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Date rape quiz – the facts

Print this out and write down your responses, then check the answers and see your score. For some of the questions more than one answer will be correct.

1. The most common way of spiking drinks is:

a) Adding GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid), a colourless and odourless liquid.
b) Adding rohypnol, a blue pill often called the ‘date rape drug’.
c) Adding extra alcohol, e.g. a double scotch rather than a single scotch.
d) Adding Special K (ketamine hydrochloride), a white powder.

2. Many people feel pressure to have sex at a young age. The actual percentage of 16-year-olds who’ve had sex is:

a) 10%.
b) 20%.
c) 30%.
d) 40%.

3. The first thing most people who’ve suffered date rape do is:

a) Tell a friend.
b) Tell a family member.
c) Confront the person who did it.
d) Tell the police.

4. It is date rape if someone:

a) Offers to buy you a drink.
b) In the middle of sex you’ve consented to, makes you do something you don’t want to.
c) Talks to you in a suggestive way.
d) Touches you when you don’t want them to.

5. Date rape happens most to:

a) Women aged 15-18.
b) Women aged 19-21.
c) Women aged 22-24.
d) Guys aged 15-24.

6. Date rape most often happens in:

a) A bar or pub.
b) A car.
c) Someone’s home (usually yours or theirs).
d) A street or alley.

7. The percentage of Australian women who’ve been raped (according to official statistics) is closest to:

a) 5%.
b) 10%.
c) 20%.
d) 30%.

8. Good ways to avoid getting your drink spiked include:

a) Never have alcoholic drinks.
b) Never leave your drink unattended.
c) Accompany anyone who offers to buy you a drink to the bar.
d) Always carry a drink spiking test kit.

9. The most common feeling of someone who’s been raped is:

a) Anger.
b) Shame.
c) Helplessness.
d) Fear.

ANSWERS to ‘ Date rape quiz – the facts’

1. Correct answer is (c). The others are sometimes used in date rape (and get a lot of publicity) but extra alcohol is by far the most common.

2. Correct answer is (b). About 20% of 16 year olds have had sex.

3. Both (a) and (b) are correct. (d) is also common but not usually as a first option. (c) is very uncommon, and not recommended.

4. Correct answer is (b), though (d) is also acceptable as your answer.

5. Correct answer is (a) or (b), at least as far as the statistics available are concerned.

6. Correct answer is (c). Usually the actual rape occurs in someone’s home.

7. Correct answer is (c). Shocking, isn’t it?

8. Both (b) and (c) are correct. (a) is wrong because it’s quite possible for someone to spike your mineral water or other non-alcoholic drink. (d) is wrong because there’s no such thing as a drink spiking test kit!

9. All of these answers are correct – there is no ‘right’ way to feel after date rape. Whatever someone feels, that’s to be expected and not put down.

Your score

1-3 – You need to get informed about this important issue.
4-6 – Not bad but it would be better to know more.
7-9 – Very good. You’re taking control of your own life by being informed.

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