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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 mother.
(b) Pursues women.
(c) Pursues men.
(d) Makes amends with his sister.

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

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

5. 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.
(a) Been hospitalized.
(b) Committed suicide.
(c) Behaved normally.
(d) Gotten divorced.

6. Which technique is also part of intentional hypnotic conditioning (here it is observed that uniformly siding with one family member and the creating of factions by the therapist is discouraged)?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(c) "Amnesia and Control of Information".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

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

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

9. In some cases, Erickson offers patients the option to make more complete changes in a shorter time span. In these cases, he assures them that they can, but the greater the transformation, the greater the _________ associated with the changes that will be facilitated by hypnosis.
(a) Composure.
(b) Rehabilitation.
(c) Psychological shock.
(d) Resentment.

10. 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 children.
(b) With sex.
(c) With romance.
(d) With respect.

11. When the client's real need is _______, Erickson goes out of his way to actually artificially create relationships for his patients.
(a) Friends.
(b) Sexual contact.
(c) Parenting.
(d) Social contact.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which title from Chapter 1 shows how indirect communication can be better therapy in some cases?

3. Harold became negative about the _______ with whom he had had been sexually involved in a limited sense.

4. After Harold has acquired better habits of dress, he begins to spontaneously seek ______ and to get it.

5. Erickson mentions that in cases where the woman won't let the man talk, as the therapist, he will either get her to keep her mouth shut and listen or will do what?

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