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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. Christian belief states that something can change how a person thinks and imagines. What is it that changes how a person thinks and imagines?
(a) How much television someone watches.
(b) God's grace.
(c) A person's hard work.
(d) Lots of studying.

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

3. What law in the Bible applies to fasting?
(a) Leviticus.
(b) Genesis.
(c) Exodus.
(d) None.

4. What is the definition of fasting in the Bible?
(a) Doing without all solid and liquid foods.
(b) No meat.
(c) No water whatsoever.
(d) Only breakfast and dinner, no lunch.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Doris Boyce help the author do?

2. What is the author's relationship with Ken and Doris Boyce?

3. What helps the mind to become more centered and increases the ability to learn more, as stated in Foster's book?

4. Which of the following is the former missionary who prays over the author to have the hands of a writer?

5. According to the author of this book, how can people learn they can trust God to provide them with what they need?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the first principle suggested by Foster to live a simpler life?

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

4. How does the author describe sin?

5. What is Foster's relationship with Ken and Doris Boyce?

6. Based on Christian belief, how are studying and meditation different?

7. What role does Bill Cathers play in the Introduction?

8. When the author says we should pray like children, what does he mean?

9. Who are the spiritual disciplines meant for, according to Foster?

10. Explain the differences between verbal and nonverbal study.

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