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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) They are frightened.
(b) It is not proper.
(c) Age-old psychological reasons.
(d) Age-old physical reasons.

2. Based on Erikson's studies, what directly influences the egos process of self integration?
(a) Self.
(b) Society.
(c) Historical reality and context.
(d) Family.

3. Considering Erikson's theory of group identity development, what are cultures often led to do concerning their values?
(a) Confirm them.
(b) Modify them.
(c) Give them up.
(d) Absolutize them.

4. What do youth try to balance while going through Erikson's stages of identity development?
(a) Fidelity and identity.
(b) Diversity and identity.
(c) Fidelity and diversity.
(d) Diversity and society.

5. Why does Erikson think the black identity has been confused?
(a) Many do not fully understand identity.
(b) Lack of study of this population.
(c) Negativity of black writers.
(d) Historical events.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the elements of the self produce in light of Erikson's theory of identity development?

2. What type of groups, as proposed by Erikson, often play on the various needs of youth?

3. According to Erikson, by meeting the youth's needs what occurs in terms of the historical context?

4. Considering Freud's elements of the mind, what are the counterweights of the ego?

5. What do environmental counterweights of identity help explain in terms of Freud's theory of identity?

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. Why does Erikson's notion of identity resistance often occur and therapy?

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

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

5. What is unique about a revolution or awareness of identity as discussed by Erikson in chapter eight "Race and Wider Identity"?

6. Why does Erikson believe political underground groups often target youth?

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

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

9. What does the process of identity confirmation include?

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

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