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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. De-identification can help siblings feel superior in different ways, but it can also lead to what negative result?
(a) It can leave one child overshadowed by the other.
(b) It can impose limitations on our talents and interests.
(c) It can result in negative personality traits such as pride, arrogance, or narcissism.
(d) It can lead to competition in those different areas.

2. At the end of Chapter 8, Margaret Mead uses what type of profession in her analogy about accepting what we were born with?
(a) Hunter.
(b) Potter.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Blacksmith.

3. Chapter 11 discusses our what?
(a) Perception of reality.
(b) Sleeping patterns.
(c) Parents' expectations.
(d) Fantasies.

4. Repression, reaction formation, isolation, and denial are all mechanisms of defense against what?
(a) Anger.
(b) Rivalry.
(c) Fear.
(d) Insecurity.

5. By consolidating our own "inner law enforcer or superego," we can resolve what in a healthy way?
(a) Our fear of abandoment.
(b) Our fear of authority.
(c) The Oedipus complex.
(d) The inadequate feelings of childhood.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Some children develop a false self from what type of parenting?

3. Sigmund Freud once said, "When you meet a human being, the first distinction you make is ______________?"

4. What are the ingrained patterns repeated in adulthood due to childhood experiences called?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the four stages of standing alone.

4. What are some of the different types of loss and mourning discussed in Chapter 16? Do we experience them all in the same way?

5. Why does our focus shift in middle age to discovering our family's history?

6. Why did Freud name it the Oedipus complex?

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

8. Denying hate prevents what, according to Winicott?

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

10. How does baggage from childhood put pressure on a marriage?

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