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Michael’s College Higher Education Department


Iligan City 1st Sem. A.Y. 2019-2020
UNDERSTANDING THE SELF
Prelim Examination
NAME : _____________________________________________ CLASS SCHEDULE: __________________

SUBTEST I: MATCHING TYPE


Instruction: Presented below is a box containing words/names that will help you answer this subtest.
Choose from among them the one that best describe your answer. (1 point each)

Gender Social Environment aptitude behavior Maslow


Heredity Infancy recognition Sigmund Freud Social hierarchy
Biological characteristics feelings Alfred Adler self-awareness
Intelligence appreciation attitudes Gordon Allport self-realization
Affirmation autonomy ideas Mauss ideal

1. Individuals, Groups, and Institutions 9. A strong need during puberty and adolescence
2. Physical Stature, Hair and Skin color 10-13. According to Conklin, these four things
3. Capacity for developing mental and social skills characterize and individual
4. Capacity for mental development 14. Also known as self-mirroring
5. Need for acceptance and attention 15. Stage when one compares oneself with the ideal
6-8. The three growth needs of a child

SUBTEST II: TRUE OR FALSE


Instruction: Verify each of the statement comprising this subtest if it is true or false. Then write the word “TRUE” if the
given statement is true otherwise, write the word “FALSE” if it is not. (1 point each)

1. ________Immanuel Kant believed that man is the only creature who governs and directs himself and his actions.
2. ________John Locke’s notions about the self is that, it is a thinking entity and distinct from the person’s body.
3. ________Plato characterized the three components of the human soul: rational, spirited, appetitive.
4. ________Socrates afiirms, as attested by Plato, the unexamined life is not worth living.
5. ________Aquinas suggested that man is composed of two things: body and soul
6. ________Descartes believes that it is the mind that makes a human person.
7. ________ Hume believes that knowledge is acquired from senses and experience.
8. ________Merleau-Ponty believes that mind and body are intertwined and are inseparable.
9. ________The spirited soul is in charged with base desires according to Plato.
10. ________ Aquinas believed that man is bifurcated in nature.

SUBTEST III: MULTIPLE CHOICE


Instruction: Distinguish among the choices from each of the question in this subset and write the letter that
best describes your answer. (1 point each)

1. Among the choices given, how do you think Hume describes human beings?
A. Individual self with common personal identities
B. Individual selves with common identities
C. Beings that are invariable and uninterrupted
D. Nothing but a bundle of different perceptions
2. In Kant‘s theory on Personal Identity, which among the following best explain Kant’s notion?
A. All person are born with the same basic rights and should be treated equal
B. Man should be an instrument or device in accomplishing other’s private end
C. Man are not the only creatures who can governs and directs for himself
D. Man behave only in such a way as a perfectly virtuous person should behave
3. St. Augustine believes that man is:
A. composed of two aspects: mortal and immortal
B. composed of two parts: matter and form
C. composed of three selves: spirited, appetitive, rational
D. controlled by emotions
4. Understanding an ideal stage consists of the following except:
A. understanding the qualities of a good personality
St. Michael’s College Higher Education Department
Iligan City 1st Sem. A.Y. 2019-2020
UNDERSTANDING THE SELF
Prelim Examination
B. identify the conditions for growth and development
C. differentiate functional vs. dysfunctional behavior
D. looks into personal qualities and behavior
5. The following characterizes self-awareness stage except:
A. the individual is guided to understand himself by examining the past and how it affects the present
B. the individual looks into personal qualities
C. compares it with the ideals
D. discovers the relationship between dysfunctional behavior and his failures
6. Which of the following is crucial to the development of a mature personality?
A. satisfaction of various needs and demands in every stage of growth
B. good education from an expensive educational institution
C. good family upbringing as well as a well-off economic status
D. education in the cultural values and practices of the affiliated community
7. Which of the following is crucial to the development of an emotionally stable and mature personality?
A. satisfaction of various needs and demands in every stage of growth
B. a healthy, pleasant experience during childhood
C. parents supporting children by giving them everything they want and need
D. parents and relatives giving autonomy
8. Autonomy is defined as
A. financial stability
B. ability to buy one’s needs and wants
C. freedom to make decisions and act for oneself
D. freedom to indulge in delinquent behavior
9. An adult who loves to complain, argue, or make unsolicited remarks is generally making efforts to:
A. win love or affection B. win over problems by escaping life
C. win attention or recognition D. win over trust issues
10. Teenagers who grow up in suppressed environments may become rebels in the need to:
A. contradict their environment B. exercise their freedom
C. prove that they are correct D. cause chaos
11. Social Constructionist principle is best implied in the following situation except:
A. a child making friends at the beginning of classes
B. attending social events and recreational activities
C. refusing to make cordial relations with neighbors
D. joining groups engaged in social causes
12. Which of the following exemplifies Augustine’s principle on the self?
A. the body is bound to die on earth and the soul is to anticipate living eternally in Divine bliss
B. the body is bound to die on earth and the soul is to anticipate living again in a cycle
C. the body is bound to die on earth and the soul is condemned to an eternal end
D. the body is bound to die on earth and the soul is to be assigned to another universe
13. Families play an important role in the development of our personalities because:
A. they nourish us physically
B. they provide for us financially
C. they are our immediate and primary environment
D. we are born from them
14. This kind of problems are found in people with childhood hang-ups and traumas
A. behavioral problems B. mental problems C. financial problems D. love problems
15. Personality includes the following traits except:
A. biological B. psychological C. socio-cultural D. economical

SUBTEST IV. ESSAY Instruction: Discuss the following items. (5 points each)
1. Plato and Hume’s view of the self. 2. Personality according to Allport 3. States of Personality Development