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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Erikson, what must be understood in order to define the ego?
(a) Genetics.
(b) Society.
(c) Nature.
(d) Individual differences.

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

4. What term does Erikson use for a biological life cycle?
(a) Ego.
(b) Soma.
(c) Id.
(d) Psyche.

5. Who does Erikson suggest black be integrated with?
(a) Other minorities.
(b) Americans with a more exclusive identity.
(c) Americans with a more inclusive identity.
(d) Only the majority.

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

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

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

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

10. How does feminists often react during times of identity development and social change, as proposed in Erikson's theory?
(a) Revert to old ways.
(b) With indifference.
(c) Strongly.
(d) Weakly.

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

12. How does man quantify attributes of himself philosophically and psychologically in terms of Erikson's views of identity development?
(a) Uses the words Us and We.
(b) Understands the whole society.
(c) Uses the words I and self.
(d) Accepts imperfections.

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

14. What elements does Erikson suggest can be caused by the demand to develop a distinct identity?
(a) Ego strength.
(b) Confusion.
(c) Split identities.
(d) Anxiety.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do youth try to balance while going through Erikson's stages of identity development?

2. Considering Erikson's theory of group identity development, what are cultures often led to do concerning their values?

3. In Chapter 8, what does Erikson suggest is a natural characteristic of identity?

4. How is identity diffusion manifested during the adolescent stages of Erikson's theory of identity development?

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

(see the answer keys)

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