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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 the author, absence makes the heart grow _____________.
(a) Warmer.
(b) Fonder.
(c) Colder.
(d) Frantic.

2. 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) "Borderline personality."
(b) "As-if personality."
(c) "Shifting personality."
(d) "Chameleon personality."

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

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.
(a) Scare away.
(b) Mock.
(c) Please.
(d) Protect.

5. What was the name of the girl's club that Viorst's neighbor Amy belonged to?
(a) The Rainbow Fleet.
(b) Girls Rule.
(c) No Boys Allowed.
(d) Rainbows and Unicorns.

Short Answer Questions

1. Viorst states, "All of us, to some degree, are _______________."

2. How does the author feel we can move past re-creating what has already happened?

3. Which of the following, according to the author, may be an inappropriate way to deal with the grieving of childhood?

4. According to Chapter 9, how do we eventually resolve the Oedipus complex?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does our superego have to do with resolving the Oedipus complex?

2. What did Alfred Adler note about the relationship between siblings and how it influences who we become as adults?

3. Why does sibling rivalry tend to diminish with age?

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

5. Why is Chapter 1 entitled, "The High Cost of Separation"?

6. Why are we afraid of fantasies that portray socially unacceptable behavior?

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

8. What are the four stages of human development that many analysts agree upon and how are they similar to each other?

9. Why were Hansel and Gretel so close to each other relationally?

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

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