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  • 1. 

    Freud is considered the father of

    • A.

      Psychoanalysis

    • B.

      Utilitarianism

    • C.

      Psychology

    • D.

      Buddhism

    • E.

      Id, Ego, and Super-Ego

    Correct Answer
    A. Psychoanalysis
    Explanation
    Freud is considered the father of psychoanalysis because he developed this theory and therapeutic approach to understand and treat mental disorders. Psychoanalysis focuses on the unconscious mind and the role of childhood experiences in shaping adult behavior. Freud's theories, such as the Oedipus complex and the interpretation of dreams, have had a significant impact on the field of psychology and continue to be influential today.

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  • 2. 

    Sigmund Freud thought this drug was useful to cure psychological disorders

    • A.

      Marijuana

    • B.

      Cocaine

    • C.

      Meth

    • D.

      Aspirin

    • E.

      He used no drugs.

    Correct Answer
    B. Cocaine
    Explanation
    Sigmund Freud believed that cocaine had therapeutic properties and could be used to treat various psychological disorders. He experimented with the drug himself and initially praised its benefits, claiming it could alleviate depression and fatigue. However, Freud later recognized its addictive nature and potential harmful effects, leading him to abandon its use as a treatment. Nonetheless, during his early career, Freud viewed cocaine as a useful tool in psychotherapy.

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  • 3. 

    Dream Analysis is

    • A.

      Freud's theory that one's desires appear in dreams due to psychological issues.

    • B.

      That dreams are made because of firing neurons.

    • C.

      Freud's theory of the unconcious desires and how these showcase themselves in dreams.

    • D.

      Freud's explanation of dreams,and why they happen.

    • E.

      Freud analysis of why a person dreamt of falling from a bulding.

    Correct Answer
    C. Freud's theory of the unconcious desires and how these showcase themselves in dreams.
    Explanation
    Dream Analysis is Freud's theory of the unconscious desires and how these showcase themselves in dreams. Freud believed that dreams were a manifestation of repressed or hidden desires and that they provided insight into a person's unconscious mind. According to Freud, dreams were a way for the unconscious mind to express these desires in a symbolic and disguised manner. Through analyzing the content of dreams, Freud believed that one could gain a deeper understanding of the individual's psyche and unresolved psychological issues.

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  • 4. 

    Sigmund Freud used scientific research to publish many of his theories, but

    • A.

      Critics claim this research is not valid.

    • B.

      Critics claim the research in not reliable.

    • C.

      Critics argue that there is no real scientific value, therefore are both invalid and not reliable.

    • D.

      Have no significant meaning.

    • E.

      Critics claim these research were done while Freud was under the influence of both alcohol and cocaine.

    Correct Answer
    C. Critics argue that there is no real scientific value, therefore are both invalid and not reliable.
    Explanation
    Critics argue that Sigmund Freud's research lacks real scientific value, making it both invalid and unreliable.

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  • 5. 

    One of Freud's most widely used therapies is

    • A.

      Psychoanalysis

    • B.

      Free association

    • C.

      Talking

    • D.

      Dream analysis

    • E.

      Lobotomy.

    Correct Answer
    B. Free association
    Explanation
    Freud's therapy called psychoanalysis involves the technique of free association, where patients are encouraged to express their thoughts and emotions without censorship or judgment. This process allows unconscious thoughts and feelings to emerge, providing insights into the patient's underlying conflicts and desires. Through free association, the therapist can analyze the patient's associations and interpretations, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their unconscious mind and facilitating the resolution of psychological issues.

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  • 6. 

    Freud created two complexes every human being has, these are:

    • A.

      Oedipus Complex and Ulysses Complex.

    • B.

      Electra Complex and Athena Complex.

    • C.

      Oedipus Complex and Dante Complex.

    • D.

      Oedipus Complex and Electra Complex

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Oedipus Complex and Electra Complex
    Explanation
    Freud proposed that every human being has two complexes, namely the Oedipus Complex and the Electra Complex. The Oedipus Complex occurs during the phallic stage of psychosexual development, where a young child develops unconscious sexual desires for their opposite-sex parent and feelings of rivalry with their same-sex parent. The Electra Complex is the female counterpart of the Oedipus Complex, where a young girl develops unconscious sexual desires for her father and feelings of rivalry with her mother. Therefore, the correct answer is Oedipus Complex and Electra Complex.

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  • 7. 

    In the battle between the Id and the Super-Ego, the winner is

    • A.

      The Id

    • B.

      The Super-Ego

    • C.

      The Ego

    • D.

      Both

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Ego
    Explanation
    The Ego is considered the winner in the battle between the Id and the Super-Ego. The Id represents the instinctual and impulsive desires, while the Super-Ego represents the moral and societal constraints. The Ego acts as the mediator between these two opposing forces, balancing the individual's desires with the demands of society. It helps to find a compromise and make decisions that are both realistic and socially acceptable. Therefore, the Ego emerges as the winner in this internal conflict.

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  • 8. 

    Sigmund Freud and his family suffered from this historical event:

    • A.

      The Holocaust

    • B.

      World War I

    • C.

      The Industrial Revolution

    • D.

      The Fall of the Berlin Wall

    • E.

      The Civil Rights Movement

    Correct Answer
    A. The Holocaust
    Explanation
    Sigmund Freud and his family suffered from the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide during World War II in which six million Jews, including Freud's relatives, were systematically murdered by the Nazis. Freud, who was Jewish, had to flee Austria in 1938 to escape persecution and eventually settled in London, where he lived until his death in 1939. The Holocaust had a profound impact on Freud and his family, as they experienced the loss of loved ones and the destruction of their community.

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  • 9. 

    Freud's main concern was

    • A.

      Sex

    • B.

      Sleep

    • C.

      Desires

    • D.

      Drives

    • E.

      Unconcious behavior

    Correct Answer
    A. Sex
    Explanation
    Freud's main concern was sex because he believed that human behavior and development were heavily influenced by sexual desires and instincts. He proposed the concept of psychosexual stages, suggesting that individuals go through different stages of development, each focused on different erogenous zones. Freud also emphasized the role of unconscious sexual desires and fantasies in shaping human behavior and personality. Overall, Freud's theories placed significant emphasis on the importance of sexuality in understanding the human psyche.

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