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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 does Erikson suggest wholeness of the individual is associated with?
(a) The earth.
(b) Positive psychology.
(c) Equilibrium and health.
(d) Totalitarianism.

2. What is the core part of identity formation that cannot be separated from this formation?
(a) Collectivism.
(b) Authority acceptance.
(c) Individuality.
(d) Peace of mind.

3. What is one example that Erikson provides for the notion of "evil ego identity"?
(a) Self loathing.
(b) Ethnic stereotypes.
(c) Confusion.
(d) Gender stereotypes.

4. According to Erikson, what does totalitarianism require of society?
(a) A sense of legitimacy of state power.
(b) Conformity.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A combination of identities.

5. What did Shaw convinced himself he was?
(a) A complete outsider.
(b) A helper.
(c) A genius.
(d) A leader.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the beginning of the 20th century, what demonstrated the possibility to destroy human kind?

2. During the final stages of Erikson's stages of identity development, what type of feelings may individual experiencing stagnation feel?

3. In discussing Freud's views on group identity, what does Erikson state is a major cause in identity becoming frustrating and disintegrated?

4. Where does the process of identity formation began?

5. According to Freud, what is the first stage of identity development called?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does introjection help the ego grow in Erikson's theory of identity development?

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

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

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

5. How do parents trigger transference in the formulation of evil ego identity as children move through Erikson's developmental stages?

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

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

8. What is Erikson use personal communications by two prominent psychologists in his opening discussion of identity?

9. 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?

10. What does Erikson feel is significant about the adolescent identity crisis?

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