There is recognition of the need for spiritual examination and a degree of objectivity in the way we deal with problems. We may be in the habit of setting ourselves tests of self-value, or habitually be concerned with our accomplishments. To be late for an examination or to be unable to take it suggests fears and doubts about our own competence. There are many instances recorded of people having been abducted by 'aliens', of having been examined, and then returned to earth. Opinions vary as to whether these were dreams or not. Dreaming of examinations (particularly educational ones) is usually connected with self-criticism and the need for high achievement. We may be allowing others to set our standards of morality and success for us. Being examined by a doctor indicates concerns over our own health. Also consult the entries for Aliens/Alienated and Tests.