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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Freud say his love seems to be, to him?
(a) Something he needs to control and regulate.
(b) Something he needs to abide by, no matter what it demands.
(c) Something he is compelled to give to society.
(d) Something he can give according to his whim.

2. What is the ego instinct antithetical to, according to Freud?
(a) The reality principle.
(b) Libidinal instincts.
(c) The pleasure principle.
(d) Sadism.

3. What does Freud say a man feels as a result of a cultural super-ego?
(a) Anxiety of conscious.
(b) Nostalgia for regressive states.
(c) Remorse for unfulfilled potential.
(d) Desire for escape from society.

4. Where does the conscience’s severity originate, according to Freud?
(a) In the ego’s inability to distinguish between internal and external.
(b) In the ego’s experience of punishment.
(c) In the ego’s hostility to external objects.
(d) In the ego’s refusal to renounce pleasure.

5. What does Freud say needs to be taken into account when considering the love one should have for neighbors and enemies?
(a) Humankind’s innate trustfulness.
(b) Mankind's need for divine grace.
(c) Humanity's original sin.
(d) Man's innate aggression.

6. What animal does Freud say man is to his fellow man?
(a) Horse.
(b) Dog.
(c) Cat.
(d) Wolf.

7. How does Freud characterize our culture’s methods of preparing young people for their lives as adults?
(a) Like teaching a tradesman the use of his tools.
(b) Like outfitting a warrior in protective armor.
(c) Like training a bear to sing and dance on cue.
(d) Like sending an Artic expedition with summer sweaters.

8. What explanation does Freud offer for believing in loving his enemies?
(a) Believe because it is transcendent.
(b) Believe because the social cost is high if you do not.
(c) Believe because you need your enemies to think this way as well.
(d) Believe because it is absurd.

9. What does Freud say he seeks in scientific work?
(a) Fulfillment of ideas and hypotheses.
(b) Simplification without ignoring facts.
(c) New ways of describing familiar facts.
(d) Elaboration of the variations of possible truths.

10. Which part of psychoanalysis does Freud say has developed most slowly?
(a) The theory of artistic creativity.
(b) The theory of aggression.
(c) The theory of instincts.
(d) Analytic theory.

11. Which does Freud say comes first?
(a) Consciousness of guilt.
(b) Desire for punishment.
(c) Super-ego.
(d) Conscious.

12. What is Freud’s first reaction to the notion that one should “love they neighbor as thyself”?
(a) He is comforted by it.
(b) He finds it unnatural.
(c) He is appalled by it.
(d) He is blind to it, it is so familiar.

13. What does Freud say libido intersects with, at a certain point?
(a) Sadism.
(b) Instinctual energy.
(c) The reality principle.
(d) Repression.

14. Where does Freud say the remorse of conscience ultimately originates?
(a) Anticipation of pleasure.
(b) Loathing directed toward the self.
(c) Forbidden longing for the mother.
(d) Ambivalence toward the father.

15. What does the conscience take the place of?
(a) External authority.
(b) The pleasure principle.
(c) The death instinct.
(d) The super-ego.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the destructive instinct provide when it is harnessed, according to Freud?

2. Where does Freud say conscience originates?

3. Where does Freud say man’s sense of guilt originates?

4. Who does Freud say the savage blames if bad things happen to him?

5. What does Freud say love seeks for?

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