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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, The Life Cycle, Epigenesis of Identity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Erikson warn the reader not to expect any solid development of mythology in terms of integrating the work on identity over the past two decades?
(a) The world changes too quickly.
(b) It will only cause more identity confusion.
(c) It is too complex to understand.
(d) They cannot be integrated.

2. According to Erikson, what stage is highly dependent on and individuals and ability to gain acceptance?
(a) Trust vs. mistrust.
(b) Autonomy vs. shame.
(c) Industry vs. inferiority.
(d) Intimacy vs. isolation.

3. In observing groups of people being reeducated by American civil servants, what reason does Erikson provide for why this group became frustrated and identity development?
(a) They did not understand the culture.
(b) They could not integrate the necessary steps for tangible future.
(c) They did not want to be educated.
(d) They did not speak the language.

4. Because of an individual's tendency to define self based on history, what does Erikson think this self-based history leave little room for the individual to create?
(a) New traditions.
(b) New understanding.
(c) New identity.
(d) New support systems.

5. According to Erikson, how long does it take for identity to develop?
(a) A lifetime.
(b) Identity if formed at birth.
(c) 30 years.
(d) 5 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Erikson believe is an intrinsic part of maturation?

2. What style of identity combines medieval conception of community with modern disobedience and nonviolence?

3. What does Erikson state that childhood and youth predispose men to?

4. According to Erikson, what is the third stage of development?

5. Erikson feels that Freud's intellect is a gift that stems from what?

(see the answer key)

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