What do you know about marriage?

Marriage expert Stephanie Coontz stumps Broadsheet with her pop quiz.

Lori Leibovich
February 21, 2006 11:59PM (UTC)

Stephanie Coontz, a professor of family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. -- and one of my best and favorite sources over the years -- has concocted a great little quiz about marriage that ran on the New York Times Op-Ed page on Saturday.

I cockily assumed I'd ace the test -- after all, I've been writing and editing stories about relationships for years -- and yet I was stunned to discover that I answered only 50 percent of the true-or-false questions correctly. The answers are surprising and counterintuitive. I don't want to spoil the fun by discussing them too much here -- go take the quiz yourself -- but I will say that question No. 13 was my favorite, and I did get it right.


Lori Leibovich

Lori Leibovich is a contributing editor at Salon and the former editor of the Life section.

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