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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. ________ and dreaming run in parallel.

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

3. Dream theories hold that dreams are not ____________ activities.

4. Dreams and wishes yet to be _________ can turn up as wish fulfillment dreams that begin in childhood and continue into adulthood.

5. The dream is a tool of _______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Freud have to say about other dream theories?

6. What does Freud insist about dreams?

7. How does Freud explain dream peculiarity?

8. Instead of the dream turning a waking idea into a dreaming hallucination, what happens?

9. What is the wrong way to interpret symbols in dreams?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Freud states that childhood memories may not be 'available' during our waking hours. Why would these memories not be available? Do you agree with Freud? Why or why not? What does Freud think the value of childhood memories is? How can the past be connected to the present? Why is the childhood such an important part of the dream interpretation process?

Essay Topic 2

Freud often uses his own dreams in order to support his theories about dream interpretation. Does this make sense? Is it good science? Why or why not? What presumptions does Freud make when he uses his own dreams? Would it have been a better idea to use only patient dreams? Why or why not? Do Freud's own interpretations seem to work too perfectly with his theories? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Freud discusses the ideas of condensation, displacement and representation. Define each of these terms as Freud uses them and give examples of each. Which of these ideas do you agree with most in terms of dream interpretation? Why? With which of these terms do you not agree? Why?

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