Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood


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The legal union of two people is called _____.

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1. The legal dissolution of a marriage is called _____.

2. Romantic partners who live together without being married _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its related worksheet will help you gauge what you know about the benefits and issues involved with romantic partnerships in late adulthood. You will be quizzed on terms covered in the lesson, as well as issues faced by gay couples and couples who divorce later in life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Term for the legal union of two people
  • The legal dissolution of a marriage
  • What term is used for people living together without being married
  • Issue faced by gay couples in late adulthood
  • Late adulthood divorce

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on relationships in late adulthood
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts of late adulthood to examine information about gay couples in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the main term by its definition, such as the legal union of two people and living together without being married

Additional Learning

To learn more about relationships after age 65, review the related lesson titled Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define late adulthood
  • Discuss the benefits of romantic partnerships in late adulthood
  • Explore challenges faced by same-sex couples
  • Explore difficulties posed by divorce later in life