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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's experience with his first relationship was so good that he voluntarily reconsidered his own views and chose to do what?
(a) Pursue women.
(b) Have a sex change.
(c) Have children.
(d) Pursue men.

2. 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) Talk to the woman alone.
(b) Cause an argument.
(c) Make her leave.
(d) No longer see the couple.

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

4. Which heading in Chapter 1 cultivates a response until a goal is reached?
(a) "Encouraging Resistance".
(b) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Amplifying a Deviation".

5. Erickson was responsible for the development and introduction into therapies of _____.
(a) "Family orientation".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Providing a Worse Alternative".
(d) "Strategic Therapy".

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

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

8. Which title from Chapter 1 shows how indirect communication can be better therapy in some cases?
(a) "Causing Change by Communicating in Metaphor".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Emphasizing the Positive".
(d) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".

9. The need to help the growing youths integrate into the community life without insufficient or excessive ________ is important throughout and continues when people have become parents.
(a) Over-protection.
(b) Familial involvement.
(c) Dependence.
(d) Babying.

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

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

12. Erickson's method is in contrast to other forms of talk therapy where there is a greater emphasis on __________, and the relationship tends to involve weekly meetings for years on end.
(a) Evaluating the client's history.
(b) Understanding the client
(c) Evaluating the client's emotions.
(d) Understanding the anxieties of the client.

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

14. When Harold has succeeded in school, Erickson persuades him to drop the idea that he is somehow _____ minded.
(a) Feeble.
(b) Strong.
(c) Powerfully.
(d) Intelligently.

15. Under which heading of Chapter 1 is it stated that Erickson emphasized both the autonomy and togetherness of family members?
(a) "Awakening and Disengagement".
(b) "Encouraging Resistance".
(c) "Avoiding Self-Exploration".
(d) "Emphasizing the Positive".

Short Answer Questions

1. In one scenario in Chapter 5, Erickson was ignorant in matters of baby gender prediction, but he did recommend _____ to avert disaster.

2. The challenge of the woman with the trembling hand in Chapter 5 was that the wife wanted her husband to do what?

3. Haley states in Chapter 2 that a pattern involving a built-in need for making changes and adjustments is part of what?

4. 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.

5. Often enough, if the woman did not have a good experience with what from the beginning would she seek an annulment of the marriage?

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