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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Bridge-players tell the author makes the game serious?
(a) Nothing makes Bridge serious.
(b) Concentration.
(c) Friends gathering.
(d) Money.

2. Why does the author think that Lazarus got a "raw deal"?
(a) Lazarus was still ill when he came back to life.
(b) Lazarus did not want to rise from the dead.
(c) Lazarus was a martyr.
(d) Lazarus had to die twice.

3. Who does the author think might have a special ability for the miracle of love?
(a) One's children.
(b) One's minister.
(c) The man.
(d) The woman.

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

5. In Chapter Three, what is the author finally able to do?
(a) Tend to his affairs.
(b) Tidy up his house.
(c) Remember H. without forcing it.
(d) Talk to his children about H.

6. What does the author think about people who are not offended by iconoclasm?
(a) They are God's chosen people.
(b) They are fools.
(c) Bless them.
(d) Curse them.

7. What effect did the author's experience of H. have on him?
(a) It restored his faith in God.
(b) It assured him that she continued.
(c) It was like a spring cleaning of the mind.
(d) It left him wanting H. even more.

8. What characterizes any changes that the author has experienced?
(a) They are frightening.
(b) They are sudden.
(c) They are unobservable.
(d) He is not aware of them.

9. In Chapter Three, why does the author conclude he wants H. back?
(a) To prove that God is all-powerful.
(b) So the author's children will have their mother.
(c) Because the author is selfish.
(d) To restore the author's past.

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

11. What does the author say is the Lord's "grand enterprise"?
(a) To make a spiritual animal.
(b) To test human faith.
(c) To give people the ability to question Him.
(d) To make death such a mystery.

12. When was another time when the author enjoyed rambling walks?
(a) When he was a child.
(b) When he was a bachelor.
(c) When his children were younger.
(d) After the author's parents died.

13. What does the author conclude is God's nature?
(a) That God is unreliable.
(b) That God does not exist.
(c) That He is a vet.
(d) That He is a sadist.

14. About what/whom have the author's notes been throughout the book?
(a) Only about the author.
(b) The author's children and God.
(c) Only about H.
(d) God, the author, and H.

15. When does the author claim he is at his worst?
(a) When he is lazy.
(b) When he can think about nothing but H.
(c) When he's not thinking about H.
(d) When he goes to bed.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will happen every time the author builds a new house of cards?

2. How does the author say that people react to someone in a room with them?

3. What kinds of mortal questions does the author think that God cannot answer?

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

5. At the beginning of Chapter Four, what impossible result does the author admit he thought his records could achieve?

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