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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. Considering Freud's elements of the mind, what are the counterweights of the ego?
(a) Id and superego.
(b) Self and society.
(c) Environment and society.
(d) Id and society.

2. According to Erikson, how are oppressed groups' negative identities confirmed?
(a) By their actions.
(b) When minorities recognize they are oppressed.
(c) When majorities deny their oppression.
(d) When majorities recognize their oppression.

3. In light of Erikson's view on identity development within communities, what must communities recognize in youth?
(a) Their energy.
(b) Their identity.
(c) Their lack of identity.
(d) Their rebellion.

4. For women, as proposed by Erikson, when does adulthood begin?
(a) When they turn 18 years old.
(b) When they have children.
(c) With the capacity to give and receive love.
(d) When they get married.

5. Who does Erikson use as an example to discuss the identity of blacks?
(a) Freud.
(b) C.S. Lewis.
(c) W.E.B. DuBois.
(d) Martian Luther King.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Erikson's theory, what is psychologically different between males and females?

2. What dose Erikson say psychoanalysts' fail to recognize about the ego?

3. What does Erikson state youth often experience, which is evidence of identity diffusion?

4. What two components within Erikson's theory are important for youth to base their identities on?

5. Where does Erikson feel ego strength some from in youth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Erikson feel it is important to have a clear identity when one has numerous options for identity available?

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

3. What aspects are involved in defining the ego?

4. According to Erikson, why are youth so sensitive to the identities of the past?

5. What is Erikson state that is so difficult for black youth to find their identity?

6. How does Erikson propose a sketch of psychopathology can help make sense of a new identity?

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

8. What is the difference between the Ego and "I"?

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

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

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