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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. After other deep work is done and Harold has some very enjoyable experiences with women he does what of his own accord?
(a) Pursues men.
(b) Pursues women.
(c) Makes amends with his mother.
(d) Makes amends with his sister.

5. Which title from Chapter 1 shows how indirect communication can be better therapy in some cases?
(a) "Causing Change by Communicating in Metaphor".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

6. Erickson typically conducts therapy with the goal of keeping a couple together except for two types of case: one, if the couple feels the marriage was a mistake, and second, in the event that the marriage does what?
(a) Makes either of the members unhappy.
(b) Puts either or both members of it into danger.
(c) Leads to intense sexual insecurities.
(d) Leads to problems with children.

7. In Chapter 5, Erickson and Haley both admit that not all young adults want to do what?
(a) Help themselves.
(b) Take medication.
(c) Seek therapy.
(d) Marry.

8. The period of adolescence that often closely predates major mating activity is one of the most important times for people to do what?
(a) Branch out on their own.
(b) Receive medication if needed.
(c) Receive any necessary therapy.
(d) Appreciate their families.

9. Haley states in Chapter 2 that a pattern involving a built-in need for making changes and adjustments is part of what?
(a) The phase of marriage.
(b) The phase of adolescence.
(c) The phase of old age.
(d) The phase of bearing children.

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

11. Erickson addresses Harold's anxieties and hatred about women in a simple way. He ______ a relationship with a woman who teaches him.
(a) Initiates.
(b) Asks about.
(c) Follows.
(d) None of the answers is correct.

12. A prominent concern is a family entanglement in which Harold needs to alter the dynamic with himself and one of his siblings who is one member of what kind of couple?
(a) Alcoholic.
(b) Dishonest.
(c) Abusive.
(d) All answers are correct.

13. 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 telephone sessions.
(b) Has sessions outside his office.
(c) Varies the duration of appointments.
(d) Varies the frequency of appointments.

14. Erickson's use of intentional forms of amnesia as part of the trance is done in order to _________ and to empower individuals to make certain changes.
(a) Record their hidden secrets.
(b) Distress the patients.
(c) Make massive changes.
(d) Alleviate the distress of patients.

15. A fear of women that had been troubling Erickson's client in Chapter 3 was overcome but Erickson never even discussed that fear with this client, as the problem was solved through his what?
(a) Hypnosis.
(b) Direct approach.
(c) Quitting smoking.
(d) Indirect approach.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 1 in the book?

2. After Erickson's client secured the job in Chapter 3, the therapist asked for details about how corrections were made when the client revealed that there had been _____.

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

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

5. Therapy is meant to facilitate the transition of a person from the situation of being a child into being what?

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