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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to psychoanalyst Erich Fromm, immature love follows what principle?
(a) I need you because I love you.
(b) I love you because I need you.
(c) I hate you because I love you.
(d) I am loved because I love.

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

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

5. According to Viorst, grown-up love must begin with what?
(a) Two grown adults.
(b) The separation of self from the other.
(c) An ability to forgive others.
(d) A mature understanding of self.

6. Viorst feels that in adulthood we may seek out the wanted parent in an effort to do what?
(a) Win the battle over the other parent.
(b) Work through the feelings of childhood.
(c) Put an end to the inappropriate feelings once and for all.
(d) Make the other parent jealous.

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

8. According to Chapter 8, what does modern science say that all mammals start out as?
(a) Female.
(b) Embryos.
(c) Eggs.
(d) Male.

9. 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) The police man who gave her a ticket earlier in the day.
(c) Her overbearing mother urging her to eat in Yiddish.
(d) Her cruel boss demanding she work overtime.

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

11. Viorst feels that there is a always a grain of what in our love relationships?
(a) A grain of spite.
(b) A grain of insecurity.
(c) A grain of hatred.
(d) A grain of jealousy.

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

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

14. Escaping to an earlier stage of development in an effort to deal with socially unacceptable feelings toward a new sibling is called what?
(a) Regression.
(b) Two steps back.
(c) Avoidance.
(d) Escapism.

15. As adults, we are able to see ourselves as in control, not as ___________.
(a) Aggressors.
(b) Mental patients.
(c) Victims.
(d) Children.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Freud, when does the age of latency occur?

2. According to Chapter 7, girls have to give up more of what than boys in outgrowing their Oedipus complex?

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

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

5. As children, Viorst thinks we test reality with what?

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