Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality


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Which of the following depicts matrilineal descent?

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1. A group whose members are related by ancestry, marriage, or adoption is a _____.

2. Katya and Susan are a married couple with three adopted children. What type of family is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments are available for you to quiz yourself on family types and where they live after marriage. Quiz questions will ask you to identify family and lineage types as they pertain to various scenarios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions in these assessments focus the following goals:

  • Identify the system where property is transmitted through the mother's side of the family
  • Recognize which group's members are related by ancestry, marriage, or adoption
  • Understand various types of families and lineages

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet tests students on these comprehension skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related family and kinship lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as patrilocality, matrilocality and neolocality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding family and lineage types

Additional Learning

To learn more about patrilocality, matrilocality, and neolocality you can review the accompanying lesson titled Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of family, nuclear family and extended family
  • The difference between family and kin
  • Patrilocality, matrilocality, and neolocality of families
  • Bilateral, patrilineal, and matrilineal descent lineages