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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In order to create a positive ego what does Erikson state must be tested?
(a) Current intelligence and identity.
(b) Mental acuity.
(c) Current reality against identity.
(d) Ability for introspection.

2. During the Erikson's second stage of development, what does the individual gain when identity has developed in a healthy manner?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Confidence and control over himself.
(c) Independence.
(d) Mental development.

3. According to Erikson, what is the third stage of development?
(a) Autonomy vs. shame.
(b) Initiative vs. guilt.
(c) Trust vs. mistrust.
(d) Intimacy vs. isolation.

4. What does Erikson's theory suggest concerning how children gain a sense of what their adult identities should be?
(a) Watching TV.
(b) It comes natural.
(c) By looking to community members.
(d) Learning about being an adult.

5. Considering Erikson's theory of groups identity development, what type of group demands does ego identity help balance?
(a) Members passions and instincts.
(b) Negative identities.
(c) Leadership conflicts.
(d) Conformity.

6. According to Erikson, what does totalitarianism require of society?
(a) Nothing.
(b) A sense of legitimacy of state power.
(c) Conformity.
(d) A combination of identities.

7. What does it mean when the author states, "to review the concept of identity"?
(a) Sketch its history.
(b) Disprove identity.
(c) Give a lecture.
(d) Write an outline.

8. What is unique about each stage of Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) They are concrete.
(b) Conflict.
(c) The build on one another.
(d) They are flexible.

9. Why does Erikson state that ideologies have been given a bad name?
(a) They are open to interpretation.
(b) Because they are only a set of principles.
(c) They have no baring on identity.
(d) They are false.

10. What does the success of identification during Erikson's stages of development depend on?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Parental support.
(c) It is society specific.
(d) Interacting with trustworthy models.

11. What does Freud suggest a fearless freedom of thinking is?
(a) Positive identity.
(b) Totalitarianism.
(c) Negative identity.
(d) Unattainable.

12. Considering Erikson's stages of identity development, how long does a six stage of identity development last?
(a) Into adulthood.
(b) A lifetime.
(c) Throughout adolescence.
(d) Only throughout late adulthood.

13. What did Shaw care so much about being?
(a) Moral.
(b) Smart.
(c) Happy.
(d) Amoral.

14. As discussed by Erikson in Chapter 2, what occurs when a system either biological or social malfunctions?
(a) Pathology.
(b) Restart of identity formation.
(c) Identity loss.
(d) Confusion.

15. What are two characteristics Erikson applies to the task of the ego in order to maintain and organize its existence?
(a) Ceaseless and essential.
(b) Weak and meaningless.
(c) Straightforward and never-ending.
(d) Demanding and authoritative.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of self is clear when examining Freud's dreams?

2. During Erikson's final stage of development, individuals having a sense of Generativity may engage in what type of activities?

3. What might gaining a stronger self identity correspond to in relation to the majority of the population?

4. In Chapter 2, what does Erikson feel about how psychologists treat social dynamics and external social elements?

5. During the fourth stage of Erikson's theory of development, what occurs when an individual is successful?

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