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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the bread in Henri's childhood memory represent?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The daily living.
(c) The daily routine.
(d) That he needs nourishment.

3. Who did Henri stay at the countryside with?
(a) His sister.
(b) His cousin.
(c) His uncle.
(d) His grandparents.

4. What does the subconscious desire allow to manifest in the conscious mind of a dreamer, according to Freud?
(a) A repressed desire.
(b) A suppressed desire.
(c) A hidden desire.
(d) A driving desire.

5. What is the condition of the memory once the two forces coexist in the case of a childhood memory?
(a) The memory is distorted.
(b) The memory is vague.
(c) The memory is clear.
(d) The memory is suppressed.

6. According to Freud, what do childhood memories appear to be?
(a) Literal.
(b) Subtle.
(c) Emotionally unimportant.
(d) Emotionally important.

7. What does the little girl represent in Henri's adolescent memory?
(a) His incest.
(b) His desire.
(c) His cousin.
(d) His love.

8. What do most adult memories have, according to Freud?
(a) A strong emotional power.
(b) A driving emotional power.
(c) A subtle emotional power.
(d) A detrimental emotional power.

9. Where do those who suffer from unhealthy dreaming go to?
(a) No where.
(b) Sleep.
(c) A state of psychosis.
(d) A mental facility.

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

11. What does stealing the flowers represent in Henri's adolescent memory?
(a) His desire for freedom.
(b) His desire to deflower or seduce his cousin.
(c) His sexual excitement.
(d) That he is incestual.

12. What is the basis of Freud's essay, "Creative Writing and Daydreaming"?
(a) To understand how writing and dreaming manifested.
(b) To better understand the genesis of the creative process.
(c) To daydream.
(d) To have the opportunity to write creatively.

13. What does the childhood period serve in a person's life, according to Freud?
(a) It is unimportant.
(b) The essential and formative period in the development of the adolescent psyche.
(c) It shapes us as adults.
(d) The essential and formative period in the development of the adult psyche.

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

15. What are Henri and the person in his dream given?
(a) Water.
(b) Bread.
(c) Honey.
(d) Milk.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does our unconscious mind operate on, according to Freud?

2. What does Freud find most heroes in fiction really are?

3. Who did Henri fall in love with in his adolescent memory?

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

5. What does the mind begin to creatively build as a person grows older?

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