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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. Under which heading of Chapter 1 is it stated that Erickson emphasized both the autonomy and togetherness of family members?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Awakening and Disengagement".

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

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

4. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that what occurs here is that couples are faced with dynamic challenges?
(a) "Marriage and its Consequences".
(b) "Childbirth and Dealing with the Young".
(c) "Premeditated Childbirth".
(d) "Extension of Family".

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

6. 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) Helps a patient to establish contact.
(c) Arranges for a client to contact parental figures.
(d) Sets up a date.

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

8. 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.

9. Where additional education is needed, Erickson recommends it; for instance, _________ can educate girls whose mothers or other older women did not properly train in make up or fashion.
(a) Aunts or cousins.
(b) Sisters and cousins.
(c) Professional beauty assistants.
(d) Therapists.

10. 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) Spoken to their relatives.
(b) Spoken to them.
(c) Invaded them.
(d) Discovered their childhoods.

11. 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) Alcohol and drugs.
(b) Friends and neighbors.
(c) Grandparents.
(d) Therapists.

12. When children have left home and can no longer "be used to ___________," the parents are often confronted with each other in a different way.
(a) "Communicate between the parents".
(b) "Communicate with siblings".
(c) "Facilitate the family unit".
(d) "Facilitate domination".

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

14. Haley explains that in the most severe cases, Erickson would consider long-term therapy; otherwise, his relationship with clients lasted how long?
(a) One year.
(b) A few weeks.
(c) Two or three months.
(d) One visit.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. It is stated in In Chapter 2 that some, but not all, will naturally ________; others will not. This evidently affects the culture.

4. Erickson does not tell Harold there is anything wrong with _________; he tells Harold that he wants to put Harold into a position to be open to changing or keeping his ideas about himself.

5. Erickson addresses Harold's anxieties and hatred about women in a simple way. He ______ a relationship with a woman who teaches him.

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