Are You Ready To Move Out? Quiz

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Are You Ready To Move Out? Quiz

As soon as we turn 18, there is this sense of independence and freedom that we all feel. Living with parents after this age is a common phenomenon in India but not that much in the West. Of course, there are pros and cons of both moving out of your parents’ house and living with them. But, you need to think about what works for you and if it really makes sense to move out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Jeffrey Arnetts proposes that there is a distinct stage in the life course, following adolescence and before  adulthood. Even though your age shows your maturity it does not define if your prepared well enough to leave home and live on your own. How old are you?
    • A. 

      Under 15

    • B. 

      15-17

    • C. 

      18-20

    • D. 

      21+

  • 2. 
    What is the reason for you wanting to leave home?
    • A. 

      My family sometimes annoys me 

    • B. 

      I want some independence 

    • C. 

      I've been home too long and my parents are kicking me out

    • D. 

      I'm old enough now that I need to move out to find myself and gain independence

  • 3. 
    Do you have a job that provides you with enough money to live comfortably?
    • A. 

      What's a job? My parents give me weekly allowance

    • B. 

      I’ve applied to places but I haven’t heard back from any

    • C. 

      I have a part time job that pays minimum wage

    • D. 

      I have a full time job that pays very well!

  • 4. 
    How often do you do chores around the house?
    • A. 

      I don’t do chores we have a cleaning lady that comes by the house

    • B. 

      Not unless I’m getting payed for it

    • C. 

      Only when my parents tell me to

    • D. 

      I clean up after myself all the time and dedicate one day a week to cleaning around my home

  • 5. 
    Once you leave home (if you do) how often will you come home to visit?
    • A. 

      At least once a day… who's going to make me food?

    • B. 

      Around 3-5 times a week. I need my parents to teach me how to do laundry

    • C. 

      Around once a week just to see how my parents are doing

  • 6. 
    How do you handle payments and finances at home (while still living with your parents)?
    • A. 

      I’ve never paid a bill I’ve only given them to my parents

    • B. 

      I just started paying for my own clothes, and another desires of my own

    • C. 

      I help pitch in when asked

    • D. 

      I pay for my own phone bill and split the cost of other payments amongst my family

  • 7. 
    How encouraging are your parents of you moving out?
    • A. 

      They don’t know, they made me mad last week so i want to leave

    • B. 

      We have got into arguments about it because they think i’m too young, and not experienced enough

    • C. 

      My culture looks down upon it but its the 21st century and they need to accept that

    • D. 

      They are completely supportive of me and my independence

  • 8. 
    What kind of environment do you feel safest in?
    • A. 

      Only with family 

    • B. 

      With friends or larger groups

    • C. 

      Alone by myself

  • 9. 
    Can you prepare you own meals and cook meals?
    • A. 

      I've never used an oven 

    • B. 

      I usually stick to fast food

    • C. 

      I plan on buying packaged prepared meals

    • D. 

      I've cooked many times for myself and family 

  • 10. 
    How much do you value your money?
    • A. 

      The only money I spend is my parent's

    • B. 

      I don't value money at all I spend it on whatever I want

    • C. 

      When I do have money I save some and spend the rest

    • D. 

      I like to save as much money as I can and spend when necessary

  • 11. 
    Jane levinger’s ( ego development) states that Individuals require a clear sense of themselves before they can develop intimate relationships with others, meaning they need to know what they want from themselves by setting goals and etc. Have you completed your high school diploma or anything equivalent?
    • A. 

      Yes I have and I am now on the way of receiving my university degree

    • B. 

      I am almost there a year or 2 to go

    • C. 

      I am nowhere close to graduating

  • 12. 
    Do you have any life goals set for yourself?
    • A. 

      No I have no idea what I want to do

    • B. 

      I'm not too sure exactly what I want to do but I have an idea

    • C. 

      Yes! I know exactly what I want to do in the future and I am beyond excited

  • 13. 
    Are you a good decision maker?
    • A. 

      No I rely on my parents a lot and confide in them to solve my problems

    • B. 

      Most times I can solve problems on my own but I will rely on my parents sometimes for help

    • C. 

      Yes. I am confident in my ability to make decisions

  • 14. 
    Eric erikson (8 stages of life) a series of eight stages in which an individual's identity emerges and matures. Each stage represents a dilemma that must be overcome or the person might face difficulties later in life. This also means finding yourself before you are able to commit to someone else. He enforces the idea of learning as much about yourself before giving to others. Do you plan on living alone once you move out?
    • A. 

      I'm not sure about all the details yet

    • B. 

      To make it cheaper I might as someone to live with me to split the cost

    • C. 

      I’m going to live with my boyfriend/girlfriend to see what it's like when we get married

    • D. 

      I'm living alone to find myself before I commit to someone else and other obligations

  • 15. 
    Klaus Riegel's dimension theory of development states that development occurs when a change in one dimensions requires an adjustment in one or more of the other dimensions so, are you moving out based on your family life?
    • A. 

      No I love my family I just think it's time I take authority in my life

    • B. 

      Not really I just want to experience the world on my own and see what it’s like

    • C. 

      Yes me and my family do not get along as well

  • 16. 
    How is your parents relationship status? 
    • A. 

      Married

    • B. 

      Single parent

    • C. 

      Divorced

    • D. 

      Other

  • 17. 
    Leanord Pearlin theory suggested that there are similarities in life courses because individuals change in response to similar external circumstances and stresses that affect their lives. This could mean and disruptions in your life that take a tole on you and change your 'norm'. If your parents are divorced/separated do you live with a step parent(s)?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Sometimes my parents girlfriend/ boyfriend visits or comes by the house

  • 18. 
    If you answered yes or sometimes to the previous question, how do you get along with them?
    • A. 

      No I hate them, there is no relationship and I want nothing to do with them

    • B. 

      Our bond is neither good or bad, we are cordial with each other

    • C. 

      I love them! They are so kind to me and treat me with so much respect.

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