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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.
(a) Arrhythmia.
(b) Headaches.
(c) Asthma.
(d) Appendicitis.

2. Under which heading does Haley write that the marriage ceremony is actually very important to more than just those who are marrying?
(a) "Marriage and Its Consequences".
(b) "The Secular Family".
(c) "The Marriage of Family".
(d) "The Growing of Family".

3. 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) Dishonest.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Abusive.
(d) Alcoholic.

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

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

6. 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) Menstruation.
(c) Marriage.
(d) Intercourse.

7. 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.

8. 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) Involve the pain of others.
(d) Become a bigger problem.

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

10. 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 bearing children.
(b) The phase of old age.
(c) The phase of marriage.
(d) The phase of adolescence.

11. After other deep work is done and Harold has some very enjoyable experiences with women he does what of his own accord?
(a) Pursues women.
(b) Makes amends with his sister.
(c) Makes amends with his mother.
(d) Pursues men.

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

13. 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.

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

15. Haley states in Chapter 2, there is a need for the ______ to make a major adjustment towards the relationship of another family member but also to another family.
(a) Entire family.
(b) Parents.
(c) Friends.
(d) Siblings.

Short Answer Questions

1. Therapy is meant to facilitate the transition of a person from the situation of being a child into being what?

2. Erickson was able to encourage an "Asthmatic Mama's boy" out of the role of sickly and meek and out into the realm of what?

3. In Chapter 5, Erickson and Haley both admit that not all young adults want to do what?

4. Under which heading does Haley address the final stages of life?

5. 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 _____.

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