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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. What is another form of the childhood memory?

2. Freud breaks down the __________ of memory with respect to dreams.

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

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

5. Dreams think mostly in _________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Freud believe his method to be the truer method?

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

4. For what does Freud say a dream is significant?

5. What might dreams appear to not have, according to Strumpell?

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

7. What is Freud's overall objective in the interpretation of dreams?

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

9. After Freud defines the act of dreaming, what does he include in this section?

10. Whose dream theory does Freud not challenge?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

When dreams include actions the dreamer wants to take, but does not, the idea of responsibility becomes a point to consider. Do you feel that these kinds of dreams are a way for a dreamer to avoid taking real life action? Why or why not? Are there instances in which dreams can cause external action in waking life? Give an example of a time in which a dream spurred you on or give an example of a dream that you enjoy having but have not acted upon.

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