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 are rarely _______, according to Freud.

2. Freud notes the dreams are a part of the human ___________.

3. Freud discusses __________ versus __________ dream content.

4. One of the variables of wish dreams is the way the dream is so uniquely ____________.

5. Freud justifies that his method is a ______ method of dream interpretation.

Short Essay Questions

1. Whose dream theory does Freud not challenge?

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

3. What does Freud say should happen after a great discovery?

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

5. What are the three forms of stimuli involved in dreams?

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

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

8. In what do dreams mostly 'think'?

9. What does Freud have to say when challenging the impact of external stimuli?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define manifest vs. latent dream content. What do these mean and how can they be used in dream interpretation? Are both necessary for dream interpretation? Why or why not? Give examples of each kind of dream content for one dream Freud describes in this book. What is the value of each of these types of dream content?

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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