The Uncanny Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 does a daydream attempt to do for the dreamer?

2. What does Freud suggest memory like episodes should be called?

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

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

5. According to Freud, what do people often fantasize about before an event takes place?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in Henri's childhood memory?

2. Discuss the roles of substitution and repression in regard to emotionally traumatic events.

3. Describe Freud's student that has an adult fear of sand.

4. What does Freud see happening from living out possibilities that would be denied to the daydreamer in real life?

5. Discuss the two forces Freud finds at play during childhood memories.

6. What is suggested about the uncanny in relationship to the theme of the entire book of "The Uncanny"?

7. What is the uncanny at odds with, according to Freud?

8. What are most heroes in fiction classified as?

9. According to Freud, what is the second stage of growth like for a child?

10. What are screen memories?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the two forces that Freud finds the unconscious acknowledges in the force of suppression and the force to remember a memory. How does this result in conflict within the individual?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss and explain what the key elements of screen memories are.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the connection Freud finds between the adult psyche and one's childhood experiences and the importance of the correlation.

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