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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the process of meeting fidelity do for Erikson's theory of youth identity?
(a) Strengthens it.
(b) Denies it.
(c) Confirms it.
(d) Confuses it.

3. How is identity diffusion manifested during the adolescent stages of Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) No adolescent moratorium.
(b) Long adolescent moratorium.
(c) Strong identity.
(d) Short adolescent moratorium.

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

5. What does Erikson risk in plotting a new course of understanding regarding identity and ego development?
(a) Being one sided.
(b) Offending other scientists.
(c) Finding the truth.
(d) There are no risks.

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

7. Who does Erikson use as an example to discuss the identity of blacks?
(a) Martian Luther King.
(b) C.S. Lewis.
(c) Freud.
(d) W.E.B. DuBois.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Erikson feel an inclusive identity is contained in?

2. What is the nature of psychoanalysis as viewed by Erikson?

3. What does Erikson say must not happen with strong black mothers?

4. What elements does Erikson suggest can be caused by the demand to develop a distinct identity?

5. What does Erikson state that the self-concept of self esteem is tied to?

(see the answer keys)

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