Test your knowledge of the federal fair housing laws with the following quiz:

1. Under federal fair housing laws, it is legal to prohibit which of the following in a housing unit?

  1. Smoking
  2. A live-in caregiver for a resident with a disability
  3. Drinking
  4. Both a and c

2. Which of the following are violations or potential violations of the federal Fair Housing Law?

  1. Seller tells you he doesn't want to sell to African-Americans
  2. A sales associate puts in "adults only" in an MLS listing
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

3. Under federal fair housing law, the seven protected classes are:

  1. Race, color, source of income, handicap, national origin, marital status, religion
  2. Race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin
  3. Race, sexual orientation, sex, familial status, handicap, age, national origin
  4. None of the above
    Hint: In addition to the seven federal protected classes, Wisconsin law also protects age, marital status, lawful source of income, ancestry and sexual orientation

4. The federal fair housing laws prohibit all of the following, except

  1. Refusal to show, sell or rent property because of a disability
  2. Expressing preference for young adults in listing comments
  3. Evicting a current user of illegal drugs
  4. Marketing listings exclusively in a religious publication

5. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 does which of the following?

  1. Grants all citizens the same rights as white citizens to own, purchase, lease, transfer or use real property
  2. Allows exemptions only for homes sold without the assistance of a real estate practitioner
  3. Effectively prohibits all discrimination in real estate based on race
  4. Both b and c

6. Based on federal fair housing law, which of the following people would be protected

  1. A divorced female, single parent
  2. A 35-year old single, Jewish man
  3. A 50-year old white man
  4. All of the above

7. The Equal Professional Service Model involves all of the following guidelines except:

  1. Have I offered a variety of choices?
  2. Is my client working with another agent?
  3. Has my customer set the limits?
  4. Do I have objective information?

8. When a prospect inquires about the racial makeup of neighborhoods or schools, you should respond by saying:

  1. "I believe the neighborhood has a few Hispanic families; I can check and get back to you."
  2. "I recommend you contact the school district, municipal government of the local library."
  3. "I wouldn't worry about that; the neighborhood is safe and the schools are good."
  4. "Residents in this neighborhood value diversity; you'll fit right in."

9. If a seller using a real estate agent refuses an offer because of the buyer's national origin, who may file a federal lawsuit against the seller?

  1. The prospective buyer
  2. The real estate agent
  3. The federal government
  4. All of the above

10. Looking at the following four marketing examples, identify which one is ok under Article 10 of the Code of Ethics?

  1. Advertise only in strategically limited geographic areas
  2. Limit advertising to small papers which cater to particular religious groups of people
  3. Promote a listing only in selected sales offices in communities with similar ethnic populations
  4. Advertising your knowledge of a language other than English in an English-language advertisement

11. In an advertisement for a small, two-bedroom house in a neighborhood where many families live, which of the following language is clearly improper under the federal Fair Housing Law?

  1. Small, cozy home in quiet neighborhood
  2. Two-bedroom home, near playground and senior center
  3. Ideal for couple or single professional
  4. No children

12. Which of the following features are required in ground floor units of non-elevator multifamily building of four units or more built after March 1991?

  1. An accessible building entrance on an accessible route for persons in wheelchairs
  2. Accessible and usable public and common areas
  3. Light switches, electrical outlets, thermostat and other environmental controls in accessible locations
  4. All of the above

Answers: 1)d 2)c 3)b 4)c 5)d 6)d 7)b 8)b 9)d 10)d 11)d 12)d