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. Dreams of ________ are used as primary examples of the need for individual dream interpretation.

2. Freud does not believe one set of _________ applies to everyone.

3. Who has a dream in which he knows the Latin names of several plants?

4. Times older than one day are remembered the day before the dream and thus are still only __________.

5. The dream is best categorized as ____________ and subjective.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What other things (besides the answer to #1) does Freud say he will discuss in the course of the book?

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

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

5. What are the physical sources of dreams according to Freud?

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

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

8. What does Freud say about the nature of dreams?

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

10. Why is the scientific world left without proper methods for interpreting dreams?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freud notes that death dreams are actually wish fulfillment dreams. How does Freud explain this idea? Do you agree with this idea? Why or why not? What are some other interpretations that could be given for death dreams? Using Freud's ideas and theories, what would a dream about birth then mean? Would it have the opposite interpretation or the same one?

Essay Topic 2

Freud states that the relationship between the dreaming and the waking state is contradictory and unable to be resolved. Why does he say this? What examples of contradictory features does Freud offer? Do you agree with Freud? Why or why not? Is there a way to resolve these two states? How? Do you feel that naming these two states is necessary? Why or why not?

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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