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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. Parents have trouble seeing their children as what?
(a) Anything but perfect.
(b) Competent humans.
(c) Separate people.
(d) A part of themselves.

2. Viorst thinks about development as a lifelong series of what?
(a) Disappointments.
(b) Setbacks.
(c) Necessary losses.
(d) Changes.

3. Friends and intimate partners are considered what?
(a) One and the same.
(b) Two different types of relationships.
(c) The true test of a good marriage.
(d) A rare phenomenon found only in humans.

4. According to Otto Kernberg, adolescent romantic love is the normal, crucial beginning of what?
(a) Eros.
(b) Adult love.
(c) Sexuality.
(d) Puppy love.

5. Intimate male-female relationships are rare because of what?
(a) The adultery factor.
(b) Women would just rather talk to other women.
(c) Socially unacceptable norms.
(d) The sexual tension.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chapter 14, parents suffer from the one of the following in a similar fashion to children.

2. According to Chapter 13, there can be no human love without what?

3. According to Chapter 20, Viorst is living on what to beat her middle-aged spread?

4. There are what number of friendships that Viorst labels in Chapter 12?

5. According to a psychologist in Chapter 13, husbands and wives are each other's what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Viorst's three friends approach death differently?

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

3. In thinking about losses as a lifelong theme, name some of the juxtapositions that Viorst discusses in Chapter 20.

4. Name two of the stages of mourning that Viorst describes in Chapter 16.

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

6. Name the five stages of dying described by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Briefly describe each stage.

7. What happens in our thirties, in relation to our parents?

8. What types of unexpected emotions can we feel towards friends? How do they impact our friendships?

9. Which necessary loss is discussed in Chapter 12?

10. What impact does middle age tend to have on a marriage?

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