Extended Family: Definition & Structure


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What is an extended family?

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1. Which type of family consists of two parents and their children who live in a household together?

2. A extended family may include all of the following members EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and an extended family includes more than two adults from the same family who live together and share household responsibilities. Test your understanding of the extended family structure, including the advantages and disadvantages of residing in one, with this interactive quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Define extended family and list related terms
  • List family members included in extended family
  • Name the advantages and disadvantages of living in an extended family household

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on extended family
  • Information recall - access the insight you've gained regarding the perks of a multi-generational household
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about members of the extended family

Additional Learning

To learn more about extended family structures, review the accompanying lesson, Extended Family: Definition & Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between an extended family and a nuclear family
  • Learn of some benefits of living in an extended family home such as increased bonding between family members
  • Discuss disadvantages of an extended family household such as conflict of values