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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the personality that evolves when a child cannot trust their own feelings and takes on the personality traits of others?
(a) "Chameleon personality."
(b) "As-if personality."
(c) "Shifting personality."
(d) "Borderline personality."

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

3. Chapter 1 concludes by stating that the yearning to restore the bliss of mother-child oneness is _____________________.
(a) Worse when we are sick or injured.
(b) Only quenched when we find another meaningful relationship.
(c) Satisfied upon entry into adulthood.
(d) Never relinquished.

4. According to Chapter 9, what feeling could be fear of the loss of our own love?
(a) Anxiety.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Shame.
(d) Guilt.

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

6. What was the title of Delia Ephron's book about adolescent angst referenced in Chapter 10?
(a) Teen Infatuation.
(b) Teenage Romance.
(c) Puppy Love.
(d) Romantic Teens.

7. 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 dreams.
(d) More sex.

8. According to Chapter 7, our adult sexuality is in response to what?
(a) Our religious upbringing.
(b) Libidinal conflicts.
(c) The messages media convey.
(d) Oedipal conflicts.

9. In the anecdote about the holy man painting a portrait for a king, who ends up being revealed in the painting?
(a) The holy man.
(b) The king's daughter.
(c) The king's wife.
(d) The king.

10. Drugs, communing with nature, religious experiences, and meditation are all ways in which people seek to what?
(a) Reach a higher level of awareness.
(b) Fit in and find acceptance with others.
(c) Bridge the loss of oneness with our mother.
(d) Escape from the stress of everyday life.

11. 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

12. What does the author state that extended separation from a mother can cause a child?
(a) A sense of independence.
(b) A good chance to socialize with other people.
(c) Pain and permanent damage.
(d) Hunger.

13. Freud said that every dream contains what?
(a) Pain.
(b) A wish.
(c) A cat.
(d) Truth.

14. Margaret Mead points out that we have labeled the Oedipal issue as a _______________.
(a) Ridiculous behavior.
(b) Negative.
(c) Success.
(d) Valid response.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Chapter 6, is sibling rivalry normal and universal?

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

4. Which character claimed that, "I am a part of all that I have met."

5. According to Art Buchwald, what are "the three worst words in the language"?

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