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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. If a couple is able to remain civil and reasonably safe and sane in their fighting, Erickson ______.
(a) Asks one member to leave.
(b) Encourages it outside the office.
(c) Strongly approves of it,
(d) Disapproves regardless.

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

5. 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) "Communicating in metaphor".
(b) "Frustrating the problem".
(c) "Encouraging a relapse".
(d) "Revision of nature".

6. Erickson's method is in contrast to other forms of talk therapy where there is a greater emphasis on __________, and the relationship tends to involve weekly meetings for years on end.
(a) Evaluating the client's history.
(b) Evaluating the client's emotions.
(c) Understanding the anxieties of the client.
(d) Understanding the client

7. The author does not mention the issue of whether to ______ when he mentions the matter of marriage.
(a) Live separately.
(b) Accept homosexuality.
(c) Divorce.
(d) Parent.

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

9. During the 1950s, there was still debate about what in psychotherapy?
(a) How to deal with schizophrenia.
(b) How to approach brain chemistry changes.
(c) How to administer medications.
(d) How to facilitate desirable change in patients.

10. Which heading in Chapter 1 has the most hypnotic focus?
(a) "Seeding Ideas".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

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

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

13. Which heading in Chapter 1 involves subjective aspects of time?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "The Use of Space and Position".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. One client in Chapter 5 received therapy for a few months and then simply lost or stuffed down her symptoms and is written of as having _______ since.

2. Haley writes of a case in Chapter 5 in which a new mother was so distraught that she was hospitalized; the trouble was that in some cases, the receipt of treatment is used by others in the greater familial context as what?

3. The need to help the growing youths integrate into the community life without insufficient or excessive ________ is important throughout and continues when people have become parents.

4. The first heading of Chapter 1 is titled _____________; wherein, the individual in therapy is re-educated to view resistance as a form of cooperation in its own right.

5. Which heading in Chapter 1 is shown to help work out residual resistance to desirable changes?

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