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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 the ego is in that it knows and understands where it wants to go?
(a) Intelligent.
(b) Introspective.
(c) Whole.
(d) Forward looking.

2. What does Erikson say must not happen with strong black mothers?
(a) They must continue their struggles.
(b) They must not be negatively stereotyped.
(c) They must not be positively stereotyped.
(d) They must not be so overbearing.

3. What according to Erikson, what involves testing, selecting, and integrating self images?
(a) Ego identity.
(b) Self-esteem.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Community structures.

4. Why does Erikson suggest women are more passive than men?
(a) Psychology.
(b) Environment.
(c) Biology.
(d) Socialization.

5. Why does Erikson suggest men are resistant to respond to women?
(a) Age-old physical reasons.
(b) Age-old psychological reasons.
(c) They are frightened.
(d) It is not proper.

6. What is the nature of psychoanalysis as viewed by Erikson?
(a) Empirical.
(b) Observational.
(c) Explicit.
(d) Implicit.

7. What might the older generation, as suggested by Erikson, use youth's need for joining to satisfy?
(a) Need for fidelity.
(b) Need for independence.
(c) Need to rebel.
(d) Need for conformity.

8. Considering Freud's elements of the mind, what are the counterweights of the ego?
(a) Id and society.
(b) Id and superego.
(c) Self and society.
(d) Environment and society.

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

10. Why does Erikson feel focus has moved to women?
(a) Threat of nuclear annihilation.
(b) They are equal to men.
(c) They have a lot to offer.
(d) They are more than housewives.

11. How does man quantify attributes of himself philosophically and psychologically in terms of Erikson's views of identity development?
(a) Accepts imperfections.
(b) Uses the words I and self.
(c) Uses the words Us and We.
(d) Understands the whole society.

12. According to Erikson, how are oppressed groups' negative identities confirmed?
(a) When majorities recognize their oppression.
(b) By their actions.
(c) When majorities deny their oppression.
(d) When minorities recognize they are oppressed.

13. What elements of Erikson's theory must be balanced in order to avoid obsessiveness and relativism?
(a) Priorities.
(b) Ideals.
(c) Family.
(d) Morals.

14. What does Erikson wish youth would search for?
(a) Self.
(b) Something not sanctioned by society.
(c) Truth based on society.
(d) Common ground with society.

15. What arises from achieving a sense of identity or a revolution of awareness as proposed in Erikson's theory of racial identity development?
(a) Racial liberation.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Final identity.
(d) Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Erikson state youth often experience, which is evidence of identity diffusion?

2. What does Erikson feel one must explore in a discussion of women that may block meaningful discussion?

3. How does Erikson feel various features of humanity should be examined?

4. What does Erikson state is difficult for black mothers in terms of their children?

5. How does feminists often react during times of identity development and social change, as proposed in Erikson's theory?

(see the answer keys)

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