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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Peace.
(c) Final identity.
(d) Wisdom.

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

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

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

5. What does Erikson feel the biological process of psychoanalysis has become?
(a) The forefront of study.
(b) Essential but not emphasized enough.
(c) Pseudobiology.
(d) Obsolete.

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

7. Based on Freud's theory of identity, Ego identity results in two actions, one of which is synthesizing the frontiers of the ego; what is the other action?
(a) Completing identity.
(b) Merging self with the environment.
(c) Analyzing the frontiers of the ego.
(d) Merging self with the past.

8. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?
(a) Empathy and family.
(b) Independence and family.
(c) Empathy and happiness.
(d) Sterness and family.

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

10. What dose Erikson say psychoanalysts' fail to recognize about the ego?
(a) It depends on the individual.
(b) It can exist without human social organization.
(c) It is based solely on environment.
(d) It cannot exist without human social organization.

11. Why does Erikson think the black identity has been confused?
(a) Lack of study of this population.
(b) Many do not fully understand identity.
(c) Negativity of black writers.
(d) Historical events.

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

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

14. What do youth recognize the need for during Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Community.
(b) Friends.
(c) Family.
(d) Loyalty.

15. What, according to Erikson, is destructive for blacks?
(a) Negative identity.
(b) Group identity.
(c) Positive identity.
(d) Gender identity.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Erikson's theory, what is psychologically different between males and females?

2. How does Erikson say black males have been exploited?

3. For women, as proposed by Erikson, when does adulthood begin?

4. What does Erikson suggest might save blacks from having to integrate their identities based on their own decision to do so?

5. According to Erikson, how are oppressed groups' negative identities confirmed?

(see the answer keys)

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