Celebration of Discipline Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Richard Foster (religion)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to The Discipline of Study, what becomes well-trained through repetition?
(a) The spirit.
(b) The inner mind.
(c) The body.
(d) The heart.

2. What happens to the cravings for unhealthy and unnecessary items when one is fasting?
(a) They likely get worse.
(b) It is unclear.
(c) They disappear and are replaced by the desire to commune with God.
(d) Nothing.

3. Which of the following is the former missionary who prays over the author to have the hands of a writer?
(a) Bill Cathers.
(b) Paul Newburg.
(c) Doris Boyce.
(d) Clayton Carlson.

4. According to the author of this book, how can people learn they can trust God to provide them with what they need?
(a) They cannot learn this.
(b) By creating simple lives.
(c) Pleading through prayer.
(d) By trial and error.

5. Perception and what are important aspects to study, based on The Discipline of Study?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Opinion.
(c) Transformation.
(d) Observation.

6. During fasting, the close bond between fasting and what becomes clear, according to Foster?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Guidance.
(c) Service.
(d) Meditation.

7. What is the purpose of modern fasting?
(a) To connect with God.
(b) For political or power-driven purposes.
(c) Spiritual growth.
(d) To grow in communion with Jesus.

8. What are the two types of study, as stated by Foster?
(a) Light and deep.
(b) Inner and outward.
(c) Spiritual and global.
(d) Verbal and nonverbal.

9. What does the author say becomes an ingrained habit?
(a) Eating.
(b) Being lazy.
(c) Talking.
(d) Sin.

10. What is the author's relationship with Ken and Doris Boyce?
(a) They are the author's longtime friends and surrogate parents.
(b) They are his sister and brother-in-law.
(c) They are his children.
(d) They are his biological parents.

11. What does the author say people should be careful to prevent from taking over their lives?
(a) Duties.
(b) Truth.
(c) Family.
(d) Money.

12. Who is the religion publisher?
(a) Doris Boyce.
(b) Clayton Carlson.
(c) Richard Foster.
(d) Bill Cathers.

13. What is the final step of study, based on Christian belief?
(a) Finish.
(b) Refraining.
(c) Reflection.
(d) Fourth.

14. According to Foster, how does study benefit meditation?
(a) They are unrelated.
(b) Meditation makes studying look easy.
(c) Study helps the person get into a peaceful frame of mind.
(d) It makes the environment more conducive for meditation.

15. Foster writes that we should offer prayers to God for requests, as well as what?
(a) Acknowledgment.
(b) Prayers for healing.
(c) Supplication.
(d) Thanksgiving.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Christian beliefs, what is fasting truly supposed to be about?

2. Why does the author say most people are afraid of meditation?

3. What served as a guide for prayer for the author?

4. According to the author, living the spiritual disciplines brings us closer to God and opens us up for His gift of __________.

5. The author begins to pray without what?

(see the answer keys)

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