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

2. From whose Cycle of Melusine does the painting that is a reference to Freud's dream of the bathers come?

3. What is the state of the psychical intensity of the dream in the relation to its sensory vividness?

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

5. Mrs. E.L. was the daughter of a man to whom Freud _____.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Freud mean by "paradox of content"?

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

4. What sort of language is expressed in dreams?

5. Why does the eight-year-old boy in one of Freud's examples dream of mythical events?

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

7. How does Freud suggest that dreams are read?

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

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

10. In Freud's dream example of the bathers, how does condensation occur?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how Freud defines the roles of seemingly opposite occurrences in dreams. What do these seemingly opposing events often signify? What is the significance of "agreement" of ideas on dreams?

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

Define the role of the ego in sleep. How does it help maintain sleep? What is the cause of contempt upon awakening?

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