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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In cases where only the wife comes in, the husband has often implied that the therapist is having some kind of relationship with his wife, therefore _____ the relationship.
(a) Triangulating.
(b) Complicating.
(c) Irritating.
(d) Emasculating.

2. In one example in Chapter 8, Erickson had to work with the parents on their dynamic, including extreme ______ tensions, while at the same time serving as the daughter's therapist.
(a) Dominance.
(b) Sexual.
(c) Psychological.
(d) Extramarital.

3. Erickson cites examples of a couple that ceased to have an alcohol problem when they did what on weekends?
(a) Went driving.
(b) Went to restaurants.
(c) Went shopping.
(d) Went camping.

4. The parents in one example in Chapter 8 were so competitive, that one of the parents had spent a week in the same town where the daughter lived for the sole purpose of helping the daughter do what?
(a) Do her homework.
(b) Call home.
(c) Do laundry.
(d) Get to therapy.

5. Erickson would use his position to effect a beneficial ______ that leaves the couple reoriented into their new and improved dynamic and empowers them to go back to leaving out the therapist.
(a) Intervention.
(b) Contraception.
(c) Contact.
(d) Association.

6. The book ends with the wife of the man who had a stroke contacting Erickson after how long, with a request for a new set of therapeutic treatments?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) Six years.
(c) A decade.
(d) Two years.

7. Chapter 9 deals with what aspect of life?
(a) Getting divorced.
(b) Growing old.
(c) Having children.
(d) Getting married.

8. Haley states in Chapter 8 that great dramas are enacted when the dynamic between the parents has grown ______ in any way on their relationships with the offspring.
(a) Despondent.
(b) Despairing.
(c) Dependent.
(d) Detached.

9. Erickson restricts himself to the truth, which Haley points out as a means that distinguishes him from those seeking to be _____ rather than those who are forthright and have an interest in the welfare of the client.
(a) Impulsive.
(b) Manipulative.
(c) Interrogative.
(d) Helpful.

10. The use of hypnosis in Chapter 9 is used primarily to do what?
(a) Alleviate pain.
(b) End grief.
(c) Assist childbirth.
(d) Overcome addictions.

11. For those who glorify ______, older years may have a more difficult psychological impact.
(a) Babies.
(b) Youth culture.
(c) Early family life.
(d) Childhood.

12. In the case where the husband has threatened to kill his wife unless she gives birth to a child of the gender he wants, Erickson recommends the couple do what?
(a) Get an ultrasound.
(b) Don't have children.
(c) Divorce.
(d) See a geneticist.

13. The 19th-century method was to treat a patient in what way?
(a) By hypnosis.
(b) With the family.
(c) On an individual basis.
(d) Within the hospital.

14. When the post-partum mother does receive therapy, the reasons for why she is so upset about becoming a mother are discussed and where possible her _____.
(a) Husband is relieved.
(b) Fears are soothed.
(c) In-laws are involved.
(d) Child is cared for.

15. Solving problems associated with alcohol, prescription tranquilizer, and illegal drug use are all included in what chapter?
(a) Chapter 7.
(b) Chapter 2.
(c) Chapter 9.
(d) Chapter 6.

Short Answer Questions

1. The case studies in Chapter 6 show that there do not seem to be any __________ of Erickson's use of amnesia.

2. What occurrence either forces or allows other relatives, be it the father or extended family, a great chance to take care of the baby?

3. Erickson is _____ if a husband goes so far as to show up to set the therapist straight on some ways that the therapist has been wrong.

4. Erickson relieves a severely injured old man of pain but further enables him to recover greatly from what in Chapter 9?

5. Part of Erickson's method is not to ________. This is described as being on the service of truth and unity even though it may sound artificial. He does this consistently as a rule of thumb.

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