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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, Theoretical Interlude.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one example that Erikson provides for the notion of "evil ego identity"?
(a) Confusion.
(b) Gender stereotypes.
(c) Self loathing.
(d) Ethnic stereotypes.

2. What do environmental counterweights of identity help explain in terms of Freud's theory of identity?
(a) Inner world of the ego.
(b) Outer world of the ego.
(c) Society.
(d) Self.

3. What does Erikson feel happens when a healthy personality deals with conflict?
(a) They lose their identity.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Their identity becomes confused.
(d) They actively master the situation.

4. At what stage in Erikson's theory of development may an individual begin to lose confidence or identity and enter period of listlessness?
(a) Autonomy vs. shame.
(b) Generativity vs. stagnation.
(c) Industry vs. inferiority.
(d) Intimacy vs. isolation.

5. In Chapter 2, Foundations and Observation, during his discussion on group identity, what group of people does Erikson observe group changes to make his point?
(a) The Aztec Indians.
(b) Middle class Whites.
(c) Blacks.
(d) The Sioux Indians.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Erikson, what must be understood in order to define the ego?

2. According to Erikson in Chapter 2, what occurs when the ego combines elements that result in an inability to form a positive self-image?

3. That does introjection mean in terms of Erikson's stages of identity development for groups other than the majority?

4. Why was Erikson so impressed with Shaw?

5. What does Freud suggest a fearless freedom of thinking is?

(see the answer key)

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