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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Cinderella Complex says that women are programmed for what?
(a) Helplessness.
(b) Dependency.
(c) Motherhood.
(d) Being a maid.

2. Even as adults, according to the author, we still view our mothers as what?
(a) As our safety net.
(b) As our biggest fan.
(c) As our dearest friend.
(d) As our greatest critic.

3. Sibling rivalry tends to do what as we get older?
(a) Disappear.
(b) Diminish.
(c) Increase.
(d) Intensify.

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

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

6. Who created the character Alexander Portnoy?
(a) James Joyce.
(b) Philip Roth.
(c) Nathaniel Hawthorne.
(d) Leo Tolstoy.

7. Which well-known psychologist noted that if a child can fight a sibling and win, he becomes a fighter. However, if he is not allowed to win, he will often not compete later in life?
(a) Lev Vygotsky.
(b) Erik Erikson.
(c) Jean Piaget.
(d) Alfred Adler.

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

9. "Reality testing" means what?
(a) That we try different roles in order to become an adult.
(b) That wishing doesn't make it so.
(c) That we go to college and experiment.
(d) That we should just stay with our parents.

10. Who said, "To be a man, a woman, an adult, is to accept responsibility"?
(a) Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(b) Sigmund Freud
(c) Victor Hugo
(d) Jean Valjean

11. When we allow some person or group to stand in place of our own conscience, this leads to what?
(a) Deficient guilt.
(b) Unconscious guilt.
(c) Dependent guilt.
(d) Indiscriminate guilt.

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

13. What happens when children see their mothers as all good or all bad?
(a) They form a very close relationship with their fathers.
(b) They compare everyone they meet to their mothers.
(c) They split from relationships their whole life because they think in terms of black and white.
(d) They shun perfect and evil people alike, looking for complete mediocrity in the perfect mate.

14. According to Chapter 7, what destroys the innocence of the family bond?
(a) Parents who argue.
(b) Incest.
(c) Divorce.
(d) Physical abuse.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, immature love follows what principle?

2. Why does Viorst say we "need the controls provided by guilt"?

3. According to Chapter 7, our adult sexuality is in response to what?

4. Viorst feels that there is a always a grain of what in our love relationships?

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

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