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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Freud include about one's sexual preference?
(a) How to prevent pregnancy.
(b) How to decipher one's sexual desire.
(c) The meaning of one's adolescent love is a forerunner of their future sexual preference.
(d) How to prevent inversion.

2. What does the "Inversion, absolute, amphigenic and contingent" section address?
(a) Absolute sexuality with no deviations of sexual preference.
(b) True homosexuality.
(c) Predominant heterosexuals will typically manifest some homosexual leanings.
(d) Mixed gender sexuality preference.

3. What type of change do sexual instincts undergo during this period of psychoanalysis?
(a) One is cured.
(b) Radical transformation when the ego shifts from pleasure to reality principle.
(c) The patient cannot change his or her mind about receiving treatment.
(d) Denial and anger.

4. What is the norm for translated texts?
(a) For the publishing company to hire a translator to work with the author.
(b) For the translator to travel to the foreign country to learn colloquial terms.
(c) For the author to translate it him or herself.
(d) For the translator to be referred to.

5. According to the editor, from what does the current American society suffer?
(a) Obesity.
(b) Anxiety related to recognizing and treating neuroses and hysteria.
(c) Lack of perception into what they feel.
(d) Homosexuality.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was the Psycho-Analytic Society formed?

2. What characteristics make the "talking" or "listening" cure method most effective?

3. What does Freud say about the vast majority's sexual preference?

4. What does Freud refer to as an 'incurable ailment'?

5. What is the remainder of Freud's research in?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is happening to Anna O. that is making her sick?

2. Explain what was paradoxical about Freud's attitude toward philosophy.

3. What does Freud say about distortion between the patient and therapist?

4. What two feelings greatly support the therapy process dealing with transference?

5. What symptoms did 'Dora' have after experiencing a sexual trauma?

6. What does Freud say happens to children at twelve years old?

7. What are the three sexual preferences Freud discusses in great length and briefly describe them.

8. What are social withdrawals and irritability associated with according to Freud?

9. What is specifically difficult about the subject of psychology?

10. What does Freud repeatedly write that he believes is innate in all of us?

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