Divorce Quiz 2

44 Questions | Total Attempts: 40

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Divorce Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    What is/are the most important factor that shpaes a childs long-term adjustment?
    • A. 

      The amount of anger their siblings convey

    • B. 

      The amount of parental conflict

    • C. 

      The amount of parenting and child rearing competence they recieve

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 2. 
    How do preschool aged girls react to their parents separation
    • A. 

      Become noisier, angrier, and more restless

    • B. 

      Become perfect little adults

    • C. 

      Disrupt group activity

    • D. 

      Withdraw from other children

  • 3. 
    Whihc of the following can cause seapration anxiety in small children
    • A. 

      Oedipus complex

    • B. 

      Depth perception

    • C. 

      Object constancy

    • D. 

      Adoption from birth

  • 4. 
    Whicho f the following is NOT a proper way the mother and father can prepare their children for adjustment to divorce
    • A. 

      Telling them what to expect

    • B. 

      Providing an explanation for the divorce that the children can understand

    • C. 

      Reassuring children of their permanent and continuing relationship with both parents

    • D. 

      Talking to the children separately from the other parent about how they are feeling about the divorce

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is the pivotal structural family relationship that shapes how a family will function
    • A. 

      Grandparent involvment

    • B. 

      Parental coalition

    • C. 

      Student to teacher

    • D. 

      The blindside

  • 6. 
    Why do children commonly develop reunification fantasies
    • A. 

      To deny the reality of the initial break up

    • B. 

      To get back at their parents

    • C. 

      Following the influence of those around them

    • D. 

      Because they would have to change their last name

  • 7. 
    What is the best way for parents to help their child end their reunification fantasies?
    • A. 

      To discipline their behavior

    • B. 

      To encourage the fantasies because they are a natural part of the process

    • C. 

      To explain that the decision to divorce is unalterable

    • D. 

      To move back in together for the child's sake

  • 8. 
    Why do children ages 10 or 12 blame themselves for the divorce
    • A. 

      Oedipal conflict

    • B. 

      They think their parents can do no wrong

    • C. 

      They believe that the world revolves around them, egocentrism

    • D. 

      They don't want to blame anyone or take sides

  • 9. 
    Which of the following would not help parents effectively respond to their childrens sadness
    • A. 

      Acknowledge their feelings

    • B. 

      Dismissing their feelings

    • C. 

      Validating their feeligns

    • D. 

      Comforting their children

  • 10. 
    Which of the following factors would cause a child to be the most poorly adjusted to divorce
    • A. 

      Being exposed to continuing parental conflict

    • B. 

      Parents asking to choose sides

    • C. 

      Not being talked to at all

    • D. 

      If one of the parents cheated

  • 11. 
    What is the best predictor of how well a child adjusts to divorce
    • A. 

      Parents not arguing in front of them

    • B. 

      Child-parent relationship

    • C. 

      Good communication

    • D. 

      If spouses support each other through parenting

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Whichh of the following is FALSE regarind single mothers a year after divorce
    • A. 

      Mothers suffering from financial distress

    • B. 

      Mothers suffering from role overload

    • C. 

      Mothers suffering from the break up

    • D. 

      Mothers suffering nothing at all

  • 13. 
    Which one of these factors is more likely to cause long term adjustment problems among boys and not girls during a divorce
    • A. 

      Fathers not taking on an active role

    • B. 

      Blaming themselves

    • C. 

      Not having closure

    • D. 

      Being caught in the middle of both parents

  • 14. 
    When is it easier to establish joint legal custody or equal time visitation arrangements?
    • A. 

      At the time of the initial divorce decree

    • B. 

      When you are remarrying

    • C. 

      When your ex is getting remarried

    • D. 

      Before the divorce is final

  • 15. 
    Whihc of the following is a common reason why parents may intentionally impose loyatly conflicts on their children
    • A. 

      Anger towards former spouse

    • B. 

      Feelings of loss

    • C. 

      seeking validation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    When aprents force their children into loyatly conflicts children suffer from
    • A. 

      Short term probs

    • B. 

      Long term probs

    • C. 

      None of the above

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 17. 
    Which age group is especially vulnerable to parental pressures to take sides
    • A. 

      4-8 year olds

    • B. 

      9-13 year olds

    • C. 

      14-18 year olds

    • D. 

      All age groups pressured equally

  • 18. 
    A child whos parent describes them as their best friend is most likely parentifying them in what way
    • A. 

      Providing security of direction

    • B. 

      Meeting parents needs for closeness or companionship

    • C. 

      Running the household

    • D. 

      Becoming primary caregiver for younger siblings

  • 19. 
    Probs that follow parentification are usually evidenct
    • A. 

      Right away in childhood

    • B. 

      During the transition from late adolescence to early adulthood

    • C. 

      Early adulthood

    • D. 

      Late adulthood

  • 20. 
    Jennys mother parentified her when she was younger, now as an adult she can expect to feel
    • A. 

      Guilty

    • B. 

      Uncertain about career plans

    • C. 

      Selfish when she is more independent

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    According to researchers which of these is NOT one of the aspects of parenting that decline after divorce
    • A. 

      Maintaining daily routine/organized house

    • B. 

      Nurturing/emotional responsiveness

    • C. 

      Connecting kids with extended family/friends

    • D. 

      Discipline/effective control of children

  • 22. 
    Which parenting sytle is low control high affection
    • A. 

      Authoritative

    • B. 

      Disengaged

    • C. 

      Authoritarian

    • D. 

      Permissive

  • 23. 
    Whihc of these is NOT one of the main styles of stepparenting
    • A. 

      The roommate

    • B. 

      The other parent

    • C. 

      The older friend

    • D. 

      The primary parent

  • 24. 
    The 2 biggest differences between well-functioning and problem ridden step families are
    • A. 

      The relationship between the stepchild and stepparent, as well s the nature of the marital partnership

    • B. 

      Forcing children to relocate to a new home, as well as changing the established rules

    • C. 

      The age the child was at when the stepparent joined the family, as well as the amount of siblings in the house

    • D. 

      Forcing the child to call the new stepparent mom or dad, as well as the amount of time spent with the stepparent.

  • 25. 
    Many new stepfathers do what when their stepkids do not tolerate being disciplined
    • A. 

      Resort to corporal punishment

    • B. 

      Bribe the kids with present

    • C. 

      Ask natural father for advice

    • D. 

      Begin to ignore the children