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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. Who does Erikson suggest black be integrated with?
(a) Americans with a more exclusive identity.
(b) Americans with a more inclusive identity.
(c) Only the majority.
(d) Other minorities.

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

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

4. How does Erikson feel various features of humanity should be examined?
(a) Empirically.
(b) Through discussion.
(c) Through observations.
(d) They need not be examined.

5. What elements does Erikson suggest can be caused by the demand to develop a distinct identity?
(a) Ego strength.
(b) Anxiety.
(c) Split identities.
(d) Confusion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What arises from achieving a sense of identity or a revolution of awareness as proposed in Erikson's theory of racial identity development?

2. What aspect of life does Erikson suggest women suffer over excessively?

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

4. What does Erikson say must not happen with strong black mothers?

5. In order to successful integration to occur what does Erikson feel must fit together?

Short Essay Questions

1. What resulted from Marx-Freud polarization?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Erikson mean when he refers to the adaptive ego?

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

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