A Safety Quiz for Your Middle-Schooler

Take a safety quiz -- based on real-life situations -- and find out just how much you know.

Quiz

Take a safety quiz -- based on real-life situations -- and find out just how much you know.

1. You're walking home from school and a man in a car slows down and asks you for directions. He's having trouble reading his map and asks you to slide in the front seat to help him out. What do you do?

  • Tell him, ''Sorry, I can't help you out,'' and walk to the nearest house or public space.
  • You're proud that you know your neighborhood so well so you slide in and help.
  • Tell him, ''Sorry, I can't help you out,'' and continue walking along the street.

2. The same man says earnestly, ''Please, can't you help me? I'm already an hour late.'' What do you do?

  • You feel sorry for him so you start explaining the neighborhood streets to him.
  • Say, ''Sorry, I already said no and now I have to go.'' Then go.

3. You're in the mall with Mom and she's shopping in a store. You're waiting on a bench right outside the store. A man comes over, starts making conversation, and eventually asks you to get some ice cream with him while you both wait. What should you do?

  • Stay, even though you're bored and hungry.
  • Go. After all, you're bored and hungry.

4. The man seems disappointed. He offers to stop by the video arcade on the way back and says, ''Wouldn't that be much more fun than sitting on this bench?'' What do you do?

  • Stay on the bench to wait for your mom.
  • Go and find your mom in the store.

5. You're home alone until Mom returns from work. A man in a uniform knocks on the door and says he has to check the furnace. Mom didn't tell you anyone was stopping by but the man seems legitimate. What should you do?

  • Open the door and let him in.
  • Open the door a crack to talk to him.
  • Speak to him through the window next to the door.
  • Keep the door locked and tell him to come back later.

Your Results:

1. You're walking home from school and a man in a car slows down and asks you for directions. He's having trouble reading his map and asks you to slide in the front seat to help him out. What do you do?
Tell him, ''Sorry, I can't help you out,'' and walk to the nearest house or public space.

2. The same man says earnestly, ''Please, can't you help me? I'm already an hour late.'' What do you do?
Say, ''Sorry, I already said no and now I have to go.'' Then go.

3. You're in the mall with Mom and she's shopping in a store. You're waiting on a bench right outside the store. A man comes over, starts making conversation, and eventually asks you to get some ice cream with him while you both wait. What should you do?
Stay, even though you're bored and hungry.

4. The man seems disappointed. He offers to stop by the video arcade on the way back and says, ''Wouldn't that be much more fun than sitting on this bench?'' What do you do?
Go and find your mom in the store.

5. You're home alone until Mom returns from work. A man in a uniform knocks on the door and says he has to check the furnace. Mom didn't tell you anyone was stopping by but the man seems legitimate. What should you do?
Keep the door locked and tell him to come back later.

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