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

2. 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) He came to terms with his abusive childhood.
(b) His parents passed away.
(c) His fears of them had been properly addressed.
(d) His sister died.

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

4. Under which heading does Haley address the final stages of life?
(a) "Retirement and Old Age".
(b) "When I'm 64".
(c) "Weaning Parents from Children".
(d) "Growing Old".

5. Hypnosis is described as a special way of _______.
(a) Beaconing.
(b) Administering help.
(c) Brain washing.
(d) Communicating.

6. The therapist deals with each part of the couple _______, as a general rule.
(a) Together.
(b) As a family unit.
(c) Separately.
(d) Separately and together.

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

8. 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) Mistakes.
(d) A foreclosure.

9. Which heading in Chapter 1 has the most hypnotic focus?
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Seeding Ideas".

10. The author does not mention the issue of whether to ______ when he mentions the matter of marriage.
(a) Divorce.
(b) Accept homosexuality.
(c) Live separately.
(d) Parent.

11. If a couple is able to remain civil and reasonably safe and sane in their fighting, Erickson ______.
(a) Strongly approves of it,
(b) Encourages it outside the office.
(c) Disapproves regardless.
(d) Asks one member to leave.

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) Receive medication if needed.
(b) Receive any necessary therapy.
(c) Appreciate their families.
(d) Branch out on their own.

13. Haley states in Chapter 2 that a pattern involving a built-in need for making changes and adjustments is part of what?
(a) The phase of adolescence.
(b) The phase of bearing children.
(c) The phase of old age.
(d) The phase of marriage.

14. Harold succeeds in cultivating a friendship with an unintelligent ______ man who has been highly effective at making the best of who he is.
(a) Educated.
(b) Wealthy.
(c) Handicapped.
(d) Fatherly.

15. Erickson's use of intentional forms of amnesia as part of the trance is done in order to _________ and to empower individuals to make certain changes.
(a) Alleviate the distress of patients.
(b) Make massive changes.
(c) Record their hidden secrets.
(d) Distress the patients.

Short Answer Questions

1. Erickson is truthful to the client. This includes acknowledging that the pain or other problem may what?

2. Under which heading in Chapter 2 does Haley explain that what occurs here is that couples are faced with dynamic challenges?

3. One of the most prominent facts about Chapter 5 is that what early in a marriage are a common and readily treatable problem?

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

5. Which title from Chapter 1 shows how indirect communication can be better therapy in some cases?

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