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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. According to Erikson, by meeting the youth's needs what occurs in terms of the historical context?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Youth are integrated in it.
(c) It is passed on to the next generation of youth.
(d) It is forgotten.

4. What does Erikson feel has barker elements that may not be wholly sincere?
(a) Emancipation of women.
(b) Identity of women.
(c) Oppression of women.
(d) Helpless feelings of women.

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

6. What does Erikson suggest occurs in institutionalized settings such as a hospital with regard to identity?
(a) Desperation for identity.
(b) Emergence of self.
(c) Conformity of identity.
(d) Development of oneliness.

7. What often occurs when youth are isolated according to Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) They remain isolated.
(b) They develop aggressive identities.
(c) They yearn for love and become a joiner.
(d) They develop self actualized identities.

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

9. Interpreting Freud's theory, what does Erikson feel occurs when the ego resists integrating into new environments?
(a) Identity confusion.
(b) Identity loss.
(c) Identity displacement.
(d) Identity resistance.

10. What does Erikson propose reflects the body, personality, and social roles of the person?
(a) We.
(b) Us.
(c) I.
(d) Them.

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

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

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

14. How is Erikson's theory of identity consciousness overcome?
(a) We are always conscious of our identity.
(b) When a sense of identity is achieved.
(c) When a person gives up searching for identity.
(d) Through self actualization.

15. What do youth try to balance while going through Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Diversity and society.
(b) Diversity and identity.
(c) Fidelity and diversity.
(d) Fidelity and identity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do youth desire as they go through Erikson's stages of identity development?

2. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?

3. What are two characteristics of women that Erikson presents in Chapter 7?

4. What does Erikson state the ego is in that it knows and understands where it wants to go?

5. What does Erikson risk in plotting a new course of understanding regarding identity and ego development?

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