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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Erickson's therapy includes and involves helping the _____ patients to overcome their fears surrounding dating issues.
(a) Adolescent.
(b) Homosexual.
(c) Adult.
(d) Child.

2. In Chapter 4, it becomes apparent over time that Harold is a very _______ worker.
(a) Dedicated but uneducated.
(b) Lazy.
(c) Diligent and good.
(d) Poor.

3. Either Harold wasn't truly homosexual in the first place, but had other troubles with women, or was a bisexual who was turned on to women once what?
(a) His fears of them had been properly addressed.
(b) He came to terms with his abusive childhood.
(c) His sister died.
(d) His parents passed away.

4. Which heading in Chapter 1 cultivates a response until a goal is reached?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Amplifying a Deviation".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

5. The first heading of Chapter 1 is titled _____________; wherein, the individual in therapy is re-educated to view resistance as a form of cooperation in its own right.
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Providing a Worse Alternative".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Encouraging Resistance".

6. Harold became negative about the _______ with whom he had had been sexually involved in a limited sense.
(a) Older women.
(b) Younger men.
(c) Ex-girlfriends.
(d) Young women.

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

8. Erickson's method is in contrast to other forms of talk therapy where there is a greater emphasis on __________, and the relationship tends to involve weekly meetings for years on end.
(a) Understanding the client
(b) Understanding the anxieties of the client.
(c) Evaluating the client's emotions.
(d) Evaluating the client's history.

9. In which situation is it said that new way of finding their equilibrium as a couple is needed?
(a) When parents grow old.
(b) When someone passes away.
(c) During divorce.
(d) After childbirth.

10. 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) "Weaning Parents From Children".
(b) "Retirement and Old Age".
(c) "Leaving the Nest".
(d) "Breaking Apron Springs".

11. It is stated in In Chapter 2 that some, but not all, will naturally ________; others will not. This evidently affects the culture.
(a) Leave the nest.
(b) Be homosexual.
(c) Mate for life.
(d) Divorce.

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

13. One marital trouble that can occur was exemplified in Chapter 5 as the case of a young wife with a _____ hand.
(a) Itchy.
(b) Trembling.
(c) Blotchy.
(d) Numb.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In one case in Chapter 5, there was competition between the mother and the ______ over mothering the new baby.

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

3. 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.

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

5. The transition from being a child into being an adult involves ______ of the relational patterns between family members.

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