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 wish fulfillment dream is a dream of ____________.

2. The contrasts between dreams and waking states are ___________.

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

4. At the same time, Freud believes dreams are poetic, divinatory and ________.

5. Freud works to isolate the problem of how ___________ psychology plays a part in dream psychology.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Freud's method of researching dreams?

2. Whose studies on children does Freud refer to and why?

3. What is the concern about the disguise of the dream?

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

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

6. What is the fractional interpretation of dreams?

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

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

9. Whose dream theory does Freud not challenge?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of nerve stimuli from outside sources is one that Freud discusses at length. Give an example of what nerve stimuli means to a dream. What are some ways this can affect the dreamer and the dream itself? Does Freud believe these stimuli hurt or help a dreamer? Is the result of dream stimuli a valid part of the dream? Why or why not?

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 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?

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