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Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, Second Edition - Chapter 08

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Question 1:


a) a group of people sharing accommodations and meals.
b) a two generational unit of parents and their children.
c) the new family created when an adult leaves home and gets married.
d) a network of extended relatives within or between generations.

Question 2:


a) it does not include childless families
b) it does not include same-sex families
c) it does not include extended family members
d) all of the above

Question 3:


a) relatives who live close by but do not share a household.
b) relatives from a second marriage who share the same household.
c) aunts, uncles, or second cousins who share a household.
d) kinship-type relatives who live close by but do not share a household.

Question 4:


a) the ceremonial procedures involved in declaring your partnership.
b) only semantics: there is actually no difference according to the law.
c) the number of partners one is allowed to have at any particular point during one's lifespan.
d) that only women can engage in polygyny.

Question 5:


a) a honeymoon.
b) an engagement ring.
c) a wedding ceremony.
d) a house to live in.

Question 6:


a) structural functionalism
b) symbolic interactionist
c) political economy approach
d) social constructionist approach

Question 7:


a) that it focuses on only one type of family.
b) that it believes that gender division is functional for society.
c) that behaviour is determined by social expectations that are hard to change.
d) all of the above.

Question 8:


a) socialization of children.
b) hierarchy of generations.
c) interdependence of family behaviour.
d) family as a major institution.

Question 9:


a) symbolic interactionist
b) social constructionist
c) conflict theory
d) postmodernist

Question 10:


a) 30
b) 50
c) 65
d) 90

Question 11:


a) violate the unborn baby's rights.
b) suggest that a baby is a product that can be sold on the market.
c) force doctors to make decision on who is more suitable to conceive a child.
d) may cause the child emotional distress about who their 'real parents' are.

Question 12:


a) is incarcerated.
b) has abandoned the child and his heterosexual partner.
c) has abandoned the child and his homosexual partner.
d) is a sperm donor.

Question 13:


a) three
b) four
c) six
d) ten

Question 14:


a) helping couples to understand generational patterns that may influence this behaviour
b) offering therapy sessions to men or couples to improve communication and emotional control
c) focusing on improving conflict resolution and parenting skills with couples
d) focusing on triggers and cues given by society that make men feel less powerful and women powerless

Question 15:


a) an increase in child-free marriages
b) a decrease in the age of first-time mothers
c) an increase in the marriage rate
d) a decrease in commuter marriages