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Directions: Multiple choice - select a single answer.

In scientific work it is often advantageous, when the solution of one problem presents difficulties, to take up a second problem, just as it is easier to crack two nuts together instead of separately. Accordingly we are confronted not merely with the problem: How can painful and fearful dreams be the fulfilments of wishes? But we may also, from our discussion so far, raise the question: Why do not the dreams which show an indifferent content, but turn out to be wish-fulfilments, show this meaning undisguised? Take the fully reported dream of Irma's injection; it is in no way painful in its nature, and can be recognised, upon interpretation, as a striking wish-fulfilment. Why, in the first place, is an interpretation necessary? Why does not the dream say directly what it means? As a matter of fact, even the dream of Irma's injection does not at first impress us as representing a wish of the dreamer as fulfilled. Even I myself did not know it until I had undertaken the analysis. If we call this peculiarity of the dream of needing an explanation the fact of the distortion of dreams, then a second question arises: What is the origin of this disfigurement of dreams?

Adapted from Distortion in Dreams by Sigmund Freud

Question 3: The sentence "Even I myself did not know it until I had undertaken the analysis" demonstrates which of the following?


A

That Freud knew that Irma's dreams need it interpreting.

B

That he knew about wish fulfillment being part of dreams.

C

That he hadn't realized that Irma's dreams were nightmares until he analyzed them.

D

That Freud wasn't aware that Irma's dream were unfulfilled wishes until he studied it.

E

That he was aware that her dreams were wishes that needed to be analyzed.



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