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

2. Now that Eric is gone, what does Nicholas say there is in the world now, on page 33?
(a) A hole.
(b) A darkness.
(c) A lack of faith.
(d) A lack of peace.

3. Where did Eric die?
(a) Hinterdorf.
(b) Kaisergebirger.
(c) Volderdorf.
(d) Kaiserhaus.

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

5. How old does Nicholas think Eric might have been in a photo that shows him holding a fish longer than he was?
(a) 4.
(b) 5.
(c) 6.
(d) 7.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who had just left on a plane to see Eric?

2. What was the weather like on the night Eric was born?

3. When was the liturgy used at Eric's funeral composed?

4. Who said tears would make "a pillow for my heart"?

5. How many of Eric's friends did Nicholas meet when he went to Eric's apartment?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Nicholas feel at the graveside?

2. What sacrament was celebrated at Eric's funeral?

3. Why did Eric climb the mountain alone?

4. What gave Eric trouble in human relationships?

5. What was the dispute over the future direction of architecture?

6. When was Eric born and when did he die?

7. What does Nicholas say it is to be human?

8. What gave Eric delight in his later years?

9. What does Nicholas conclude when he asks himself if it matters that Eric's thesis was never finished?

10. Why does Nicholas say that Eric's body was his to claim?

(see the answer keys)

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