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. Many ______ dreams are strictly painful dreams and appear to have nothing to do with wish fulfillment.

2. Dreams we forget are due to what?

3. While dreams are unreal, the ________ that occur in the dream are real.

4. From where does the dream's ________ material come?

5. Who is the French doctor who has a hyperamnesiac dream?

Short Essay Questions

1. What cannot be denied in relation to dream work, according to Freud?

2. What is another form of displacement that Freud brings offers?

3. In relation to the waking state, what does Freud say happens during the dreaming state?

4. What does Freud have to say when challenging the impact of external stimuli?

5. What are day residues?

6. After Freud defines the act of dreaming, what does he include in this section?

7. How does Freud describe a wish fulfillment dream?

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

9. What does Freud insist about dreams?

10. What is the goal of the first interpretation of a dream?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Wish fulfillment is another term Freud brings up and discusses at length. Define this term and create a description of a dream in which this process is taking place. What does this mean for the dreamer? What are some examples of wish fulfillment dreams as stated in the book? Does this dream concept make sense to you? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Freud says that other theories for dream interpretation are illogical or they refute the value of dreams altogether. This leaves the world with few tools to help with dream interpretation. What does this seem to say about Freud? How does this lack of tools then affect those who are interested in dream interpretation? Why does Freud find the two limited methods of dream interpretation to be worthless?

Essay Topic 3

Freud brings up the idea of the subconscious, the pre-conscious, and the unconscious in this book. What are the definitions of each? How do these terms relate to each other? How do these terms relate to the dream interpretation process? What do these states have to offer the dreamer in their everyday life? Does the separation of thought patterns complicate life or make it easier? Why?

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