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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Erikson, what action by youth may lead to dangerous behaviors?
(a) Doubting elders.
(b) Trying to gain independence.
(c) Thinking they know everything.
(d) Not seeking support during identity development.

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

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

7. What is the critical stage of Erikson's theory of development where women develop their female identity?
(a) When they get married.
(b) This never fully forms.
(c) When they have children.
(d) When they leave the family.

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

9. What are two characteristics of women that Erikson presents in Chapter 7?
(a) Are emotional and indecisive.
(b) Live longer and are tougher.
(c) Are prone to disease and love longer.
(d) Live shorter and are weaker.

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

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

12. 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?
(a) They can not form their identities.
(b) They may become isolated.
(c) They form distinct identities.
(d) Nothing.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of feelings does Erikson proposed are experienced by those in oppressed groups?

2. What does Erikson suggest has led to the focus on women's position in the world?

3. How is Erikson's theory of identity consciousness overcome?

4. In light of Erikson's view on identity development within communities, what must communities recognize in youth?

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

(see the answer keys)

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