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. The wish fulfillment dream is a dream of ____________.

2. What should one be careful to consider after the idea in #55?

3. Freud does not say there is only one kind of dream as this theory would be easily _________.

4. Dreams which contain material of which we are not aware in our waking state are called what?

5. Freud ends the section with proverbs about what __________ dream of.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Freud's overall objective in the interpretation of dreams?

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

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

5. What are the ways Freud interprets the dreams he has given for examples?

6. For what does Freud say a dream is significant?

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

8. What is the first issue Freud addresses regarding the dream as wish fulfillment?

9. In what kind of images does the waking brain think?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freud often uses his own dreams in order to support his theories about dream interpretation. Does this make sense? Is it good science? Why or why not? What presumptions does Freud make when he uses his own dreams? Would it have been a better idea to use only patient dreams? Why or why not? Do Freud's own interpretations seem to work too perfectly with his theories? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Freud creates a list of symbols that could be used to find sexually latent content in dreams. What are some of the symbols he shares and their meanings? Do you agree with his findings? What other symbols do you feel could be used to extrapolate a sexual meaning? What does the focus on sex seem to say abut Freud?

Essay Topic 3

Dreams, as Freud believes, are considered to be foreign to our everyday lives and experiences. However, is this the case? In everyday life, we might have one experience and then dream about that same experience. Does this support the idea of dreams being foreign? What do you think Freud means by that? Can you give one example in which dreams become foreign in relation to real life?

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