Chapter 03: Our Family
Our Family- Textual Questions and Answers & Model Questions
1. What is Family?
Answer: A family consists of a father, mother, children and their close

2. Which is the smallest unit of society?
Answer: Family is the smallest unit of society.

3. When did we became the member of a family?
Answer: By birth

4. How families are formed?
Answer: families are formed by individuals.

5. How did Community and Society formed?
Answer: Several families together form a community and several communities together give rise to society.

6. Which are the different types of families? Explain?
* Nuclear family: A family with only a father, mother and their children are called a Nuclear family.
* Extended family: When two or three nuclear families live together, they form an Extended family.
* Joint family: Three or four generations live together under one roof is called a Joint family.

7. What are the factors that bind the members of a family together?
• Affection
• Mutual respect
• Love
• Feeling of security

8. List the different ways by which a family is formed?
• Blood relation
• Marriage relation
• Adoption

9. Why family is said to be the basic unit of society?
• Family teaches us social norms manners and ways of life for the first time.
• Family fulfils our basic needs such as food, clothes, shelter etc.
• Family ensures love and security to all the members of a family.
• It is from a family that we start making social relationships, develop and retain such relationships.

10. What are the features of a family?
• Universal
• Emotional bonds
• Limited size
• Sense of responsibility

11. What are the functions of a family?
• To ensure security
• Provide basic needs
• Give love and affection
• Provide good habits
• Behaviour patterns

12. Why family is Universal?
Answer: Families exist all over the world irrespective of nation, language etc. So the family is universal.
13. This is where we first learn about norms, manners and lifestyle of the society?
Answer: Family

14. What are our primary needs?
Answer:  Food, cloth, shelter.

15. Who fulfils our basic needs?
 Answer: Family

16. Why are family ts said to be the basic unit of society?
Answer: It is from the family that we start making social relationships,
develop and retain such relations. That is why the family is said to be the basic unit of society.

17. What is an essential factor for keeping the family a permanent unit?
Answer: Responsibility.

18. What are the major features of a family?
Answer: Universality, emotional bonds, limited size, and sense of responsibility

19. What are the important functions of a family?
Answer: To ensure security, provide basic needs, give love and affection, and cultivate good qualities.

20. What are the benefits we get from family?
Answer: Discipline, manners, share and care, honesty.

21. What is the basis of social relations?
Answer: Family

22. Which is the primary platform for personality development?
Answer: Family

23. Ammu shares the day’s events at school with her parents on reaching home.
What do you usually share with your parents? Prepare a brief note.
• Events in the school
• Health problems
• Favourite food
• Arts and sports interest
• About new friends
• About teachers, etc

24. How do you help your parents at home?
How do your parents help you?
Complete the following table.

Responsibilities of parents

• Let the children grow with discipline.

Provide the children with their basic needs.

• Provide good education to children.

• Provide good habits and manners to children.

• Provide good health to children.

Your duties towards them

• Help parents in their household works.

• Acquire good knowledge and study well.

• Obey parents.

• Respect elders.

• Help younger brothers and sisters.