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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. Who wrote the book, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret?
(a) Beverly Cleary
(b) J.K. Rowling
(c) Judy Blume
(d) Madeleine L'Engle

2. 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 perfect world.
(c) A just world.
(d) A rogue, subterranean world.

3. What is the name of the philosopher who said, "Man is the being who is capable of becoming guilty and is capable of illuminating his guilt"?
(a) Martin Buber.
(b) Dallas Willard.
(c) John Locke.
(d) Friedrich Nietzsche.

4. According to Art Buchwald, what are "the three worst words in the language"?
(a) Jewish, urchin, institution.
(b) Lonely, stray, hospital.
(c) Hebrew, orphan, asylum.
(d) Isolated, hopeless, angry.

5. There are _______ unanswered questions about the innate differences between the sexes.
(a) Flimsy.
(b) Many.
(c) Few.
(d) Fifty.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the example of a woman dreaming of a German Nazi officer, she is really associating with what?

2. Chapter 1 concludes by stating that the yearning to restore the bliss of mother-child oneness is _____________________.

3. 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?

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. In the anecdote about the holy man painting a portrait for a king, who ends up being revealed in the painting?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why did Freud name it the Oedipus complex?

6. Denying hate prevents what, according to Winicott?

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

8. Why do children experience sibling rivalry?

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

10. Why did Art Buchwald, journalist and friend of the author, say that he understands about "scars on the brain"?

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