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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Chapter 2, the author notes that among humans, the mating style appears to vary _____.
(a) According to society.
(b) Culturally.
(c) Innately.
(d) Periodically.

3. 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) Evolutions.
(c) Regressions.
(d) Admissions.

4. 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) Make her leave.
(c) Cause an argument.
(d) Talk to the woman alone.

5. The one condition on which Erickson allows couples to fight was that they genuinely seek to what?
(a) Not involve their children in their disputes.
(b) Not speak to the therapist as a third party.
(c) Not shout.
(d) Resolve the disagreement in a conclusive and definitive manner.

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

7. 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) None of the answers is correct.
(c) A functioning adult.
(d) A codependent adult.

8. 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.

9. One of the most prominent facts about Chapter 5 is that what early in a marriage are a common and readily treatable problem?
(a) Dominance difficulties.
(b) Sexual difficulties.
(c) Financial worries.
(d) Compatibility issues.

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

11. 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) A foreclosure.
(d) Mistakes.

12. Which technique is rooted in two ideas: that at least many unconscious motives are beneficial and that positive reinforcement is most effective in influencing behavior?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Seeding Ideas".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

13. 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?
(a) "Frustrating the problem".
(b) "Communicating in metaphor".
(c) "Encouraging a relapse".
(d) "Revision of nature".

14. 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.
(a) Asthma.
(b) Appendicitis.
(c) Headaches.
(d) Arrhythmia.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which title from Chapter 1 is also used for negative reinforcement and as a means to redirect patients?

3. Haley explains that there are times when _____ rather than the family of origin are the real source of the problem.

4. Erickson writes of withholding and sharing information and of how he succeeds in curing a young woman of pain she experiences during ______.

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?

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