Test Your Knowledge: Mother-Daughter Relationships
Which is more difficult -- getting along with your mom or taking this quiz? Answer these questions and see.
All mother-daughter relationships fall under which category?
- There is no one category.
What is a common complaint daughters have about mothers?
- that their mother is out of touch
- that their mother is overly critical
- that their mother is moody
What is one of the biggest enemies of mother-daughter relationships?
When conflict in a mother-daughter relationship arises, the best thing to do is what?
- ignore it
- point it out
- repair it
Who is the best person to bring into an adult mother-daughter conflict?
- the father
- a sibling
- no one else
A traditional mother-daughter relationship involving a minor daughter is called what?
- a vertical relationship
- a hierarchal relationship
- a matriarchal relationship
What percentage of women between the ages of 21 and 54 consider their mother one of their best friends?
- 39 percent
- 56 percent
- 71 percent
For the mother of a young or adolescent girl, over-emphasizing friendship in the relationship can have what negative effect?
- the blurring of boundaries
- making the mom seem less cool
- spoiling the daughter
What's the name of the trend in which mothers mimic the fashion, shopping and pop-culture choices of their adolescent daughters?
- twin moms
- copycat moms
- daughter doppelgangers
Browsing through magazines with your daughter is a great way to bring up the topic of what?
- body image
- a homework project
- her messy room
What percentage of moms think mothering a daughter is more fraught with conflict than mothering a son?
- 30 percent
- 50 percent
- 90 percent
What pair of inanimate objects best represents communication between a mother and daughter?
Forty-five percent of men say their mother was more influential in their lives than their father was. What percentage of women say the same?
- 35 percent
- 68 percent
- 78 percent
What is it called when, later in life, the mother-daughter relationship reverses and the daughter becomes more like a parent?
- daughter-mother relationship
- evolved motherhood
- reverse nurture
If a daughter is enmeshed with her mother, it's likely to mean what?
- She won't make decisions without her mother's input.
- She and her mother think the same thoughts.
- She secretly hates her mother.
Regardless of whether or not the relationship is close, many daughters still have which fear about their mothers?
- that their mother doesn't love them
- that they will become just like their mother
- that their mother favors their brother
Sixty-eight percent of women between the ages of 18 and 35 suspect that their mothers resent what?
- their father
- their appearance
- their life choices
When a mother and adult daughter clash often, it can be because of what reason?
- overestimating the other's control
- dislike of one another
When a mother-daughter relationship becomes sisterly, what problem can arise?
- They gossip about one another.
- They develop a rivalry.
- They bond too closely.
What stepdaughter do stepmoms have the hardest time bonding with?
- the youngest daughter
- the middle daughter
- the oldest daughter