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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Spanking her son.
(b) Leaving her son in a locked closet.
(c) Yelling at her son.
(d) Sitting on her son.

3. The case studies in Chapter 6 show that there do not seem to be any __________ of Erickson's use of amnesia.
(a) Irreversible effects.
(b) Detrimental affects.
(c) Pleasant effects.
(d) Immediate effects.

4. 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) His sexuality.
(b) His fears of neglect.
(c) An educational concern.
(d) His fear of abandonment.

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

6. The husband who threatens to kill his wife about the gender of their child is of what occupation?
(a) Laborer.
(b) Lawyer.
(c) Doctor.
(d) Banker.

7. Erickson is able to _____ the man into proving to himself and the others that he can in fact get up and is even able to make it to the car.
(a) Provoke.
(b) Flatter.
(c) Convince.
(d) Lure.

8. The parents in Chapter 8 who had dependency issues revisited the therapist when their daughter became ______. They weren't sure how often they should visit.
(a) A doctor.
(b) Paraplegic.
(c) A mother.
(d) Estranged.

9. The suggestion of Erickson's in Chapter 6 is that he takes what action to protect the over-all wellbeing of the mind of the patient?
(a) Amnesia.
(b) Reverse psychology.
(c) Abrasive behavior.
(d) Hypnosis.

10. 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) A decade.
(b) Two years.
(c) Twenty years.
(d) Six years.

11. Haley reports that power struggles about who is _____ in a marriage are quite normal during the early years.
(a) Unhappy.
(b) Anxious.
(c) Submissive.
(d) Dominant.

12. 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) Child is cared for.
(b) Fears are soothed.
(c) In-laws are involved.
(d) Husband is relieved.

13. 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.
(a) Discontent.
(b) Content.
(c) Angry.
(d) Upset.

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

15. Attendance at therapy permits Erickson to instruct the couple through an intervention how to enable them to do what?
(a) Understand their feelings.
(b) Make needed changes.
(c) Understand each other.
(d) Understand their past.

Short Answer Questions

1. In order to heal the sore on a child's body in the example in Chapter 6, it was necessary for the boy's father to take over what?

2. The elderly man in Chapter 9 is first roused from nearly a full year in bed by being _______ by his therapist.

3. 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.

4. There are numerous cases referred to in Chapter 6. One is about a sore that festered for how long?

5. Haley touches on what has come to be referred to as ______ or maternal psychosis. In the most extreme cases, the mother might be hospitalized.

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