Necessary Losses Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Viorst explain we are trying to accomplish when we try to "undo' the separation from our mother?
(a) Vying for our father's affection.
(b) Learning to accept and love ourselves.
(c) Seeking the unconditional love of our mother's arms.
(d) Proving we are competent individuals.

2. According to Viorst, grown-up love must begin with what?
(a) The separation of self from the other.
(b) An ability to forgive others.
(c) A mature understanding of self.
(d) Two grown adults.

3. According to Viorst, what are we all striving to be?
(a) A separate self.
(b) A well-adjusted adult.
(c) Someone who makes our mother proud.
(d) A narcissist.

4. Winnicott argues that denying _____ prevents "the developing child from facing and learning to tolerate" this emotion in themselves.
(a) Anger.
(b) Pride.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Deceit.

5. What is the name of the personality that evolves when a child cannot trust their own feelings and takes on the personality traits of others?
(a) "As-if personality."
(b) "Chameleon personality."
(c) "Shifting personality."
(d) "Borderline personality."

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Viorst, siblings destroy our dream of what?

2. By consolidating our own "inner law enforcer or superego," we can resolve what in a healthy way?

3. While in the hospital, a little boy who was set on fire by his mother is crying for whom?

4. According to Viorst, in what way do we primarily form our self-identity?

5. Chapter 3 addresses how the "Private I" is the person who lives underneath the facade that is created in order to ___________ those around them.

(see the answer key)

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