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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 did the camp doctor give his prisoners after they were liberated?
(a) Whiskey.
(b) Medicine.
(c) Cigarettes.
(d) Magazines.

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

3. Can logotherapy be used with neurotic individuals?
(a) Frankl writes that they should be treated medically.
(b) Frankl writes that they, in particular, can benefit from logotherapy.
(c) Frankl argues that they should not use logotherapy until they are treated medically.
(d) Frankl believes that they should be seen first by someone using a more dogmatic approach.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. How does Frankl's understanding of individual meaning differ from that of Jean-Paul Sartre?

5. What did Frankl speak to his fellow prisoners about when their morale was low?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is "existential frustration" for Frankl?

2. What opportunity does Frankl see in camp life?

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

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

5. How does Frankl see tension?

6. What does Frankl write is the "crowning" experience for former prisoners?

7. What is the meaning of love in logotherapy?

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

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

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

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