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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the nature of psychoanalysis as viewed by Erikson?
(a) Empirical.
(b) Explicit.
(c) Observational.
(d) Implicit.

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Erikson feel has barker elements that may not be wholly sincere?
(a) Oppression of women.
(b) Helpless feelings of women.
(c) Emancipation of women.
(d) Identity of women.

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

9. 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 so overbearing.
(d) They must not be negatively stereotyped.

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

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

12. 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) Uses the words I and self.
(c) Accepts imperfections.
(d) Understands the whole society.

13. What do the elements of the self produce in light of Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) A composite of society.
(b) An understanding.
(c) A composite of self.
(d) A potential identity.

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

15. What, according to Erikson, is destructive for blacks?
(a) Negative identity.
(b) Positive identity.
(c) Group identity.
(d) Gender identity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?

2. What are women isolated by during Erikson's stages of identity development?

3. Considering Erikson's theory of group identity development, what are cultures often led to do concerning their values?

4. What term does Erikson use for a biological life cycle?

5. What does Erikson risk in plotting a new course of understanding regarding identity and ego development?

(see the answer keys)

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