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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Based on Erikson's studies, what directly influences the egos process of self integration?
(a) Family.
(b) Society.
(c) Historical reality and context.
(d) Self.

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

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

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

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

6. In Chapter 8, what does Erikson suggest is a natural characteristic of identity?
(a) Individual.
(b) Controversial.
(c) Fluid.
(d) Territorial.

7. What does Erikson feel about psychoanalysts' use of biology?
(a) It is innovative.
(b) Shallow and inaccurate.
(c) It has not place in the study of identity.
(d) It is important to the study of identity.

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

9. How does Erikson say black males have been exploited?
(a) As domestic animals.
(b) As humans.
(c) Physically.
(d) Psychologically.

10. Interpreting Freud's theory, what does Erikson feel occurs when the ego resists integrating into new environments?
(a) Identity displacement.
(b) Identity confusion.
(c) Identity loss.
(d) Identity resistance.

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

12. How does Erikson feel various features of humanity should be examined?
(a) Through observations.
(b) Through discussion.
(c) They need not be examined.
(d) Empirically.

13. What do the elements of the self produce in light of Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) A composite of society.
(b) A potential identity.
(c) A composite of self.
(d) An understanding.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What are women able to process better than men, according to Erikson?

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

5. Why does Erikson suggest women are more passive than men?

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