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. After a great ______, one should be careful.

2. ________ and dreaming run in parallel.

3. What sparked interest in how general the theory of wish fulfillment in dreams is?

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

5. The wish fulfillment dream is a dream of ____________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Whose dream theory does Freud not challenge?

3. With what the dream does Freud begin this section?

4. What does Freud say is difficult about using dream examples?

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

6. In part one, for what does Freud propose to show a technique for interpreting?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

Freud makes a point to say that one's morality will persist in dreams, but at the same time, dreams can include events that occur outside of one's morality. What do you think this contradiction means? What do you feel happens when dreams include immoral ideas and actions? Are these dreams a reflection of the dreamer? Why or why not? If so, what are these dreams saying about the dreamer?

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