10 Questions To Find Out How Much You Really Know About Human Trafficking

Posted: August 30, 2015 in Human Trafficking Is...
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Test your knowledge about human trafficking by taking this short quiz. The questions all come from articles published on this website.
How much do you know?
  1. Human Trafficking is…

a. a term used to describe smuggling.
b. a form of modern-day slavery.
c. transporting people across state lines.

  1. Victims of human trafficking include…

a. men only.
b. women only.
c. children only.
d. all of the above.

  1. Traffickers’ tactics to lure victims include…

a. force.
b. fraud.
c. coercion.
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

  1. True or False: More people are enslaved today than at the height of the transatlantic slave trade.
  1. States with the greatest concentration of trafficked persons are…

a. Texas, Nevada, and Florida
b. Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York
c. New York, California, and Florida

  1. True or False: Victims rarely know their trafficker prior to becoming a victim.
  1. True or False: A minor employed in the commercial sex trade is a victim of human trafficking even if he or she is employed of his or her own free will and free to leave if desired.
  1. True or False: All trafficking victims have visible bruises or scars, look malnourished, and are looking for the first available opportunity to escape their trafficker.
  1. The U.S. is considered a…

a. source country only. Victims are U.S. citizens taken to other countries for exploitation.
b. transit country only. Victims from other countries are moved through the U.S. on their way to other countries.
c. destination country only. Victims from other countries are brought to the U.S. then exploited within U.S. borders.
d. a transit and destination country but not a source country.
e. a source, transit, and destination country.

  1. True or False: The National Human Trafficking Hotline number is 1-888-3737-888 and tips can remain anonymous.

So, how well did you do? Impressed by how much you know or do you need a refresher course in human trafficking basics?

Test your friends and family to see how much they know about human trafficking and share your knowledge with others.


  1. b

“Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others,” According to Polaris. Although slavery is thought to be a thing of the past, slavery is much alive and thrives around the world.

  1. d

“Every year thousands of men, women, and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad,” states The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Some people think human trafficking is sex trafficking only therefore trafficking only involves women. Human trafficking involves several types of trafficking, and a percentage of men are exploited in the sex industry as well.

  1. d

“Human trafficking…involves controlling a person through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victim for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both,” According to the State of California Department of Justice website. Some traffickers may only use one or two methods to control their victim, but force is always apparent.

  1. true

Between 21 and 36 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to the Free the Slaves website. The transatlantic slave trade totaled 11 million slaves.

  1. c

“States with the greatest concentration of trafficked persons are New York, California, and Florida; Washington DC also has a large trafficked population,” states a human trafficking website for medical professionals sponsored by Mount Sinai Emergency Medical Department. Because of the hidden nature of this particular crime statistics are hard to come by and rarely accurate. However, using data collected by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline (1-888-373-7888), the Polaris Project found that that between 2007 and 2012 the most potential reports of human trafficking came from California, Texas, Florida, and New York.

  1. false

Traffickers often include family members, intimate partners, and acquaintances, as well as strangers, according to the Trafficking Resource Center website.

  1. true

“Domestic minor sex trafficking occurs when U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident minors (under the age of 18) are commercially sexually exploited,” says Shared Hope International. “Children can be commercially sexually exploited through prostitution, pornography, and/or erotic entertainment.”

  1. false

At HumanTrafficking.org a list of signs to look for to gauge whether someone is a victim is available. The object is to recognize more than one indicator, but always trust your gut.
If you suspect someone may be the victim of human trafficking, call the hotline number and speak to a professional. He or she can guide you through a process to help determine whether the person you suspect is a victim.

  1. e

The U.S. is considered to be a source, destination, and transit country for both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals within our borders, according to the 2015 TIP Report. (p.352 of the 2015 TIP Report)

  1. true

If you suspect someone may be a victim of human trafficking or you witness behavior of a neighbor or loved one that seems “a little off,” call the hotline number to speak to a professional.


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