Plural Marriage vs. Monogamy: Definition & Types


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What is defined as being married to more than one spouse at the same time?

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1. What is defined as the marriage of one man to more than one woman at the same time?

2. What is defined as the marriage of one women to more than one man at the same time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Throughout time, plural marriage has been practiced around the world in different forms. This quiz and worksheet combination aim to quiz your knowledge of the vocabulary of this practice its various formats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on terms for the following definitions:

  • Plural marriage
  • Marriage to more than one man, and to more than one woman
  • Sororal polygyny
  • Most common type of plural marriage

Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be practiced as you take this quiz:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as polygamy and sororal polygyny
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the marriage of one man to multiple women
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of plural marriage versus monogamy

Additional Learning

To deepen your understanding of the various forms plural marriage may take, review the accompanying lesson Plural Marriage vs. Monogamy: Definition & Types, which delves into the following:

  • Polygamy
  • Polygyny, sororal polygyny, and nonsororal polygyny
  • Polyandry, fraternal polyandry, and nonfraternal polyandry
  • Group marriage