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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 feel one must explore in a discussion of women that may block meaningful discussion?
(a) Psychological reactions and resistances.
(b) Emotional reactions and resistances.
(c) Intellectual reactions and resistances.
(d) Physical reactions and resistances.

2. How does Erikson feel various features of humanity should be examined?
(a) Empirically.
(b) Through discussion.
(c) Through observations.
(d) They need not be examined.

3. How does Erikson think ideologies should be filled?
(a) By the youth themselves.
(b) Intellectual cultivation.
(c) By society.
(d) Technology.

4. Based on Freud's theory of identity, Ego identity results in two actions, one of which is synthesizing the frontiers of the ego; what is the other action?
(a) Analyzing the frontiers of the ego.
(b) Merging self with the past.
(c) Merging self with the environment.
(d) Completing identity.

5. What does Erikson say about the absence of black fathers?
(a) It is physically.
(b) It is the downfall of the race.
(c) It is the only reason for identity confusion.
(d) It is only psychologically.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Erikson think the black identity has been confused?

2. According to Erikson, what action by youth may lead to dangerous behaviors?

3. What term does Erikson use for a biological life cycle?

4. Throughout the stages of Erikson's theory of identity development, what happens if youth do not take advantage of the wisdom elders have to share?

5. According to Erikson, how are oppressed groups' negative identities confirmed?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to post-Freudian theory, how is culture developed around women?

3. Why does Erikson feel it is necessary to explore emotional reactions and resistance in terms of women's position in the world?

4. Rather than suggesting modern youth pathological what does Erikson youth to understand?

5. What role does the psychoanalyst play in helping an individual in terms of developing identity according to the theory set forth by Erikson?

6. In Chapter 5, why has Erikson replace the term identity confusion with identity diffusion?

7. The why does Erikson feel that anatomy is destiny?

8. What is Erikson feel that terms such as "I" or "self" are confusing?

9. What are the characteristics of youth leaders, in terms of Erikson's theory?

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

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