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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In light of Erikson's view on identity development within communities, what must communities recognize in youth?
(a) Their rebellion.
(b) Their lack of identity.
(c) Their energy.
(d) Their identity.

2. What do youth desire as they go through Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Unique identities.
(b) Acceptance from society.
(c) Dissonance.
(d) Similar identities.

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

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

5. What does Erikson risk in plotting a new course of understanding regarding identity and ego development?
(a) There are no risks.
(b) Finding the truth.
(c) Being one sided.
(d) Offending other scientists.

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

7. What does Erikson suggest has led to the focus on women's position in the world?
(a) Their equality to men.
(b) Their work as housewives.
(c) Economic and practical reasons.
(d) They have spoken up.

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

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

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

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

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

13. How does Erikson feel the majority of women react to feminists?
(a) Strongly.
(b) With indifference.
(c) Revert to old ways.
(d) Weakly.

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

15. What does Erikson state that the self-concept of self esteem is tied to?
(a) Biology.
(b) Identity.
(c) Environment.
(d) Parents.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Erikson suggest black be integrated with?

3. What does Erikson suggest occurs in institutionalized settings such as a hospital with regard to identity?

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

5. What do the elements of the self produce in light of Erikson's theory of identity development?

(see the answer keys)

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