Celebration of Discipline Test | Final 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. Who states that "the confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works"?
(a) Augustine of Hippo.
(b) St. Paul.
(c) The author.
(d) Ghandi.

2. Many people feel that God's will brings what, according to Christian belief?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Pain and suffering.
(c) The devil into our lives.
(d) Joy and peace.

3. According to The Discipline of Confession, who does God call to hear confessions?
(a) All Christians.
(b) Pastors.
(c) No one.
(d) Jesus.

4. Who originally described the dark night of the soul?
(a) St. Augustine of Hippo.
(b) Jesus.
(c) The author.
(d) Saint John of the Cross.

5. God is always willing to receive a person's what, according to Christian belief?
(a) Worship.
(b) Donations.
(c) Family.
(d) Knowledge.

6. As a person grows deeper in relationship with God, what happens, according to The Discipline of Worship?
(a) They understand more scripture.
(b) They become smarter.
(c) Worship becomes more genuine.
(d) They need more and more time to worship.

7. According to Christian belief, spiritual direction ministers to what?
(a) Non-believers.
(b) Children.
(c) The lost.
(d) The whole life of the person.

8. According to statements in The Discipline of Silence, most people seem to see solitude as something that is what?
(a) Optimal.
(b) Neutral.
(c) Positive.
(d) Negative.

9. According to The Discipline of Submission, what is lauded in our modern culture?
(a) Control and power.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Humility.
(d) Silence.

10. What is the final step to confession, according to Christian belief?
(a) Thank God for forgiving.
(b) Telling all Christians you know.
(c) Writing it down.
(d) Avoid any temptations leading to that sin.

11. According to Foster, service is not always _____ and takes _________.
(a) Simple; a strong will.
(b) Easy; practice.
(c) Convenient; rearranging.
(d) Difficult; many people.

12. According to Christian theologians, what is "the dark night of the soul"?
(a) A type of deep breathing.
(b) A catch phrase.
(c) A period of extreme stillness and solitude.
(d) A state of meditation.

13. In the book, it states that for worship, there is a need for the person to have a strong desire to be what?
(a) A servant.
(b) A lamb of God.
(c) Jesus' follower.
(d) Present for God.

14. What is solitude, according to The Discipline of Solitude?
(a) Inner fulfillment.
(b) Very undesirable.
(c) Living alone.
(d) Just being on your own.

15. What does Foster say is the heart of confession?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Discipline.
(c) Sorrow.
(d) Apostleship.

Short Answer Questions

1. What marked the beginning of Jesus' ministry, according to The Discipline of Celebration?

2. Which word describes God's love, based on Christian belief?

3. Who leads the call to submission, as stated in The Discipline of Submission?

4. Using words to control becomes what, according to The Discipline of Silence?

5. How does Foster think many people feel when they are silent?

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