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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Erikson suggest women are more passive than men?
(a) Biology.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Socialization.
(d) Environment.

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

8. What according to Erikson, what involves testing, selecting, and integrating self images?
(a) Ego identity.
(b) Community structures.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Self-esteem.

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

10. What does Erikson propose reflects the body, personality, and social roles of the person?
(a) We.
(b) I.
(c) Us.
(d) Them.

11. 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) Accepts imperfections.
(d) Uses the words I and self.

12. What does Erikson suggest has led to the focus on women's position in the world?
(a) They have spoken up.
(b) Economic and practical reasons.
(c) Their equality to men.
(d) Their work as housewives.

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

14. What dose Erikson say psychoanalysts' fail to recognize about the ego?
(a) It depends on the individual.
(b) It cannot exist without human social organization.
(c) It can exist without human social organization.
(d) It is based solely on environment.

15. What type of groups, as proposed by Erikson, often play on the various needs of youth?
(a) Community organizations.
(b) Parents.
(c) Schools.
(d) Political undergrounds.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. In light of Erikson's view on identity development within communities, what must communities recognize in youth?

4. Considering Freud's elements of the mind, what are the counterweights of the ego?

5. How does Erikson feel various features of humanity should be examined?

(see the answer keys)

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