Patrilocality: Definition & Overview


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Which of the following terms refers to when a newlywed couple lives close to or near the bride's family?

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1. Which of the following terms refers to when a newlywed couple lives close to or near the husband's family?

2. Which of the following statements is not true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will focus on patrilocality, the associated conditions, and related terms. Questions will ask you to recall definitions and to identify a statement which is untrue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will require knowledge of:

  • A living arrangement in which a couple settles in the vicinity of the husband's family
  • Where patrilocality is uncommon
  • A living arrangement in which a couple resides close by the wife's family
  • Lineage and how it is traced

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about living arrangements in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding patrilocality and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term that means tracing lineage through male ancestors

Additional Learning

For more information on patrilocality, refer to the lesson called Patrilocality: Definition & Overview. This lesson discusses:

  • Descent and how it is traced
  • Polygyny in relation to patrilocality
  • Newlywed living arrangements involving family