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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Frankl speak to his fellow prisoners about when their morale was low?
(a) Death.
(b) Hygiene.
(c) Hope.
(d) Love.

2. What does Frankl claim about what man makes of himself?
(a) That he himself creates it.
(b) That it is the cause of suffering.
(c) That it is the result of his childhood.
(d) That his circumstances lead to it.

3. What does Frankl claim is the most important part of suffering?
(a) How one uses it to serve others.
(b) One's attitude in the face of it.
(c) The way that leads to love.
(d) The way that one maintains peace in the face of hardship.

4. What two kinds of people does Frankl say exist?
(a) Loving and fearful.
(b) Strong and weak.
(c) Decent and indecent.
(d) Spiritual and non-spiritual.

5. What does Frankl call "existential frustration"?
(a) The kind of frustration that comes from having superficial relationships.
(b) The result of frustrating man's will to meaning.
(c) A frustration that stems from the dull nature of existence.
(d) A frustration that results when suffering does not lead to meaning.

6. What does Frankl argue is the meaning of life?
(a) Humility.
(b) It varies.
(c) Service.
(d) Love.

7. In contrast to psychoanalysis, what does Frankl claim logotherapy is centered around?
(a) The will to meaning.
(b) Principle.
(c) Decision.
(d) The right to dignity.

8. What "deep concern" does Frankl write helped him to survive Auschwitz?
(a) His desire to rewrite a manuscript.
(b) His desire to find his mom.
(c) His desire to serve others.
(d) His desire to get even with the SS.

9. How does Frankl write that love is interpreted in psychotherapy?
(a) As an unimportant aspect of life.
(b) As the result of early family dynamics.
(c) As a phenomenon of sexual drives and instincts.
(d) As a troublesome part of life that often leads to difficulty.

10. What does Frankl argue man determines about his life?
(a) Man decides whether or not he will live in love.
(b) Man decides what he will be.
(c) Man decides if he will listen to his inner voice.
(d) Man decides whether or not to suffer.

11. What does Frankl term supra-meaning?
(a) An ultimate meaning that transcends man's intellectual capabilities.
(b) A spiritual understanding that transcends our ability to describe it in words.
(c) A level of understanding meaning that transcends the individual and can only be understood within groups.
(d) He does not use this term.

12. Who does Frankl quote (more than once) as writing: "He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."
(a) Confucius.
(b) Nietzche.
(c) Christ.
(d) Plato.

13. What happened to the senior block warden who had a dream that he would be free on March thirtieth?
(a) He fell ill on March thirty-first and died a month later.
(b) He committed suicide a month prior.
(c) He died on March thirty-first.
(d) He had another dream on March thirtieth that they would be freed on July third.

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

15. What happened when prisoners, who were pressured for years, suddenly released that pressure?
(a) They went mad.
(b) They ate large amounts and spoke at length.
(c) Many enjoyed incredible amounts of exercise and great amounts of energy.
(d) They found they enjoyed their own company much more than the company of those who had never experienced life in a concentration camp.

Short Answer Questions

1. In logotherapy, how is the search for meaning seen?

2. What is the name of the school of therapy that Frankl stands for?

3. What are the ways that logotherapy believes meaning in life can be found?

4. What is Frankl's opinion of love?

5. What kind of statue does Frankl argue should compliment the Statue of Liberty?

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