Most religions consider family life to be a blessing and value the stability of marriage. Having a family is the second ashrama, so some Hindus view it as a duty.
What is meant by a nuclear family?
When there is only one parent with children
When there are two parents with their children
When there is a married couple but no children
What is cohabitation?
When a couple live together without being married
When a married couple live with one set of their parents
Where a married couple live with their childen
What has been the change in the number of divorces in the last fifty years?
The number of divorces has not changed greatly
There are now a lot more divorces
There are now a lot fewer divorces
Who is now allowed to adopt children?
Only a couple that have been married for a long time
Only couples with strong religious beliefs
Anybody whether single or as a couple
Why do many Hindus choose to get married and have children?
It is part of the second ashrama (stage in life)
It is part of the first ashrama (stage in life)
They believe everyone has to
How do many Hindus show respect for elders?
By giving them money
By caring for them and housing them
By never eating in front of them
Why may some people believe some Hindu communities favour men over women?
This view has come about because of cultural and social traditions
This view is based on the law in India
They believe only men can achieve moksha
How does the Shivashakti image promote the idea of male and female as equal?
It shows men serving women
It shows men and women dancing together
It shows male and female aspects of God as two halves of one body
Which goddess does Swami Vivekanand suggest all women should 'be'?
How are some forms of the Goddess described in the Devi Mahatmyam and other Hindu scriptures?
Weak and useless
Fearsome and very strong
They cannot be described