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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About what is the author's remaining problem in Chapter Four?
(a) About what God should do.
(b) About feelings and motives.
(c) About what the author can do.
(d) About how to live.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. About how many human questions does the author estimate cannot be answered by God?

2. What kind of "no answer" does the author get from God by the fourth chapter?

3. According to the author, what kind of faith cannot survive a serious challenge such as death?

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

5. What does the author think might have influenced his love for H.?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Lewis's previous acceptance of death and mourning alter with H.'s death?

2. What does Lewis reflect can withstand suffering better, the body or the mind? Briefly explain.

3. What does Lewis mean when he writes that all reality is iconoclastic? How does this statement relate to Lewis's thoughts about his love for H.?

4. In Chapter Three, what does Lewis come to see about his love for H. and his faith in God?

5. What hopeful similes does Lewis use to describe a moment he experiences one night?

6. At the beginning of Chapter Three, when does Lewis acknowledge that he does not think about H.? What is life like when Lewis is not thinking about H.?

7. What choices does Lewis think that people have when it comes to their ideas about God?

8. What does Lewis want when it comes to reality vs. ideas about reality?

9. What is an imperfect religious image with which Lewis is familiar? What is Lewis's reflection on this image?

10. What signs are there that Lewis is beginning to come out of his depression?

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