Family Structure Variations in the United States

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Which of the following has historically been considered the traditional family structure?

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1. In single-parent families which parent traditionally raises the children?

2. What type of family structure has both a biological mother and biological father raising their children?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are numerous family structures throughout the United States, including those with single-parents, step-families, extended families, and others. This quiz and worksheet combination will help determine how much you understand about these families by asking you to identify the make-ups of each family type.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to classify the following familial groupings:

  • Historically traditional
  • Single-parent
  • Relaxed views of marriage have seen an increase in this family structure
  • Those lacking both the biological mother and father

Skills Practiced

These skills will be put to the test as you review the quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of various family structures
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding traditional households
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about biological mothers and fathers in a family

Additional Learning

Develop your understanding of family composition by reviewing the lesson, Family Structure Variations in the United States. You will learn more about the following families:

  • Factors that have led to an increase in same-sex couple families
  • The issues step families face
  • Reasons an extended family would raise a child
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