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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say is the obvious danger of images?
(a) They fade.
(b) They do not look like their subjects.
(c) They are not the real thing.
(d) They make people crazy.

2. Why does the author ask God to treat H. tenderly?
(a) Because of her terrible suffering in life.
(b) Because everyone should be treated tenderly by God.
(c) Because only God can make H. happy.
(d) Because the author can no longer help her.

3. What purpose do images of H. serve for the author?
(a) They remind the author of God.
(b) They bring Christ to mind.
(c) They are links.
(d) They remind the author of H.'s exact presence.

4. What one thing has sufficient force to rattle one's faith, according to the author in Chapter Three?
(a) One's own illness.
(b) Losing faith in God.
(c) Explosive anger.
(d) Suffering.

5. What action does the author say is useless if God hurts to heal?
(a) Committing suicide.
(b) Begging God for tenderness.
(c) Trying to heal oneself.
(d) Thinking one can reverse any pain.

6. Who had recorded some arithmetic in one of the books the author found?
(a) H.
(b) J.
(c) C. S.
(d) R.

7. In Chapter Four, what did the author say he finally experienced about H.?
(a) A sense of joy.
(b) Her mind.
(c) A reunion of lovers.
(d) Her soul.

8. In Chapter Three, to what does the author compare grief?
(a) A veterinarian.
(b) A lost friendship.
(c) A bomber circling round and round.
(d) A game of Bridge.

9. For the author, what element does praise always contain?
(a) Awe.
(b) Gratitude.
(c) Humility.
(d) Joy.

10. What motivated the author's attempt to hit back at God?
(a) Acceptance of H.'s death.
(b) Not understanding God's intention.
(c) Respect.
(d) Religious conversion.

11. At the beginning of the third chapter, what does the author say is the reason he does not think about H. all the time?
(a) Work and conversation get in the way.
(b) He is writing a book.
(c) He tries to distract himself.
(d) His children take up his time.

12. Why does the author think that grief feels like suspense?
(a) One never knows when grief will end.
(b) One experiences frustrating habitual impulses.
(c) One does not know what grief really means.
(d) One does not know why grief is so painful.

13. To what does the author compare physical pain?
(a) A life without God.
(b) A concentration camp.
(c) A steady barrage in a wartime trench.
(d) A broken relationship.

14. In Chapter Three, to what does the author compare faith?
(a) A mysterious friendship.
(b) A game of chess.
(c) A dream state.
(d) A game of bridge.

15. What words of comfort take on new meaning for the author in the fourth chapter?
(a) "Her suffering is ended."
(b) "She is in Heaven now."
(c) "She is in God's hands."
(d) "Why have you forsaken me?"

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author conclude in Chapter Three was the purpose of his earlier rage against God?

2. What does the author decide in Chapter Three is more important that being treated gently by God?

3. With what same quality does the author think his love for H. shared?

4. What is all reality, according to the author?

5. In the third chapter, what does the author decide is happening to his wife in the next life?

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