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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do youth try to balance while going through Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Fidelity and diversity.
(b) Diversity and identity.
(c) Diversity and society.
(d) Fidelity and identity.

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

3. According to Erikson, by meeting the youth's needs what occurs in terms of the historical context?
(a) Youth are integrated in it.
(b) It is forgotten.
(c) It is passed on to the next generation of youth.
(d) Nothing.

4. What does Erikson state the ego is in that it knows and understands where it wants to go?
(a) Introspective.
(b) Intelligent.
(c) Whole.
(d) Forward looking.

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

6. In order to successful integration to occur what does Erikson feel must fit together?
(a) The past and the present.
(b) Minorities and majorities.
(c) Life and natural history.
(d) Identity and race.

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

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

9. What to processes, according to Erikson as discussed in Chapter 5, are tied together?
(a) Ego and environmental.
(b) Social and environmental.
(c) Ego and social.
(d) Ego and self identification.

10. What does Erikson state is difficult for black mothers in terms of their children?
(a) Teach them about identity.
(b) Keep them educated.
(c) Let them go through the stages of development.
(d) Allow them to search for their own identity.

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

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

13. Why does Erikson suggest women are more passive than men?
(a) Biology.
(b) Socialization.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Environment.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Erikson feel the majority of women react to feminists?

2. What does Erikson indicate many psychoanalysts think humans are predisposed to do?

3. What type of groups, as proposed by Erikson, often play on the various needs of youth?

4. Who does Erikson use as an example to discuss the identity of blacks?

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

(see the answer keys)

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