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Lesson Review

Comprehension Check

Type short answers to the following questions in the spaces provided. Then, click on “Read the answer” to check your answer. If you do not understand some of the questions, review the lesson and listen to the presentation again.

  1. Traditionally, at around what age did Canadian kids move out of their parents' home?

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    20
  2. At around what age are a lot of Canadian kids leaving the nest now?

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    25
  3. Dr. Bimford names five other countries where this is happening, too. What are they? Type the names of the countries in the space provided.

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    U.S., Japan, England, Germany, and France.
  4. Who did Alex live with before he moved back to his parents' home?

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    His girlfriend.
  5. Why can't Alex afford to rent an apartment by himself?

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    He has to make big student loan payments.
  6. For what three reasons has Lisa had so many jobs?

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    She quits boring jobs, she believes life is too short to work at an awful job, and she is looking for a job that she loves.
  7. When does Lisa plan to move out of her parents' home and support herself?

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    When she has a good career.
  8. Why doesn't Lisa want to get married and have children yet?

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    She wants to have a good time first. She's not ready yet.
  9. Why doesn't Alex want to have children?

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    Children are too much responsibility.
  10. Dr. Bimford gives two reasons why today's young people are taking longer to grow up. What are the two reasons?

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    Young people today have a lot of choices to make, and it's hard for young people today to support themselves.