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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The challenge of the woman with the trembling hand in Chapter 5 was that the wife wanted her husband to do what?
(a) Get an education.
(b) Change careers.
(c) Support her.
(d) Have children.

2. Eventually, through a lengthy process including both success and failure, Erickson gets Harold to complete what?
(a) Trade school.
(b) High school.
(c) Grade school.
(d) Military enrollment.

3. 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) Married with children.
(d) Deaf and mute.

4. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.
(a) "Strategic Therapy".
(b) "Providing a Worse Alternative".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Family orientation".

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

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

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

8. 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) "Amnesia and Control of Information".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

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

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

11. Erickson addresses Harold's anxieties and hatred about women in a simple way. He ______ a relationship with a woman who teaches him.
(a) Follows.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) Initiates.
(d) Asks about.

12. 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?
(a) No longer see the couple.
(b) Cause an argument.
(c) Make her leave.
(d) Talk to the woman alone.

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

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) Handicapped.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Educated.
(d) Fatherly.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Under which heading of Chapter 1 is it stated that Erickson emphasized both the autonomy and togetherness of family members?

2. After other deep work is done and Harold has some very enjoyable experiences with women he does what of his own accord?

3. Haley writes of one case in which a woman was directly threatened with death by her husband over what?

4. Family stress is most severe when someone is _________ (in) the family.

5. 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.

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