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

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

3. Harold became negative about the _______ with whom he had had been sexually involved in a limited sense.
(a) Older women.
(b) Ex-girlfriends.
(c) Young women.
(d) Younger men.

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

5. 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?
(a) An excuse to coddle them.
(b) An excuse for divorce.
(c) An excuse for them to be blamed.
(d) An excuse to unfairly exclude them.

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

7. 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) Working in construction.
(c) Working in law.
(d) Opening a small business.

8. In Chapter 5, Erickson and Haley both admit that not all young adults want to do what?
(a) Marry.
(b) Seek therapy.
(c) Take medication.
(d) Help themselves.

9. Under which heading of Chapter 1 does it state that therapy now helps patients make changes without any focus on understanding why the previous behavior had existed?
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Awakening and Disengagement".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

10. Erickson writes of withholding and sharing information and of how he succeeds in curing a young woman of pain she experiences during ______.
(a) Childbirth.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Intercourse.
(d) Menstruation.

11. Once Erickson _____________, he then keeps out of that friendship so that it takes its own natural course.
(a) Sets up interviews with other clients.
(b) Sets up a date.
(c) Helps a patient to establish contact.
(d) Arranges for a client to contact parental figures.

12. Milton Erickson came from the American Midwest and received the majority of his education and preliminary work experience in Wisconsin and _____.
(a) Colorado.
(b) Portland.
(c) Wisconsin.
(d) Ohio.

13. 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) Children.
(b) Parents.
(c) Grandparents.
(d) Adolescents.

14. Harold succeeds in cultivating a friendship with an unintelligent ______ man who has been highly effective at making the best of who he is.
(a) Fatherly.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Educated.
(d) Handicapped.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Haley explains that in the most severe cases, Erickson would consider long-term therapy; otherwise, his relationship with clients lasted how long?

2. 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.

3. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that what occurs here is that couples are faced with dynamic challenges?

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?

5. In a nonviolent case, Erickson often encourages _____ within a couple.

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