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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the director describe the life of a priest?
(a) as being free from all temptation
(b) as one of constant meditation and prayer
(c) as having authority and power without material cares
(d) as being a way to become rich
2. After the confession, how does Stephen feel?
(a) happy to tell everyone his joy
(b) euphoric and filled with grace
(c) afraid he will die before receiving holy communion
(d) glad that it is over but feeling the same
3. What is Stephen's condition as he leaves the retreat?
(a) Stephen is rebellious against all he had heard.
(b) Stephen is determined to leave the Church.
(c) Stephen is happy that he has overcome his lusts.
(d) Stephen is so sick he fears he may have already died.
4. What does Stephen seem to hear now that he has changed the course of his life?
(a) symphonies of opportunity
(b) raindrops falling on his head
(c) noisey clanging of discord
(d) strains of elfin music filled with nature
5. What do the sermons do for Stephen?
(a) They make him reject the teaching of the Church.
(b) They pierce Stephen's clouded mind and sin-numbed soul.
(c) They put him to sleep.
(d) They give him a good laugh.
6. What will be the subjects of the retreat?
(a) sin and salvation
(b) death, judgment, hell, and heaven
(c) confession and renewal
(d) mortifying the flesh
7. What does the preacher say awaits those who do not make use of the atonement of Christ to right their relationship with God?
8. Alone in his room, what does Stephen see when he closes his eyes?
(a) faces of saints
(b) the tears of the virgin Mary
(c) his sins replayed before him
(d) the girl Emma begging bread
9. What does Stephen think when he sees his friends playing in the water?
(a) how much stronger their bodies appear than his does
(b) how they seem happy and without a care in the world
(c) how they look characterless and pitiable in their nakedness
(d) how confident they appear against his insecurities
10. On his guilt trips, what does Stephen believe?
(a) that he can confess to the Virgin and never do it again
(b) that God created him the way he is and there is nothing he can do about it
(c) that maybe there is no God and no need for religion
(d) that false homage to God cannot atone for sin as grievous as his.
11. Who from the Bible are contrasted by the preacher?
(a) Pharaoh is contrasted with Christ.
(b) Pontius Pilate is contrasted with christ.
(c) Adam and Eve are contrasted with Christ.
(d) Moses is contrasted with Christ.
12. What does Stephen feel by allowing sin to creep near to him before resisting it at the last moment?
(a) like playing a joke on the devil
(b) an intolerable weakness
(c) a sense of power
(d) a terrible fear
13. How does the preacher define sin?
(a) a giving in to our naturally base natures
(b) a rebellion of the intellect, incompatible with our true nature
(c) a wallowing in sinful mire
(d) a slap in the face of God
14. At the first of the retreat, what helps to awaken Stephen's soul slightly?
(a) the topic of Pergatory
(b) the topics of love and forgiveness
(c) the topic of a caring God
(d) the topics of death and judgment
15. How does Stephen come to view all of creation?
(a) as the evolution of the species
(b) as an accident of nature
(c) as an expression of God's love and power
(d) as a reminder of the lust in the world
Short Answer Questions
1. What begins to needle him and cause minor disruptions to his devotions?
2. What does the preacher say is available to the living to spare them from this everlasting torment?
3. What is Stephen coming to believe about gaining wisdom?
4. How does Stephen begin seeing himself?
5. What does the rector announce to the class?
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