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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Erikson, what action by youth may lead to dangerous behaviors?
(a) Thinking they know everything.
(b) Trying to gain independence.
(c) Not seeking support during identity development.
(d) Doubting elders.

2. Why does Erikson think the black identity has been confused?
(a) Many do not fully understand identity.
(b) Historical events.
(c) Negativity of black writers.
(d) Lack of study of this population.

3. 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.

4. What does Erikson feel one must explore in a discussion of women that may block meaningful discussion?
(a) Intellectual reactions and resistances.
(b) Emotional reactions and resistances.
(c) Physical reactions and resistances.
(d) Psychological reactions and resistances.

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

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

7. According to Erikson, how are oppressed groups' negative identities confirmed?
(a) When majorities deny their oppression.
(b) When minorities recognize they are oppressed.
(c) By their actions.
(d) When majorities recognize their oppression.

8. What does Erikson say must not happen with strong black mothers?
(a) They must not be positively stereotyped.
(b) They must continue their struggles.
(c) They must not be negatively stereotyped.
(d) They must not be so overbearing.

9. Throughout the stages of Erikson's theory of identity development, what happens if youth do not take advantage of the wisdom elders have to share?
(a) They form distinct identities.
(b) They can not form their identities.
(c) Nothing.
(d) They may become isolated.

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

11. Who does Erikson use as an example to discuss the identity of blacks?
(a) C.S. Lewis.
(b) Freud.
(c) W.E.B. DuBois.
(d) Martian Luther King.

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

13. What does Erikson suggest is in the domain of the inter agency that produces a coherent existence?
(a) Ancestors.
(b) The ego.
(c) Biology.
(d) Environment.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does man quantify attributes of himself philosophically and psychologically in terms of Erikson's views of identity development?

3. Where does Erikson feel our self representations stem from?

4. For women, as proposed by Erikson, when does adulthood begin?

5. What does Erikson suggest defines much of a woman's identity?

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