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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Erikson state is the first age of identity development involve in terms of conflict?
(a) Trust vs. mistrust.
(b) Initiative vs. Guilt.
(c) Intimacy vs. isolation.
(d) Autonomy vs. shame.

2. What may be gained as an individual enters Erikson's final stage of development when their overall development has been positive and healthy?
(a) Peace.
(b) Reflection.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Hopelessness.

3. What does Erikson state that childhood and youth predispose men to?
(a) Structure.
(b) Childlike wonder.
(c) Totalitarianism.
(d) Confused identities.

4. How the James decide he could strengthen his ego?
(a) Simply learning.
(b) Embracing positive experiences.
(c) By doing, suffering, and creating.
(d) Meditating and breathing.

5. According to Freud, what is the third stage of development called?
(a) The phallic stage.
(b) Anal stage.
(c) Oral stage.
(d) Latent stage.

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

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

8. What must occur for an individual to move from one stage of development to the next in Erikson's theory of development?
(a) He must be invited.
(b) He must feel safe.
(c) He must mast the previous stage.
(d) It is a natural process.

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

10. What style of identity combines medieval conception of community with modern disobedience and nonviolence?
(a) Peacenik.
(b) Anarchy.
(c) Individual.
(d) Conformity.

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

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

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

14. How does Erikson suggest men were able to end the adolescent process?
(a) Subordinate their childhood identities to a new identity.
(b) Get a job.
(c) Develop an adult identity.
(d) Get married.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The ________ cannot coexist with the increase in advances in a technologically led culture?

2. What are two characteristics Erikson applies to the task of the ego in order to maintain and organize its existence?

3. Concerning Erikson's theory, when identity development is negative, what type of personalities may occur during the second stage of development?

4. What did Shaw care so much about being?

5. What does George Bernard Shaw despise?

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