June 2010 Coach's Quiz

We have given you six rules to ensure your advertising and marketing practices comply with fair housing law. Now let's look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH's Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct answer. On a separate piece of paper, write down the number of each question, followed by the answer you think is correct—for example, 1)b, 2)a, and so on. The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

We have given you six rules to ensure your advertising and marketing practices comply with fair housing law. Now let's look at how the rules might apply in the real world. Take the COACH's Quiz to see what you have learned.

INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the following questions has only one correct answer. On a separate piece of paper, write down the number of each question, followed by the answer you think is correct—for example, 1)b, 2)a, and so on. The correct answers (with explanations) follow the quiz. Good luck!

QUESTION #1

Though it will depend on the context, you could trigger a fair housing complaint if your advertising includes these words or phrases (list all that apply):

  1. Able bodied

  2. Adult atmosphere

  3. Bedrooms (number of)

  4. Children (number of)

  5. Christian community

  6. Desirable neighborhood

  7. Empty-nesters

  8. Ethnic neighborhood

  9. Family room

  10. Foreigners

  11. Handicapped accessible

  12. Ideal for singles

  13. Mother-in-law suite

  14. Private setting

  15. Professional male preferred

  16. Perfect for single female

  17. Quiet neighborhood

  18. Within walking distance of temple

QUESTION #2

None of the words or phrases listed in Question #1 could trigger a fair housing complaint if you advertise only on the Internet and in social media sites. True or false?

  1. True

  2. False.

QUESTION #3

If your community has a large population of Korean residents, then you can't get into fair housing trouble if you run ads only in Korean-language media and Web sites. True or false?

  1. True

  2. False.