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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As children, Viorst thinks we test reality with what?
(a) Our actions.
(b) Wishful thinking.
(c) Our pretend play.
(d) Daydreaming.

2. De-identification can help siblings feel superior in different ways, but it can also lead to what negative result?
(a) It can impose limitations on our talents and interests.
(b) It can lead to competition in those different areas.
(c) It can result in negative personality traits such as pride, arrogance, or narcissism.
(d) It can leave one child overshadowed by the other.

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

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

5. According to Freud, when does the age of latency occur?
(a) 7-10 years old.
(b) 13-18 years old.
(c) 3-5 years old.
(d) 18-21 years old.

6. Chapter 3 addresses how the "Private I" is the person who lives underneath the facade that is created in order to ___________ those around them.
(a) Please.
(b) Protect.
(c) Mock.
(d) Scare away.

7. Marvin and _______ experience great physical discomfort because of their unconscious guilt.
(a) Elizabeth.
(b) Ellie.
(c) Sarah.
(d) Donna.

8. Sigmund Freud once said, "When you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is ______________?"
(a) Crazy or sane.
(b) Male or female.
(c) Smart or stupid.
(d) Old or young.

9. While in the hospital, a little boy who was set on fire by his mother is crying for whom?
(a) His father.
(b) His grandmother.
(c) His nurse.
(d) His mother.

10. Which of the following, according to the author, may be an inappropriate way to deal with the grieving of childhood?
(a) Driving recklessly.
(b) Breaking the rules.
(c) Sex.
(d) Drugs.

11. 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.

12. Viorst feels that only through _____________ can "our loss be transcended."
(a) Learning.
(b) Grief.
(c) Life.
(d) Love.

13. How is it believed that infants perceive their needs in relation to their mother?
(a) Their needs are less than their mother's.
(b) Their needs are the same as their mother's.
(c) Their needs are greater than their mother's.
(d) Their needs are different than their mother's.

14. Seeing our own feelings as those of the new baby's is known as what?
(a) Projection.
(b) Confusion.
(c) Entanglement of self.
(d) Yours and mine syndrome.

15. At what age do we develop the superego?
(a) Thirteen.
(b) Five.
(c) Twenty-five.
(d) Eighteen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Drugs, communing with nature, religious experiences, and meditation are all ways in which people seek to what?

2. According to Viorst, we not only try to re-live the good experiences from our past, but also seek to re-create the bad ones in an effort to do what?

3. Why does Viorst think some people fear success?

4. How does Viorst purport that we form an identification of "I"?

5. Which fictional character mentioned in the book chooses not to become a man, and stay as a boy forever?

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