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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Erickson conducts long-term therapy, he does not do it as extensive and lengthy contact with meetings once each week for years. Instead, he does what?
(a) Has sessions outside his office.
(b) Varies the duration of appointments.
(c) Varies the frequency of appointments.
(d) Has telephone sessions.

2. The transition from being a child into being an adult involves ______ of the relational patterns between family members.
(a) Manipulation.
(b) Dismissal.
(c) Removal.
(d) Rearrangement.

3. The therapist deals with each part of the couple _______, as a general rule.
(a) As a family unit.
(b) Together.
(c) Separately.
(d) Separately and together.

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

5. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.
(a) "Family orientation".
(b) "Providing a Worse Alternative".
(c) "Strategic Therapy".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

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

7. When Harold has succeeded in school, Erickson persuades him to drop the idea that he is somehow _____ minded.
(a) Strong.
(b) Intelligently.
(c) Powerfully.
(d) Feeble.

8. When the client's real need is _______, Erickson goes out of his way to actually artificially create relationships for his patients.
(a) Parenting.
(b) Friends.
(c) Social contact.
(d) Sexual contact.

9. Which heading in Chapter 1 cultivates a response until a goal is reached?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Amplifying a Deviation".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

10. In one case in Chapter 5, there was competition between the mother and the ______ over mothering the new baby.
(a) Mother-in-law.
(b) Mother's mother.
(c) Sister.
(d) Father.

11. In Chapter 5, Haley writes about a case in which a wealthy woman had to be tranced into more full awareness of her feelings of acceptance during her childhood and how this set a healthy foundation for her to feel confident in her ability to do what?
(a) Be a good mother.
(b) Be a good wife.
(c) Have sexual intercourse.
(d) Speak to her husband about insecurity.

12. 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) Aunts or cousins.
(b) Therapists.
(c) Sisters and cousins.
(d) Professional beauty assistants.

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

14. One case of Chapter 4 includes a man named Harold who asserts that he is homosexual and hates women. He is also what?
(a) Deaf and mute.
(b) Financially poor and an idiot.
(c) Married with children.
(d) Wealthy and attractive.

15. Haley points out that Erickson had suffered from _____ twice and had been debilitated by it/them.
(a) Polio.
(b) Strokes.
(c) Heart attacks.
(d) Nervous breakdowns.

Short Answer Questions

1. When children have left home and can no longer "be used to ___________," the parents are often confronted with each other in a different way.

2. In one scenario in Chapter 5, Erickson was ignorant in matters of baby gender prediction, but he did recommend _____ to avert disaster.

3. 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?

4. The cases in Chapter 5 typically include whom in the couple?

5. Haley explains that there are times when _____ rather than the family of origin are the real source of the problem.

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