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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. Why does Erikson suggest men are resistant to respond to women?
(a) Age-old psychological reasons.
(b) It is not proper.
(c) Age-old physical reasons.
(d) They are frightened.

2. What does Erikson suggest defines much of a woman's identity?
(a) How many children she has.
(b) Attractiveness to men.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Who she marries.

3. What are women isolated by during Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Their fathers.
(b) Their inner productive space.
(c) Their mothers.
(d) Their outer productive space.

4. What elements of Erikson's theory must be balanced in order to avoid obsessiveness and relativism?
(a) Ideals.
(b) Morals.
(c) Family.
(d) Priorities.

5. Why does Erikson state that remorseful majorities be watched?
(a) They may not really be remorseful.
(b) They may lose their identity.
(c) They may become oppressed.
(d) They may repeat habitual patterns.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is identity diffusion manifested during the adolescent stages of Erikson's theory of identity development?

2. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?

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

4. What elements does Erikson suggest can be caused by the demand to develop a distinct identity?

5. What does Erikson indicate many psychoanalysts think humans are predisposed to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Erikson, why is preoccupation with identity the symptom of alienation?

3. What does Erikson think is the driving force for the more inclusive identity?

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

5. What is the overriding issue concerning Erikson's proposal of ideologies and identity development?

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

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

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

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

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

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