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What Is Homelessness? - Definition, Causes & Effects

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Lack of proper health care while being homeless can cause a person to have _____.

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1. There are several causes of homelessness; which of the following is not a cause of homelessness?

2. Homelessness is defined as not having a permanent _____.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the causes of homelessness and how this problem affects not only the homeless themselves, but also impacts communities, states and the nation. You'll get your scores on this multiple-choice quiz immediately.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Homelessness and its effect on health
  • Chief causes of homelessness
  • The definition of homelessness
  • Problems with direct links to homelessness

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to develop the following skills while using these assessment tools:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the causes and effects of homelessness
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of homelessness to answer questions about its impact on individuals and communities
  • Critical thinking - apply your understanding of the direct causes of homelessness to examine these problems, and possible solutions, in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Homelessness? - Definition, Causes & Effects. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define homelessness
  • Understand the major causes of homelessness
  • Know some of the effects of homelessness on individuals
  • Review how homelessness affects communities
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