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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Under which heading of Chapter 2 does Haley state that children develop their own roles within families and parents face serious changes when they leave?
(a) "Breaking Apron Springs".
(b) "Retirement and Old Age".
(c) "Weaning Parents From Children".
(d) "Leaving the Nest".

4. The amnesia seems to be for the purpose of helping the clients themselves to be able to feel as if he has not done what?
(a) Discovered their childhoods.
(b) Invaded them.
(c) Spoken to them.
(d) Spoken to their relatives.

5. It states in Chapter 2 that therapists often discover that habituated communication problems and other issues, including the involvement of _____, are all highly relevant to the families at this juncture.
(a) Friends and neighbors.
(b) Therapists.
(c) Grandparents.
(d) Alcohol and drugs.

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) Deaf and mute.
(b) Financially poor and an idiot.
(c) Married with children.
(d) Wealthy and attractive.

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

8. 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) "Growing Old Gracefully".
(c) "Middle Marriage Difficulties".
(d) "The Struggle of Marriages".

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

10. 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.

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

12. In most of the examples referred to in Chapter 3, success in dating leads not only into marriage, but also into ____.
(a) Divorce.
(b) Career.
(c) Life.
(d) Parenting.

13. When Harold has succeeded in school, Erickson persuades him to drop the idea that he is somehow _____ minded.
(a) Intelligently.
(b) Powerfully.
(c) Feeble.
(d) Strong.

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

15. Once he overcomes the severe effects of the poverty of his childhood, Harold manages to develop a new habit of __________.
(a) Asking guests to his house.
(b) Dressing himself well.
(c) Working out.
(d) Going to nice dinners.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, the author notes that among humans, the mating style appears to vary _____.

2. Once Erickson _____________, he then keeps out of that friendship so that it takes its own natural course.

3. A prominent concern is a family entanglement in which Harold needs to alter the dynamic with himself and one of his siblings who is one member of what kind of couple?

4. 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?

5. The cases in Chapter 5 typically include whom in the couple?

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