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. What kind of content is related to recent experiences?

2. Many ______ dreams are strictly painful dreams and appear to have nothing to do with wish fulfillment.

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

4. Whose dream theories does Freud agree with in this section?

5. What takes the place of waking actions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of the things that Freud says can threaten careful dream study?

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

3. What does Freud mention about the dreams in which he has seen numbers and calculations?

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

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

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

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

8. What are the three forms of stimuli involved in dreams?

9. Where did Freud say that he discovered the wish fulfillment dream?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define manifest vs. latent dream content. What do these mean and how can they be used in dream interpretation? Are both necessary for dream interpretation? Why or why not? Give examples of each kind of dream content for one dream Freud describes in this book. What is the value of each of these types of dream content?

Essay Topic 2

The idea of the censor in our lives is brought up by Freud. What does Freud mean by a this? What are some examples of ways that the censor gets in the way of a person? What ways can we avoid the censor? Is a censor a good or a bad thing? Or both? Why? What are some real life examples you can give of censors in your own life?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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