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?
Write an essay describing the four developmental stages of childhood detailed in Chapter 10. How do these stages build upon one another? Must these stages happen in a sequential way, or can a person skip around within the stages?
Sigmund Freud first discovered and described the Oedipus complex. Write an essay about the beginning of this complex, why it was named after Oedipus, and how it continues to impact modern psychology. Using support from the book and your own life, discuss why or why not you may agree or disagree with Freud and Viorst's view of this theory.
Compare and contrast the perception that our image of our mother as an all-loving, all-encompassing being with the reality of what most mother's really must be. Why do we all seem to have such idealistic perceptions of mothers as such selfless, loving beings? Are these perceptions based in some reality or just fantasy? How do these perceptions play out and affect who we become, our expectations for love in other relationships, etc.?
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