How Divorce Mediation Works Quiz Questions

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How Divorce Mediation Works Quiz Questions

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The typical waiting period for a divorce in the US is ____, which is _____ than most other Western countries.
    • A. 

      Five years; higher

    • B. 

      Two years; lower

    • C. 

      Two years; higher

    • D. 

      One year or less; lower

  • 2. 
    Historically, in most cases of divorce, mothers retain legal and physical custody of their children.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The "sleeper effect" refers to children of divorced parents who have trouble sleeping at night.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Fathers now head 16% of single parent families.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Black women int he US have a higher likelihood of separating from their husbands and are _____ to turn these separations into divorce than other women.
    • A. 

      Less reluctant

    • B. 

      Slower

    • C. 

      Quicker

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    All of the following include official reasons for divorce in the era of divorce tolerance except
    • A. 

      Mental cruelty

    • B. 

      Adultery

    • C. 

      Emotional dissatisfaction

    • D. 

      Nonsupport

  • 7. 
    In the US changes in family law have ______ rather than ______ changes in behavior and values.
    • A. 

      Followed; preceded

    • B. 

      Hurt; helped

    • C. 

      Preceded; followed

    • D. 

      Deterred; fostered

  • 8. 
    On the basis of what we know of the currently available research reports, children who live in a single parent family are more likely to
    • A. 

      Drop out of high school

    • B. 

      Be out of work

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      Have a child as a teenager

  • 9. 
    The arrangement whereby divorced parents coordinate their activities and cooperate with each other in raising children is commonly reffered to as
    • A. 

      Coparenting

    • B. 

      Parallel parenting

    • C. 

      Joint legal custody

    • D. 

      Joint upbringing

  • 10. 
    Some studies indicate that there is a "divorce gene" that predisposes some people to divorce.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Remarriage can have unexpected benefits including
    • A. 

      Remaining male dominated

    • B. 

      Dissolving the tie with the biological parent

    • C. 

      Creating a new extended family

    • D. 

      Fewer links for the children to the original family

  • 12. 
    Remarriage is less likely to end in divorce than are first marriages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Therapists suggest that the transitional period in forming a new family system for many step families is approximately
    • A. 

      There is no agreement

    • B. 

      3-5 years

    • C. 

      1 year

    • D. 

      2-4 years

  • 14. 
    The position a step parent attains in a family depends on
    • A. 

      A signed prenuptial agreement

    • B. 

      His or her relationship with the noncustodial parent

    • C. 

      The efforts he or she puts into developing a close relationship with the children

    • D. 

      The "hands on" care of his or her children

  • 15. 
    The stepparent most likely to integrate into the step family would be one called the
    • A. 

      Affinity seeker

    • B. 

      Intimate outsider

    • C. 

      Polite outsider

    • D. 

      Family healer

  • 16. 
    2/3 of divorced women who remarry will cohabit first.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    In the US, the establishment of a relationship with kin involves
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      Corresponding

    • C. 

      Giving or receiving help

    • D. 

      Seeing each other regularly

  • 18. 
    One of the critical factors in determining if a child considers a step parent a "real parent" is
    • A. 

      The sex of the child

    • B. 

      The age of the step parent

    • C. 

      The age of the child when the step parent joined the family

    • D. 

      The sex of the step parent

  • 19. 
    Children are more likely to accept two mother figures in their lives than they are two father figures.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Of those who remarry after divorce, women are ______ likely to remarry than men, on the basis of current statistics.
    • A. 

      Slightly less

    • B. 

      Far less

    • C. 

      Just as

    • D. 

      More

  • 21. 
    The primary factor determining the amount and degree of contact among families is
    • A. 

      Health

    • B. 

      Geographical distance

    • C. 

      Love

    • D. 

      Previous relations

  • 22. 
    Bengston (2001) believes in strong intergenerational ties and cities as his argument that
    • A. 

      All of the above

    • B. 

      Grandparents have strong bonds with their children and grandchildren

    • C. 

      Adult children have their parent available to them well into midlife

    • D. 

      Parents take in daughters and grandchildren after divorce

  • 23. 
    The average monthly Social Security benefit has doubled in value since 1960, even taking into account inflation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Skipped generation households are created because of the following reason(s)
    • A. 

      Drug abuse or illness

    • B. 

      Incarceration of parent

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      Child abuse by parent

  • 25. 
    Which of the following factors makes it easier for grandparents today, compared to earlier generations, to have an emotionally satisfying relationship with their grandchildren?
    • A. 

      Fewer grandchildren and more resources to give them

    • B. 

      Lack of telephone contact

    • C. 

      Living at a geographic distance

    • D. 

      Children needing to be raised and remaining in the home