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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. Erikson states that we deal with the process located in the core of the individual and where else?
(a) The core of his communal culture.
(b) In his past.
(c) Within himself.
(d) Among his family.

2. What does Erikson state youth need so they do not languish in a strictly episodical conscious expansion?
(a) Leadership that can be resistant.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) A set of guidelines for identity.
(d) Understanding of the past.

3. Erikson feels that Freud's intellect is a gift that stems from what?
(a) Good genes.
(b) A hostile limitation of opportunities.
(c) A good education.
(d) A strong identity.

4. What does Erikson state that childhood and youth predispose men to?
(a) Childlike wonder.
(b) Structure.
(c) Totalitarianism.
(d) Confused identities.

5. According to the discussion in Chapter 2, the process of the ego helps individuals maintain their personalities and what type of fashion?
(a) Incoherent.
(b) Coherent.
(c) Selflessly.
(d) Positive.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one thing that Erikson states comes with each stage of identity development?

2. What was Shaw exposed to as a child?

3. In Chapter 2, Foundations and Observation, during his discussion on group identity, what group of people does Erikson observe group changes to make his point?

4. Concerning Erikson's theory, when identity development is negative, what type of personalities may occur during the second stage of development?

5. What does George Bernard Shaw despise?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Erikson suggest should our implicit scheme include in addition to growth?

2. Why does Erikson suggest that understanding identity requires understanding the development of identity?

3. What is Erikson suggest it is a good thing that the term crisis no longer means solely a bad event?

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

5. What does Erikson mean by the term psychosocial moratorium?

6. According to Erikson, what is our earliest undifferentiated sense of identity?

7. What is Erikson suggest that the development of trust or mistrust in the first age and identity development is the cornerstone of an individual's personality?

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

9. What was Freud's focus of theorizing?

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

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