Myths and Misconceptions Quiz

 

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding sexual assault. It is important for us to understand these myths, so that we can have a clear understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault. Take this quiz for yourself to see how well you can detect the myths.

The answers follow the quiz.

 

  1. Sexual offenders are individuals who act on impulse; they do not “plan” their assault. True or False?
  2. Sexual assault is increasing more than any other violent crime. True or False?
  3. Most acts of sexual abuse or sexual assault involve weapons. True or False?
  4. For every incident of sexual abuse or sexual assault that are reported, at least 80 go unreported. True or False?
  5. Sexual assault has the lowest conviction rate of any violent crime. True or False?
  6. Many reports of sexual assault or abuse turn out to be false. True or False?
  7. Sexual offenders perpetrate because they have no consensual partners. True or False?
  8. A woman cannot be sexually assaulted by her husband. True or False?
  9. Friends and family of a sexual assault victim are also traumatized by the assault. True or False?
  10. People who are drunk or high are not responsible for their actions. True or False?
  11. Over 85% of all sexual assaults are perpetuated by someone known to the victim. True or False?
  12. Sexual assault takes place during daytime hours and often in the victim’s own home. True or False?
  13. Victims of sexual assault are chosen because they are pretty, young or sexy. True or False?
  14. Sexual assault occurs because men cannot control their sexual urges. True or False?
  15. Sexual assault offenders most often target those in their own racial, socioeconomic and/or cultural background. True or False?
  16. People victimized by sexual assault or abuse sometimes “ask for it” by their provocative behaviors. True or False?
  17. Sex offenders were sexually abused themselves as children- that’s why they do it. True or False?

 Answers to Quiz