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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) Dishonest.
(c) Abusive.
(d) Alcoholic.

3. Voluntary and involuntary behavior is discussed to show how therapeutic techniques transform an individual into being able to perform certain ______.
(a) New behaviors.
(b) Cognitive recognitions.
(c) Restrictive behaviors.
(d) Trance stages.

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

5. 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) Varies the duration of appointments.
(b) Has telephone sessions.
(c) Has sessions outside his office.
(d) Varies the frequency of appointments.

6. The transition from being a child into being an adult involves ______ of the relational patterns between family members.
(a) Manipulation.
(b) Dismissal.
(c) Removal.
(d) Rearrangement.

7. Family stress is most severe when someone is _________ (in) the family.
(a) Ill or hospitalized.
(b) Dying.
(c) Entering or leaving.
(d) Under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

8. 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) "Facilitate the family unit".
(b) "Facilitate domination".
(c) "Communicate between the parents".
(d) "Communicate with siblings".

9. A fear of women that had been troubling Erickson's client in Chapter 3 was overcome but Erickson never even discussed that fear with this client, as the problem was solved through his what?
(a) Indirect approach.
(b) Hypnosis.
(c) Quitting smoking.
(d) Direct approach.

10. Which heading in Chapter 1 involves subjective aspects of time?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "The Use of Space and Position".

11. 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) Therapists.
(c) Sisters and cousins.
(d) Professional beauty assistants.

12. 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) Branch out on their own.
(d) Receive any necessary therapy.

13. 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.

14. Which heading in Chapter 1 is shown to help work out residual resistance to desirable changes?
(a) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(b) "Encouraging a Relapse".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Hypnosis is described as a special way of _______.

2. The therapist deals with each part of the couple _______, as a general rule.

3. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.

4. 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?

5. Harold would finally happen into a heterosexual relationship with whom?

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