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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One case in Chapter 6 was about how the therapist helped a mother to re-establish her authority with her son. How old was the child?
(a) Fourteen.
(b) Six.
(c) Eight.
(d) Sixteen.

2. Erickson gently refuses to help the man who had the stroke again in Chapter 9, claiming that even though it worked before, her husband is probably _____for his therapy to be effective.
(a) Not willing.
(b) Too old.
(c) Too stubborn.
(d) Too hurt.

3. The therapist's intent is to be what to the marriage and to each of the partners in it?
(a) Sympathetic.
(b) Apathetic.
(c) Dominant.
(d) Coercive.

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 laundry.
(b) Do her homework.
(c) Get to therapy.
(d) Call home.

5. The case study in Chapter 8 of the girl with body issues concludes showing this young woman succeeds in marrying but not without a conflict about whether to do what regarding her mother?
(a) Introduce her to her husband.
(b) Speak to her again.
(c) Allow her to see her grandchildren.
(d) Invite her to the wedding.

6. In the case of the child with the sore, Erickson took personal responsibility to mimic addressing what that should have been covered by the parents?
(a) An educational concern.
(b) His sexuality.
(c) His fears of neglect.
(d) His fear of abandonment.

7. Erickson allowed previous patients to visit him of their own accord, on a _____ level.
(a) Follow-up.
(b) Social.
(c) Prescribed.
(d) Medical.

8. Knowledge of Erickson's inaccurate perceptions of the husband has been intentionally sent home through whom/what?
(a) The children.
(b) The therapist.
(c) The booklets.
(d) The wife.

9. Erickson believes that normally, the problem extends beyond the substance abuser and what is needed is actually a change of what?
(a) Circumstances.
(b) Surroundings.
(c) Friends.
(d) Habituated behavior.

10. Erickson accepted a client, a young woman who was living with her parents at an age when many other people's children had left home. She had been in a car accident and after recovering had undergone months of what?
(a) Physical therapy.
(b) Extensive therapy.
(c) Surgery.
(d) Hypnotists.

11. Chapter 7 includes examples of when one partner's ______ behavior has disturbed the sexual life of the couple.
(a) Controlling.
(b) Coercive.
(c) Abusive.
(d) Creative.

12. In one example in Chapter 8, a girl's _______ needed improvement, and she needed to lose a lot of weight.
(a) Body image.
(b) Sense of style.
(c) Family life.
(d) Social life.

13. For some parents the transition from being a parent into _________ actually makes it easier for over involved parents to let go of their own offspring.
(a) Being a grandparent.
(b) None of the answers is correct..
(c) Growing old.
(d) Empty nesters.

14. In one case of a wife who dominated her husband in Chapter 7, if a caller on the phone wouldn't announce who they were she would do what?
(a) Scream.
(b) Cry.
(c) Accuse her husband of adultery.
(d) Hang up.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What is often an integral part of Erickson's treatment plan?

3. One extreme example of dependency in Chapter 8 is when a young woman goes off to college and her parents build an addition to the house so she can live there while she is an adult, including when?

4. In what year was the book published?

5. 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.

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