Practice Quiz for Residence Rules

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1 In most societies:
a) newly married couples establish a residence independent of their relatives
b) matrilocal residence is followed.
c) patrilocal residence is associated with matrilineal descent
d) none of the above
2 Patrilocal residence occurs when a newly married couple establishes their home:
a) near or in the groom's father's house
b) in a new house established by the groom in a different community
c) neither of the above
3 Which of the following forms of residence pattern is followed by the most societies?
a) patrilocal
b) matrilocal
c) avunculocal
d) neolocal
4 Patrilocal residence makes sense in a society that follows patrilineal descent because:
a) it allows women to remain in their natal household after marriage
b) It assures that men will live near their sisters, aunts, and female cousins
c) both of the above
d) none of the above
5 Neolocality usually exists in societies in which:
a) men obtain statuses, jobs, or prerogatives from their nearest elder matrilineal male relative
b) kinship is minimized or economic considerations require moving residence periodically
c) both of the above
6 With avunculocal residence, a newly married couple establishes their home near or in:
a) the groom's maternal uncle's house
b) the groom's father's house
c) the bride's mother's house
7 An extended family consists of:
a) a man and a woman with their children
b) two or more relatives of the same generation living together with their respective spouses and children
c) relatives from three or more generations (e.g., grandparents, parents, and children)
8 Neolocality normally leads to independent households consisting of:
a) extended families
b) joint families
c) single nuclear families
9 Which of the following statements is true concerning residence patterns?
a) Residence rules and the size of family residential groups rarely change as the economy changes.
b) At times, there are unique personal circumstances which result in a deviation from culturally preferred post-marital residence rules.
c) All societies follow one of four residence patterns (neolocal, patrilocal, matrilocal, or avunculocal).
10 Which of the following kinds of societies are most likely to have nuclear family households?
a) large-scale societies with cities and industry
b) small-scale farming and pastoralist societies
c) foraging (i.e., hunting and gathering) societies in marginal environments
d) A and C
e) B and C



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