Man's Search for Meaning Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through "Experiences in a Concentration Camp" (through page 115).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Frankl suggest happens to "self-centeredness" in logotherapy?
(a) It is made evident.
(b) It is broken up.
(c) It is used to show the patient how their thought pattern should change.
(d) It is fostered in order to build confidence.

2. What did Frankl try to teach a former prisoner who felt that he could trample crops in a field because he had been through so much himself?
(a) "The way that you behave when nobody is watching speaks loudly of you."
(b) "Morality is measured in small moments."
(c) "No one has the right to do wrong."
(d) "By respecting nature, we learn to respect ourselves."

3. Was there art in the concentration camp?
(a) No, there was no such thing as the rules prohibiting self-expression were strict.
(b) No, the prisoners were far too depressed to care for art.
(c) Yes, there were many prisoners (including Frankl) who attempted literature.
(d) Yes, there were gatherings with songs, poems, jokes, and some satire.

4. What was the "most ghastly moment of the twenty-four hours of camp life"?
(a) Working in the early hours, in the cold.
(b) Skipping lunch.
(c) Dinner time, hungry and dealing with small, flavorless food.
(d) Waking up at three in the morning to work.

5. How does Frankl's understanding of individual meaning differ from that of Jean-Paul Sartre?
(a) Sartre believes that meaning is collective. Frankl believes it is individual.
(b) Frankl took the idea from Sartre, and his definition is the same.
(c) Sartre believes there is no meaning. Frankl believes it is crucial to life.
(d) For Sartre, it is invented. For Frankl it is found.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the prison car that Frankl took pass?

2. Why does Frankl believe that man behaves morally?

3. In contrast to psychoanalysis, what does Frankl claim logotherapy is centered around?

4. In the most difficult moments of our existence, what does Frankl suggest is the salvation of man?

5. Who greets the prisoners upon their arrival at the concentration camp?

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