Hazing Quiz

True/False Questions

1.

Students at FAMU are minimally expected to act in accordance with State and federal laws and the University's Student Conduct Code.

True  False

2.

The University will act upon anonymous reports that hazing is occurring.

True  False

3.

If an organization's leaders are not informed about or involved in an activity it may not be considered hazing.

True  False

4.

If a prospective/new member willingly participates in an activity and signs a waiver of liability stating this fact, it is not considered hazing in Florida.

True  False

5.

The Chad Meredith Act, Florida's hazing law, was passed by the State legislature in 2005 after a tragic incident in 2001. The organization Chad Meredith was joining held no activities on the evening of the incident, yet the organization was found responsible for hazing and ordered to pay more than $10 million to his family.

True  False

6.

State laws identify the minimum standard of behavior expected of society. The Student Conduct Code identifies the minimum standard of behavior for all FAMU students. Student organizations or groups on campus can require a higher standard of conduct as a condition of membership or affiliation.

True  False

7.

It is difficult to instill a sense of membership within a group without hazing.

True  False


Multiple Choice Questions

8.

In which of the following venues can hazing occur?

A Being told to run three miles as part of ROTC
B Being told to do 100 pushups by a coach in Athletics
C Being told to clean an item or room by a leader in your group
D A and B
E All of the above
9.

Florida law specifically states that an act of hazing will be considered a first degree misdemeanor if:

A The conduct subjected an individual to extreme mental stress and/or embarrassment
B The conduct created a substantial risk of bodily injury or death
C The conduct adversely affected the mental health or dignity of an individual
D The conduct involved pressure or coercion to violate state or federal law
10.

Florida law specifically states that an act of hazing will be considered a third degree felony if:

A The conduct subjected an individual to physical brutality such as whipping, beating, or branding
B The conduct involved forced consumption of liquor, drugs, or other substances
C The conduct resulted in serious bodily injury or death
D The conduct subjected an individual to extreme physical conditions such as exposure to the elements and forced calisthenics that would adversely affect the physical health or safety of an individual
11.

In which of the following venues can hazing occur?

A The military
B Athletic teams and sports clubs
C Student organization Marching band
D B and C
E All of the above
12.

According to State law and University policy, which of the following would not be considered hazing?

A An organization plans activities for new members between 12:00 a.m. -- 3:00 a.m.
B An organization requires new members to learn the history and values of the organization, interview alumni of the group, and then conduct a public presentation demonstrating their knowledge
C An organization requires new members to perform a skit or dance in public
D None of the above
E All of the above
13.

Which of the following is an acceptable defense against a charge of hazing?

A The consent of the victim had been obtained
B The activity was not a part of an official organizational event
C The activity was not done as a condition of membership
D None of the above
E All of the above
14.

If someone is found responsible for hazing in a court of law, what is a possible criminal offense?

A Hazing is not a criminal offense
B First degree misdemeanor
C Third degree felony
D Both B and C
15.

If I am concerned that I, or someone I care about, is being hazed by an organization I should contact:

A My organization advisor and/or coach
B The Dean of Students
C FAMU Police Department
D Any and/or all of the above