-16. Working for an agency that provides services for older adults, Antoinia most likely works in the field of practice called___.
a) health care social work
b) family services
c) gerontological social work
d) mental health
1-17. Which of the following views of the relationship between social work and society emphasizes the context of social functioning?
a) Social work as an agent of social control on behalf of society.
b) Social work as a reformer of society
c) Social work as separate from society.
d) Social work as an intermediary between individuals and society.
1-18. According to the conflict model of society, social workers _____.
a) exercise control over certain societal members
b) confront injustice
c) resolve conflicts
d) socialize deviants
1-19. Mary Walker's social work position can be described as an agent of society. Of the following, who is most likely her client?
a) Ann, who needs information about community resources.
b) Dinah, who is depressed and lonely
c) Ralph, who is a court mandated client.
d) A neighborhood group seeking consultation about community development.
1-20. Empowerment is best described as ___.
a) a sense of personal competence
b) having personal and sociopolitical dimensions
c) a sociopolitical influence
d) a sense of being in control
1-21. To which system level can empowerment be applied?
a) individual citizens
b) organizations and neighborhoods
c) political structures
d) all system levels
1-22. Celia is writing a paper about empowerment. Which of the following characteristics is she least likely to emphasize in her section on implications for social work?
a) a view of social workers as experts
b) an orientation toward strengths and competence
c) an emphasis on working collaboratively with clients
d) an understanding of the links between personal and political power
1-23. James is a social work student who is learning that empowerment refers to ___.
a) a radical political position unrelated to current social work practice
b) a process
c) an outcome
d) both a process and an outcome
1-24. Jake wants to apply what he is learning about empowerment in his agency volunteer work. He should do all of the following except ___.
a) work in partnership with his client
b) focus on strengths of the client system
c) view the client has having potential
d) focus primarily on maladaptive functioning
1-25. Latisha uses empowerment as the foundation of her social work practice. Which of the following will she MOST likely emphasize?
a) clients' maladaptive functioning
b) the links between personal and political power
c) expert professional knowledge
d) the status quo
1-26. The international definition of social work incorporates elements of social change, but does not emphasize human rights and social justice.
1-29. With respect to the interplay between personal troubles and public issues, social workers most likely believe that personal troubles most often originate within individuals themselves
1-31. Fields of social work practice are limited to the areas of mental health and child welfare.
1-33. Empowerment presumes that the social worker plays the primary role in the process by defining the problem, selecting the desired outcome, deciding on a course of action, and evaluating the end result
1-34. The orientation of empowerment activities is to focus on client deficits and maladaptive functioning
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