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1

Why might adolescents in a stepfamily adopt a conflict attitude toward stepsiblings?
a. because that is what all adolescents do
b. as a way of maintaining a safe distance from stepsiblings
c. to annoy their parents
d. to show loyalty to their birth parent

to show loyalty to their birth parent

2

In what way has the likelihood of two sibling groups being combined in one household changed?
a. It has decreased because the trend is toward giving mothers custody.
b. It has decreased because it is not in the best interests of the children.
c. It has increased because more fathers are being given custody.
d. It has increased because families have been getting larger.

It has increased because more fathers are being given custody.

3

What do children expect when they experience conflicts with stepsiblings?
a. to have their biological parent to side with them
b. to have family “rules” to draw upon when making decisions
c. to have different attitudes about each other’s property
d. to have their parents mediate in major arguments

to have their biological parent to side with them

4

Which of the following is least likely to be a source of conflict between stepsiblings?
a. the children interpret any differences in treatment as favouritism
b. there are difficulties over turf when a second set of children joins the household
c. visits are arranged so that there is only one set of children in the house at once
d. combining two groups of children produces a duplication in roles

visits are arranged so that there is only one set of children in the house at once

5

What is one positive aspect of stepsibling relationships?
a. romantic attachments that develop among stepsiblings
b. the importance of learning to share possessions and space
c. the ability to reduce conflict by gaining new roles
d. the emotional support they can provide each other

the emotional support they can provide each other

6

What do studies show regarding having a baby born into a stepfamily?
a. It is related to family stability.
b. It increases conflict among stepsiblings.
c. It makes stepchildren feel more wanted.
d. It increases husband–wife conflict over children.

It is related to family stability.

7

Who are children living in a stepfamily most similar to in terms of their adjustment in later life?
a. children raised by lesbian parents
b. children raised in traditional nuclear families
c. children raised by grandparents
d. children raised by lone mothers

children raised by lone mothers

8

Which of the following is least likely to account for difficulties stepchildren experience?
a. Stepchildren have undergone several family transitions.
b. Stepparents use an authoritative parenting style.
c. Stepfathers show less affection and supervise children less.
d. The problems may reach back before the formation of a stepfamily.

Stepparents use an authoritative parenting style.

9

What is one way to explain why some stepchildren do better than others?
a. Stepchildren have undergone several family transitions.
b. Stepparents use an authoritative parenting style.
c. Stepfathers show less affection and supervise children less.
d. The problems may reach back before the formation of a stepfamily.

Stepparents use an authoritative parenting style.

10

When do particular problems in remarriage families occur?
a. when the remarried couple shares common problems because they are in the same life-cycle phase
b. when adult children shift their image of parents to include a stepparent
c. when one spouse is considerably older than the other and their life-cycle stages differ
d. when remarriage occurs after the death of a spouse

when one spouse is considerably older than the other and their life-cycle stages differ

11

Stepfamilies often receive conflicting messages from society. What is this called?
a. role ambiguity
b. self-fulfilling prophecy
c. social scripting
d. petty criticism

role ambiguity

12

Which of James Bray’s three types of stepfamily forms comes closest to the idealized image of the loving and functional stepfamily?
a. romantic
b. matriarchal
c. neotraditional
d. patriarchal

neotraditional

13

Why is the stepfamily sometimes called an “incomplete institution”?
a. It does not come with ready-made roles and norms.
b. Not all the children live full-time in the household.
c. A stepparent is not considered to be a real parent.
d. There is duplication of roles and functions.

It does not come with ready-made roles and norms.