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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who did Henri fall in love with in his adolescent memory?
(a) His cousin.
(b) His best friend.
(c) His sister.
(d) No one.

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

4. What does Freud suggest about the memories we recall as adults about our childhood really are?
(a) They are not memories at all.
(b) They are distortions.
(c) They are substitutions.
(d) They are projections.

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

6. What is the first force Freud mentions is at play in childhood memories?
(a) The motive to remember the event.
(b) The force the event has on our adult life.
(c) The force to retell the event.
(d) The motive to suppress the event.

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

8. At what age are most early memories formed?
(a) Between the ages of 2 and 3.
(b) Between the ages of 3 and5.
(c) Between the ages of 2 and 4.
(d) Between the ages of 1 and 3.

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

10. Who is the main person in Henri's early childhood memory?
(a) A young girl.
(b) A turtle.
(c) A young boy.
(d) A bird.

11. What does a daydream attempt to do for the dreamer?
(a) Live out hidden desires.
(b) Escape real life.
(c) Avoid real life.
(d) Alleviate pressure of real life.

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

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

14. What age does the creative process especially begin to unfold in a person, according to Freud?
(a) As an adult.
(b) As a child.
(c) At birth.
(d) As a teenager.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the suppression in a dreamer usually a result of, according to Freud?

2. How does Freud see a person's dreams at night?

3. How old was Henri in the other memory he recalls to Freud?

4. What is banal content and emotional resonance essential to?

5. How does Freud end "Creative Writing and Daydreaming"?

(see the answer keys)

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