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

2. There may be fears, insecurities and inadequacies involved, but Erickson is not so interested in these or in explaining all about the shortcomings to the client, but rather Erickson focuses on helping the client to work towards what?
(a) Discussing their family.
(b) Releasing pent-up emotions.
(c) Unveiling their past.
(d) Success in other areas of life.

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

4. 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) Has telephone sessions.
(c) Varies the duration of appointments.
(d) Varies the frequency of appointments.

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

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

7. In Chapter 4, it becomes apparent over time that Harold is a very _______ worker.
(a) Lazy.
(b) Poor.
(c) Dedicated but uneducated.
(d) Diligent and good.

8. In Chapter 5, Haley shows how Erickson applied therapy when the challenge was to help new parents over into the ______ of being parents.
(a) Involvement.
(b) Evolution.
(c) Phase of life.
(d) Regression.

9. In what technique does Erickson use trance to release people from deep-seated behavior patterns, some of which have been counter productive or relied upon to reduce fears?
(a) "Revision of nature".
(b) "Communicating in metaphor".
(c) "Frustrating the problem".
(d) "Encouraging a relapse".

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

11. It is stated in In Chapter 2 that some, but not all, will naturally ________; others will not. This evidently affects the culture.
(a) Be homosexual.
(b) Divorce.
(c) Leave the nest.
(d) Mate for life.

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

13. The one condition on which Erickson allows couples to fight was that they genuinely seek to what?
(a) Not shout.
(b) Resolve the disagreement in a conclusive and definitive manner.
(c) Not involve their children in their disputes.
(d) Not speak to the therapist as a third party.

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) Wealthy and attractive.
(b) Deaf and mute.
(c) Married with children.
(d) Financially poor and an idiot.

15. The cases in Chapter 5 typically include whom in the couple?
(a) Both parties.
(b) The wife.
(c) The children.
(d) The husband.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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 _____.

2. 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?

3. Eventually, through a lengthy process including both success and failure, Erickson gets Harold to complete what?

4. Addressing their fears and insecurities while helping them to make some needed _______ are all part of the therapy for those who want this.

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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