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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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 have children.
(c) When they get married.
(d) This never fully forms.

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

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

9. 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.

10. 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 continue their struggles.
(d) They must not be so overbearing.

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

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

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

14. According to Erikson, how are oppressed groups' negative identities confirmed?
(a) When minorities recognize they are oppressed.
(b) When majorities recognize their oppression.
(c) When majorities deny their oppression.
(d) By their actions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are two characteristics of women that Erikson presents in Chapter 7?

2. What elements does Erikson suggest can be caused by the demand to develop a distinct identity?

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

4. For women, as proposed by Erikson, when does adulthood begin?

5. What does the process of meeting fidelity do for Erikson's theory of youth identity?

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