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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. Who owes Freud a large sum of money that he relates to the dream of Mrs. E.L.?

2. Which inventor does Freud compare his discoveries to?

3. What type of reminiscences are typical of dreams?

4. What is the name of the painting in the Cycle of Melusine that is a reference to Freud's dream of the bathers?

5. The painter in Freud's example groups all poets together for his painting of _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the function of the ego in dreams?

2. Why does the little girl in the example Freud gives dream of strawberries and eggs?

3. How does Freud use psychoanalysis when he has a patient experiences morbid dread?

4. How does Freud discover the meaning of the propyl injection in one of his dreams?

5. What does Freud quote Schubert as saying about dreams and what is meant by this?

6. How does Freud suggest that dreams are read?

7. What does Freud view as the popular view of the nature of dreams?

8. How does Freud feel that the dream's means of expression compare to that of a person's imagination?

9. What is latent content of dreams?

10. How do the photographs of Francis Galton relate to Freud's idea of common factors in dreams?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how Freud defines the complexity of dream meaning in terms of the translation of real world events into the primarily visual medium of dreaming. What problems does this pose? How is symbolism involved?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the significance of forgetting aspects of a dream upon waking. What does censorship have to do with this? What does repression have to do with this?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Freud's idea on the reasons for absurdity in dreams. Use the dream of Mr. M--- as an example. Why is this dream absurd? What role does absurdity play in determining the meaning of the dream?

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