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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What physical condition does the author think his feelings resemble?
(a) A concussion.
(b) An ulcer.
(c) A severe headache.
(d) A broken heart.

2. What does the author say combats the idea of God's mindless cruelty?
(a) Christ.
(b) Memories of lost loved ones.
(c) Scripture.
(d) The promise of heaven.

3. Rather than relying upon his memory of his wife, what does the author want?
(a) To dwell on her sweetness.
(b) For God to return her.
(c) To replace her with a new partner.
(d) To forget she ever lived.

4. What did the author's friends call him?
(a) Clive.
(b) Clive Staples.
(c) Jack.
(d) C. S.

5. What does the author finally decide about the reality of death?
(a) That it brings freedom from suffering.
(b) That is certainly exists.
(c) That it is a cheap trick.
(d) That it is an illusion.

6. How does the author close the second chapter?
(a) With surrender to the grief.
(b) With eager hope.
(c) Without optimism.
(d) With prayer.

7. What metaphor does the author use to describe the strength of his belief of H.'s continuing existence?
(a) An automobile.
(b) A book.
(c) A rope.
(d) A grave stone.

8. How does God seem to respond to the author's agony?
(a) With a sense of nearness to Lewis.
(b) With a feeling that Lewis' wife continued to live.
(c) With silence.
(d) With the gift of comfort.

9. What literary genre is A Grief Observed?
(a) Fiction.
(b) Horror.
(c) Suspense.
(d) Non-fiction.

10. What ancient civilization thought that embalming the dead lessened death's effect?
(a) Celtic civilization.
(b) Roman civilization.
(c) Grecian civilization.
(d) Egyptian civilization.

11. In the early stage of the author's grief, what was one emotion he felt toward God?
(a) Bliss.
(b) Companionship.
(c) Anger.
(d) Acceptance.

12. How will the author respond to being told the consolations of religion?
(a) He will assume the speaker does not understand.
(b) He will be persuaded.
(c) He will be consoled.
(d) He will argue from Scripture.

13. How will the author respond if talked to about the "truth of religion"?
(a) He will argue theology.
(b) He will listen gladly.
(c) He will refuse to engage in conversation.
(d) He will listen submissively.

14. According to the author, what never repeats itself?
(a) God.
(b) Nature.
(c) Friends.
(d) History.

15. According to the author, if he searched the universe for H., what would happen?
(a) He would find her.
(b) He would not find her.
(c) He would be left even more lonely.
(d) He would find God.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, what would happen if two lovers died at the exact some moment?

2. Who has just died?

3. To what does the author compare clinging to the memory of one who has died?

4. What does the author conclude about the way that lovers feel about the other one's death?

5. What aspect of an afterlife does the author say differs completely from this life?

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