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

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

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

4. What do youth try to balance while going through Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Fidelity and diversity.
(b) Diversity and society.
(c) Fidelity and identity.
(d) Diversity and identity.

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

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

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

8. How does Erikson think ideologies should be filled?
(a) Intellectual cultivation.
(b) By the youth themselves.
(c) By society.
(d) Technology.

9. Where does Erikson feel our self representations stem from?
(a) Future prospects.
(b) Parents.
(c) History.
(d) Psychosocial crises of childhood.

10. According to Erikson's theory, what is psychologically different between males and females?
(a) Their notions of success.
(b) Their psychological spaces.
(c) Their ability to express empathy.
(d) Everything.

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

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

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

14. According to Erikson, by meeting the youth's needs what occurs in terms of the historical context?
(a) It is forgotten.
(b) Youth are integrated in it.
(c) It is passed on to the next generation of youth.
(d) Nothing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Erikson suggest men are resistant to respond to women?

2. What elements does Erikson suggest can be caused by the demand to develop a distinct identity?

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

4. What is the critical stage of Erikson's theory of development where women develop their female identity?

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

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