51.The “intimate outsider label” evokes the image of stepparents as being members of the family as well as:
52.The longer a family is a single-parent family, the more difficult the adjustment for ________ in remarriage.
d.the extended family
53.In remarriage, more sustained problems are noted for:
54.The research findings on the effects of remarriage on children are:
55.Matt and Jenny have recently entered into a remarriage. They both have small children. Although rocky at first, the adjustment for the new stepfamily has gone smoothly. As the years go by, they may expect:
a.problems to reappear as the children reach adolescence.
b.the marriage to disintegrate.
c.a blended family with little or no problems.
d.interference from the non-custodial parents.
56.Remarriages involving adolescent children tend to have:
a.fewer parental rules.
b.more sustained problems.
c.shorter adjustment periods.
d.traditional gender roles.
57.Stepparents and stepchildren have a great deal of trouble in their relationships for all reasons EXCEPT:
a.stepparents feel confusion about their roles.
b.children feel loyalty conflicts.
c.the split of parental authority with the biological parents.
d.the change in economic status.
58.Steve has recently married a woman with children from a previous marriage. The oldest child, Benjamin, is showing signs of resentment and hostility towards Steve. Benjamin is probably:
a.grieving the loss of friends.
b.fighting unrealistic expectations the new family has placed on him.
c.not used to the attention of a parent.
d.feeling disloyalty to his biological father.
59.Adolescents are more likely to break up a remarriage because:
a.they can get in trouble with the law.
b.they have more friends.
c.they have more power in the family.
d.they can be more dangerous to stepsiblings.
60.Probably the best course for a stepparent is to:
a.replace the natural parent.
b.assume a supplemental role.
c.move quickly to establish parental authority.
d.try to outdo the child's biological parent.