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Richard Foster (religion)
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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. What is the concept behind fasting of Biblical times?
(a) Becoming stronger.
(b) Showing others what you are able to do.
(c) Going without food for spiritual growth.
(d) Losing weight.

2. What served as a guide for prayer for the author?
(a) The Bible.
(b) His heart.
(c) St. Francis of Assisi.
(d) His parents.

3. According to The Discipline of Meditation, what does meditation begin with?
(a) Hand-holding.
(b) Fasting.
(c) Deep breathing.
(d) A prayer for the desire to encounter God.

4. The author thinks that what sort of environment is good for meditation?
(a) The outdoors.
(b) Any.
(c) A dark space.
(d) One that is quiet and peaceful.

5. In the Old Testament, the theme is that wealth belongs to whom?
(a) Jesus.
(b) Our neighbors.
(c) Us.
(d) God.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is spiritual study different from academic study?

2. Foster indicates that one's imagination can be used more for good than for evil at what point?

3. What does the author say people should be careful to prevent from taking over their lives?

4. The author warns against purchasing what?

5. What is an example of verbal study?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the three inner attitudes of simplicity, as stated in Christian doctrine?

2. Who is Richard Foster? Why did he decide to write this book?

3. What happens when people truly pray, according to Foster?

4. What does Foster say will happen if the disciplines become law-like?

5. What must a person do to meditate effectively, according to Christian belief?

6. What two characteristics does fasting need to be, according to Foster?

7. Is it impossible for adults to succeed in their prayer lives, according to Foster? Why?

8. What is the discipline of study focused on, according to Foster?

9. In Christian belief, what types of fasts are there? Describe the differences.

10. How is Newburg Friends Church characterized?

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