Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups MCQs

Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups MCQs

Answer these 40 Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups MCQs and assess your grip on the subject of Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups.
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1: Most human societies regulate sexual relations because ______.

A.   Sex and violence are linked

B.   Humans are receptive to sex at all times and not just in cycles

C.   Children should not be exposed to the concept

D.   Competition is necessary to ensure the best mate will win out

2: What is the incest taboo?

A.   A prohibition on certain groups of kin having sex with each other

B.   A prohibition on certain groups marrying each other.

C.   A rule determining how many spouses someone may have.

D.   A rule for determining the passage of property through inheritance.

3: Which of the following is found in all societies’ prescriptions for marriage and relationships?

A.   A requirement of monogamy

B.   Male head of household

C.   The incest taboo

D.   A nuclear family arrangement

A.   Biologically based theories

B.   Psychologically based theories

C.   Sociological theories

D.   Anthropological theories

5: In United States, there was historically a legally enforced practice of endogamy between members of different ______.

A.   Racial groups

B.   Religious groups

C.   Ethnic groups

D.   Class groups

6: In unilineal descent groups, which of the following kin relationships would be considered exogamous in marriage?

A.   Cross-cousins

B.   Parallel cousins

C.   Second cousins

D.   Siblings

7: Where the levirate and sororate exist as cultural traditions, what is the most significant role they play?

A.   They ensure continuation of the female lineage.

B.   They are mechanisms to enforce the incest taboo.

C.   They protect alliances made between families.

D.   They ensure full payment of a bride price.

8: Polygynous relationships are most often associated with ______.

A.   Affluent and industrialized countries in Europe and North America

B.   Parts of Tibet and Nepal and among the Toda and Pahari Hindus of India

C.   Agricultural or horticultural societies where labor is critical and land is plentiful

D.   A feudal system of land ownership in the Middle East

9: In the polygynous Tiwi, why do men tend to try and marry older women before marrying younger women?

A.   Older women are seen as more fertile and likely to have healthy offspring.

B.   Older women are more skilled gathers and therefore better providers.

C.   Younger women have a higher bride price.

D.   Younger women have adopted too many Western norms.

10: Which of the following groups is associated with the practice of fraternal polyandry?

A.   The Toda of India

B.   The Tiwi of Australia

C.   The Americans of the United States

D.   The Nuer of Egypt

11: Which of the following is the most common form of marriage exchange?

A.   Bride service

B.   Bride wealth

C.   Dowry

D.   Groom exchange

12: Which of the following family arrangements describes a married couple and their children?

A.   Nuclear family

B.   Blended family

C.   Composite family

D.   Extended family

13: In premodern China, which family relationship was considered most important in the household?

A.   Father and son

B.   Husband and wife

C.   Father and daughter-in-law

D.   Mother and daughter

14: Which residence rule organizes marriage and families around a husband joining his wife’s family in their residence after marriage?

A.   Patrilocal residence

B.   Matrilocal residence

C.   Avunculocal residence

D.   Neolocal residence

15: For a population to be at “replacement rate,” that is to not grow or shrink, how many children does the average woman need to have?

A.   1.5

B.   2.1

C.   2.5

D.   3.9

16: The process by which senior family members exercise a great degree of control over the choice of their children’s spouses is known as _____

A.   Forced Marriage

B.   Arranged Marriage

C.   Love Marriage

D.   Both a and b

17: Avunculocal Residence is a system under which a married couple lives with the_____

A.   Husband’s mother

B.   Husband’s brother

C.   Husband's mother’s brother

D.   Husband’s father’s brother

18: Blended Families refer to kinship networks occasioned by divorce and remarriage in the united states that include the previously divorced spouses and _____

A.   Their new marriage partners

B.   Stepsiblings

C.   Half-siblings

D.   All of these

19: The cultural rule that a man must work for his bride’s family for a variable length of time _____ the marriage.

A.   Before

B.   After

C.   Throughout

D.   Before or after

20: Goods presented by the groom’s kin to the bride’s kin to legitimize a marriage is known as _____

A.   Bride service

B.   Bridewealth

C.   Bride price

D.   Both b and c

21: An aggregate of nuclear families linked by a common spouse is known as______

A.   Composite Family

B.   Compound Family

C.   Blended Family

D.   Both a and b

22: Presentation of goods by the bride’s kin to the family of the groom or to the couple is known as_____

A.   Groomservice

B.   Dowry

C.   Bridewealth

D.   Brideprice

23: A rule prescribing that a person must marry within a particular group is known as______

A.   Endogamy

B.   Polygamy

C.   Exogamy

D.   Both a and b

24: Exogamy is a rule specifying that a person must marry outside a particular group.

A.   True

B.   False

25: Extended Family is the family based on blood relations extending over _____ or more generations.

A.   One

B.   Two

C.   Three

D.   Four

26: Fraternal Polyandry is a custom whereby a woman marries a man and his_____

A.   Father

B.   Brothers

C.   Cousins

D.   None of these

27: Incest Taboos are prohibitions on _____ relations between relatives.

A.   Casual

B.   Platonic

C.   Sexual

D.   All of these

28: Levirate is the custom whereby a man marries the widow of a deceased_____.

A.   Cousin

B.   Brother

C.   Brothers’s Children

D.   None of these

29: Marriage refers to the _____ that establish a socially endorsed relationship between adults and children as well as between the kin groups of the married partners.

A.   Customs

B.   Rules

C.   Obligations

D.   All of these

30: Matrilocal Residence is a system under which a husband lives with his _____ family after marriage.

A.   Mother’s

B.   Wife’s

C.   Brother’s

D.   Any of these

31: A rule that limits a person to be married to only one spouse at a time is known as______

A.   Endogamy

B.   Exogamy

C.   Monogamy

D.   Polygamy

32: System under which a couple establishes an independent household after marriage is known as_____

A.   Neolocal Residence

B.   Matrilocal Residence

C.   Avunculocal Residence

D.   Both a and c

33: Nuclear Family is a family organized around the conjugal tie (the relationship between husband and wife) and consisting of a______

A.   Husband

B.   Wife

C.   Children

D.   All of these

34: System under which a bride lives with her husband’s family after marriage is known as_____

A.   Matrilocal Residence

B.   Patrilocal Residence

C.   Avunculocal Residence

D.   Neolocal Residence

35: A rule permitting a woman to have more than one husband at a time is known as_____

A.   Polygamy

B.   Polyandry

C.   Polygyny

D.   All of these

36: A rule allowing more than one spouse is known as_____

A.   Polygamy

B.   Exogamy

C.   Polygyny

D.   Polyandry

37: A rule permitting a man to have more than one wife at a time is known as Polyandry.

A.   True

B.   False

38: Sororal Polygyny is a form of polygyny in which a man marries_____.

A.   Mother

B.   Sister

C.   Cousin

D.   Any of these

39: Sororate is the custom whereby when a man’s wife dies, her _____ is given to him as a wife.

A.   Mother

B.   Sister

C.   Cousin

D.   None of these

40: The likelihood of divorce is ________ if partners belong to different faiths.

A.   Low

B.   High

C.   Both

D.   None