All of the following are reasons that societies practice the levirate except:
it is associated with societies that place the highest value on female heirs
Reciprocal exchange, a type of marriage compensation rarely found today:
emphasized the concept of marriage as an alliance between two families.
In Western socities, mate selection is largely a decision made:
jointly by the prospective bride and groom
The sororate is a marriage custom in which:
his widower is expected to marry the sister or another close relative of his dead wife.
Competition among co-wives in a polygynous household is reduced when all of the following occur except:
the husband does not get involved in the affairs of his wives.
The levirate is a marriage custom in which:
a widow marries the brother or another close relative of her dead husband.
In this chapters, "Contemporary Issues," arranged marriages by an Iraqi father for his daughters (age 13 and 14) resulted in:
the father being convicted of child abuse
Which of the following is false?
The monetization of bridewealth has led to greater freedom of choice on the part of the future spouses involved.
Which statement about romantic love is true?
People in many non-Westerns countries do not base marriage on romantic love.
How can you best describe multigenerational households?
In a multigenerational household there are three or more generations
Which form of marriage compensation is a transfer of goods from the brides family to the grooms family?
The decline in the percentage of nuclear families in the United States has been influenced by all of the following except:
the lower costs associated with having children.
Among the Mosu in the film we watched in class, what type of family system do they practice?
Which of the following statements about polygyny in the United States is correct?
Although polygyny is practiced in certain areas of the U.S., it is not legal
Although the nuclear family has been the ideal in the U.S. for most of the 20th century:
now only about one household in four in nuclear.
The nuclear family is based on ____ ties and the extended family is based on ____ ties.
Incest avoidance can have positive social advantages by forcing people to marry outside of their immediate family, therby:
creating relationships with people whom they are likely to cooperate
Bride service is practiced:
to compensate the bride's family in a society where material goods are not accumulated
Arranged marriages are found most often in what type of society?
societies in which there is elaborate social hierarchy