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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Shaw find his childhood exposures to have been?
(a) Destructive.
(b) Intrusively noisy.
(c) Extraordinary.
(d) Enlightening.

3. 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.

4. According to the discussion in Chapter 2, the process of the ego helps individuals maintain their personalities and what type of fashion?
(a) Coherent.
(b) Incoherent.
(c) Positive.
(d) Selflessly.

5. What term does Erikson use to describe the fluctuation of ego strength and high growth potential?
(a) Normative crisis.
(b) Identity crisis.
(c) Ego crisis.
(d) Human crisis.

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

7. What term does Erikson use to refer to the methods used throughout history to integrate identity?
(a) Methods of group formation.
(b) Methods of acquisition.
(c) Methods of conformity.
(d) Methods of identity.

8. What is one thing that Erikson states comes with each stage of identity development?
(a) An emotional separation.
(b) A widening social radius.
(c) Closing off of society.
(d) Understanding of self.

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

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

11. 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) It is a natural process.
(d) He must mast the previous stage.

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

13. The ________ cannot coexist with the increase in advances in a technologically led culture?
(a) The combination of individuality and the community.
(b) True identity formation of ego.
(c) The dislike of regimentation and military enthusiasm.
(d) Conformity of one.

14. As noted in Chapter 2, how can false or inaccurate ego identity formations be corrected after being developed by parents in terms of group identity development?
(a) Through psychotherapy.
(b) By reworking associations.
(c) By immersion.
(d) They cannot be corrected.

15. In Chapter 2, what does Erikson feel about how psychologists treat social dynamics and external social elements?
(a) As surface events.
(b) As keys to social competence.
(c) The coexist.
(d) As deep rooted elements of social identity.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does the success of identification during Erikson's stages of development depend on?

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

5. What does Erikson feel may have been lost to modernity?

(see the answer keys)

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