Celebration of Discipline Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard Foster (religion)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Christian belief, it is important to pray like who?

2. According to The Discipline of Meditation, what does meditation begin with?

3. What served as a guide for prayer for the author?

4. Why does the author say most people are afraid of meditation?

5. According to the author, what are the two types of difficulties a person will face when practicing the spiritual disciplines?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How is Newburg Friends Church characterized?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the difference between denotation and connotation. How does this relate to the word "submission" in terms of Foster's book?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Foster include foreshadowing in his chapter about study? What does Foster indicate by first giving readers a quote from the apostle Paul? Did you anticipate what the rest of the chapter ended up revealing?

Essay Topic 3

What is the tone of "Celebration of Discipline"? Why would Foster choose to write the book in this type of tone? What impact does the tone have on the way the reader perceives the characters and information presented in the chapters?

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