Primary definitions (listed first), as follows:

Merriam-Webster: “a group of people who are related to each other”
Cambridge dictionary: “a social group of parents, children, and sometimes grandparents , uncles, aunts, and others who are related”
Wiktionary: “A group of people who are closely related to one another (by blood, marriage or adoption)” “A basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not”


Story from TheBlaze & (H/T: Young Conservatives)

A dad posted to Twitter a screenshot of what he said was a multiple-choice question from his son’s high school health test.

The question asked for a definition of “family.” His son chose “a collection of related-by-blood individuals living together.”

But that was the wrong answer. (click pic for twitter post)


The correct choice? “A collection of individuals who care for and about each other.”

Will Saleton said his son was marked down 5 percent “because he chose this ‘incorrect’ definition of family.”

Some responders to Saleton’s post noted that mothers and fathers aren’t related by blood and that many parents adopt, which would make his son’s choice incorrect anyway. Saleton and others noted that often kids are too young to “care for” adults in a household, which makes the “correct” answer insufficient.

One responder noted that the “correct” answer “reduces family to any group of strangers.”

What do you say the definition of “family” is? Let us know in the comments!


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