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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. Freud sees philosophers as _____ dreams.

2. Dream displacement is designated as the _____ of psychical values.

3. What is the name of the new investigative tool that Freud uses to interpret dreams?

4. What is the nature of the element that Freud decides is the most direct offspring of the principal dream thought?

5. What word from the dream of Mrs. E. L. has a double meaning?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is latent content of dreams?

2. How does Freud suggest that dreams are read?

3. Why does the five-year-old boy in one of Freud's examples dream of ascending the Dachstein?

4. What is the role of self-criticism in relation to morbid dread?

5. Why does the sick girl in one of Freud's examples dream of being too big for the bed she is sleeping in?

6. What tendency does Freud say have been observed in the estimation of dreams by philosophers?

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

8. What happens when there is nothing in common between dream thoughts?

9. What does Freud say is the nature of the dreams of children?

10. Why does the little boy in one of Freud's examples dream of cherries?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the meaning of mixed figures or composites in dreams. What elements can make up their features? What is the significance of common features in dream analysis?

Essay Topic 2

Explain what Freud means by a dream facade. What makes up the dream facade? How is it used in dream analysis?

Essay Topic 3

What does Freud mean by repression in dreams? What are the differences between repression in the dreams of healthy people versus those of mentally ill people? What examples does Freud use to illustrate these ideas?

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