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

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

3. What does Freud say men should make humble obeisance” to?
(a) The power of the state to regulate human affairs.
(b) The high-minded nature of man.
(c) The divine grace of God.
(d) The power of the Devil, or man’s innate destructiveness.

4. Whose is the sole relationship that Freud says is not affected by property?
(a) Mother and daughter.
(b) Mother and son.
(c) Brother and brother.
(d) Father and son.

5. How does Freud describe the libido’s disinclination to relinquish an old position for a new one?
(a) As regression.
(b) As conservatism.
(c) As inertia.
(d) As synthesis.

6. What does Freud say is the most pressing problem in the evolution of culture?
(a) Guilt.
(b) Solidarity.
(c) Pleasure.
(d) Authority.

7. What does Freud say accompanies destructive behavior?
(a) Moral indifference.
(b) An out-of-body sensation.
(c) Profound pleasure.
(d) Self-loathing.

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

9. Whom does Freud say he would be wronging, to love his neighbor as himself?
(a) His family.
(b) Himself.
(c) The stranger.
(d) Those who value his love.

10. What does Freud say is still necessary, if men are united in love?
(a) Prohibitions on property ownership.
(b) Others who are not yet initiated.
(c) Regulations on sexual behavior
(d) Others who are despised.

11. What work does Freud say he has to do in therapy, in regard to the cultural super-ego?
(a) Clarify its demands.
(b) Moderate its demands.
(c) Make his patients conscious of it.
(d) Bring its demands into speech.

12. How does Freud say society endeavors to restrict violence?
(a) By authorizing violence for certain uses.
(b) By forcing self-monitoring in the people.
(c) By claiming violence as its sole right.
(d) Be exiling violent people.

13. What does Freud say is the limit of Eros?
(a) It is purest in one person alone.
(b) It is perfected in the abstract love of all society.
(c) It comes into focus and clarity when there is a triangle of three.
(d) It does not work on more than two people at a time.

14. 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 hostility to external objects.
(c) In the ego’s refusal to renounce pleasure.
(d) In the ego’s experience of punishment.

15. Where does Freud say man’s sense of guilt originates?
(a) In the desire a child has to return to an earlier state.
(b) In the fear of the loss of love.
(c) In the Oedipal murder of the father.
(d) In the rejection of actual authorities for conscience.

Short Answer Questions

1. What problem does Freud identify, with holding the Devil responsible for human violence?

2. Where does Freud say the remorse of conscience ultimately originates?

3. What is Freud surprised that people have overlooked in their ideas about human nature?

4. How does Freud say he can tell that the death instinct exists?

5. When does destructive energy typically elude the researcher’s gaze, according to Freud?

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