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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Erikson notes that James' youth was full of emotional strains in struggles for what?
(a) Identity formation.
(b) Happiness.
(c) Love.
(d) Sanity.

4. During the final stages of Erikson's stages of identity development, what type of feelings may individual experiencing stagnation feel?
(a) Calmness.
(b) Despair and hopelessness.
(c) Reflection.
(d) Hope for the future.

5. 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 support systems.
(b) New identity.
(c) New traditions.
(d) New understanding.

6. What does Freud's consciousness of inner identity include?
(a) Bitter pride.
(b) Conflict.
(c) Peace.
(d) Love.

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

8. 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) Blacks.
(b) Middle class Whites.
(c) The Aztec Indians.
(d) The Sioux Indians.

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

10. As discussed in Chapter 1, what first lead to the scientific mythology of the mind?
(a) Interest in technology.
(b) Understanding of neurons.
(c) The mentally ill.
(d) The newness of man's self awareness.

11. What does Erikson suggest wholeness of the individual is associated with?
(a) Equilibrium and health.
(b) Positive psychology.
(c) The earth.
(d) Totalitarianism.

12. In terms of Erikson's theory of individual development, what is required in order to transcend toward individuality?
(a) Identity.
(b) Family support.
(c) Meditation.
(d) Intelligence.

13. What does George Bernard Shaw despise?
(a) His family history.
(b) His family's snobbery.
(c) His adolescence.
(d) Psychology.

14. In the beginning of the 20th century, what demonstrated the possibility to destroy human kind?
(a) Peaceniks.
(b) Negative identity formation.
(c) Individuality.
(d) Pseudospecies.

15. When does Erikson feel individuals develop trust?
(a) When they face a difficult situation.
(b) They are around good people.
(c) Their needs are met.
(d) They trust themselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. What term does Erikson use to mean the factor that serves to integrate a person toward a common societal goal?

2. According to Freud, what is the first stage of identity development called?

3. According to Freud, what is the second stage of identity development called?

4. What did Shaw care so much about being?

5. According to Erikson, in his review and observations of changes in culture, what does he suggest will become common values among today's youth?

(see the answer keys)

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