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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Freud say about happiness as a goal for men’s lives?
(a) It involves men in numerous contradictions.
(b) It can be sought in innumerable ways.
(c) It is a fleeting experience.
(d) It can never be satisfied.

2. What does Freud say is the point of order and regulation?
(a) Perfecting God's work.
(b) Reducing the effect of nature.
(c) Increasing cleanliness.
(d) Reducing anxiety.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the “palliative remedies” men seek out in order to assuage the difficulty of life?
(a) Meditation and mysticism.
(b) Intoxicating substances.
(c) Powerful diversions of interest.
(d) Substitutive gratifications.

4. How does Freud say we see civilization?
(a) As our haven from suffering.
(b) As an externalization of ourselves.
(c) As another nature.
(d) As part of our suffering.

5. What does Freud say are the two forces driving all human activities?
(a) Pleasure and avoidance of pain.
(b) Profit and pleasure.
(c) Power and control over nature.
(d) Purification and perfection of the body.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freud say breaks the boundary between id and ego?

2. What else does Freud say can disturb the distinction between id and ego?

3. What does Freud say this notion is in conflict with?

4. What notion is it that “draws up the programme of life’s purpose” in Freud's account?

5. What does Freud say is the best way to escape from discomfort?

(see the answer key)

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