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

2. What time of day should prayer be offered, according to the author?
(a) Noon.
(b) Nighttime.
(c) Morning.
(d) Anytime.

3. 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 biological parents.
(c) They are his sister and brother-in-law.
(d) They are his children.

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

5. Who of the following was an influence on the author's writing?
(a) St. Francis of Assisi.
(b) Pope John Paul II.
(c) His son.
(d) His mother.

6. What company published this book?
(a) Wordsmith Press.
(b) Harper & Row.
(c) Random House.
(d) Penguin.

7. According to Christian beliefs, what is fasting truly supposed to be about?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Removing what controls a person's spirit.
(c) The self.
(d) The Body of Christ.

8. What are the most important prayers as mentioned in The Discipline of Prayer?
(a) Those for ourselves.
(b) Those against evil.
(c) Those for others.
(d) Those uttered by children.

9. The author begins to pray without what?
(a) Ceasing.
(b) The Bible.
(c) Talking.
(d) Breathing.

10. What are the four steps to study, according to Foster?
(a) First, second, third, fourth.
(b) Repetition, concentration, comprehension, reflection.
(c) Repetition, condensation, rehearsal, refraining.
(d) Start, repeat, endure, finish.

11. According to Foster, what does being simple like God mean?
(a) Having very few clothes.
(b) Confessing everything.
(c) Spending and acquiring less.
(d) Praying often.

12. How many principles does the author give to living a simpler life?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Two.
(c) Ten.
(d) Five.

13. According to the author, what are the two types of difficulties a person will face when practicing the spiritual disciplines?
(a) Practical and emotional.
(b) Mental and emotional.
(c) Philosophical and practical.
(d) Mental and physical.

14. According to Christian belief, what three things does a person need to consider before meeting with God in meditation?
(a) Why, when, where.
(b) Words, breaths, voice.
(c) Time, place, and posture.
(d) Thoughts, worries, and fears.

15. Why should we buy things, according to the author?
(a) Impulse.
(b) Because we really want things.
(c) Love.
(d) Because we need things.

Short Answer Questions

1. As stated by the author, how can true prayer take place?

2. What will happen, according to Foster, once people become in communion with God?

3. Christian belief states that something can change how a person thinks and imagines. What is it that changes how a person thinks and imagines?

4. What does the author say is NOT a requirement to understand the disciplines?

5. What did Doris Boyce help the author do?

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