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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. Freud seeks to prove the ______________ of a dream to the person's waking activities, thoughts, and feelings.

2. What dream of Freud's did not at first reveal its underlying meaning?

3. What should one be careful to consider after the idea in #55?

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

5. The waking brain thinks in ___________ images.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. To what does Freud liken the act of dreaming?

3. What inevitably leads to a deeper study of dream problems according to Freud?

4. What does Freud have to say about criticism by the dreamer?

5. What is another form of displacement that Freud brings offers?

6. What does Freud insist about dreams?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Freud believes that the interpretation of dreams can yield powerful results for patients. Why does he believe this? How does Freud think dream interpretation will help patients? Do you agree with him? Why or why not? Give three examples of ways dreams could help patients.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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