"Facts" About the Homeless


Name: ________________________________________

Date: ________________________________________

Period: ________________________________________


Mark the following blanks either "F" for Fact or "M" for Myth.

_____ 1. Most of the homeless want it that way.

_____ 2. Twenty-five percent of the homeless have jobs.

_____ 3. Homeless people have no one else to blame but themselves.

_____ 4. One out of four homeless people are children.

_____ 5. Most homeless people do not have a high school education.

_____ 6. Most of the homeless are on drugs.

_____ 7. On any night there may be as many as one million homeless.

_____ 8. Twenty-five percent of the homeless are veterans.

_____ 9. The fastest growing homeless group in the U. S. is families with children.

_____ 10. You must be careful around the homeless because they are usually violent.


Students: After "correcting" some of your answers from the above survey, what particular Fact or Myth surprised you the most? Write your answer on the lines below.

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