What Is Monogamy? - Definition & History


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What is monogamy?

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1. What mating system was more common historically?

2. Which religion was responsible for making monogamy more popular in the Middle Ages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The foundation and history of the concept of monogamy is the focus of this worksheet and quiz. A knowledge of related terms is necessary for answering the quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your understanding of these topics will be challenged in the quiz:

  • The meaning of monogamy
  • Historical impact of monogamy
  • A prevalent mating system historically
  • The influence of religion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the characteristics of monogamy and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as monogamy
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of mating

Additional Learning

Find out more about monogamy by completing the lesson titled What is Monogamy? - Definition & History. The lesson will help you meet these objectives:

  • Define monogamy and other types of mating
  • Know the history of monogamy and its impact on society
  • Differentiate between types of social customs
  • Understand how marriage has changed throughout human history