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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Erikson suggest is in the domain of the inter agency that produces a coherent existence?
(a) The ego.
(b) Biology.
(c) Ancestors.
(d) Environment.

3. In terms of Erikson's theory of identity development, what is one notion that youth resist?
(a) The past.
(b) The future.
(c) The present.
(d) Youth do not resist.

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

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

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

7. Why does Erikson state that remorseful majorities be watched?
(a) They may repeat habitual patterns.
(b) They may lose their identity.
(c) They may not really be remorseful.
(d) They may become oppressed.

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

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

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

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

12. What are women able to process better than men, according to Erikson?
(a) Verbal material.
(b) Logic.
(c) Scientific material.
(d) Discrimination.

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

14. What does Erikson suggest has led to the focus on women's position in the world?
(a) Their equality to men.
(b) They have spoken up.
(c) Their work as housewives.
(d) Economic and practical reasons.

15. What do environmental counterweights of identity help explain in terms of Freud's theory of identity?
(a) Society.
(b) Inner world of the ego.
(c) Outer world of the ego.
(d) Self.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Erikson think the black identity has been confused?

3. What often occurs when youth are isolated according to Erikson's theory of identity development?

4. Throughout the stages of Erikson's theory of identity development, what happens if youth do not take advantage of the wisdom elders have to share?

5. Within the Erikson's system of the self-concept, what is produced by the ego?

(see the answer keys)

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