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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does feminists often react during times of identity development and social change, as proposed in Erikson's theory?
(a) Weakly.
(b) Revert to old ways.
(c) Strongly.
(d) With indifference.

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

4. The oppression of blacks, according to Erikson has done what to the mother-father presence?
(a) Created identity diffusion.
(b) Created an imbalance.
(c) Created identity confusion.
(d) Nothing significant.

5. Who does Erikson suggest black be integrated with?
(a) Only the majority.
(b) Other minorities.
(c) Americans with a more exclusive identity.
(d) Americans with a more inclusive identity.

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

7. What does Erikson suggest defines much of a woman's identity?
(a) Attractiveness to men.
(b) How many children she has.
(c) Who she marries.
(d) Intelligence.

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

9. What do many youth move back and forth between in terms of dysfunctional modes of Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) Devoted conformity and devotion to self.
(b) Extreme deviancy and repentance.
(c) Devoted conformity and extreme deviancy.
(d) Mild conformity and mild deviancy.

10. What does Erikson suggest might save blacks from having to integrate their identities based on their own decision to do so?
(a) Public policy.
(b) Religion.
(c) Family.
(d) Community.

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

12. How does Erikson feel the majority of women react to feminists?
(a) With indifference.
(b) Strongly.
(c) Revert to old ways.
(d) Weakly.

13. Where does Erikson feel ego strength some from in youth?
(a) Confirmation of individuality.
(b) Community.
(c) Confirmation of conformity.
(d) Parents.

14. What does Erikson indicate many psychoanalysts think humans are predisposed to do?
(a) Accept their environment.
(b) Interact with the environment.
(c) Be passive actors in their environment.
(d) Change the environment.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What does Erikson feel about psychoanalysts' use of biology?

4. What does Erikson suggest occurs in institutionalized settings such as a hospital with regard to identity?

5. What might the older generation, as suggested by Erikson, use youth's need for joining to satisfy?

(see the answer keys)

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