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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does Erikson suggest men are resistant to respond to women?
(a) Age-old physical reasons.
(b) They are frightened.
(c) It is not proper.
(d) Age-old psychological reasons.

3. 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.

4. In order to successful integration to occur what does Erikson feel must fit together?
(a) Life and natural history.
(b) The past and the present.
(c) Minorities and majorities.
(d) Identity and race.

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. What does Erikson state is difficult for black mothers in terms of their children?
(a) Let them go through the stages of development.
(b) Allow them to search for their own identity.
(c) Teach them about identity.
(d) Keep them educated.

15. 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) Nothing.
(d) It is passed on to the next generation of youth.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Erikson state youth often experience, which is evidence of identity diffusion?

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

3. Where does Erikson feel ego strength some from in youth?

4. The oppression of blacks, according to Erikson has done what to the mother-father presence?

5. What according to Erikson, what involves testing, selecting, and integrating self images?

(see the answer keys)

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