Variations in Family Life

Section Quiz

The majority of U.S. children live in:

  1. two-parent households
  2. one-parent households
  3. no-parent households
  4. multigenerational households

Hint:

A

According to the study cited by the U.S. Census Bureau, children who live with married parents grow up with more advantages than children who live with:

  1. a divorced parent
  2. a single parent
  3. a grandparent
  4. all of the above

Hint:

B

Couples who cohabitate before marriage are ______ couples who did not cohabitate before marriage to be married at least ten years.

  1. far more likely than
  2. far less likely than
  3. slightly less likely than
  4. equally as likely as

Hint:

C

Same-sex couple households account for _____ percent of U.S. households.

  1. 1
  2. 10
  3. 15
  4. 30

Hint:

A

The median age of first marriage has ______ in the last fifty years.

  1. increased for men but not women
  2. decreased for men but not women
  3. increased for both men and women
  4. decreased for both men and women

Hint:

C