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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What must be disguised symbolically in the form of a dream?
(a) The unconscious mind.
(b) The subconscious mind.
(c) The conscious mind.
(d) The ego's desires.

2. What happens as a result from the daydream in the daydreamer's real life?
(a) A pleasure of living out possibilities.
(b) A fear of never reaching one's dreams.
(c) A pleasure of feeling fulfilled desires.
(d) A fear of never having one's dream become reality.

3. What must childhood memories be triggered by, according to Freud?
(a) Emotional resistance.
(b) Emotional instability.
(c) Emotional stability.
(d) Emotional resonance.

4. When does Freud argue the creative process begins for a person?
(a) In play.
(b) In the womb.
(c) When they are three years old.
(d) At birth.

5. Where can the ego put the dreamer?
(a) In a coma state.
(b) In a happy place.
(c) In many different situations.
(d) In a foreign place.

6. How many forces does Freud argue are at play in the formation of early childhood memories?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

7. Where does the artist sublimate the actual pleasure of one's dreams into?
(a) The channel of artistic output.
(b) His or her art.
(c) The canvas.
(d) The channel of artistic input.

8. What does the first essay of "The Uncanny" discuss?
(a) Childhood memories.
(b) Childhood illnesses.
(c) Childhood behaviors.
(d) Childhood disorders.

9. What is banal content and emotional resonance essential to?
(a) Screen memories.
(b) Movie memories.
(c) Screen images.
(d) Movie images.

10. What did Henri do with his companions to the person in his early childhood dream?
(a) Yelled at the girl.
(b) Threw dirt at the young girl.
(c) Pulled the girl's hair.
(d) Stole the girl's flowers.

11. Who does the person in Henri's dream run to?
(a) Her grandmother.
(b) Her mother.
(c) Her father.
(d) No one.

12. What does our unconscious mind operate on, according to Freud?
(a) Associations to images.
(b) Many images.
(c) Different connections.
(d) Many different associatons and analogies.

13. What is the title of the first essay of "The Uncanny"?
(a) "Screen Memories."
(b) "Creative Writing and Daydreaming."
(c) "Creative Thinkers."
(d) "Childhood Influences."

14. What can fantasies do for a healthy dreamer?
(a) Stay grounded.
(b) Dream big.
(c) Think through the possibilities of the future.
(d) Reach one's dreams.

15. Who went up to the person in Henri's dream with Henri?
(a) His best friend.
(b) The other girls.
(c) His brother.
(d) The other boys.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does stealing the flowers represent in Henri's adolescent memory?

2. What is the difference between night and day dreams, according to Freud?

3. What happens as a result of the conflict between the two forces in the case of childhood memories?

4. According to Freud, what do childhood memories appear to be?

5. Who is the main person in Henri's early childhood memory?

(see the answer keys)

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