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Human Growth and Development

The following sample questions do not appear on an actual CLEP examination. They are intended to give potential test-takers an indication of the format and difficulty level of the examination and provide content for practice and review. For more sample questions and information about the test, see the CLEP Official Study Guide.

Question 1 of 10

Charles is a businessman who made a great deal of money over the past 20 years. Throughout his life he has always been self-absorbed and competitive in his business dealings and in social settings. He is now 48 years old and has no spouse or children. Charles has decided to start a charitable foundation for the benefit of needy children. Charles is most likely in Erik Erikson’s stage of

  • A.

    industry versus inferiority

  • B.

    generativity versus stagnation

  • C.

    initiative versus guilt

  • D.

    trust versus mistrust

  • E.

    autonomy versus shame and doubt

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