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

2. Erickson keyed into the young woman from the car accident's problems when after much probing, he learned that an elder sister had left home, married against the parents' wishes and was now ______.
(a) Hospitalized.
(b) Suicidal.
(c) Going to have a baby.
(d) In rehab.

3. Erickson in the 20th century insists on addressing the _______ and asserts the right to include other individuals who are part of the trouble.
(a) History of the patient.
(b) Childhood difficulties.
(c) Patient's dream life.
(d) Actual problem.

4. 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.

5. 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) Hypnotists.
(c) Extensive therapy.
(d) Surgery.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Haley writes in Chapter 8 that the most destructive parents are not those who treat their children badly but those who are what?

3. 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?

4. In the example of the woman in the car accident in Chapter 8, the therapist was not even able to apply _____ that would actually alleviate the young woman's chronic pain.

5. The therapist's intent is to be what to the marriage and to each of the partners in it?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Erickson say regarding becoming grandparents in the life cycle?

3. With the daughter who is in the accident and whose parents are obsessive, what does Erickson discover?

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

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

6. What does Erickson focus on with new mothers facing post-partum depression?

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

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

9. According to Erickson, what affects a person's happiness in approaching old age?

10. What is one of the more controversial aspects of Erickson's hypnosis?

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