Marriage and Family
Marriage and Family

Marriage and Family

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This question pack looks to define marriage and the family, examine variations in family life, as well as challenges facing the family.

Marriage and Family 1

1. Sociologists tend to define family in terms of

A

how a given society sanctions the relationships of people who are connected through blood, marriage, or adoption

B

the connection of bloodlines

C

the status roles that exist in a family structure

D

how closely members adhere to social norms

Marriage and Family 2

2. Research suggests that people generally feel that their current family is _______ than the family they grew up with.

A

less close

B

more close

C

at least as close

D

none of the above

Marriage and Family 3

3. A woman being married to two men would be an example of:

A

monogamy

B

polygyny

C

polyandry

D

cohabitation

Marriage and Family 4

4. A child who associates his line of descent with his father’s side only is part of a _______ society.

A

matrilocal

B

bilateral

C

matrilineal

D

patrilineal

Marriage and Family 5

5. Which of the following is a criticism of the family life cycle model?

A

It is too broad and accounts for too many aspects of family.

B

It is too narrowly focused on a sequence of stages.

C

It does not serve a practical purpose for studying family behavior.

D

It is not based on comprehensive research.

Marriage and Family 6

6. The majority of American children live in:

A

two-parent households

B

one-parent households

C

no-parent households

D

multigenerational households

Marriage and Family 7

7. According to the study cited from the U.S. Census Bureau, children who live with _______ grow up with more advantages than children who live with _______.

A

one unwed parent; one divorced parent

B

one divorced parent; two married parents

C

one grandparent; two married parents

D

one divorced parent; one unwed parent

Marriage and Family 8

8. Couples who cohabitate before marriage are _______ couples who did not cohabitate before marriage to be married at least 10 years.

A

far more likely than

B

far less likely than

C

slightly less likely than

D

equally as likely as

Marriage and Family 9

9. Same-sex couple households account for _______ percent of American households.

A

1

B

10

C

15

D

30

Marriage and Family 10

10. The median age of first marriage has _______ in the last 50 years.

A

increased for men but not women

B

decreased for men but not women

C

increased for both men and women

D

decreased for both men and women

Marriage and Family 11

11. Current divorce rates are:

A

at an all-time high

B

at an all-time low

C

steadily increasing

D

steadily declining

Marriage and Family 12

12. Children of divorced parents are _______ to divorce in their own marriage than children of parents who stayed married.

A

more likely

B

less likely

C

equally likely

Marriage and Family 13

13. In general, children in _______ households benefit from divorce.

A

stepfamily

B

multigenerational

C

high-conflict

D

low-conflict

Marriage and Family 14

14. Which of the following is true of intimate partner violence (IPV)?

A

IPV victims are more frequently men than women.

B

One in ten women is a victim of IPV.

C

Nearly half of instances of IPV involve drugs or alcohol.

D

Rape is the most common form of IPV.

Marriage and Family 15

15. Which type of child abuse is most prevalent in the United States?

A

Physical abuse

B

Neglect

C

Shaken-baby syndrome

D

Verbal mistreatment

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