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The Ultimate Should Your Teenager Go On Spring Break Quiz
by Staff
Your teenager has just looked you in the eye and asked whether he or she could go to some seedy sounding town south of the border for spring break. Is it worth being labeled "overprotective spoilsport" and saying no?

When did spring break become a national trend?

  • after WWI
  • after WWII
  • in the 1960s

In 1900, what was the infant mortality rate?

  • one in five
  • one in 10
  • one in 20

When did spring break actually become an industry?

  • in the early 70s
  • in the early 80s
  • in the mid 80s

How many teens does the U.S. State Department estimate go to Mexico every April?

  • 50000
  • 100000
  • 250000

What did a study conducted by the American Medical Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reveal about spring break activities?

  • That young women are likely to consume large amounts of alcohol and engage in high risk sexual behavior.
  • That 13 percent of teenage revelers land up in an ER due to alcohol or illicit drug overdose.
  • They involved safe amounts of alcohol and regular teenage shenanigans.

What did Panama City police arrest 1,000 teens for?

  • illicit drug use
  • under age gambling
  • under age drinking

How many women said they had sexual experiences on spring break which they later regretted?

  • 37
  • one in five
  • 60 percent

What happened to Matt James during spring break of 2010?

  • He died of a drug overdose.
  • He died falling from a hotel balcony while inebriated.
  • He was arrested in Mexico, and remains jailed, for underage drinking.

What did author Mitch Albom say about spring break?

  • It is a ghastly part of American culture.
  • It is "no place to send your high school kid."
  • It is a well deserved down time for hard working students.

What has one school organized as an alternative to the coming of age drinking ritual of spring break?

  • school camp
  • school trip to Disney World in Paris or Florida
  • well supervised humanitarian missions to orphanages in Haiti