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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote the book, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret?
(a) Beverly Cleary
(b) Madeleine L'Engle
(c) J.K. Rowling
(d) Judy Blume

2. Viorst states, "All of us, to some degree, are _______________."
(a) Homosexual.
(b) Bisexual.
(c) Asexual.
(d) Primarily sexual.

3. According to the book, the conscious daydreams that drift through our minds bring hints to us of what kind of world?
(a) A just world.
(b) A perfect world.
(c) A magical, beautiful world.
(d) A rogue, subterranean world.

4. Which fictional character mentioned in the book chooses not to become a man, and stay as a boy forever?
(a) Saint George.
(b) King Arthur.
(c) Robin Hood.
(d) Peter Pan.

5. Repression, reaction formation, isolation, and denial are all mechanisms of defense against what?
(a) Rivalry.
(b) Anger.
(c) Fear.
(d) Insecurity.

6. According to psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, immature love follows what principle?
(a) I love you because I need you.
(b) I am loved because I love.
(c) I hate you because I love you.
(d) I need you because I love you.

7. There are _______ unanswered questions about the innate differences between the sexes.
(a) Few.
(b) Many.
(c) Flimsy.
(d) Fifty.

8. According to Chapter 9, how do we eventually resolve the Oedipus complex?
(a) Through punishment and shame.
(b) By becoming adults.
(c) Through guilt.
(d) Through our conscience.

9. According to Chapter 11, we sometimes fear that our fantasies can do what?
(a) Change us.
(b) Reveal the sick, depraved person we really are.
(c) Have the power to control reality.
(d) Make us mean.

10. Viorst feels that there is a always a grain of what in our love relationships?
(a) A grain of spite.
(b) A grain of insecurity.
(c) A grain of jealousy.
(d) A grain of hatred.

11. What is the name of the philosopher who said, "Man is the being who is capable of becoming guilty and is capable of illuminating his guilt"?
(a) Dallas Willard.
(b) Friedrich Nietzsche.
(c) Martin Buber.
(d) John Locke.

12. According to Chapter 7, girls have to give up more of what than boys in outgrowing their Oedipus complex?
(a) More people.
(b) More fears.
(c) More sex.
(d) More dreams.

13. Subliminal messages of "Mommy and I are one," have proven to result in what?
(a) Higher achievements.
(b) Great anxiety.
(c) Warm, fuzzy feelings.
(d) Spontaneous smiling.

14. Viorst states that some oneness experiences can go too far and cause what?
(a) Physical injury.
(b) Self-annihilation.
(c) Self-preservation.
(d) Hatred of oneself.

15. As a result of unconscious guilt, criminals sometimes do what?
(a) Leave self-damaging evidence.
(b) Confess.
(c) Lie to authority figures.
(d) Hide thier crimes.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the age of latency, fear, anger, and harsh conscience make it difficult to do what?

2. At what age do we develop the superego?

3. According to Chapter 11, what is built of imperfect connections?

4. According to Viorst, how often do families discuss sibling rivalry?

5. In the example of a woman dreaming of a German Nazi officer, she is really associating with what?

(see the answer keys)

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