The Interpretation of Dreams Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Interpreting dreams as __________ theory is not a new idea, Freud admits.

2. What is the "_________________" manner of expressing wishes?

3. Whose poetry does Freud cite as evidence of his own dream manifestations?

4. Other theories note that dreams are merely __________ functions with symbols.

5. Freud also includes examples of the dreams of his own, his friends and of ____________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some sources of memories that can arise in dreams?

2. What other things (besides the answer to #1) does Freud say he will discuss in the course of the book?

3. What does Freud say should happen after a great discovery?

4. What does Freud say about the human regard for dreams?

5. How does Freud describe a wish fulfillment dream?

6. Whose studies on children does Freud refer to and why?

7. The transformation of unconscious thoughts does not imply what, according to Freud?

8. Freud says that dream interpretation can be problematic because it should not be based on what?

9. What is one of the things that Freud says can threaten careful dream study?

10. What are some alternative causes of dreams as indicated by Freud?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of the censor in our lives is brought up by Freud. What does Freud mean by a this? What are some examples of ways that the censor gets in the way of a person? What ways can we avoid the censor? Is a censor a good or a bad thing? Or both? Why? What are some real life examples you can give of censors in your own life?

Essay Topic 2

Freud believes that the interpretation of dreams can yield powerful results for patients. Why does he believe this? How does Freud think dream interpretation will help patients? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? Give three examples of ways dreams could help patients.

Essay Topic 3

The idea of nerve stimuli from outside sources is one that Freud discusses at length. Give an example of what nerve stimuli means to a dream. What are some ways this can affect the dreamer and the dream itself? Does Freud believe these stimuli hurt or help a dreamer? Is the result of dream stimuli a valid part of the dream? Why or why not?

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