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. Patients not only shared their dreams with Freud, but also their ______________.

2. The scientific world is left without _______ for dream interpretation because of the idea that dreams are illogical and invaluable.

3. The ideas the dreamer has during the day carry over into the sleeping hours as __________________.

4. The waking brain thinks in ___________ images.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Instead of the dream turning a waking idea into a dreaming hallucination, what happens?

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

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

5. How does Freud describe a wish fulfillment dream?

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

7. Freud says that a scene or wish in the unconscious progresses toward the pre-conscious. What happens then?

8. What are day residues?

9. What is Freud's logic about the reason why wish fulfillment dreams are not the only dreams?

10. What is the fractional interpretation of dreams?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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