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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one thing that Erikson states comes with each stage of identity development?
(a) An emotional separation.
(b) Understanding of self.
(c) Closing off of society.
(d) A widening social radius.

2. According to Erikson in Chapter 2, what occurs when the ego combines elements that result in an inability to form a positive self-image?
(a) No identity formation.
(b) Stereotyping.
(c) Negative identity formation.
(d) Ego synthesis fails.

3. What does Shaw find his childhood exposures to have been?
(a) Enlightening.
(b) Intrusively noisy.
(c) Destructive.
(d) Extraordinary.

4. That does introjection mean in terms of Erikson's stages of identity development for groups other than the majority?
(a) Think about the past.
(b) Incorporating another's image.
(c) Think about the future.
(d) Explore your identity.

5. What does Erikson suggest society's child training systems does for the uniqueness of society?
(a) Strengthen it.
(b) Increase standard of living.
(c) Preserve it.
(d) Provide meaning.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Erikson warn the reader not to expect any solid development of mythology in terms of integrating the work on identity over the past two decades?

2. How the James decide he could strengthen his ego?

3. As discussed in Chapter 2, who is able to trigger transference of models of identity formation within younger members of society?

4. What term does Erikson use to mean the factor that serves to integrate a person toward a common societal goal?

5. In order to create a positive ego what does Erikson state must be tested?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Erikson use child training to describe group identity formation?

2. When does Erikson state, concerning James and Shaw, that the adolescent process ended?

3. How do social scientists attempt to narrow the term identity down?

4. Why is a feeling of wholeness by the final stages of Erikson's identity development necessary in creating a positive identity?

5. What does Erikson suggest is immune to the failure of ego synthesis?

6. What are some unique characteristics discussed at the beginning of Chapter 4 concerning George Bernard Shaw?

7. According to Erikson's discussion in Chapter 4, how might a culture contribute to identity confusion?

8. Considering Erikson's theory of identity development, how does the parent's tendency to remain stuck in adolescents affect youth's identity development?

9. What is Erikson feel that the process of identity formation is the process of increasing differentiation?

10. Why might it be reasonable to think pathological and developmental aspects of identity?

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