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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 trait does Jack possess that John states is almost a curse to him?
(a) Jack's judgmental tendencies.
(b) Jack's inability to tell the truth.
(c) Jack's ability to see through people.
(d) Jack's attitude toward the rest of his family.

2. When Boughton visits John while Glory and Lila and their son go to the movies, what does Boughton say about Jack?
(a) That he thinks Jack is in trouble with the law.
(b) That Jack is a recent widower.
(c) That Jack has evil intentions toward Lila.
(d) That he's not right with himself yet.

3. What does John state that the attempt to defend belief can do?
(a) It can make the defender stronger.
(b) It can unsettle belief.
(c) It angers God.
(d) It can cause arguments.

4. What does John say has been one of the great irritations of his life?
(a) Jack spending time with his son.
(b) Seeing Boughton and his son Jack together.
(c) Growing old and infirm.
(d) Being so much older than his wife.

5. According to John, what does light seem to be a metaphor for?
(a) Creation.
(b) The end of evil.
(c) The resurrection.
(d) The human soul.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Jack Boughton as John writes about him?

2. Who is it hard for to see good faith in another character, which John states is a "terrible problem"?

3. What did John discover about Lila when she spoke of him "more kindly than I deserve"?

4. How did Lila respond when he asks her how he could repay her for tending to his garden?

5. What was Jack Boughton's original name to have been?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are two memories of pranks that John and Boughton share on Boughton's porch?

2. Describe Della's family situation.

3. What does John recall about how his grandfather was invited to speak at a town picnic?

4. What is the nature of the discussion John and Jack have about predestination?

5. What are John's thoughts on "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine"?

6. How does John respond to Jack's question about his family moving to Gilead?

7. What is John's response to the possibility that there may be something approaching love between Lila and Jack?

8. John states that he doesn't forgive Jack, writing "I wouldn't know were to begin." What provokes this statement?

9. Describe the nature of the letters Edward is sending home to his father and brother.

10. What are Jack's reasons for coming home to Gilead?

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