Man's Search for Meaning Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through "The Case for a Tragic Optimism" (through page 179).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Frankl argue happened when a diverse group of men was made to go hungry?
(a) These men suffered, but some found meaning in it.
(b) These men became more similar.
(c) This group diversified.
(d) These men fought like pigs for food.

2. What is Frankl's tone in "Basic Concepts of Logotherapy"?
(a) Sad and concerned.
(b) Angry.
(c) Serious and optimistic.
(d) Clinical.

3. What did Freud predict would happen if a diverse group of men were forced to go hungry?
(a) Their differences would disappear.
(b) They would do anything for food.
(c) They would be able to only focus on survival.
(d) They would fight among themselves.

4. Who does the author claim entertained thoughts of suicide in the concentration camp?
(a) The author claims these thoughts were particularly common among men.
(b) He notes there was a high suicide rate among the Capos.
(c) The author notes that nearly all of the prisoners entertained these thoughts.
(d) The author writes that suicide was most common when it was snowing.

5. Frankl cites a study of students at Johns Hopkins University. What did the students cite as important to them?
(a) Searching for love.
(b) Finding meaning.
(c) Making money.
(d) Finding dignity.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Frankl believe humans have the capacity to do with something negative?

2. What have people who have failed at their own suicide attempts shared with Frankl?

3. What does Frankl call the "tragic triad"?

4. How important is the idea of individual choice for Frankl?

5. What importance does Frankl give to the numbers assigned to prisoners?

(see the answer key)

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