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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. Often enough, if the woman did not have a good experience with what from the beginning would she seek an annulment of the marriage?
(a) With romance.
(b) With respect.
(c) With children.
(d) With sex.

2. 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) Regression.
(c) Phase of life.
(d) Evolution.

3. What is the title of Chapter 1 in the book?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Strategic Therapy".
(c) "Seeding Ideas".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

4. Erickson was able to encourage an "Asthmatic Mama's boy" out of the role of sickly and meek and out into the realm of what?
(a) Working in construction.
(b) Opening a small business.
(c) Working in banking.
(d) Working in law.

5. After Harold has acquired better habits of dress, he begins to spontaneously seek ______ and to get it.
(a) Girlfriends.
(b) Better work.
(c) Education.
(d) Boyfriends.

6. 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) Parents.
(b) Friends.
(c) Entire family.
(d) Siblings.

7. 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) Has telephone sessions.
(d) Varies the frequency of appointments.

8. 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) Quitting smoking.
(b) Indirect approach.
(c) Hypnosis.
(d) Direct approach.

9. 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) Financially poor and an idiot.
(c) Married with children.
(d) Deaf and mute.

10. Haley explains that Erickson, in dealing with ______, does not attempt to change their fundamental nature and does not even try to confront the real problem directly.
(a) Parents.
(b) Adolescents.
(c) Grandparents.
(d) Children.

11. Hypnosis is described as a special way of _______.
(a) Communicating.
(b) Brain washing.
(c) Administering help.
(d) Beaconing.

12. Under which heading does Haley write that the marriage ceremony is actually very important to more than just those who are marrying?
(a) "The Marriage of Family".
(b) "The Growing of Family".
(c) "The Secular Family".
(d) "Marriage and Its Consequences".

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

14. 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) Leads to problems with children.
(b) Leads to intense sexual insecurities.
(c) Makes either of the members unhappy.
(d) Puts either or both members of it into danger.

15. Under which heading of Chapter 2 does Haley state that children develop their own roles within families and parents face serious changes when they leave?
(a) "Breaking Apron Springs".
(b) "Leaving the Nest".
(c) "Weaning Parents From Children".
(d) "Retirement and Old Age".

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

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

3. Which heading in Chapter 1 involves subjective aspects of time?

4. Which heading in Chapter 1 has the most hypnotic focus?

5. In Chapter 2, the author notes that among humans, the mating style appears to vary _____.

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