Types of Family & Kin Relationships


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What is conjugal family?

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1. What defines an extended family?

2. How is a blended family different from a conjugal family?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will check your understanding of different family types. You'll be quizzed on what factors make up different types of families and how families may differ between cultures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • What family members make up a conjugal family
  • Defining extended family
  • The differences between blended and conjugal families
  • The matrilineal descent system
  • Identifying unilateral descent systems

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet offer opportunities to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on family and kinship
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding family types and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as conjugal and blended families
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about family types

Additional Learning

Learn more about families and kinship, by viewing the associated lesson called Types of Family & Kin Relationships. This lesson includes these objectives:

  • Defining key terms, such as family, conjugal family, extended family, and blended family
  • Explaining how family units have changed over time
  • Outlining different family types that may exist in other cultures
  • Discussing descent systems and how lineage is passed through generations