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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. There is a lack of _______ that occurs when we are dreaming.

2. While dreams are unreal, the ________ that occur in the dream are real.

3. Freud offers to prove the theory that dreams are not driven by ________.

4. What is another form of the childhood memory?

5. What are also included in dream memory?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Of what does Freud discuss the conflicts and contradictions?

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

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

8. What are the ways Freud interprets the dreams he has given for examples?

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

10. What is another form of displacement that Freud brings offers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Symbols are a big part of dream interpretation. Using one dream in Freud's book, list all of the symbols you can find. Then, create your own interpretations of each of these symbols. Knowing these interpretations, what can you ascertain about the meaning of the dream you have chosen? Without these symbols, what would you have interpreted the dream to mean?

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