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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What else does Freud say can disturb the distinction between id and ego?
(a) Pathological processes.
(b) Drug-induced experiences.
(c) Morbid processes.
(d) Transcendent experiences.

2. When does fate lose its power over men, according to Freud?
(a) When man takes pleasure from mental work.
(b) When man takes physical pleasure from his environment.
(c) When man takes pleasure from religious feelings.
(d) When man takes pleasure from self-renunciation.

3. What does Freud’s friend say he wishes Freud appreciated more fully?
(a) The source of religious sentiments.
(b) Man’s ability to invent his gods.
(c) The danger of disbelief.
(d) The reality of myths and gods.

4. What does Freud say he has a hard time believing about his friend’s experience?
(a) That nature should provide such a direct feeling of connection.
(b) That it has not been adequately described in religious literature.
(c) That it is not the fountain and origin of all religious feelings.
(d) That more people do not share it.

5. Why does Freud say people are hostile toward civilization?
(a) Because it is imposed from without.
(b) Because it makes promises it cannot fulfill.
(c) Because it is an obstacle to religion.
(d) Because it is antagonistic to nature.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the advantages of civilization, in Freud's account?

2. What does Freud say is the first act of civilization?

3. What is society based on, according to Freud?

4. What does Freud say is the relation between society and the individual’s desire for freedom?

5. What supposition does Freud make about this structure’s relationship with the psyche?

(see the answer key)

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