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Read each statement carefully and then select the best answer.

1
Family sociologists use the term family life cycle to describe
A)the evolution of the nuclear family.
B)the extended family.
C)increases in life expectancy.
D)levels of marital satisfaction.
2
The initial decline in marital satisfaction is associated with
A)finances.
B)the arrival of children.
C)job dissatisfaction.
D)value conflicts.
3
Couples who are still married by the time they reach age 65 typically rate their marriage as
A)not satisfying.
B)satisfying.
C)highly satisfying.
D)Couples who are still married by the time they reach age 65 are not asked to rate their marriages.
4
An increase in links between preceding and subsequent generations is known as
A)decline of the family system.
B)gender support.
C)verticalization of the family system.
D)an extended family system.
5
Which theory about abuse of the elderly proposes that the abuser might have been a victim of abuse in the past and now becomes the abuser?
A)stressed caregiver hypothesis
B)dependency hypothesis
C)learned violence hypothesis
D)elder abuse hypothesis
6
A two-parent family composed of husband, wife, and child or children is called a(n)
A)nuclear family.
B)intergenerational family.
C)nontraditional family.
D)extended family.
7
According to the theory of _____, families adjust their living arrangements over time to reflect the changing needs and resources of different generations.
A)social exchange
B)family life cycles
C)support bank
D)intergenerational solidarity
8
_____ is a term that refers to the increase in links between preceding and subsequent generations.
A)Bean pole family structure
B)Intergenerational solidarity
C)Extended family
D)Verticalization
9
Intergenerational solidarity has six components. Which of the following is not one of these components?
A)amount of geographical proximity
B)amount of negative sentiments about family members
C)frequency of interaction
D)degree to which services are expanded
10
Cherlin and Furstenberg have identified three styles of grandparenting. Which of the following is not one of these styles?
A)isolated
B)remote
C)companionate
D)involved







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