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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Too old.
(b) Too stubborn.
(c) Not willing.
(d) Too hurt.

2. When Erickson did work long-term with a patient, he would change up the _____ of the appointments.
(a) Meeting-place.
(b) Duration.
(c) Frequency.
(d) Expectations.

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

4. Erickson notes that long-term therapy of only one partner in a marriage makes the marriage what?
(a) Content.
(b) Happy.
(c) Unnatural.
(d) Strangled.

5. It stated in Chapter 7 that Erickson recognized that normally the problem was indicative not only of a trouble with _____ but also in social conditions and other influences.
(a) The family.
(b) The patient.
(c) The friends.
(d) The parents.

6. A great part of the therapist's role is to supply _______ over one or more people in a temporary manner to facilitate a cure or other effective treatment of a problem.
(a) Emotional support.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Needed control.
(d) Physical support.

7. Perhaps one case from Chapter 6 did not want to be a mother but had no recourse other than to plead a kind of insanity so that the others would take control from her, or she possibly was mentally ill. What was she labeled with?
(a) Bipolar disorder.
(b) Borderline personality disorder.
(c) Schizophrenia.
(d) Epilepsy.

8. The case study in Chapter 8 involving the girl with body issues follows the therapist's instructions to for the daughter to insist upon ______ from the mother as the condition for the presence.
(a) Respectful behavior.
(b) False pleasantries.
(c) Silence.
(d) Positivism.

9. 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) See a geneticist.
(b) Don't have children.
(c) Divorce.
(d) Get an ultrasound.

10. What is the name of the man whom Erickson treats in Chapter 8 who had lost 80 lbs. in 6 months?
(a) Steven.
(b) Herbert.
(c) Harold.
(d) Sean.

11. Haley begins Chapter 8 by explaining that the way therapy is conducted has progressed in a leap and that ____ signifies the change from recognizing that problems within a family are just that.
(a) Mesmer.
(b) Erickson.
(c) Freud.
(d) Jung.

12. 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) Eight.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Six.

13. The therapist prescribes a specific course of action with the boy with behavioral problems in Chapter 6. With his direction and his assurance that her son is not being put in danger from doing so, the mother spends an entire day doing what?
(a) Leaving her son in a locked closet.
(b) Yelling at her son.
(c) Spanking her son.
(d) Sitting on her son.

14. The therapists of the 19th-century noticed that there was something deeper going on; here Mesmer and ____ are used as examples
(a) Jackson.
(b) Jung.
(c) Freud.
(d) Erickson.

15. 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) Hypnotists.
(b) Physical therapy.
(c) Surgery.
(d) Extensive therapy.

Short Answer Questions

1. The 19th-century method was to treat a patient in what way?

2. 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?

3. 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.

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

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

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