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Chapter 15

Matching
 
 
Match the following terms and identifying phrases.
a.
extended kinship
g.
functional
b.
given role
h.
launching
c.
nuclear
i.
dysfunctional
d.
chosen role
j.
stepfamily
e.
responsibilities
k.
foster family
f.
family life cycle
 

 1. 

When the family system does not fulfill its responsibilities and it becomes out of balance.
 

 2. 

Stages the typical family goes through beginning with marriage.
 

 3. 

Family structure in which several generations of a family live together.
 

 4. 

Stage where the husband and wife refocus on their relationship.
 

 5. 

Family structure in which either or both spouses may have been married before and have one or more children from the previous marriage.
 

 6. 

This family structure is sometimes called the two-parent structure.
 

 7. 

Role you acquire when born into a family.
 

 8. 

When you make a choice and acquire another role.
 

 9. 

When all members in the family fulfill their roles and responsibilities.
 

 10. 

Your roles are defined by this.
 

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 11. 

The single-parent family is growing faster than any other family form.
 

 12. 

Relationships in stepfamilies may be complicated.
 

 13. 

Foster family homes are evaluated and licensed according to state requirements.
 

 14. 

During the launching stage of the family life cycle, the major focus is adjustment to married life.
 

 15. 

Parents with young children often experience role conflicts.
 

 16. 

Parenthood during the adolescent years calls for increased control as children become more independent.
 

 17. 

As government has grown in this country, it has taken on some functions that have been traditionally those of the family.
 

 18. 

If you marry, you assume a chosen role.
 

 19. 

Responsibilities are defined by roles.
 

 20. 

Preparing meals for the family is an example of a role.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 21. 

Which of the following is a function of families in all cultures?
a.
To provide physical care for all members.
b.
To nurture the social skills of children.
c.
To meet emotional needs of all members.
d.
All of the above.
 

 22. 

Families are changing in our society because _____.
a.
of an increasing number of divorces
b.
more women working outside the home
c.
couples are having fewer children
d.
All of the above.
 

 23. 

Which of the following is a current trend?
a.
Marriage is based more on love and affection.
b.
Men and women share the wage earner role.
c.
Parents are beginning to value time as highly as money.
d.
All of the above.
 

 24. 

When several generations of a family share a residence, the family structure is called _____.
a.
nuclear
b.
foster
c.
extended kinship
d.
stepfamily
 

 25. 

During the beginning stage of the family life cycle, _____.
a.
individuals must adjust to life with the other person while still maintaining his or her own individuality
b.
children leave the family home to pursue education and career goals
c.
the family is reorganized to fit the expanding world of school-age children
d.
Both A and C.
 

 26. 

During the childbearing stage, _____.
a.
the new roles of father and mother are added to the roles of husband and wife
b.
the primary focus remains the relationship of the couple
c.
parenthood is postponed
d.
interpersonal relationships decrease
 

 27. 

During the launching stage, _____.
a.
the child leaves home—but may return
b.
husband and wife refocus on their relationship
c.
parents may face responsibilities for both parents and children
d.
All of the above.
 

 28. 

During the aging stage, _____.
a.
all people retire from active work
b.
travel and friendships can add enjoyment
c.
people live a very limited life
d.
grandparenting roles are less meaningful
 

 29. 

Probably the most influential factor affecting your personality development is _____.
a.
the community you live in
b.
your family
c.
your friends
d.
your education
 

 30. 

If an unwed father wants to raise his child and the mother does not want to keep the baby, he should _____.
a.
claim paternity after the child is born
b.
avoid being around the pregnant mother until after the baby is born
c.
show his sincere interest and involvement in the approaching birth and continue this concern following the birth
d.
find someone else to marry
 

Essay
 
 
Provide complete responses to the following questions or statements.
 

 31. 

Families change as society changes. What trends do you see taking place today?
 

 32. 

List five characteristics of a strong family and briefly discuss how this helps the family.
 

 33. 

Choose one stage of the family life cycle. Describe the major focus of this stage and describe what usually occurs during this stage.
 

 34. 

Choose one of the three functions of the family and explain how families fulfill this function.
 



 
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