The Role of the Extended Family in Late Adulthood


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If Sarah helps her father with activities like taking medication and bathing, she is providing:

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1. Dan finds that he is happier and more intellectually stimulated since he moved in with his kids and grandkids, which is an example of:

2. Jodie is taking care of her elderly mother and her teenage sons. She is part of the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Depending on the living situation, an extended family can play a large role in a person's late adulthood. This quiz tests you on that role by asking you questions about multigenerational living arrangements and examples of family dynamics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This late adulthood quiz tests your ability to:

  • Identify terms related to the roles that extended families play in hypothetical examples
  • Recall the year when multigenerational living arrangements were least popular
  • Recognize the type of person who is most likely to be in a multigenerational living arrangement

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most relevant information about multigenerational living arrangements from the lesson on the role of the extended family in late adulthood
  • Critical thinking - use this information to read a given family scenario and determine what it is an example of
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've learned about the extended family during late adulthood

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, check out the lesson titled The Role of the Extended Family in Late Adulthood. It covers the following objectives:

  • Define late adulthood
  • Explain the types of caregiving that come with the extended family in late adulthood
  • Examine relevant trends in multigenerational living arrangements since World War II