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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of neuroses result from existential frustration?
(a) Depressive neuroses.
(b) Anxiety neuroses.
(c) Existential neuroses.
(d) Noogenic neuroses.

2. What does Frankl relate about an American diplomat who, after years of psychotherapy, went to logotherapy?
(a) The diplomat decided that he no longer needed therapy because his life already was full of meaning.
(b) The diplomat, who was suicidal, and understood this as the result of his difficult infancy, finally learned to focus on the future, and decided not to take his life.
(c) The diplomat learned from logotherapy that his problem was that he understood his job added to the suffering of others, and for that reason he quit.
(d) After years of exploring the instinctual roots of a spiritual problem, in logotherapy, his desire to change jobs was taken seriously.

3. What did Frankl try to reconstruct, that he lost when he arrived to Auschwitz?
(a) A ring.
(b) The inserts in his shoes.
(c) A sling for his injured arm.
(d) A manuscript.

4. What does Frankl write about responsibility?
(a) Logotherapy tries to impress on each patient their responsibility.
(b) It is important to note that the SS were not the only responsible parties involved in torture.
(c) Frankl writes that the therapist is responsible for the direction of each therapy session.
(d) Logotherapy is responsible for improving the world.

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

6. What caused former prisoners to feel bitterness?
(a) The fact that they lost nearly all of their material wealth, and had to start anew.n
(b) The lack of response from people in prisoners' former hometowns.
(c) That the SS also went free.
(d) That they lost the company of their former prisonmates.

7. What is "hyper-intention"?
(a) When an excess of intention makes the intended goal impossible.
(b) When a person is so intent on a goal that they are hyper.
(c) This term is not used in the book.
(d) When an excess of energy creates a lack of meaning.

8. What does Frankl believe makes a person "worthy of his sufferings or not"?
(a) Their ability to "focus on the positive aspects of their past."
(b) Their "focus on love," and their "lack of consideration for their own suffering."
(c) Whether "he makes use of" or forgoes "the opportunities of attaining the moral values that a difficult situation may afford him."
(d) Their ability to remove desire from their lives.

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

10. What does Frankl suggest is the meaning of life?
(a) Love.
(b) Charitable work or work that advances the common causes of humanity.
(c) Creative work is the purpose of life.
(d) It is different for each individual.

11. In the most difficult moments of our existence, what does Frankl suggest is the salvation of man?
(a) To look into the future.
(b) To recall the past.
(c) To pray.
(d) To consider our favorite things.

12. What does Frankl claim is the nature of meaning?
(a) It is not important because nothing has true meaning.
(b) Love is the true meaning of life.
(c) It is found in suffering, like when he was a prisoner.
(d) It does not emerge from existence, but confronting existence.

13. When does the third phase of the prisoners' psychology begin?
(a) After depression.
(b) Once they are no longer afraid.
(c) At liberation.
(d) After all hope is lost.

14. What question does Frankl claim that more and more doctors are confronted with?
(a) What is life?
(b) How can I act responsibly?
(c) Where can I find love?
(d) Why do we all die?

15. Why does Frankl believe that man behaves morally?
(a) Man decides to act morally.
(b) Man is instinctively moral and religious.
(c) Man has a moral drive.
(d) Most men are moral.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did fellow prisoners respond when someone stole potatoes?

3. What does Frankl write about those with very difficult circumstances, such as being diagnosed with a terminal illness?

4. What is Frankl's tone in "Basic Concepts of Logotherapy"?

5. Can logotherapy be used with neurotic individuals?

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