Psychology 105g
Spring, 2002
Quiz 1


Please complete each of the following items by circling the letter of the correct alternative or filling in the blank(s) with the most appropriate word or phrase.


1. . Freud's "screen memory" of play in a meadow may readily express all of the following except

(a) first love
(b) sibling rivalry
(c) masturbation
(d) rape
*(e) Oedipal identification

2. With the transition from the “seduction theory” to psychoanalysis, Freud’s thinking substitutes a child’s __________________________ for a care-giver’s perverse act in causing neurosis.

(a) oral fixation
(b) anal regression
(c) dream work
* (d) fantasy
(e) memory of abuse

3. According to Freud, the year the United States gained independence wouldmost likely be located in your:

(a) Unconscious

* (b) Preconscious

(c) Conscious

(d) Super-ego

(e) Libido

4. Freud’s names for the two fundamental aspects of the “dream work” are condensation and __________________________.

(a) fixation
(b) reconstruction
(c) distortion
* (d) displacement
(e) free association

5. Because of the “dream work” the contents of the remembered (manifest) dream are ___________________________ in relation to their unconscious sources.

(a) under-represented
* (b) over-determined
(c) super-ego driven
(d) id-fixated
(e) intellectualized

6. Freud’s representation of “Irma” in his dream refers to all the following except:

(a) his own illness
(b) Emma Eckstein’s illness
(c) his daughter Mathilde’s illness
* (d) his friend “Otto”’s illness
(e) the illness of a patient with dysentery

7. Freud’s word for a “Freudian slip” (Fehleistung) means “__faulty_ action”.

8. Freud’s “screen memory” may have expressed in part his adolescent:

(a) love of Spanish stories
*(b) infatuation with a woman in Freiberg
(c) reading in the Aeneid
(d) devotion to mushroom hunting
 (e) friendship with Wilhelm Fliess

9. In order of their typical appearance, which of the following defense mechanisms comes first:

(a) projection
(b) reaction formation
* (c) repression
(d) sublimation
(e) undoing

10. Of these five defense mechanisms, (a) *(b) (c) (d) *(e) is the one most closely associated with obsessive-compulsive  neurosis. “b” or “e”

11. Freud’s “seduction theory” proposes a necessary predisposing event for later neurotic illness. The technical/medical term for this is:

(a) predilection
(b) traumatic sublimation
(c) sexual over-representation
(d) serial causation
* (e) specific etiology


12. In Freud's 1896 theory of neurosis, the experience of a "presexual sexual pleasure" in early childhood was thought to dispose one to adult

(a) hysterical neurosis
* (b) obsessional neurosis
(c) impulsive disorder
(d) paranoid disorder
(e) identity conflict


13. One recalled (manifest) content of Dora's first dream was the phrase, "I dressed quickly."  From ahermeneutic perspective, which of the following best represents the explanation of this phrase?

(a) The house in the dream was on fire.
(b) Dora’s mother wanted to save a jewel case.
* (c) Herr K had taken the key to Dora's room.
(d) Dora's Father was yelling for her to hurry up because he did not want "my two children to be burnt."

14. Many popular entertainments involve us in vivid portrayals of violence and/or  sexuality  (e.g., “Saving Private Ryan,”  “Pulp Fiction”). Freud might argue that the success of such movies is due todue the mechanism of:

(a) transference

(b) libido

(c) ego development

(d) regression
* (e) sublimation

15. At the resolution of their respective phallic/Oedipal phases, the little boy is said to have regained woman as “object” of his love, which the little girl is said to have regained woman as a ______________________________ aspect of her personality.

(a) homophillic
* (b) narcissistic
(c) projective
(d) prarapractic
(e) heterophillic

16. In thinking of the relationship between the “psychosexual” stages of childhood and personality development, a Freudian might construct the following analogy:
 Anal : Phallic ::

(a) father : mother
(b) mother : father
(c) milk : feces
(d) love : hate
* (e) shame : guilt

17. According to Freud, a developed superego arises most directly from whichperceived need?

(a) the need to control ones own bowel movements

(b) the need to accept the inaccessibility of mother's breast

* (c) the need to protect oneself from castration

(d) the need to change the object of one's anaclitic love

(e) the need to repress one's self-stimulatory urges

18. Since girls' Oedipus complexes are less well-defined than boys', Freud thought women developed weaker  superegos. Modern thinkers have suggested it might be a more logical consequence of  Freud’s assumptions to see the female superego as

(a) more deeply internalized
* (b) less rigid
(c) more dependent the anal period
(d) less “oral”
(e) more friendly

19. According to Freud, the tendency to sexual repression in women is ____________ than that in men.

(a)  lesser
* (b) greater
(c) more Oedipal
(d) more super-ego directed
(e) less obsessive

20. Which organ(s) did Fliess believe was (were) most significant in diagnosing an illness?

(a) the genitals
* (b) the nose
(c) the throat
(d) the eyes
(e) the uterus

21. Psychoanalysts use the term “ego” to refer to

(a) the selfish strivings of the individual
(b) the set of basic biological urges
(c) feelings of power over others
(d) the locus of guilt and conscience
* (e) realistic, goal-directed behaviors

22. Freud conceived of the ego as that part of the personality whose job it is to satisfy the demands of:

(a) the id
(b) the superego
(c) society
* (d) all of the above