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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. 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) Handicapped.
(c) Wealthy.
(d) Fatherly.

2. 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.

3. 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) During divorce.
(d) After childbirth.

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

5. 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) Siblings.
(b) Entire family.
(c) Parents.
(d) Friends.

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

7. In Chapter 5, Erickson and Haley both admit that not all young adults want to do what?
(a) Help themselves.
(b) Marry.
(c) Take medication.
(d) Seek therapy.

8. Under which heading of Chapter 1 does it state that therapy now helps patients make changes without any focus on understanding why the previous behavior had existed?
(a) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Awakening and Disengagement".

9. Erickson typically conducts therapy with the goal of keeping a couple together except for two types of case: one, if the couple feels the marriage was a mistake, and second, in the event that the marriage does what?
(a) Leads to problems with children.
(b) Leads to intense sexual insecurities.
(c) Makes either of the members unhappy.
(d) Puts either or both members of it into danger.

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

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

12. 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.

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

14. The amnesia seems to be for the purpose of helping the clients themselves to be able to feel as if he has not done what?
(a) Invaded them.
(b) Spoken to their relatives.
(c) Discovered their childhoods.
(d) Spoken to them.

15. One of the most prominent facts about Chapter 5 is that what early in a marriage are a common and readily treatable problem?
(a) Financial worries.
(b) Compatibility issues.
(c) Sexual difficulties.
(d) Dominance difficulties.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Erickson does not tell Harold there is anything wrong with _________; he tells Harold that he wants to put Harold into a position to be open to changing or keeping his ideas about himself.

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

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

5. Addressing their fears and insecurities while helping them to make some needed _______ are all part of the therapy for those who want this.

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