Quiz Chapter 5: Love and Choosing a Partner

  1. Which form of love language would be conducive for creating a long-term relationship?
    a. learning to have the same point of view as your partner
    b. providing the partner with positive affirmation
    c. following your partner's love language style
    d. giving rather than receiving gifts
    d. giving rather than receiving gifts
  2. After a date, Terrence decides not to call Kalinda again because he paid for dinner at an expensive restaurant while Kalinda spent the night looking at her phone. The social exchange perspective would propose that
    a. Kalinda is not a candidate for a committed relationship with anyone.
    b. Terrence did not try hard enough to meet Kalinda's expectations.
    c. Terrence's expectations for the evening were not met.
    d. Kalinda's expectations for the evening were not met.
    c. Terrence's expectations for the evening were not met.
  3. Who is providing an accurate example of the principle of least interest?
    a. Ellen, who is less interested in an activity than her partner, but goes along with it anyway.
    b. Zoe, who is more interested in the relationship than her partner, and therefore, makes all of the decisions.
    c. Ilana, who is less interested in the relationship than her partner, but holds most of the power.
    d. Rachel, who is more interested in an activity than her partner but comes up with a compromise.
    c. Ilana, who is less interested in the relationship than her partner, but holds most of the power.
  4. Vera went out on a first date with Phil and is wondering if she should see him again. What might signal potential interpersonal violence if Vera chooses to date Phil?
    a. Phil expects Vera to pay for her own meal.
    b. Phil wants Vera to meet his roommate after the date.
    c. Phil talks about a friend who recently got into a fight.
    d. Phil takes awhile to calm down after someone bumps into him.
    d. Phil takes awhile to calm down after someone bumps into him.
  5. Hannah and Elisha have just begun to spend most of their free time together, engaging in activities they both enjoy. Which stage of the wheel of love are they in?
    a. mutual dependency
    b. self-revelation
    c. rapport
    d. need fulfillment
    a. mutual dependency
  6. What is one characteristic of the self-revelation stage of the wheel of love?
    a. sharing our innermost thoughts about the future of the relationship
    b. allowing our partner to rely on us for emotional needs
    c. showing our true self to our partner
    d. unconditional confidence and trust in our partner
    c. showing our true self to our partner
  7. George and his partner are in a long-term relationship. At which stage of their relationship will they be able to discuss decisions openly because of their ongoing mutual support of each other?
    a. self-disclosure
    b. need fulfillment
    c. mutual dependency
    d. self-revelation
    a. self-disclosure
  8. Gary and Samantha cycle from relationship satisfaction to dissatisfaction in their relationship based on the circumstances at any given moment. In other words, their relationship is
    a. relationship-driven.
    b. self-revealing.
    c. mutually dependent.
    d. event-driven.
    d. event-driven.
  9. Daria follows a rule that her dates should not expect sex before the third date. This is an example of
    a. nondating.
    b. a status exchange.
    c. heterogamy.
    d. a dating script.
    d. a dating script.
  10. Maria, a Hispanic American, is marrying Jang, an Asian American. What practice are they illustrating?
    a. polygamy
    b. exogamy
    c. endogamy
    d. homogamy
    b. exogamy
  11. What hypothesis would agree that cohabitants are more prone to unsuccessful marital relationships than non-cohabitants, but only if cohabitation is not as common as marriage in their given society?
    a. social exchange hypothesis
    b. experience hypothesis
    c. selection hypothesis
    d. status exchange hypothesis
    b. experience hypothesis
  12. Sona and Kevin have both cohabitated with other partners, and also with each for one year before marrying. They are now divorcing after four years, both saying they know that marriage is not the "be all, end all," and that "it's time to move on." What hypothesis are they playing out?
    a. social exchange hypothesis
    b. experience hypothesis
    c. commitment hypothesis
    d. status exchange hypothesis
    b. experience hypothesis
  13. Larissa and Anton are first-time cohabitants. After living together for two years, Larissa and Anton contemplate marriage. Although the correlation between cohabitation and marital success is somewhat unclear, recent research suggests that
    a. the positive relationship between cohabitation and divorce is increasing.
    b. cohabitation decreases the likelihood of separation.
    c. cohabitation increases the likelihood of divorce.
    d. the positive relationship between cohabitation and divorce is waning
    d. the positive relationship between cohabitation and divorce is waning
  14. Most men and women today are looking for a spouse who
    a. is willing to stay at home with the kids.
    b. earns more than they do.
    c. is less-educated than them.
    d. is less attractive than them.
    b. earns more than they do.
  15. With cross-national marriages, what is one common ingredient between modern-day arranged marriages and free-choice marriages?
    a. Bargaining takes place in one form or another.
    b. Both partners are expected to be "Westernized" before marriage.
    c. The groom is expected to pay for all costs associated with the marriage.
    d. Love between the partners is the central focus of the mating process.
    a. Bargaining takes place in one form or another.
  16. Twenty-two-year old Fareed comes from a background where the parents have the primary responsibility of determining marriage partners for their children, but where the children have the ability to accept or reject their parents' choice. What is this called?
    a. assisted marriage
    b. ritualistic marriage
    c. accepted marriage
    d. familial marriage
    a. assisted marriage
  17. Katherine is focused on selecting a mate and has a list of what she wants out of a relationship. Based on what you've learned about mate selection in this chapter, she should expect that
    a. she and her partner will be able to overcome any obstacle because of their feelings for each other.
    b. her partner will meet her every need to ensure her happiness.
    c. her partner will change his annoying habits based on her feedback.
    d. she and her partner will have work through tough times and variable feelings for each other.
    d. she and her partner will have work through tough times and variable feelings for each other.
  18. Larsen chooses his mates based on his own personal interactions as well as on input from family members. What type of culture is he experiencing?



    B. free-choice
  19. Joann fantasizes about a romantic relationship with a work colleague, including where they would live and how they would spend their free time. What behavior is she illustrating?
    a. pragmatism
    b. limerence
    c. storge
    d. mate selectio
    b. limerence
  20. Charla only looks for mates who practice her religion (Catholic) and have the same social status (middle-income). What is she practicing?



    C. endogamy
  21. Brett consistently works overtime, cooks dinner every night for his partner, and takes care of their finances, all without complaining (out loud). What is he engaging in?
    a. martyring
    b. manipulation
    c. limerence
    d. ludus
    d. anxious
  22. Sara obsessively follows her partner Facebook's page to make sure he's still interested in her, and her alone. What attachment style does this indicate?
    a. secure
    b. ambivalent
    c. avoidant
    d. anxious
    d. anxious
  23. According to Sternberg's triangular theory of love, what component of love creates the trust that is necessary for sharing one's inner thoughts and dreams?
    a. romance
    b. intimacy
    c. commitment
    d. passion
    b. intimacy
  24. What have research studies suggested about gender differences and "being in love"?
    a. Women are less resilient after a breakup than men.
    b. Men want "passionate sex" rather than "passionate love."
    c. Women fall in love more quickly than men.
    d. Men fall in love more quickly than women.
    d. Men fall in love more quickly than women.
  25. Kyle and Leanna have persistently worked through good and bad together in their relationship, sometimes in spite of how they feel toward each other. What type of lovers are they?
    a. intimate lovers
    b. romantic lovers
    c. infatuated lovers
    d. committed lovers
    d. committed lovers
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