Family relationships

There's no doubt that family plays an important role in our lives. In fact, it's so important that Canadians in a number of provinces are given a day in February to celebrate it—Family Day!

But, with a variety of modern family structures and large family trees, it's sometimes difficult to know the correct terms for family types and family relationships. To brush up on your kinship terminology in time for your next family reunion, take the quiz below!

1. Sophie is Clementine and Francis's niece. Sophie goes over to their house every Thursday evening to babysit their son Philip, who is her Placeholder for the answer.
2. Your sister-in-law is related to you by marriage, because she is your Placeholder for the answer.
3. Serena doesn't have any sisters, but she is so close to her best friend Emma that she often says "she's like a sister to me." Emma is therefore Serena's Placeholder for the answer.
4. A Placeholder for the answer family consists of partners living together with their biological or adopted children.
5. Taylor's mom and Evan's dad are first cousins, so Taylor and Evan are Placeholder for the answer.
6. Your first cousins' children are your Placeholder for the answer.
7. Daphne and Nabil had each been raising one child of their own before they met. When they got married and decided to raise their two children together, they became a Placeholder for the answer family.
8. After a few years of marriage, Daphne and Nabil decide to have a biological child. This child will be a Placeholder for the answer to their two children from previous relationships.
9. Second cousins share the same Placeholder for the answer.
10. If two brothers from the same family marry two sisters from another family, their children will be Placeholder for the answer cousins.