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1

Which situation usually results in the least disruption following a divorce?
a. the husband initiates the divorce
b. the wife initiates the divorce
c. the couple have already raised their children
d. the couple are newly married with no children

the couple are newly married with no children

2

Many couples who divorce appear to follow a “divorce cascade.” What does this mean?
a. They experience similar challenges and situations.
b. Those caught in the cascade inevitably divorce.
c. The farther along they are in the sequence, the less likely they are to divorce.
d. The entire family realizes that the marriage is falling apart.

They experience similar challenges and situations.

3

Which steps does the “divorce cascade” usually involve?
a. decision to divorce, planning the breakup, separation
b. increased conflict, consideration of divorce, separation
c. emotional crisis, separation, family reorganization
d. emotional separation, custody decision, family reorganization

increased conflict, consideration of divorce, separation

4

Divorcing couples may delay separation until a time that is suitable. What happens during this time?
a. new roles are developed
b. the couple moves past blaming each other
c. division of assets is determined
d. the divorcing couple becomes involved in activities outside the family

the divorcing couple becomes involved in activities outside the family

5

What is the term for a divorced person who shares the responsibility for his or her child?
a. custodial parent
b. binuclear parent
c. co-parent
d. nonresidential parent

co-parent

6

Which of the following is least likely to be a part of planning the breakup of the family system?
a. telling extended family members
b. settling custody of the children
c. working out finances
d. getting married again

getting married again

7

During temporary separations, the family can be under a great deal of stress since its members are uncertain who is part of the family. What is this kind of stress called?
a. a transitional state
b. a sleeper effect
c. boundary ambiguity
d. member uncertainty

boundary ambiguity

8

Zack and Chloe, who have just separated, are still having many fights, particularly about their children. According to the text, what is an important task they need to accomplish?
a. learning to get a response from each other
b. separating marital and parental relationships
c. combining parental and ex-partner relationships
d. developing strong boundary ambiguity

separating marital and parental relationships

9

What is an important aspect of separation?
a. deciding custody arrangements for children
b. slowing down the “divorce cascade”
c. taking advantage of sleeper effects
d. working out how to separate from the ex-spouse’s extended family

deciding custody arrangements for children

10

Samantha lives with her mother and visits her father each weekend. From Samantha’s point of view, what is this arrangement?
a. joint custody
b. a binuclear family
c. a one-parent family
d. a transitional state

a binuclear family

11

Divorce usually produces a transitional state. Which of the following is usually part of such a state?
a. negotiation new relationships
b. a return to old patterns of behaviour
c. holding on to previous roles
d. continuation of family developmental tasks

negotiation new relationships

12

Typically, how long does the disequilibrium usually last following separation or divorce?
a. six months
b. from one to three years
c. from three to four years
d. more than five years

from one to three years

13

Which of the following is an important developmental task for a divorced person to accomplish?
a. a custody battle
b. an emotional divorce
c. preoccupation with the lost relationship
d. achieving a transitional state

an emotional divorce

14

Which of the following is probably a sign that an emotional divorce has taken place?
a. anger over the breakup
b. friendship with the ex-spouse
c. yearning for the lost relationship
d. custody battle to punish the ex-spouse

friendship with the ex-spouse

15

Generally, within how many years will most divorced persons have built a reasonably satisfying life?
a. two
b. four
c. six
d. eight

six

16

Which of the following is a pattern of adjustment to divorce?
a. depressed
b. desperate
c. defeated
d. demented

defeated

17

According to the text, which of the following are anxious for a new mate and may not be careful in their choice following divorce?
a. single mothers
b. the defeated
c. seekers
d. goodenoughs

seekers

18

Which of the following is usually part of the emotional crisis of divorce?
a. building new social networks as a divorcing couple
b. still being emotionally attached to the ex-partner as a spouse
c. redefining themselves as nonparents
d. forming a new identity as a single person

forming a new identity as a single person

19

Kathryn is newly divorced. How are she and her daughter probably coping economically?
a. They are better off financially because their family is smaller.
b. They are better off because they receive child support payments.
c. They experience a drop in their standard of living.
d. They experience severe poverty and welfare dependency.

They experience a drop in their standard of living.

20

According to the Federal Child Support Guidelines, what happens after a divorce?
a. The custodial parent is solely responsible for supporting children after a divorce.
b. Both parents must contribute exactly the same amount of child support.
c. All divorcing families must follow the Guidelines.
d. Both parents must contribute a similar percentage of income toward supporting a child.

Both parents must contribute a similar percentage of income toward supporting a child.