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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Which technique is rooted in two ideas: that at least many unconscious motives are beneficial and that positive reinforcement is most effective in influencing behavior?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Seeding Ideas".

6. In Chapter 5, Haley writes about a case in which a wealthy woman had to be tranced into more full awareness of her feelings of acceptance during her childhood and how this set a healthy foundation for her to feel confident in her ability to do what?
(a) Be a good mother.
(b) Have sexual intercourse.
(c) Be a good wife.
(d) Speak to her husband about insecurity.

7. During the 1950s, there was still debate about what in psychotherapy?
(a) How to approach brain chemistry changes.
(b) How to facilitate desirable change in patients.
(c) How to deal with schizophrenia.
(d) How to administer medications.

8. Often enough, if the woman did not have a good experience with what from the beginning would she seek an annulment of the marriage?
(a) With sex.
(b) With romance.
(c) With children.
(d) With respect.

9. 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) "Awakening and Disengagement".
(b) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(c) "Encouraging Resistance".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

10. In Chapter 2, the author notes that among humans, the mating style appears to vary _____.
(a) According to society.
(b) Periodically.
(c) Culturally.
(d) Innately.

11. In one case in Chapter 5, there was competition between the mother and the ______ over mothering the new baby.
(a) Father.
(b) Sister.
(c) Mother-in-law.
(d) Mother's mother.

12. 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) Makes either of the members unhappy.
(c) Puts either or both members of it into danger.
(d) Leads to intense sexual insecurities.

13. The challenge of the woman with the trembling hand in Chapter 5 was that the wife wanted her husband to do what?
(a) Support her.
(b) Change careers.
(c) Have children.
(d) Get an education.

14. 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) Trance stages.
(d) New behaviors.

15. When the client's real need is _______, Erickson goes out of his way to actually artificially create relationships for his patients.
(a) Social contact.
(b) Friends.
(c) Sexual contact.
(d) Parenting.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which technique is also part of intentional hypnotic conditioning (here it is observed that uniformly siding with one family member and the creating of factions by the therapist is discouraged)?

2. When children have left home and can no longer "be used to ___________," the parents are often confronted with each other in a different way.

3. Once Erickson _____________, he then keeps out of that friendship so that it takes its own natural course.

4. When Harold has succeeded in school, Erickson persuades him to drop the idea that he is somehow _____ minded.

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

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