Homogamy: Definition & Theory


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Which is NOT the meaning of homogamy from a sociological perspective?

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Marco and Juliana, now in college, immigrated from Mexico and their families settled in southern Arizona. They both suffered hardship, poverty, and homelessness in the process of immigrating from Mexico. When Marco and Juliana met, they both connected on a deep level and entered a relationship. They dreamed about raising a family and upholding Mexican holidays and traditions with their kids.

Which of the following is NOT an likely reason for Marco and Juliana's homogamous relationship? Pick the best answer.

2. Dina, a second generation Arabic-American, is very close with her parents. They want her to marry an Arabic man. To make things easier and to please her parents, Dina searches on an Arabic dating website for a potential husband. What is Dina's number one motivator to enter a homogamous relationship? Pick the best answer.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Homogamy can take several forms in marriage, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its definition and trends.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of homogamy, including:

  • Religious homogamy
  • The definition of a homogamous relationship
  • The trends of homogamous relationships

Skills Practiced

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

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define homogamy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast different forms of homogamous relationships
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the current trends of homogamy

Additional Learning

To learn more about homogamous relationships, review the accompanying lesson, Homogamy: Definition & Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define homogamy
  • Know the different forms homogamy can take
  • Familiarize yourself with the background and history of homogamy, including the origins of the word
  • List social characteristics that have a tendency to influence homogamy coupling