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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 notes that James' youth was full of emotional strains in struggles for what?
(a) Love.
(b) Sanity.
(c) Happiness.
(d) Identity formation.

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

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

4. What are two characteristics Erikson applies to the task of the ego in order to maintain and organize its existence?
(a) Straightforward and never-ending.
(b) Weak and meaningless.
(c) Ceaseless and essential.
(d) Demanding and authoritative.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the definition of "identity" subject to?

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?

3. What does Erikson believe is an intrinsic part of maturation?

4. Why was Erikson so impressed with Shaw?

5. As noted in Chapter 2, how can false or inaccurate ego identity formations be corrected after being developed by parents in terms of group identity development?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Erikson, why might it be petty to attempt to define "identity" or "identity crisis"?

3. According to Erikson, why is early adolescents signified by feelings of initiative or guilt?

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

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

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

7. What is Erikson suggest that the Western sense of identity has been weakened?

8. What is Erikson state that he cannot accept Freud's notion that neurotic conflict is not different from normative conflict?

9. Considering group identity developing, in light of Erikson's stages of development, how do individuals make group decisions in order to ease the pressures of making difficult decisions?

10. What does Erikson suggests will happen if the youth do not grow up?

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