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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 are women isolated by during Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Their mothers.
(b) Their fathers.
(c) Their inner productive space.
(d) Their outer productive space.
2. Why does Erikson think the black identity has been confused?
(a) Negativity of black writers.
(b) Historical events.
(c) Lack of study of this population.
(d) Many do not fully understand identity.
3. How does Erikson feel the majority of women react to feminists?
(a) Revert to old ways.
(c) With indifference.
4. According to Erikson, what must be understood in order to define the ego?
(b) Individual differences.
5. What does Erikson feel one must explore in a discussion of women that may block meaningful discussion?
(a) Emotional reactions and resistances.
(b) Intellectual reactions and resistances.
(c) Psychological reactions and resistances.
(d) Physical reactions and resistances.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Erikson think ideologies should be filled?
2. What do environmental counterweights of identity help explain in terms of Freud's theory of identity?
3. What, according to Erikson, is destructive for blacks?
4. According to Erikson, how are oppressed groups' negative identities confirmed?
5. According to Erikson, what action by youth may lead to dangerous behaviors?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Erikson, why is preoccupation with identity the symptom of alienation?
2. In Chapter 5, why has Erikson replace the term identity confusion with identity diffusion?
3. What role does the psychoanalyst play in helping an individual in terms of developing identity according to the theory set forth by Erikson?
4. Why does Erikson feel it is necessary to explore emotional reactions and resistance in terms of women's position in the world?
5. Why does Erikson think that biology is shallow and inaccurate?
6. Rather than suggesting modern youth pathological what does Erikson youth to understand?
7. What does the process of identity confirmation include?
8. How does Erikson propose a sketch of psychopathology can help make sense of a new identity?
9. What aspects are involved in defining the ego?
10. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?
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