A Severe Mercy Test | Final Test - Medium

Sheldon Vanauken
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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. How did Van want God to treat him in "The Barrier Breached?"
(a) With several requirements.
(b) With respect.
(c) Without many demands.
(d) Without judgment.

2. What did Van say he knows for sure after Davy dies?
(a) That she continued on.
(b) That he was alone.
(c) That she loved him.
(d) That he would be next.

3. How did Van greet Davy in "Epilogue: The Second Death?"
(a) With a hug.
(b) He was too afraid to move.
(c) With a handshake.
(d) With a kiss.

4. What upset Van about his letters to Davy in "Epilogue: The Second Death?"
(a) He no longer wrote "you."
(b) They were selfish.
(c) She did not want them.
(d) He lost them.

5. Why did Van borrow back the letters Davy wrote to her friends?
(a) To burn.
(b) To bury them with her.
(c) To look for signs she loved him.
(d) To form a collection.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lewis say the passing of time is necessary?

2. Why does Van say he offered his own life for Davy's goodness in "The Severe Mercy?"

3. Why does Van seek eternity in "The Severe Mercy?"

4. Why did Van and Davy name their house "Mole End?"

5. What did C.S. Lewis tell Van to avoid in "The Barrier Breached?"

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Van reflect on time in "The Severe Mercy?"

2. What did Davy keep with her in the hospital when she returned the second time?

3. How did Lewis reflect on time in "The Severe Mercy?"

4. How did Van compare seeing the "Davies" to a novel?

5. What did Van do before sailing back to Virginia in "Epilogue: The Second Death?"

6. What happened to Joy's health?

7. What made Van think of the Grey Goose in "The Way of Grief?"

8. What did Van feel when he returned to Oxford in "Epilogue: The Second Death?"

9. How did Van bring together an intellectual Christian group at "Li'l Dreary?"

10. Why did Van write letters to several friends in "The Way of Grief?"

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