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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 two characteristics of women that Erikson presents in Chapter 7?
(a) Are prone to disease and love longer.
(b) Live longer and are tougher.
(c) Live shorter and are weaker.
(d) Are emotional and indecisive.

2. What according to Erikson, what involves testing, selecting, and integrating self images?
(a) Community structures.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Self-esteem.
(d) Ego identity.

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

4. What does Erikson feel the biological process of psychoanalysis has become?
(a) Pseudobiology.
(b) Obsolete.
(c) Essential but not emphasized enough.
(d) The forefront of study.

5. What two characteristics does Erikson believe are central to the female identity?
(a) Empathy and happiness.
(b) Independence and family.
(c) Empathy and family.
(d) Sterness and family.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Erikson say black males have been exploited?

3. Considering Erikson's theory of group identity development, what are cultures often led to do concerning their values?

4. How is Erikson's theory of identity consciousness overcome?

5. What is the critical stage of Erikson's theory of development where women develop their female identity?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Erikson what is necessary for a woman to form her identity?

5. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?

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

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

8. What aspects are involved in defining the ego?

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

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

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