Chapter 5 Family Problems

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Family Quizzes & Trivia

The family is the lowest and most basic classification in the society. Emerging issues in all sectors have led to a lot of problems in the family setting. The quiz below tests your knowledge on this subject. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
        .choiceTable tr td { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } The only legal form of marriage in the United States is
    • A. 

      Monogamy.

    • B. 

      Monogamy

    • C. 

      Polygamy

    • D. 

      Polygyny

  • 2. 
    In the United States, polygamy is illegal and is often referred to as ________
    • A. 

      Same-sex marriage

    • B. 

      Civil union

    • C. 

      Bigamy

    • D. 

      Common-law marriage

  • 3. 
    Serial monogamy is:
    • A. 

      The process

    • B. 

      A succession of monogamous marriages throughout one's life

    • C. 

      Having an affair outside of a marriage

    • D. 

      Being married to two people at once

  • 4. 
    In developed Western countries, although gender inequality persists, marriages tend to be more:
    • A. 

      Dysfunctional

    • B. 

      Matriarchal

    • C. 

      Egalitarian

    • D. 

      Patriarchal

  • 5. 
    For couples who do not wish to marry, domestic partnership is:
    • A. 

      A way to avoid paying taxes

    • B. 

      A way to attain some of the same legal entitlements as a married couple

    • C. 

      All of these

    • D. 

      The same as marriage

  • 6. 
    Most divorced individuals remarry and create ________ families.
    • A. 

      Blended

    • B. 

      Tragic

    • C. 

      Poor

    • D. 

      Broken

  • 7. 
    Family scholars have identified an emerging family form in which couples-married or unmarried-live apart in separate residences. This new family form, known as ________ , has been identified as a new social phenomenon in several western European countries as well as in the United States.
    • A. 

      Tertiary relationships

    • B. 

      Secondary relationships

    • C. 

      Internal relationships

    • D. 

      LAT relationships

  • 8. 
        .choiceTable tr td { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } In Edin's study, many of the low-income mothers she interviewed said they were reluctant to marry their children's father because:
    • A. 

      The men exhibit patterns of untrustworthiness

    • B. 

      All of these

    • C. 

      The men are of low economic status

    • D. 

      The men foster traditional notions of male domination

  • 9. 
    Patriarchy implies that:
    • A. 

      Children should take the last name of their mother

    • B. 

      Marriages should have equal power distribution between spouses

    • C. 

      Wives and children are the property of husbands and fathers

    • D. 

      Men should be subservient to their wives

  • 10. 
    The following are all patterns of Intimate Partner Violence except:
    • A. 

      Intimate terrorism

    • B. 

      Serial monogamy

    • C. 

      Common couple violence

    • D. 

      Violent resistance

  • 11. 
    According to the ________ , "poverty, unemployment, poorly funded schools, discrimination, and the lack of basic services (such as health insurance and child care) represent more serious threats to the well-being of children and adults than does the decline in married two-parent families." According to this perspective, many marriages in the past were troubled, but because divorce was not socially acceptable, these problematic marriages remained intact.
    • A. 

      Familial support perspective

    • B. 

      Functionalist perspective

    • C. 

      Marital resiliency perspective

    • D. 

      Marital decline perspective

  • 12. 
    The cycle of abuse involves a violent or abusive episode followed by:
    • A. 

      Divorce

    • B. 

      Childbirth

    • C. 

      More abusive episodes

    • D. 

      A makeup period

  • 13. 
        .choiceTable tr td { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } Child abuse includes all of the following except:
    • A. 

      Sending a child to school against their will

    • B. 

      Sexual relations with a child

    • C. 

      Neglect of a child

    • D. 

      Corporal punishment

  • 14. 
    Shaken Baby Syndrome is an effect of:
    • A. 

      Child abuse

    • B. 

      Elder abuse

    • C. 

      polygamy

    • D. 

      Serial monogamy

  • 15. 
    The most likely perpetrators of elder abuse are:
    • A. 

      Spouses

    • B. 

      Coworkers

    • C. 

      Grandchildren

    • D. 

      Adult children

  • 16. 
        .choiceTable tr td { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } Parental alienation syndrome has been described as a form of:
    • A. 

      Juvenile delinquency

    • B. 

      Emotional abuse

    • C. 

      Learning disability

    • D. 

      Juvenile rebellion

  • 17. 
    Divorce mediation is a process that helps divorcing couples:
    • A. 

      Resolve issues of property division, child custody and support, and alimony

    • B. 

      Both "assess their relationship to see if they can save their marriage" and "reunite by teaching them how to meet each others' needs"

    • C. 

      Assess their relationship to see if they can save their marriage

    • D. 

      Reunite by teaching them how to meet each others' needs

  • 18. 
        .choiceTable tr td { font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 10px; } All of the following contribute to the American divorce rate except:
    • A. 

      No-fault divorce

    • B. 

      Increased economic autonomy of women

    • C. 

      Equal division of labor between spouses

    • D. 

      individualism

  • 19. 
    Which of the following claims may lead to a no-fault divorce?
    • A. 

      "probable cause"

    • B. 

      "irreconcilable differences"

    • C. 

      "suspicion of adultery"

    • D. 

      "reasonable doubt"

  • 20. 
    In 1996 which state became the first to offer covenant marriages?
    • A. 

      Texas

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      California

    • D. 

      Louisiana

  • 21. 
    The criminal offense in the United States of marrying one person while still legally married to another.
    • A. 

      Family

    • B. 

      Covenant marriage

    • C. 

      Domestic partnership

    • D. 

      Bigamy

  • 22. 
    The physical or mental injury, sexual abuse, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child younger than age 18 by a person who is responsible for the child’s welfare.
    • A. 

      Family

    • B. 

      Child abuse

    • C. 

      Domestic partnership

    • D. 

      Cycle of abuse

  • 23. 
    The intentional infliction of pain for a perceived misbehavior.
    • A. 

      Cycle of abuse

    • B. 

      Divorce mediation

    • C. 

      Corporal punishment

    • D. 

      Domestic partnership

  • 24. 
    A type of marriage (offered in a few states) that requires premarital counseling and that permits divorce only under condition of fault or after a marital separation of more than two years.
    • A. 

      Covenant marriage

    • B. 

      Family

    • C. 

      Divorce mediation

    • D. 

      Individualism

  • 25. 
    A pattern of abuse in which a violent or abusive episode is followed by a makeup period when the abuser expresses sorrow and asks for forgiveness and “one more chance,” before another instance of abuse occurs.
    • A. 

      bigamy

    • B. 

      Corporal punishment

    • C. 

      Cycle of abuse

    • D. 

      Elder abuse