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. What tends to appear in dreams?

2. After a great ______, one should be careful.

3. Included in the importance of forgetting dream matter is how __________________ a dream is.

4. What does Freud think people believe is not responsible for creating dreams in the first place?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. To what does Freud liken the act of dreaming?

2. As what is the displacement of the dream carried out?

3. What is the final additional component of dream formation?

4. What does Freud have to say about criticism by the dreamer?

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

6. With what the dream does Freud begin this section?

7. Why does Freud believe his method to be the truer method?

8. What does Freud say is difficult about using dream examples?

9. How does Freud explain dream peculiarity?

10. What is the wrong way to interpret symbols in dreams?

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

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 3

Freud has always been a controversial figure in psychology and yet he is revered at the same time. What ideas in this book seem to support his reputation as a bit of a renegade? What ideas in this book seem to solidify his reputation as someone who has a lot to contribute to the field? In the end, how does this book change your perception of Freud? Does it change your perception at all? Why or why not?

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