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 dream for the __________ is not meaningless or absurd.

2. The main focus of Freud's book is the ___________ of dreams.

3. According to Freud, dream content has actual ___________.

4. The ____________ of dreams is a manifestation of subjective feelings, desires, and passions.

5. Who thinks dreams with moral issues are actually the responsibility of the dreamer?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What other question does Freud propose other dream analysts ask?

4. What is another way Freud describes the symbols found in dreams?

5. Where is the bulk of the interpretation of the dream done?

6. What does Freud share as something vital in understanding dreams?

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

8. Dreams play no part in the creation of what?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Symbols are a big part of dream interpretation. Using one dream in Freud's book, list all of the symbols you can find. Then, create your own interpretations of each of these symbols. Knowing these interpretations, what can you ascertain about the meaning of the dream you have chosen? Without these symbols, what would you have interpreted the dream to mean?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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