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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. To what subject does Freud turn in order to know how society controls aggression?
(a) Rites of passage.
(b) Corrective institutions.
(c) Social ties.
(d) Individual development.

3. What does Freud posit in the conclusion of Beyond the Pleasure Principle (1920)?
(a) The importance of narcissism.
(b) The reality principle.
(c) The importance of sadism.
(d) A death instinct.

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

5. 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.

6. 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) Desire for escape from society.
(d) Remorse for unfulfilled potential.

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

8. How does Freud describe society relationship with sexuality?
(a) It starves the psyche so that sexual life is not fed.
(b) It drives sexual energy out so it has no outlet.
(c) It destroys any objects the sexual life could claim outside marriage.
(d) It controls it by levying sexual energy.

9. How does guilt express itself, according to Freud?
(a) In a desire for punishment.
(b) In a desire to break the rules.
(c) In a desire for gratification.
(d) In a self-destructive behavior.

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

11. When does destructive energy typically elude the researcher’s gaze, according to Freud?
(a) When it is expressed politically.
(b) When it is turned inward.
(c) When it takes place in intimate relationships.
(d) When it is employed in limiting a person’s potential.

12. What feeling does Freud say is associated with the negation of aggression?
(a) Shame.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Envy.
(d) Lust.

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

14. How does Freud characterize the phenomena he is describing?
(a) Uncommon events.
(b) Common sense.
(c) Specialized knowledge.
(d) Exceptional cases.

15. What does Freud say is the relation between ‘love thy neighbor as thyself’ and ‘love thine enemies’?
(a) He says they are the same.
(b) He says they are opposed.
(c) He says that they are complementary.
(d) He says that it is harder to love your neighbor than your enemy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Freud say is still necessary, if men are united in love?

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

3. What does Freud say happens when men do not exercise their aggression?

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

5. Which does Freud say comes first?

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