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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Erikson say must not happen with strong black mothers?
(a) They must not be negatively stereotyped.
(b) They must not be positively stereotyped.
(c) They must not be so overbearing.
(d) They must continue their struggles.

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

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

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

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 environment.
(b) Completing identity.
(c) Merging self with the past.
(d) Analyzing the frontiers of the ego.

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

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

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

12. What arises from achieving a sense of identity or a revolution of awareness as proposed in Erikson's theory of racial identity development?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Peace.
(c) Racial liberation.
(d) Final identity.

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

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

15. What do many youth move back and forth between in terms of dysfunctional modes of Erikson's theory of identity development?
(a) Mild conformity and mild deviancy.
(b) Devoted conformity and extreme deviancy.
(c) Devoted conformity and devotion to self.
(d) Extreme deviancy and repentance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What aspect of life does Erikson suggest women suffer over excessively?

2. What do youth desire as they go through Erikson's stages of identity development?

3. What, according to Erikson, is destructive for blacks?

4. What does Erikson feel has barker elements that may not be wholly sincere?

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

(see the answer keys)

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