WONDER #2556: What is Kleptomania?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Stealing is always wrong and no one should ever do it.
  2. Only about 0.3 to 0.6 percent of people have kleptomania.
  3. People with kleptomania should seek treatment.
  4. Kleptomania is a psychiatric disorder in which people can’t resist the urge to steal.

Question 2 of 3

Kleptomania often coincides with other _________________.

  1. theft conditions
  2. impulse control disorders
  3. urges
  4. therapy and medicine

Question 3 of 3

Which of these statements about kleptomania is NOT true?

  1. Kleptomania is very rare.
  2. Kleptomania is a moral failing.
  3. Kleptomania occurs more often in women than in men.
  4. Kleptomania can be treated with therapy and medicine.

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/What-is-Kleptomania.