Civics: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - Volunteering (Questions)

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Charities rely on volunteers. As a Citizenship student, you will have been taught that many people work to help others without being asked to and without being paid. These people are called volunteers.

Test your knowledge in the following quiz about Volunteering.

1. Voluntary organizations are sometimes called what?
[ ] Charities
[ ] Faiths
[ ] Hopes
[ ] Patients
2. Which voluntary organization started in 1863, inspired by Swiss businessman Henry Dunant?
[ ] Blue Cross
[ ] Green Cross
[ ] Red Cross
[ ] White Cross
3. What does RNLI stand for?
[ ] Regional Nautical Living Income
[ ] Reinstall Normal Life International
[ ] Royal Namesake Lineage Incorporated
[ ] Royal National Lifeboat Institution
4. Which of these is a purpose of volunteering?
[ ] To raise money
[ ] To save lives
[ ] A sense of achievement
[ ] All of the above
5. Susan volunteered to help tidy the park in her village. What kind of volunteer work is this?
[ ] International
[ ] Local
[ ] National
[ ] Overseas
6. Which region is not served by 'Save the Elephants'?
[ ] Congo
[ ] Kenya
[ ] Mali
[ ] Tokyo
7. Tom is disabled and can't walk. His Dad volunteered to do a parachute jump to raise money. Why?
[ ] He had always been a daredevil
[ ] He wanted a new television
[ ] In order to pay off the mortgage
[ ] To get Tom an electric wheelchair
8. How did Tom's Dad raise the money?
[ ] By asking for a pay rise at work
[ ] By asking people to sponsor his jump
[ ] By raiding Tom's piggy bank
[ ] By taking out a bank loan
9. What is the part time volunteer force of the British Army?
[ ] Black Berets
[ ] Red Arrows
[ ] Salvation Army
[ ] Territorial Army
10. Helping others without reward could be described as .......
[ ] self-centred
[ ] self-indulgent
[ ] selfish
[ ] selfless
Civics: High School: 9th and 10th Grade Quiz - Volunteering (Answers)
1. Voluntary organizations are sometimes called what?
[x] Charities
[ ] Faiths
[ ] Hopes
[ ] Patients
2. Which voluntary organization started in 1863, inspired by Swiss businessman Henry Dunant?
[ ] Blue Cross
[ ] Green Cross
[x] Red Cross
[ ] White Cross
3. What does RNLI stand for?
[ ] Regional Nautical Living Income
[ ] Reinstall Normal Life International
[ ] Royal Namesake Lineage Incorporated
[x] Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Most lifeboat crew members are unpaid volunteers
4. Which of these is a purpose of volunteering?
[ ] To raise money
[ ] To save lives
[ ] A sense of achievement
[x] All of the above
5. Susan volunteered to help tidy the park in her village. What kind of volunteer work is this?
[ ] International
[x] Local
[ ] National
[ ] Overseas
6. Which region is not served by 'Save the Elephants'?
[ ] Congo
[ ] Kenya
[ ] Mali
[x] Tokyo
The other region served is Gabon
7. Tom is disabled and can't walk. His Dad volunteered to do a parachute jump to raise money. Why?
[ ] He had always been a daredevil
[ ] He wanted a new television
[ ] In order to pay off the mortgage
[x] To get Tom an electric wheelchair
8. How did Tom's Dad raise the money?
[ ] By asking for a pay rise at work
[x] By asking people to sponsor his jump
[ ] By raiding Tom's piggy bank
[ ] By taking out a bank loan
9. What is the part time volunteer force of the British Army?
[ ] Black Berets
[ ] Red Arrows
[ ] Salvation Army
[x] Territorial Army
The TA forms about a quarter of the overall manpower strength of the British Army
10. Helping others without reward could be described as .......
[ ] self-centred
[ ] self-indulgent
[ ] selfish
[x] selfless