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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Viorst, which two abilities at which boys excel are the only ones based in scientific fact?
(a) Sports and hunting.
(b) Math and science.
(c) Aggression and visual spatial ability.
(d) Verbal and scientific.

2. 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) Friedrich Nietzsche.
(b) Martin Buber.
(c) John Locke.
(d) Dallas Willard.

3. Which two psychologists believe that the contacts between infant and mother produce a "deep libidinal pleasure"?
(a) Piaget and Spock.
(b) Skinner and Sullivan.
(c) Jung and Adler.
(d) Freud and Erikson.

4. What was the name of the girl's club that Viorst's neighbor Amy belonged to?
(a) Girls Rule.
(b) No Boys Allowed.
(c) Rainbows and Unicorns.
(d) The Rainbow Fleet.

5. According to Chapter 6, is sibling rivalry normal and universal?
(a) Only in the United States.
(b) It depends on the parenting style.
(c) Ten out of ten psychoanalysts answer yes.
(d) Only in industrialized nations.

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

7. Henry David Thoreau's little isolated cabin was how far from his mother's house?
(a) One mile.
(b) One day on a horse.
(c) Ten miles.
(d) One state away.

8. According to Chapter 11, what is built of imperfect connections?
(a) Childhood.
(b) Reality.
(c) The parent-child relationship.
(d) Friendships.

9. How did Viorst fantasize about taking care of the bully who was bothering her son?
(a) Shoving him in front of a truck.
(b) Holding him up against a tree until he promised not to do it anymore.
(c) Talking to his parents.
(d) Shooting him.

10. 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?
(a) In an effort to torture ourselves.
(b) In an effort to correct them.
(c) In an effort to assess how we performed.
(d) In an effort to rehearse for the future.

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

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

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

14. When a mother rejects a child's need for dependence and pushes them out of the nest too soon, what can happen?
(a) We grow amazingly strong wings.
(b) We scream, or cry, or get angry.
(c) We adapt, or crumple, or compromise.
(d) We crash to the ground.

15. According to Viorst, siblings destroy our dream of what?
(a) Living an idyllic life.
(b) Being best friends with our sibling.
(c) Being our mother's favorite.
(d) Absolute love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two feelings battle each other at every stage of development?

2. According to the author, absence makes the heart grow _____________.

3. The idea that we are all in love with the parent of the opposite sex is known as what?

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

5. When we allow some person or group to stand in place of our own conscience, this leads to what?

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