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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Viorst, in what way do we primarily form our self-identity?
(a) Through imitation of our parents.
(b) By belonging to a wide variety of social groups.
(c) Through experimentation with different character traits.
(d) Through imitation of our friends.

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

6. In Chapter 8, the author discusses another "necessary loss." Which one is it?
(a) The limitations imposed on us due to our being male or female.
(b) The loss of the exclusive love of our mother.
(c) The loss of our heterosexuality.
(d) That we must let go in order to love.

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

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

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

10. 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.

11. According to the author, what do babies need?
(a) A consistent caregiver.
(b) Fathers.
(c) Clothing.
(d) Mothers.

12. Why does Viorst say we "need the controls provided by guilt"?
(a) To take care of ourselves.
(b) To build relationships with other people.
(c) To live a healthy life.
(d) To understand unhappiness.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Viorst explain we are trying to accomplish when we try to "undo' the separation from our mother?

2. At the end of Chapter 8, Margaret Mead uses what type of profession in her analogy about accepting what we were born with?

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

4. How does Viorst describe the first loss we experience as humans?

5. Margaret Mead points out that we have labeled the Oedipal issue as a _______________.

(see the answer keys)

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