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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. How old is Jack Boughton as John writes about him?
2. What is the topic of the sermon Lila puts by John's bed that was dated June, 1947?
(a) The majesty of God.
(d) The wrath of God.
3. What confession does John make about Jack as part of a burden of guilt he feels?
(a) He has never been able to warm to him.
(b) He is resentful of him.
(c) He is afraid of him.
(d) He is jealous of him.
4. What does Jack call John's son?
(a) Little man.
(b) Little John.
(c) Little brother.
(d) Little sport.
5. What does John state that the attempt to defend belief can do?
(a) It angers God.
(b) It can make the defender stronger.
(c) It can unsettle belief.
(d) It can cause arguments.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did John blame for confusion where doctrine is concerned?
2. John states that a famous theologian said, "Each of us is an actor on stage and God is the audience." Who was the theologian?
3. In his sermon, what does the grandfather say is left in Gilead?
4. What were Jack Boughton's first words to John after he met him in church the first time?
5. How old was John when Lila first came to church?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does John recall about how his grandfather was invited to speak at a town picnic?
2. What does John believe about the soul in Paradise?
3. What is the nature of the discussion John and Jack have about predestination?
4. What are Jack's reasons for coming home to Gilead?
5. What is John's response to the possibility that there may be something approaching love between Lila and Jack?
6. How does John recall Jack's baptism?
7. John states that he doesn't forgive Jack, writing "I wouldn't know were to begin." What provokes this statement?
8. How does John attempt to love Jack?
9. What are John's thoughts on "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine"?
10. Describe John's birthday.
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