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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Puts either or both members of it into danger.
(d) Makes either of the members unhappy.

2. 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) Have sexual intercourse.
(b) Speak to her husband about insecurity.
(c) Be a good mother.
(d) Be a good wife.

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?
(a) "Marriage and its Consequences".
(b) "The Struggle of Marriages".
(c) "Growing Old Gracefully".
(d) "Middle Marriage Difficulties".

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

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

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

7. Under which heading does Haley address the final stages of life?
(a) "When I'm 64".
(b) "Growing Old".
(c) "Weaning Parents from Children".
(d) "Retirement and Old Age".

8. 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 banking.
(b) Opening a small business.
(c) Working in construction.
(d) Working in law.

9. Haley explains that in the most severe cases, Erickson would consider long-term therapy; otherwise, his relationship with clients lasted how long?
(a) One year.
(b) A few weeks.
(c) Two or three months.
(d) One visit.

10. Either Harold wasn't truly homosexual in the first place, but had other troubles with women, or was a bisexual who was turned on to women once what?
(a) His sister died.
(b) He came to terms with his abusive childhood.
(c) His parents passed away.
(d) His fears of them had been properly addressed.

11. 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.
(a) Dependence.
(b) Over-protection.
(c) Familial involvement.
(d) Babying.

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

13. 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 _____.
(a) A promotion.
(b) A resignation.
(c) Mistakes.
(d) A foreclosure.

14. Therapy is meant to facilitate the transition of a person from the situation of being a child into being what?
(a) An independent adult.
(b) A functioning adult.
(c) None of the answers is correct.
(d) A codependent adult.

15. Addressing their fears and insecurities while helping them to make some needed _______ are all part of the therapy for those who want this.
(a) Transformations.
(b) Regressions.
(c) Evolutions.
(d) Admissions.

Short Answer Questions

1. The presence of a child or children creates a variant of the _____, which only grows in complexity with the advent of additional children.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

5. Erickson's type of reinforcement in the example in Chapter 3 was incredibly effective and the _____ fell from the forefront into the background of the client's life.

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