What Is a Hate Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples


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One example of a hate crime is:

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1. In 2009, President Barack Obama enacted the Hate Crime Preventions Act, which added which of the following to the existing federal hate crimes law?

2. A hate crime is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hate crimes are a very specific and unfortunate form of illegal activity, and this quiz tests you on some characteristics and history of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This hate crime quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize examples of hate crimes
  • Recall what was added to existing federal hate crime laws in 2009
  • Define hate crime
  • Know the amount of states that have a hate crime statute
  • Remember the governmental agencies responsible for creating the report Hate Crime Statistics

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information found in the lesson on characteristics and facts about hate crimes
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define hate crime
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about hate crimes
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer a series of hate crime-related questions

Additional Learning

For additional material on hate crimes review the associated lesson called What Is a Hate Crime? - Definition, Statistics & Examples. The lesson on characteristics and facts about hate crimes covers the following objectives:

  • Define genocide
  • Give yearly statistics on hate crimes
  • Provide examples