Lament for a Son Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Nicholas Wolterstorff
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 4: p. 38-48.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Eric spend summers doing while in college?
(a) Computer programming.
(b) Mountain biking.
(c) Teaching art.
(d) Fishing.

2. As creatures of God, what does Nicholas say man should not yearn for?
(a) The life hereafter.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Eternity.
(d) Timeless disembodiment.

3. Who said tears would make "a pillow for my heart"?
(a) Clement.
(b) Ignatius of Antioch.
(c) James the Just.
(d) Augustine.

4. When was there a furious dispute over the future direction of architecture?
(a) 1940's.
(b) 1930's.
(c) 1920's.
(d) 1950's.

5. What type of books were on a table in Eric's apartment?
(a) Art and mountaineering books.
(b) Architectural books.
(c) Bibles and devotionals.
(d) Books on pottery.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what month did Eric die?

2. What book does Nicholas say affirms the goodness of creation?

3. One of Nicholas's friends had a son who died several weeks before Eric. How did this young man die?

4. What passage from the Bible does Nicholas quote that says, "The grass withers, the flower fades"?

5. In what city was Eric born?

(see the answer key)

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