Necessary Losses Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lillian Rubin, the sexual difference between men and women leads to what in a marriage relationship?

2. Men pursue ______________; women yearn for _______________.

3. Friends and intimate partners are considered what?

4. Who was Viorst describing when she said they fought death like a championship game?

5. A capacity to feel pleasure in the pleasures of other people is an example of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What can happen as a result of a mother's fear that her child's psyche is fragile? How can this affect the child?

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

3. According to the book, why are friends so important?

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

5. What is the fundamental tension in all man-woman marriages?

6. What are a few of the difficulties of a marriage relationship mentioned in Chapter 13?

7. According to the book, when does the way we will handle aging begin?

8. What does it mean if a child and mother aren't a good fit?

9. Viorst describes a sort of "opposites attract" type marriage relationship where each party meets a neurotic need of the other party. What did she call this type of arrangement?

10. Other than a parent, what other things impact who a child becomes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast normal/healthy mourning with that of chronic mourning, according to the book. How are they similar? What is different about the process of chronic mourning? Can grief be resolved through either process?

Essay Topic 3

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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