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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Erikson risk in plotting a new course of understanding regarding identity and ego development?
(a) Finding the truth.
(b) Being one sided.
(c) There are no risks.
(d) Offending other scientists.
2. What does Erikson feel an inclusive identity is contained in?
(b) Modern religion.
(c) Modern society.
3. What do youth try to balance while going through Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Diversity and identity.
(b) Diversity and society.
(c) Fidelity and diversity.
(d) Fidelity and identity.
4. Why does Erikson think the black identity has been confused?
(a) Negativity of black writers.
(b) Lack of study of this population.
(c) Historical events.
(d) Many do not fully understand identity.
5. How does Erikson say black males have been exploited?
(c) As humans.
(d) As domestic animals.
6. What does Erikson feel one must explore in a discussion of women that may block meaningful discussion?
(a) Physical reactions and resistances.
(b) Psychological reactions and resistances.
(c) Emotional reactions and resistances.
(d) Intellectual reactions and resistances.
7. Who does Erikson use as an example to discuss the identity of blacks?
(a) W.E.B. DuBois.
(c) Martian Luther King.
(d) C.S. Lewis.
8. What does Erikson suggest occurs in institutionalized settings such as a hospital with regard to identity?
(a) Emergence of self.
(b) Conformity of identity.
(c) Development of oneliness.
(d) Desperation for identity.
9. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?
(a) Empathy and family.
(b) Empathy and happiness.
(c) Sterness and family.
(d) Independence and family.
10. Interpreting Freud's theory, what does Erikson feel occurs when the ego resists integrating into new environments?
(a) Identity loss.
(b) Identity resistance.
(c) Identity displacement.
(d) Identity confusion.
11. What might the older generation, as suggested by Erikson, use youth's need for joining to satisfy?
(a) Need for independence.
(b) Need to rebel.
(c) Need for fidelity.
(d) Need for conformity.
12. Why does Erikson suggest women are more passive than men?
13. What do environmental counterweights of identity help explain in terms of Freud's theory of identity?
(a) Inner world of the ego.
(c) Outer world of the ego.
14. In terms of Erikson's theory of identity development, what is one notion that youth resist?
(a) The past.
(b) The future.
(c) Youth do not resist.
(d) The present.
15. What elements of Erikson's theory must be balanced in order to avoid obsessiveness and relativism?
Short Answer Questions
1. What are two characteristics of women that Erikson presents in Chapter 7?
2. What aspect of life does Erikson suggest women suffer over excessively?
3. According to Erikson's theory, what is psychologically different between males and females?
4. What does Erikson suggest is in the domain of the inter agency that produces a coherent existence?
5. What does Erikson feel the biological process of psychoanalysis has become?
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