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1

Why do traditional gender roles work against stepfamilies?
a. Stepmothers are expected to be cruel.
b. Traditional gender roles include the nonresident parent in the family.
c. Traditional gender roles often do not fit the family reality.
d. Children may face the loss of accustomed roles.

Traditional gender roles often do not fit the family reality.

2

How does the stepparent often act in successful reconstituted families?
a. as a stern disciplinarian to the children
b. as an adult friend to the children
c. as a substitute parent to the children
d. as a source of treats to the children

as an adult friend to the children

3

After two years, Yana and Marec have finally worked out comfortable relationships with each other’s children and are happy with visiting arrangements. What is likely to happen in the years to come?
a. They will have to work hard to keep these arrangements from changing.
b. They will need to resolve role ambiguities.
c. They will need to make adjustments as circumstances change.
d. They must be vigilant so that family boundaries won’t become permeable.

They will need to make adjustments as circumstances change.

4

What does a remarried couple need to do in addition to tasks faced by first-marriage families?
a. be more romantic so as to avoid conflict
b. keep relationships with their children and ex-spouse the same
c. cut off contact with former in-laws
d. adjust the relationship with their children and ex-spouse

adjust the relationship with their children and ex-spouse

5

Which of the following is a difference between the relationships of first-marriage and second-marriage couples?
a. Couples in second marriages are more romantic than those in first marriages.
b. Couples in first marriages are more honest about difficulties in the marriage than those in second marriages.
c. Couples in second marriages are more sensitive to conflict than couples in first marriages.
d. Couples in first marriages have less defined roles than couples in second marriages.

Couples in second marriages are more sensitive to conflict than couples in first marriages.

6

Remarried couples may be especially sensitive to conflict. According to the text, what is a healthy response?
a. conceal differences behind a shield of apparent agreement
b. have greater awareness of the feelings of the new spouse
c. avoid situations which may result in conflict
d. acknowledge conflict is a normal part of all relationships

have greater awareness of the feelings of the new spouse

7

Joel is divorced and has two children from his ex-wife. Which of the following likely describes the role of Joel’s ex-wife now that Joel has remarried?
a. She can affect the new marriage because she is the mother of Joel’s children.
b. She cannot affect the new marriage because Joel is still very angry at her.
c. She can cause problems in the new marriage by gossiping with Joel’s new wife.
d. She has no more influence over Joel and cannot affect the new marriage.

She can affect the new marriage because she is the mother of Joel’s children.

8

Following their adult child’s divorce, in which circumstances are grandparents least likely to lose contact with grandchildren?
a. they have mixed in to their son’s marital disputes
b. their daughter has primary custody of her children
c. their ex-daughter-in-law has custody of the children
d. they threaten to take the custodial parent to court

their daughter has primary custody of her children

9

What is the most common difficulty between spouses in a second marriage?
a. conflict over children
b. conflict over finances
c. jealousy over the previous spouse
d. negotiating new roles around the home

conflict over children

10

Which of the following is likely to happen if a second marriage does not dissolve quickly?
a. It will be more stable than a first marriage.
b. It will be as stable as any first marriage.
c. The couple will face serious difficulties within five years.
d. It will be an exceptionally happy marriage.

It will be as stable as any first marriage.

11

Following her divorce, Susanna has been very disorganized and withdrawn. In order to keep the family functioning, her daughter has taken over an unusual level of responsibility for the care of a younger brother. What has the daughter become?
a. a parentified child
b. a bossy sibling
c. a mother’s helper
d. a babysitter

a parentified child

12

Sometimes a daughter becomes the confidante of her divorced mother. When the mother remarries, which of the following is the daughter’s least likely response?
a. feeling a sense of loss and resentment over giving up the role of confidante
b. becoming more demanding with acting-out behaviour
c. feeling a sense of relief that someone else is responsible for her mother
d. becoming depressed, withdrawn, and uncommunicative

feeling a sense of relief that someone else is responsible for her mother

13

Following his parents’ divorce, Brendan lives with one parent and often sees the other. In which circumstances is frequent contact such as Brendan experiences most likely?
a. when the nonresidential parent has remarried
b. when the residential parent is unfriendly toward the ex-spouse
c. when the nonresidential parent is the mother
d. when the nonresidential parent has relatively low education and income

when the nonresidential parent is the mother

14

Which of the following problems do nonresidential parents often face?
a. They are cut off from the daily life of their children.
b. They are seen as a source of social and fun activities.
c. They have little or no contact with their children.
d. Their ex-spouse expects too much childcare from them.

They are cut off from the daily life of their children.

15

What is one task a stepparent needs to accomplish in order to be successful?
a. taking over discipline to relieve the spouse of a heavy responsibility
b. developing an appropriately affectionate relationship with the stepchild
c. keeping all family members happy with the new relationship
d. remaining detached from the child so as to avoid conflict

developing an appropriately affectionate relationship with the stepchild

16

Both stepfathers and stepmothers report more positive relationships with which of the following?
a. adolescent girls
b. adolescent boys
c. younger girls
d. younger boys

younger boys

17

Which of the following is least likely to be a loyalty issue in stepfamilies?
a. Stepfathers may feel disloyal to biological children who do not live with them.
b. Stepparents may feel disloyal to their biological children if they become attached to stepchildren.
c. The remarried couple may feel disloyal to each other if they side with their biological children.
d. The children may feel disloyal to their same-sex biological parent if they become attached to their stepparent.

The remarried couple may feel disloyal to each other if they side with their biological children.

18

What is one possible complication between stepparents and stepchildren?
a. There are rigid rules about how they should interact.
b. Stepchildren may like them more than their biological parent.
c. There is no explicit incest taboo surrounding this relationship.
d. Stepparents always avoid conflict in order to keep a good relationship.

There is no explicit incest taboo surrounding this relationship.

19

Why is discipline a potential area of conflict in stepfamilies?
a. stepparents always try to impose their discipline style on their partner’s children
b. stepparents are more likely to be neglectful
c. stepparents are more likely to be authoritarian
d. stepparents are not seen as “real” parents because they are not the children’s birth parents

stepparents are not seen as “real” parents because they are not the children’s birth parents

20

Any differences in treatment of the children in stepfamilies are usually interpreted by children as which of the following?
a. normal
b. favouritism
c. the new norm
d. a way to show affection

favouritism