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

2. According to Chapter 11, what is built of imperfect connections?
(a) The parent-child relationship.
(b) Friendships.
(c) Childhood.
(d) Reality.

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

4. What is composed of our noblest goals?
(a) Our ego.
(b) Our ego ideal.
(c) Our id.
(d) Our superego.

5. When the child decides to replace the hostility towards the new sibling with some other activity, it is referred to as what?
(a) Identification.
(b) Subluxation.
(c) Sublimation.
(d) Replacementation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Viorst explain we are trying to accomplish when we try to "undo' the separation from our mother?

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

3. According to Art Buchwald, what are "the three worst words in the language"?

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

5. How does Viorst purport that we form an identification of "I"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens when we do not behave in accordance with our conscience?

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

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

5. According to Viorst, why is it okay to have fantasies that are inappropriate if they aren't acted upon?

6. Describe the four stages of standing alone.

7. Discuss some of the means, covered in Chapter 2, by which we attempt to restore oneness with our mothers.

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

9. Excessive punishment of ourselves rests on the illusion of what?

10. According to Chapter 9, what kind of person lacks guilt?

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