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Nicholas Wolterstorff
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What book does Nicholas say affirms the goodness of creation?
(a) The Book of John.
(b) The Psalms.
(c) The Proverbs.
(d) The Bible.

2. What does Nicholas say that he had to fly across to retrieve Eric's body?
(a) Mountains.
(b) The ocean.
(c) The United States.
(d) Europe.

3. What does Nicholas say that a friend's silence is to his wounds?
(a) Salt.
(b) Comfort.
(c) Love.
(d) Lotion.

4. What was placed on the coffin after the opening words of the liturgy?
(a) An old sweatshirt Eric loved.
(b) Eric's favorite books.
(c) Flowers.
(d) A shroud.

5. Who does Nicholas say looks neither behind nor ahead because her humanity is just beginning?
(a) A bride.
(b) A new parent.
(c) A baby.
(d) A graduate.

6. What day of the week did Eric die?
(a) Monday.
(b) Sunday.
(c) Tuesday.
(d) Saturday.

7. What became Eric's major?
(a) Science.
(b) Computer science.
(c) Mathematics.
(d) Art history.

8. What mountain did Eric plan to climb later that summer?
(a) Elbrus.
(b) Matterhorn.
(c) Nadelhorn.
(d) Eiger.

9. Who told Eric's friends that he had died?
(a) Eric's pastor.
(b) Bernhard.
(c) Nicholas.
(d) Eric's landlady.

10. What did Eric spend much of one summer helping to rebuild?
(a) House of hurricane victims.
(b) Farm buildings.
(c) Houses of tornado victims.
(d) Fences.

11. Where does Nicholas say that people need to go to comfort him?
(a) Come close.
(b) Visit him at home.
(c) Spend time with him and his family.
(d) Come to the cemetery.

12. How many of Eric's friends did Nicholas meet when he went to Eric's apartment?
(a) 4
(b) 2.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

13. In what month did Eric die?
(a) April.
(b) May.
(c) July.
(d) June.

14. In what city was Eric born?
(a) Boston.
(b) New York.
(c) Hartford.
(d) New Haven.

15. For how many seconds did Nicholas feel the peace of resignation after learning of Eric's death?
(a) 3 seconds.
(b) 5 seconds.
(c) 10 seconds.
(d) 2 seconds.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times had the special cloth been used before at other funerals?

2. What are some people gifted with when someone is suffering?

3. Where did Eric die?

4. What words does Nicholas use to describe Eric's apartment?

5. What sacrament was celebrated at the funeral?

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