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 answer to #92, these may or may not be ___________ during waking hours.

2. What tends to appear in dreams?

3. Who is the French doctor who has a hyperamnesiac dream?

4. There is a lack of _______ that occurs when we are dreaming.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Freud describe a wish fulfillment dream?

3. Whose dream theory does Freud not challenge?

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

5. To lay the groundwork for a discussion of more characteristics of dream distortion, what does Freud discuss?

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

7. What does Freud believe is quote foolish to do?

8. What does Schleiermacher's theory state in reference to the strangeness of dreams?

9. What is the unified whole that Freud wants to create in the interpretation of dreams?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The forgetting of dreams is a big topic of debate for Freud as he seems to believe it is not that dreams cannot be remembered, but that a patient's view of dreams is what stands in the way of his memory. What evidence does Freud offer to support this theory? Does he ever seem to contradict himself in this idea? What other reasons does Freud give for the forgetting of dreams? What do you personally believe makes one forget about dreams?

Essay Topic 3

Freud brings up the idea of the subconscious, the pre-conscious, and the unconscious in this book. What are the definitions of each? How do these terms relate to each other? How do these terms relate to the dream interpretation process? What do these states have to offer the dreamer in their everyday life? Does the separation of thought patterns complicate life or make it easier? Why?

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