a) a man and a woman and their children engaged in a supportive relationship
b) a household composed of people of different sexes
c) any couple who have been legally married
d) two or more people who consider themselves to be related by blood, marriage, or adoption.
D. two or more people who consider themselves to be related by blood, marriage, or adoption
Sociologically what is the immediate family of husband, wife and children who live apart from other kin?
a) the nuclear family
b) the vertical extended family
c) the horizontal extended family
d) the traditional family
A. the nuclear family
John was adopted as an infant by the Smith's, and has always considered the his real family. What do sociologists classify the Smith family as it is regarded by John?
a) it is his family of procreation
b) it is his family of orientation
c) it is his family of marriage
d) it is his family of obligation
B. it is his family of orientation
In the United States and many other parts of the world, the common practice is for whites to marry white, African Americans to marry African Americans, and members of a specific class to marry within their class. This marital practice is called____
In Bongo Bongo male members of the tribe may each legally have three wives. This family relationship is defined as____
a) serial marriage
b) serial monogamy
Why do functionalists argue that the incest taboo is nearly universal norm?
a) it reinforces patriarchal authority
b) incest is universally regarded as a deviant act
c) the incest taboo facilitates the socialization of children and avoids the role confusion
d) it privets the transference of genetic defects
C. The incest taboo facilitates the socialization of children and avoids the role confusion