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The Family and Relatives Quiz

Blood is thicker than water. So they say, but how much do you know about family and relatives? Know the difference between your aunt, your niece and your sis-in-law? Take this quiz and find out! Feel free to share your score and your experience below, and don’t forget to upvoteย this post if you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Question of

    A group consisting of two parents and their children may be called a…

    • Nuclear family
    • Extended family
    • Family of choice
  • Question of

    Some families have one breadwinner. This means…

    • The person who bakes bread
    • The person earning money to support the family
    • The family member who gambles the most
  • Question of

    Genealogy is the study of family history. The word comes from a root meaning “give birth” which also gave rise to all of the following words, except one. Which one?

    • Gynaecology
    • Degenerate
    • Genuine
    • Genesis
    • Gentle
    • Benign
  • Question of

    If your mother takes a new husband, and he already has a daughter, what is her relationship to you?

    • Second cousin
    • Step-cousin
    • Step-sister
  • Question of

    How many grandparents do you share with your (full) sibling?

    • Four
    • Two
    • One
  • Question of

    My brother had two children, both girls. They are my…

    • Aunts
    • Cousins
    • Nieces
  • Question of

    If your father takes a new wife and they have a baby boy together, he’ll be your…

    • Half-brother
    • Brother-in-law
    • Nephew
  • Question of

    My uncle’s children are my…

    • Uncles-in-law
    • First cousins
    • Second cousins
  • Question of

    My first cousin had a daughter, the same year I had one. What relation are those two girls to each other?

    • Cousins-in-law
    • Grand-daughters
    • Second cousins
  • Question of

    Which of these is your great-aunt (a.k.a. grand-aunt)?

    • Your father’s mother’s sister
    • Your father’s first cousin
    • Your uncle’s grandmother
  • Question of

    First cousins share grandparents; second cousins share…

    • Parents
    • Great-grandchildren
    • Great-grandparents
  • Question of

    Your first cousin’s children are your…

    • Second cousins
    • First cousins once removed
    • Second cousins once removed
  • Question of

    If each parent supplies 50% of their children’s DNA, how much DNA does a brother share with his sister?

    • 25%
    • 50%
    • 100%
  • Question of

    Another term to describe first cousin is…

    • Cousin-german
    • Cousin-american
    • Cousin-french


What do you think?

14 Points


  1. 11 out of 14. You should do that quiz in Serbian`and pray not to get mad. We have separate name for every relative you can imagine. Besides, there are no cousins- we’re all brothers and sisters on certain, strictly determined levels. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 11/14. I was getting them all correct but 12, 13, 14 floored me. I thought first cousinโ€™s children are like our nieces and nephews and cousin German is a new term for me. Excellent quiz, as always ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It could be that the words nieces and nephews are used less precisely in some Englishes than others. Certainly when I was a kid, auntie and uncle were applied very loosely to any familiar acquaintance 20 years or more one’s senior.
      About -german (and some of the above) take a look at the final entry here:

      • We still do the same…turn everyone into a relative. Anyone older is auntie or uncle, men of same age group are bhai or brother (such as my hubby’s friends or cousins), women slightly older are baji or (older sister).

        We also tend to add “ji” or “sahib” to names of older acquaintances such as baba ji, master ji or XYZ sahib. Normally people do not take just names but when I joined online and called everyone Mr. Trulove, Mr. Bessey, Mr. Welford etc. I was told that’s not how it’s done ๐Ÿ™‚

        • So how should I correctly address you, Dawnwriter sahiba? – or memsahib? If you started calling me Mr Darlington I’d be worried. It’s like you would be treating me as your superior ๐Ÿ™‚ But I wouldn’t mind Normanji ๐Ÿ˜€