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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which heading in Chapter 1 is shown to help work out residual resistance to desirable changes?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Encouraging a Relapse".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

2. Haley states in Chapter 2, there is a need for the ______ to make a major adjustment towards the relationship of another family member but also to another family.
(a) Entire family.
(b) Friends.
(c) Parents.
(d) Siblings.

3. Erickson mentions that in cases where the woman won't let the man talk, as the therapist, he will either get her to keep her mouth shut and listen or will do what?
(a) No longer see the couple.
(b) Cause an argument.
(c) Talk to the woman alone.
(d) Make her leave.

4. Haley writes that the majority of the young adults who the therapist meets with do want to ____.
(a) Marry.
(b) Get an education.
(c) Separate.
(d) Divorce.

5. One marital trouble that can occur was exemplified in Chapter 5 as the case of a young wife with a _____ hand.
(a) Numb.
(b) Blotchy.
(c) Trembling.
(d) Itchy.

6. In some cases, Erickson offers patients the option to make more complete changes in a shorter time span. In these cases, he assures them that they can, but the greater the transformation, the greater the _________ associated with the changes that will be facilitated by hypnosis.
(a) Rehabilitation.
(b) Resentment.
(c) Composure.
(d) Psychological shock.

7. Voluntary and involuntary behavior is discussed to show how therapeutic techniques transform an individual into being able to perform certain ______.
(a) Cognitive recognitions.
(b) New behaviors.
(c) Restrictive behaviors.
(d) Trance stages.

8. In which situation is it said that new way of finding their equilibrium as a couple is needed?
(a) When someone passes away.
(b) When parents grow old.
(c) During divorce.
(d) After childbirth.

9. Once Erickson _____________, he then keeps out of that friendship so that it takes its own natural course.
(a) Arranges for a client to contact parental figures.
(b) Helps a patient to establish contact.
(c) Sets up a date.
(d) Sets up interviews with other clients.

10. In one scenario in Chapter 5, Erickson was ignorant in matters of baby gender prediction, but he did recommend _____ to avert disaster.
(a) Divorce.
(b) Separation.
(c) Medication.
(d) Institutionalization.

11. Eventually, through a lengthy process including both success and failure, Erickson gets Harold to complete what?
(a) Grade school.
(b) High school.
(c) Trade school.
(d) Military enrollment.

12. Haley writes of one case in which a woman was directly threatened with death by her husband over what?
(a) Her spending.
(b) Her infidelity.
(c) The gender of their baby.
(d) Her family.

13. Where additional education is needed, Erickson recommends it; for instance, _________ can educate girls whose mothers or other older women did not properly train in make up or fashion.
(a) Therapists.
(b) Aunts or cousins.
(c) Sisters and cousins.
(d) Professional beauty assistants.

14. The presence of a child or children creates a variant of the _____, which only grows in complexity with the advent of additional children.
(a) "Building blocks".
(b) "Bridge of Connection".
(c) "Family circle".
(d) "Love triangle".

15. Erickson does not tell Harold there is anything wrong with _________; he tells Harold that he wants to put Harold into a position to be open to changing or keeping his ideas about himself.
(a) His appearance.
(b) His intellect.
(c) His sexual orientation
(d) His emotions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Harold's experience with his first relationship was so good that he voluntarily reconsidered his own views and chose to do what?

2. It is stated in In Chapter 2 that some, but not all, will naturally ________; others will not. This evidently affects the culture.

3. Haley states in Chapter 2 that a pattern involving a built-in need for making changes and adjustments is part of what?

4. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that therapy must take into account the reality of how factors outside the marriage and beyond the individual partners have an affect upon what happens and may contain suggestions and warnings about the way to navigate a set of solutions?

5. When Harold has succeeded in school, Erickson persuades him to drop the idea that he is somehow _____ minded.

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