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Domestic Violence Training Project Quiz

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  1. A woman is beaten every 7.4 minutes in the U. S.
  2. When a woman leaves the relationship, the abuse usually ends.
  3. Battered women use emergency medical services more often than non-trauma services.
  4. Pregnant women are generally abused less frequently or less severely.
  5. Battered women are rarely sexually abused by the batterer.
  6. Battering precedes 10% of suicide attempts by women.
  7. Many women are battered because of their drug and alcohol abuse and/or abuse by the batterer.
  8. Batterers rarely abuse their children.
  9. Physicians, social workers and other service providers are required by law to report suspected battering of women.
  10. Women who come from abusive families of origin are more likely to seek out abusive mates.
  11. Men who come from abusive families are no more likely to be abusers than men from non-violent families.
  12. Battered women are at higher risk for AIDS.
  13. Ten percent of homeless women are homeless due to domestic violence.
  14. A woman can generally get into a battered woman's shelter to escape abuse.
  15. Men and women are equally violent in relationships.
  16. People in gay and lesbian relationships are less likely to be abused than people in straight relationships.
  17. Relationship violence by adolescents (battering and date rape) is not a predictor of adult violence.
  18. Battering is rarely life-threatening.
  19. Women who injure or kill abusers in self-defense are not likely to be prosecuted.

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