Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures


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Speaking in anthropological terms, what is defined as a social or economic unit that consists of at least one parent and their children?

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1. What is defined as an accepted rule of behavior within a society?

2. What type of household consists of a single parent or a couple residing with their unmarried children?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are different kinds of families with various types of households. In this quiz, you'll be tested not only on these families, but on other major terms relating to families in society.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This family quiz is here to specifically test your ability to:

  • Recognize an anthropological term from its definition
  • Recall what an accepted rule of behavior within a society refers to
  • Understand the type of household a given description fits
  • Determine an example of a nuclear family

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on nuclear and extended families
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider what term given definitions refer to
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have gained about specific kinds of families

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures will provide more information on this topic. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define nuclear families
  • Explain the juxtaposition between how common nuclear families are and how common we believe them to be
  • Explore how many societies have extended families
  • List reasons for the existence of extended families