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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author have to do to satisfy the SS while filling in for the senior block warden?
(a) Keep the hut where sick inmates were located clean and orderly.
(b) Create full written reports on each of his patience.
(c) Treat his patients to the best of his ability.
(d) Create a full report on the medicines and other supplies that he used.

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

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

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

5. 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) "No one has the right to do wrong."
(c) "Morality is measured in small moments."
(d) "By respecting nature, we learn to respect ourselves."

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the third phase of the prisoners' psychology begin?

2. What did the more "prominent" prisoners, the Capo, develop in camp?

3. What are noo-dynamics?

4. What does Frankl claim is the nature of meaning?

5. Frankl writes that "every age has its own collective neurosis." What does he characterize as the neurosis of his day?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Frankl describe the "will to meaning"?

2. What is the "existential vacuum" that Frankl describes?

3. How does Frankl compare his logotherapy to Freud's psychoanalysis?

4. What is "existential frustration" for Frankl?

5. According to Frankl, what allowed the prisoners to be able to predict their deaths?

6. What does Frankl write happened to prisoners who lost hope in the future?

7. What does Frankl claim happened to the inner life of prisoners in concentration camp?

8. What was the third stage of a the prisoner's mental reaction? How does Frankl characterize this?

9. What were some of the negative things that former prisoners had to deal with after their release?

10. What prompted Frankl to speak to the prisoners about hope? What did he say?

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