Most religions consider family life to be a blessing, based on the stability of marriage. For Sikhs, family is an essential social structure, encouraged by Guru Nanak and the Gurus who succeeded him.
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
When a married couple live with their children
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 is family life seen to be such an essential unit in Sikhism?
It was encouraged by the Gurus
The family pray together in the gurdwara
The family provides instability for the community
What important, traditional role does the woman have in Sikhism?
The role of the mother
She leads the services in the gurdwara
She has the responsibility of earning money for the upkeep of the family
What duty do children have when their parents become old?
Children have the duty to prepare for the parents' funeral ceremonies
Children have the duty to take care of their aged parents
Children have the duty to take over their parents' finances
What is the aim of parents when raising children?
For them to be Manmukh
For them to be Gurmukh
For them to go to university
Where can the instructions for all Sikh ceremonies be found?
In the gurdwara
In the Guru Granth Sahib
In the Rahit Maryada
What is the name of the initation ceremony in Sikhism?