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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Freud say the sense of guilt produced by culture is expressed?
(a) As artistic creativity.
(b) As neurosis in sane people.
(c) As self-destructive behavior.
(d) As a general discontent.

3. Freud says that people typically do not want to see human beings as innately cruel and destructive—What idea about human do they hold to instead?
(a) That human beings are essentially tormented creatures.
(b) That human flaws are the result of bad decisions.
(c) That man is made in God’s benign image.
(d) That inequality and violence are the result of exploitation.

4. What does Freud say about restrictions on sexual life if society is to be held together?
(a) They are necessary.
(b) They can be replaced by other restrictions.
(c) They are not always necessary.
(d) They inhibit social cohesion.

5. Who does Freud say the savage blames if bad things happen to him?
(a) His fetish.
(b) His fate.
(c) His society.
(d) Himself.

6. Freud says that it is hard to see Eros and the death instinct unmixed together. Where does he say he might expect to see them?
(a) Religious types.
(b) Extreme cases.
(c) Infants.
(d) Neurotics.

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

8. With what does Freud say guilt ultimately coincides?
(a) Dread of the super-ego.
(b) Longing for fulfillment.
(c) Fear of the loss of love.
(d) Desire for non-existence.

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

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

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

12. What does the concept of narcissism make it possible to see, in Freud's account?
(a) Violence as a form of aggression toward the external world.
(b) Neurosis as a reversion to self-love.
(c) The need for rites of passage from adolescence into adulthood.
(d) The motivations for sadism.

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

14. What comparison does Freud make between the Devil and Jews?
(a) He says that Jews are the Devil incarnate.
(b) He says that they are both enemies of Christians.
(c) He says that they are both illusory concepts.
(d) He says that they are both scapegoats.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Freud say conscience originates?

2. What does Freud say is the outcome of the struggle between libido and the interests of self-preservation?

3. What does the libido cathect in a narcissist, according to Freud?

4. Whom does Freud say he would be wronging, to love his neighbor as himself?

5. What do Freud’s patients not believe, in his account?

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