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1. What is polygyny?

  • When a woman has two or more husbands in her lifetime
  • A form of marriage in which a woman may have two or more husbands at the same time
  • A form of marriage in which a man may have two or more wives at the same time
  • When a man has two or more wives in his lifetime
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2. What is a patriarchal family?

  • A male dominated family where the men hold all the power
  • A female dominated family where the men hold all the power
  • A family where the man earns the most money
  • A family where the woman earns the most money

3. What is monogamy?

  • A form of marriage where a person can legally be married to two or more patners
  • A form of marriage where a person can only be legally married to one partner at a time
  • Being married for over 10 years
  • Only getting married once in your lifetime

4. What is the instrumental role?

  • The musical role within the family where traditionally the parents play two or more instruments
  • The role played by the children in the family where they play and go to school
  • The provider and breadwinner role within the family traditionally seen as the male role
  • The nurturing and caring role within the family traditionally seen as the female role

5. A family type that consists of 2 parents living with their children?

  • Nuclear family
  • A Household
  • Bean Pole family
  • Typical family

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