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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Freud, when does the age of latency occur?
(a) 18-21 years old.
(b) 3-5 years old.
(c) 13-18 years old.
(d) 7-10 years old.

2. What does Viorst explain we are trying to accomplish when we try to "undo' the separation from our mother?
(a) Seeking the unconditional love of our mother's arms.
(b) Proving we are competent individuals.
(c) Learning to accept and love ourselves.
(d) Vying for our father's affection.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the book, the conscious daydreams that drift through our minds bring hints to us of what kind of world?

2. What Christmas gift caused Brooke Hayward so much anguish when asked if her little sister could play with it?

3. The first sentence of Chapter 1 states that, "Life begins with _______."

4. Chapter 3 addresses how the "Private I" is the person who lives underneath the facade that is created in order to ___________ those around them.

5. Viorst states that some oneness experiences can go too far and cause what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does J.D. Salinger's character from The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, not want to grow up?

2. Growing up means what, according to Chapter 10?

3. Rather than be trapped in mourning for what we did not get as children, what does the author propose we do?

4. Who first discovered the Oedipus complex? How did he/she describe it?

5. When a child sees a mother as all-good or all-bad, how can this affect their future relationships?

6. What did Stanley Milgram's experiment reveal about people?

7. Why do psychologists think the "Mommy and I Are One" experiments worked?

8. Briefly describe the difference between infantile love, immature love, and mature love.

9. Describe repetition compulsion and what we may be trying to accomplish through it.

10. According to Freud, what is the age of latency?

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