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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is identity diffusion manifested during the adolescent stages of Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) Long adolescent moratorium.
(b) Strong identity.
(c) Short adolescent moratorium.
(d) No adolescent moratorium.

2. What does Erikson feel an inclusive identity is contained in?
(a) Modern religion.
(b) Modern society.
(c) Education.
(d) Technology.

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

4. What are women isolated by during Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Their fathers.
(b) Their outer productive space.
(c) Their inner productive space.
(d) Their mothers.

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

6. How is Erikson's theory of identity consciousness overcome?
(a) We are always conscious of our identity.
(b) Through self actualization.
(c) When a sense of identity is achieved.
(d) When a person gives up searching for identity.

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

8. What often occurs when youth are isolated according to Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) They develop aggressive identities.
(b) They develop self actualized identities.
(c) They remain isolated.
(d) They yearn for love and become a joiner.

9. 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) Strongly.
(c) Weakly.
(d) With indifference.

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

11. What does Erikson suggest might save blacks from having to integrate their identities based on their own decision to do so?
(a) Family.
(b) Religion.
(c) Public policy.
(d) Community.

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

13. Considering Erikson's theory of group identity development, what are cultures often led to do concerning their values?
(a) Confirm them.
(b) Absolutize them.
(c) Modify them.
(d) Give them up.

14. Within the Erikson's system of the self-concept, what is produced by the ego?
(a) Self-representation.
(b) Self-loathing.
(c) Self-preservation.
(d) Self-respect.

15. Why does Erikson feel focus has moved to women?
(a) They have a lot to offer.
(b) They are equal to men.
(c) They are more than housewives.
(d) Threat of nuclear annihilation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What might the older generation, as suggested by Erikson, use youth's need for joining to satisfy?

2. In terms of Erikson's theory of identity development, what is one notion that youth resist?

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

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

5. What dose Erikson say psychoanalysts' fail to recognize about the ego?

(see the answer keys)

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