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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Erikson suggest defines much of a woman's identity?
(a) How many children she has.
(b) Who she marries.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Attractiveness to men.

8. Why does Erikson state that remorseful majorities be watched?
(a) They may not really be remorseful.
(b) They may lose their identity.
(c) They may repeat habitual patterns.
(d) They may become oppressed.

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

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

11. What is the critical stage of Erikson's theory of development where women develop their female identity?
(a) When they leave the family.
(b) When they get married.
(c) When they have children.
(d) This never fully forms.

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

13. What might the older generation, as suggested by Erikson, use youth's need for joining to satisfy?
(a) Need to rebel.
(b) Need for independence.
(c) Need for fidelity.
(d) Need for conformity.

14. What to processes, according to Erikson as discussed in Chapter 5, are tied together?
(a) Ego and self identification.
(b) Ego and environmental.
(c) Social and environmental.
(d) Ego and social.

15. How are Erikson's ideologies of youth fulfilled?
(a) Technology.
(b) By society.
(c) Intellectual cultivation.
(d) By the youth themselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Erikson feel focus has moved to women?

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

3. 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?

4. What do environmental counterweights of identity help explain in terms of Freud's theory of identity?

5. Who does Erikson suggest black be integrated with?

(see the answer keys)

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