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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Haley cites one of Erickson's cases in Chapter 6 where the mother who sought treatment was ultimately what?
(a) Faced with adoption.
(b) Divorced.
(c) Left out.
(d) Imprisoned.

2. 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.
(a) Uniformly side with the same family member.
(b) See the entire family.
(c) See one patient solely.
(d) Tell the immediate truth.

3. What did Erickson accuse the man with the headache of harboring in the end of Chapter 7?
(a) A childish thought.
(b) A childhood resentment.
(c) A 10-year-old's headache.
(d) A 7-year-old's headache.

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

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

Short Answer 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.

2. 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?

3. For those who glorify ______, older years may have a more difficult psychological impact.

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

5. In one example in Chapter 8, a girl's _______ needed improvement, and she needed to lose a lot of weight.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the standard method Erickson has for accepting clients?

2. How does Haley describe Erickson asserting his masculinity as a doctor in Chapter 7?

3. What does Erickson state regarding seeing only one spouse in a marriage?

4. Describe the case of the schizophrenic daughter Erickson treats for family issues in Chapter 8.

5. How do Erickson's methods differ than those of the 19th century?

6. What is stated regarding substance abuse in Chapter 7?

7. Describe the case in Chapter 6 in which the mother is ultimately left out following post-partum depression.

8. Describe the outcome of the example from Chapter 6 in which a child has a sore which festered for 2 years.

9. In the ending of the book, why does the Prussian man's wife contact Erickson?

10. Describe the case of the 8-year-old terror, which is provided in Chapter 6.

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