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

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

3. What will happen, according to Foster, once people become in communion with God?
(a) We learn all about who He is.
(b) They can channel God's words.
(c) Prayer becomes deeper and stronger.
(d) This is impossible while we are alive.

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

5. How common was fasting in Biblical times?
(a) Daily.
(b) It never happened.
(c) Very common.
(d) It is unclear.

Short Answer Questions

1. Foster writes that Eastern meditation hopes to do what to the mind?

2. How is spiritual study different from academic study?

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

4. What does the author say becomes an ingrained habit?

5. What discipline makes change occur, according to the author?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is inner focus important to the discipline of simplicity, according to Foster?

2. Christian belief states that the most important prayers must focus on what?

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

4. How does the author describe sin?

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

6. What elements does a person need to consider in order to prepare for meditation, according to "The Discipline of Meditation"?

7. According to "The Discipline of Study," what are the four steps to study?

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

9. Foster writes that the main difference between Christian and Eastern forms of meditation is what?

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

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