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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. 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?
(a) Middle class Whites.
(b) The Aztec Indians.
(c) The Sioux Indians.
(d) Blacks.

2. Concerning Erikson's theory, when identity development is negative, what type of personalities may occur during the second stage of development?
(a) Maladaptive behaviors.
(b) Arrogance.
(c) Compulsive.
(d) Antisocial.

3. How does Erikson suggest men were able to end the adolescent process?
(a) Subordinate their childhood identities to a new identity.
(b) Get married.
(c) Get a job.
(d) Develop an adult identity.

4. 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 future.
(c) Think about the past.
(d) Explore your identity.

5. When does the normative crisis of identity formation occur?
(a) As an adult.
(b) Adolescence.
(c) With mother and baby.
(d) As a toddler.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Erikson feel adults eventually settle on an identity?

2. What type of self is clear when examining Freud's dreams?

3. What does Erikson state youth need so they do not languish in a strictly episodical conscious expansion?

4. What does Erikson suggest wholeness of the individual is associated with?

5. What does Erikson state is the first age of identity development involve in terms of conflict?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Erikson mean when he refers to the adaptive ego?

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

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

4. Why does Erikson think that biology is shallow and inaccurate?

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

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

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

8. In referring to Erikson's theory of racial identity development, how are the negative self images of minorities unintentionally reinforced by the majority?

9. What was Freud's focus of theorizing?

10. What does Erikson think is different about the male and female focus of identity?

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