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Poverty in Missouri Quiz
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For Individuals Concerned About Poverty in Missouri

College of Human Environmental Sciences, Department of Personal Financial Planning,
University of Missouri Extension

What Do You Know About Poverty in Missouri?
Click on your answer choice for each question...
1. How is poverty measured?
2. The 2009 poverty threshold for a family of four in the United States is:
3. Currently, the elderly poverty rate in the United States is higher than the child poverty rate.

a.

 True

b.

False

4. Missouri employers must pay at least the:
5. A worker earning the Missouri minimum wage would have a full-time, monthly salary of:

a.

$892

b.

$964

c.

$1257

d.

$1400

6. The overall poverty rate in the United States is higher now than in the 1950s.

a.

True

b.

False

7. The highest poverty rates in the United States can be found in:
8. In 2009, the fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Missouri was:
9. Based on a three year average (2003 to 2005), where does Missouri's poverty rate rank in comparison with poverty rates in other states?

a.

9th

b.

24th

c.

33rd

d.

42nd

10. What is the maximum cash welfare benefit in Missouri for a single parent with two children under the age of 6?

a.

$193

b.

$292

c.

$374

d.

$423

11. In 2008, Missouri reported over _____ in back-due child support due to children by non-custodial parents.
12. In 2008, the average annual percentage rate (APR) on a Missouri payday loan was ____%.

a.

269%

b.

324%

c.

431%

d.

619%

13. In 2005, US taxpayers spent an unnecessary ________ to receive their tax refund faster through Refund Anticipation Loans.   

 

For additional information contact:
Brenda Procter, 573-882-3820;
procterb@missouri.edu
 

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