Which statement is true about American  families? 

Adopting a Family Relationship Framework

Answer the  questions below by using chapter 1 of your textbook.

1. A typical family system is characterized by  ___.

☒ an  evolved set of rules for itself and its members

☐  the lack of values

☐  decreased communication

☐  none of these apply

2. Which statement about families is true?

☐  Families never add new members

☐  Families can be influenced by the community in which they live in

☐  Family members all get along all the time

☐  none of these apply

3. Which statement is true about American  families?

☐ All American families are wealthy.

☐ American families can be made up of  members of many ethnicities and live in a wide variety of areas.

☐  Every American family is White, has two children, and lives in the suburbs.

☐  None of these apply

4. Rituals can best be described as  ___.

☐  beliefs that gods do not exist

☐ symbolic actions related to beliefs that  help families adapt to change and bring meaning to

their  lives

☐  beliefs in supernatural evil forces

☐  none of these apply

5. Which of the following helps to increase a  family’s resilience (a family’s ability to recover quickly from difficult  problems or how they cope with situations)?

☒ family  members have clear and consistent communication and problem-solving processes

☐  ignoring the needs of vulnerable family members

☐  having a negative belief system

☐  none of these apply

6. While children grow up, their gender roles  are influenced by ___. Gender roles are a set of society norms that  determines what types of behaviors are acceptable, appropriate or desirable  for a person based on their actual or perceived sex.

 

Parents and society

☐  pregnancy only

☐  puberty only

☐  none of these apply

7. A ___ is a natural social system that  occurs in a wide variety of forms and represents different cultural heritages.

☐  family

☐  monarchy

☐  hierarchy

☐  none of these apply

8. African American family members are often made  up of____

☐ mothers, fathers, children, and a wide  network of kin, close friends, and community members

☐  nephews and nieces only

☐  neighbors only

☐  none of these apply

9. People in families are intimately ___.

☐  ignored

☐ connected

☐ forgotten

☐ none of these apply

10. The people most vulnerable to living in ___  are nonwhite minorities, single mothers, children under 18 and the elderly.

 

☐ wealth

☐ poverty

☐ mansions

☐ none of these apply