Psychology 109g
Spring, 1999
Quiz 1

The answer list at the end. If you are using this page for practice, I suggest you try to come up with the answers on your own, then look at the answer list. I plan to add links from each item to the appropriate HyperSyllabus resources.

1. 'Exoriar(e) ___________ nostris ex ossibus ultor

2. Freud's travelling companion's inability to recall the missing word in the quote from Virgil's Aeneid above led him to call to mind all of the following except:

(a) Reliquien [relics]
(b) accusations of ritual sacrifice
(c) abortion
(d) nasal bleeding
(e) calendar saints

3. The figure he called "Irma" in his 1895 dream reminded Freud of all the following except:

(a) his daughter, Mathilde Freud
(b) his patient, Anna Lichtheim
(c) his wife, Martha
(d) Jung's wife, Emma
(e) a friend of "Irma"'s who was not his patient

4. Many associations to this dream came readily to his mind, although they were not conscious at first. Freud's term for such mental contents is _______________________________.

5. Freud scholars have argued that the "Irma" dream in fact alludes to Freud's doubts about his friend Fliess. Since Freud seems unable to bring these doubts to consciousness, they would be described as ______________________________ in the jargon of The Interpretation of Dreams.

6. Freud thought his dream was in part the result of a conversation with his friend Oscar ("Otto") the previous evening. Such seemingly innocent waking (conscious) trains of thought that stimulate the "dream work" are called ______________________________.

7. In Freud's early childhood memory he and John Freud take dandelions from Pauline Freud. A Freudian "psychodynamic" interpretation of this action would be that the two boys had _________________________ Pauline.

8. This memory seems to have been retained so vividly by Freud as an adult because of fantasies he had years later when he visited his childhood home in adolescence. This kind of memory is called _______________________________.

9. Freud may have stimulated the link between the two stages of his memory by the practice of _______________________________.

10. Freud's 1896 "seduction theory" claimed that adults who suffered from psychoneuroses such as hysteria and obsession had an early history of ________________________________________.

11. In a famous letter to Fliess (9/21/1897) Freud reports that his mood on realizing he didn't believe the "seduction theory" any more was one of ______________________________.

12. Freud's change of mind about the "seduction theory" was related to several doubts about methodology and epidemiology and to his personal reactions to ________________________________________.

13. Freud suggested in correspondence with Fliess (October, 1897) that Shakespeare's Hamlet fit the neurotic category of __________________________________.

14. Hamlet's inability to avenge his father's murder is interpreted by Freud as evidence of the prince's unconscious _____________________________________.

15. "Dora" was distracted by the smell of Freud's cigars. He interpreted this as evidence that she had formed a ______________________________ relationship onto him.

16. Freud's insistence that he knows the sources of Dora's fantasies better than she has led critics to assert that he had formed an unanalyzed _________________________________________ relationship onto her.

17. Dora brought a small purse to therapy one day. Her actions seemed to Freud a confession of _________________________________.

18. Dora left therapy against Freud's wishes, as she had resisted her father's and Herr K's wishes. All of these actions, Freud claimed, expressed her desire for _______________________________.

19. In "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality" Freud claims that all children go through three stages he labels ____________________, ________________________, and _________________________.

20. In the third of these stages, children experience the "Oedipus complex." In the boy this is eventually resolved because of his fear of _________________________________.

21. Since girls' Oedipus complexes are less well-defined than boys', Freud thought women developed weaker ______________________________.

22. Because of the way they resolved the Oedipus complex, Freud claimed that the focus of heterosexual women's sexual desire was transferred from one part of her body to another, i.e., from the _____________________________________ to the ________________________________.

23. In its relations with the id and the super-ego, the ego is driven by its attempt to avoid ________________________________.


Answer Key

Note: the answer(s) I had anticipated is given first, with other credited answers in parentheses. You should have received credit (or half credit, as noted) for a synonym of these.

  1. aliquis
  2. (d) nasal bleeding
  3. (d) Jung's wife, Emma
  4. preconscious (Pcs.)
  5. unconscious (Ucs.)
  6. day residues
  7. raped (sexually assaulted, "de-flowered")
  8. a screen memory
  9. masturbation (self-analysis)
  10. child abuse, sexual trauma
  11. elation, relief
  12. his father's death, his self-analysis
  13. hysteric
  14. guilt, superego, Oedipus complex
  15. transference
  16. counter-transference
  17. masturbation, unconscious sexuality
  18. revenge
  19. oral ... anal ... phallic (1/2 for Oedipal or castration)
  20. castration
  21. superegos (morality, conscience)
  22. clitoris ... vagina
  23. anxiety