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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Interpreting Freud's theory, what does Erikson feel occurs when the ego resists integrating into new environments?
(a) Identity displacement.
(b) Identity loss.
(c) Identity confusion.
(d) Identity resistance.

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

5. What two components within Erikson's theory are important for youth to base their identities on?
(a) Ideologies and the future.
(b) Morals and community structure.
(c) Childhood and ideologies.
(d) Future and childhood.

6. What are women able to process better than men, according to Erikson?
(a) Discrimination.
(b) Verbal material.
(c) Logic.
(d) Scientific material.

7. What does Erikson state youth often experience, which is evidence of identity diffusion?
(a) Rebellion.
(b) Collaboration.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Estrangement.

8. Based on Freud's theory of identity, Ego identity results in two actions, one of which is synthesizing the frontiers of the ego; what is the other action?
(a) Merging self with the past.
(b) Merging self with the environment.
(c) Analyzing the frontiers of the ego.
(d) Completing identity.

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

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

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

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

13. What does Erikson wish youth would search for?
(a) Common ground with society.
(b) Something not sanctioned by society.
(c) Truth based on society.
(d) Self.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Erikson state that the self-concept of self esteem is tied to?

2. Who does Erikson suggest black be integrated with?

3. What does Erikson resist characterizing modern youth as?

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

5. What does Erikson suggest is in the domain of the inter agency that produces a coherent existence?

(see the answer keys)

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