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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Erikson say about the absence of black fathers?
(a) It is the only reason for identity confusion.
(b) It is physically.
(c) It is only psychologically.
(d) It is the downfall of the race.

2. What does Erikson state is difficult for black mothers in terms of their children?
(a) Let them go through the stages of development.
(b) Teach them about identity.
(c) Allow them to search for their own identity.
(d) Keep them educated.

3. What are two characteristics of women that Erikson presents in Chapter 7?
(a) Live shorter and are weaker.
(b) Are prone to disease and love longer.
(c) Live longer and are tougher.
(d) Are emotional and indecisive.

4. What do youth desire as they go through Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Acceptance from society.
(b) Dissonance.
(c) Similar identities.
(d) Unique identities.

5. What term does Erikson use for a biological life cycle?
(a) Ego.
(b) Soma.
(c) Id.
(d) Psyche.

6. Within the Erikson's system of the self-concept, what is produced by the ego?
(a) Self-respect.
(b) Self-loathing.
(c) Self-preservation.
(d) Self-representation.

7. For women, as proposed by Erikson, when does adulthood begin?
(a) When they have children.
(b) With the capacity to give and receive love.
(c) When they get married.
(d) When they turn 18 years old.

8. What does Erikson state youth often experience, which is evidence of identity diffusion?
(a) Estrangement.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Rebellion.
(d) Collaboration.

9. What type of groups, as proposed by Erikson, often play on the various needs of youth?
(a) Community organizations.
(b) Parents.
(c) Political undergrounds.
(d) Schools.

10. What type of feelings does Erikson proposed are experienced by those in oppressed groups?
(a) Indifference and loathing.
(b) Interest in other groups.
(c) Superiority and self-love.
(d) Inferiority and self-hate.

11. What does Erikson feel one must explore in a discussion of women that may block meaningful discussion?
(a) Emotional reactions and resistances.
(b) Physical reactions and resistances.
(c) Psychological reactions and resistances.
(d) Intellectual reactions and resistances.

12. How does Erikson think ideologies should be filled?
(a) By the youth themselves.
(b) Technology.
(c) Intellectual cultivation.
(d) By society.

13. In light of Erikson's view on identity development within communities, what must communities recognize in youth?
(a) Their lack of identity.
(b) Their identity.
(c) Their rebellion.
(d) Their energy.

14. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?
(a) Independence and family.
(b) Empathy and family.
(c) Sterness and family.
(d) Empathy and happiness.

15. In Chapter 8, what does Erikson suggest is a natural characteristic of identity?
(a) Territorial.
(b) Individual.
(c) Controversial.
(d) Fluid.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Erikson suggest men are resistant to respond to women?

2. What do youth try to balance while going through Erikson's stages of identity development?

3. What does Erikson feel has barker elements that may not be wholly sincere?

4. What do youth recognize the need for during Erikson's stages of identity development?

5. What according to Erikson, what involves testing, selecting, and integrating self images?

(see the answer keys)

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