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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Haley explains that there are times when _____ rather than the family of origin are the real source of the problem.
(a) Peers.
(b) Teachers.
(c) Aunts.
(d) Uncles.

2. 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) Professional beauty assistants.
(b) Aunts or cousins.
(c) Therapists.
(d) Sisters and cousins.

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

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

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

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

7. 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.

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

9. Harold would finally happen into a heterosexual relationship with whom?
(a) An older woman neighbor.
(b) The woman Erickson introduced him to.
(c) His sister's friend.
(d) His best friend.

10. Erickson is truthful to the client. This includes acknowledging that the pain or other problem may what?
(a) Never go away.
(b) Continue for some time.
(c) Become a bigger problem.
(d) Involve the pain of others.

11. 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.

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

13. The period of adolescence that often closely predates major mating activity is one of the most important times for people to do what?
(a) Appreciate their families.
(b) Receive medication if needed.
(c) Receive any necessary therapy.
(d) Branch out on their own.

14. 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) "Seeding Ideas".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

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) "Marriage and Its Consequences".
(c) "The Growing of Family".
(d) "The Secular Family".

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. After Harold has acquired better habits of dress, he begins to spontaneously seek ______ and to get it.

3. 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.

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

5. Harold's experience with his first relationship was so good that he voluntarily reconsidered his own views and chose to do what?

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