Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As children, Viorst thinks we test reality with what?
2. De-identification can help siblings feel superior in different ways, but it can also lead to what negative result?
3. According to Chapter 11, we sometimes fear that our fantasies can do what?
4. As a result of unconscious guilt, criminals sometimes do what?
5. According to Freud, when does the age of latency occur?
Short Essay Questions
1. Name two of the stages of mourning that Viorst describes in Chapter 16.
2. According to Chapter 17, what redefines us throughout our lives?
3. What did Alfred Adler note about the relationship between siblings and how it influences who we become as adults?
4. Who first discovered the Oedipus complex? How did he/she describe it?
5. What support does Viorst give to the Cinderella Complex?
6. When a child sees a mother as all-good or all-bad, how can this affect their future relationships?
7. Other than a parent, what other things impact who a child becomes?
8. Name the five stages of dying described by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Briefly describe each stage.
9. Why are we afraid of fantasies that portray socially unacceptable behavior?
10. What does it mean if a child and mother aren't a good fit?
Using the book as reference, discuss the most important aspects of aging. Based on where you are in life right now, how do you think you will age? What characteristics of yourself will become magnified, and which ones will dissipate?
Examining the many negative traits of marriage discussed in Chapter 13, arrive at a personal conclusion as to whether the marriage relationship is worth the effort or not. Support your stance with examples from the book and your real life experiences.
Compare and contrast the different times of life that are covered in the book. What is similar about them? What is different? What are some life lessons you can take away that may help you navigate the developmental stages you have yet to experience?
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