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

2. Why did the father of the girl of six cut her trip short?

3. What does Freud say aspects of the process of dream analysis are analogous to that of?

4. What does Freud say of the dream's means of expression versus those of the imagination?

5. What type of reminiscences are typical of dreams?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is latent content of dreams?

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

10. What are the contradictory concepts in the woman's dream about the flower stalk?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Define the role of censorship in relation to dreams. What are the two parts of the psychical apparatus involved in the construction of thoughts? Why does Freud see censorship as a borderland between these two parts? What happens to the balance of power between these parts during sleep?

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