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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. One medical writer characterizes dreams as a physical process that is always useless and frequently _____.

2. What is another word Freud uses for "condensation" in dreams?

3. The condition of the dream's _____ is a problem in the study of dreams that Freud feels needs addressing.

4. Freud tells the reader to conceive of a politician's address in _____ to understand the process that takes place in converting events into dreams.

5. Where does Freud say that medical writers attribute accidental occurrences that influence dreams come from?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is does Freud think the role of love is in the dream of Mrs. E.L.?

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

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

4. What does Freud mean by the "common mean"?

5. What is manifest content of dreams?

6. How does Freud suggest that dreams are read?

7. What issues come to Freud's mind regarding manifest and latent content?

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

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

10. How does Freud describe the dreamer's reaction to dreams upon waking?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Name and explain the three classes of dreams that Freud classifies. Who has these particular dreams? How are manifest and latent content ascribed to dreams of each class?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the dream Freud has of Mrs. E.L. How does he analyze this dream? What conclusions about dream interpretation does he come to as a result of this analysis?

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