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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. What does Freud say distinguishes the internal from the external, in the infant?
(a) The infant gets to use these categories creatively.
(b) The infant see unpleasant experiences as internal.
(c) The infant sees all pleasure as coming in from the outside.
(d) The infant treats whatever is unpleasant as external.

2. What does Freud say are the two forces driving all human activities?
(a) Pleasure and avoidance of pain.
(b) Profit and pleasure.
(c) Power and control over nature.
(d) Purification and perfection of the body.

3. What was the social consequence of this realization?
(a) Men started to subjugate women.
(b) Men started to work together.
(c) Men started to make offerings to gods.
(d) Clans started to fight each other.

4. What does Freud say is incompatible with civilization?
(a) Religion.
(b) Language.
(c) Sex.
(d) Dirt.

5. How else does Freud’s friend characterize religion?
(a) An impersonal, out-of-body experience.
(b) A transcendent, unbounded experience.
(c) A mathematical certainty.
(d) A purely personal experience.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which development does Freud say is without prototype?

2. Which of the following is NOT a place Freud says suffering comes from?

3. What does Freud say is the link between religion and childhood?

4. What do we expect labor to be devoted to, in a civilized country, according to Freud?

5. When can a feeling be a source of energy, according to Freud?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Freud say is the difference between creating art and enjoying art?

2. How does Freud say the love instinct has changed throughout the development of civilization?

3. What is Freud's response to his friend's feeling?

4. How does Freud say instincts react when they are resisted through intoxication or through other forms of avoidance?

5. What are the three palliative remedies to the unbearable difficulty of life?

6. What does Freud say is the relationship between love and aim-inhibited love?

7. What does Freud say are the benefits and dangers of intoxication?

8. What does Freud say is the end-result of a civilization?

9. Why does Freud say progress has not made modern man any happier?

10. How does Freud describe the effect of changes in the human olfactory sense on civilization?

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