Home Invasion Safety Quiz
1. How is home invasion different from burglary?
A: Home invasion usually happens when the house is empty.
B: Home invasion is most often perpetrated by a single individual.
C: Burglary is illegal.
D: Burglary usually happens when the house is empty.
2. What is the most common entry place of a home invader?
A: A second-story window.
B: A first-story window.
C: The back door or side door.
D: The front door or garage.
3. What is the most common way a home invader gains entry to a house?
A: By kicking in a door.
B: By breaking a window.
C: By ringing the doorbell or knocking on the door.
D: By pretending to be someone the residents know.
4. How do home invaders gain control of a house?
A: With violence or the threat of violence.
B: By reassuring the residents they will not be hurt.
C: By locking the residents in one room.
D: With the threat of robbery.
5. In a house, what should be on all doors leading outside?
A: Chain bolts
D: Doorknob locks
6. What is the most common intention of home invaders?
B: Sexual assault
7. If someone does gain entry to your house, what should you do?
B: Fight back
8. What is one method that home invaders use to remove goods at night without drawing the attention of neighbors?
A: Driving away in the homeowner’s car.
B: Driving away in a delivery truck or van.
C: Leaving goods in a nearby spot to be retrieved later.
D: Calling a cab.
9. How can a resident help aid in a police search for home invaders?
A: By trying to capture the home invaders.
B: By alerting the local news media.
C: By paying attention to what the home invaders take.
D: By looking at the faces of the home invaders.
10. What does a resident NOT need to be wary of when someone approaches their door?
A: A delivery that they are not expecting.
B: A neighbor dropping by.
C: Someone in distress asking for help.
D: A solicitor for a charity or other organization.
Answer key 1. D 2. D 3. C 4. A 5. B 6. C 7. C 8. A 9. D 10. B