Kinship Types: Lineal, Collateral & Affinal Kin


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Which type of kinship is defined as an individual's direct ancestors or descendants?

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1. Which type of kinship is defined as an individual's siblings and their sibling's descendants?

2. Which type of kinship is defined as an individual's family through marriage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are a number of different types of kin to learn about. In this quiz, you'll be tested on your ability to recognize some of these kinship types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This kinship quiz is here so you can test your ability to:

  • Recognize a type of kinship from its definition
  • Determine an example of lineal kin
  • Know an example of an affinal kin

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most important information from the lesson on the differences among kinship types
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what type of kinship a given description indicates
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about kinship types
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge and successfully answer questions relating to types of kinship

Additional Learning

The lesson on differences among kinship types covers the following objectives:

  • Define lineal kin
  • Explain collateral kin
  • Explore what affinal kin means