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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Viorst states that some oneness experiences can go too far and cause what?
(a) Self-preservation.
(b) Physical injury.
(c) Hatred of oneself.
(d) Self-annihilation.

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

3. Which person coined the phrase Cinderella Complex?
(a) Judith Viorst.
(b) Colette Dowling.
(c) Sigmund Freud.
(d) Colleen Rodman.

4. "It is __________ to grow up."
(a) Tough.
(b) Depressing.
(c) Fun.
(d) Exciting.

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

6. In the example of a woman dreaming of a German Nazi officer, she is really associating with what?
(a) Her controlling husband forbidding her to go out.
(b) Her cruel boss demanding she work overtime.
(c) The police man who gave her a ticket earlier in the day.
(d) Her overbearing mother urging her to eat in Yiddish.

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

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

9. How does Viorst describe the first loss we experience as humans?
(a) Launch of independence.
(b) Original loss.
(c) New beginning.
(d) First separation.

10. 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) Jean Piaget.
(c) Alfred Adler.
(d) Erik Erikson.

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

12. "Our conscience is our _____________ installed in our mind."
(a) Society.
(b) Religion.
(c) Collective consciousness.
(d) Parents.

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

14. The first sentence of Chapter 1 states that, "Life begins with _______."
(a) Love.
(b) Loss.
(c) Crying.
(d) Birth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author state that extended separation from a mother can cause a child?

2. By consolidating our own "inner law enforcer or superego," we can resolve what in a healthy way?

3. Viorst feels our sexual nature comes from where?

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

5. What are the ingrained patterns repeated in adulthood due to childhood experiences called?

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