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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. What is the chief motive for the distortion of dreams?

2. When someone is presented with a language that is not understood, the person falls back on what is _____.

3. What must be removed for a child to get to sleep?

4. What aspect of a dream is often suddenly forgotten upon waking?

5. In an attempt to bring order and meaning to a strange dream, a person wakes up and regards the dream as being _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the nature of adult dreams, according to Freud?

2. What is a syllogism and how does it relate to Freud's theory of dream calculations?

3. What type of dream that expresses a desire is invariably accompanied by a feeling of dread and why?

4. What happens as a result of the dreamer's lack of knowledge of symbols?

5. Why do children sleep through the night?

6. How do definite dreams of painful content fit into Freud's three classes of dreams according to their relationship to desire?

7. What does Freud say the ability of dreams to tell the future?

8. How do people compensate for not knowing the meaning of aspects of dreams?

9. How are obscure dreams formed?

10. What happens when the woman from the theater dream uncovers her repressed thoughts?

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

Describe the three classes of dreams in relation to the realization of desire. Where does repression fit in and to what degree for each category?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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