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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 is some suffering seen to be a result of?
(a) Assault.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Sin.
(d) War.

2. What were people putting into baskets when Nicholas walked into a store?
(a) Onions.
(b) Broccoli.
(c) Celery.
(d) Carrots.

3. On page 70, what passage of the Bible does Nicholas refer to as a lament in the context of a faith that endures?
(a) Jeremiah 33.
(b) Psalm 42.
(c) Revelation 21.
(d) Isaiah 40.

4. What does Nicholas look forward to doing on the Great Day when all will be reunited?
(a) Being able to sing with the angels.
(b) Being able to dispense with guilt.
(c) Being able to worship at God's throne.
(d) Throwing himself into the arms of those he's wronged and saying, "I'm sorry."

5. In the book that angered Nicholas, what passage of the Bible does the author mention was read in church the Sunday before the death of a man's son?
(a) Psalm 18.
(b) John 14.
(c) Lamentations 3.
(d) Proverbs 15.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Nicholas move Eric's belongings after several weeks?

2. What does every act of evil extract from God?

3. When did Nicholas think he heard Eric call, "Hey Dad, I'm back."

4. Who wrote "God too is pained by death, more even than you and I are; but there's nothing much he can do about it"?

5. According to Nicholas, when will the world's redemption be fulfilled?

Short Essay Questions

1. What has Nicholas become in the world since Eric's death?

2. Why does Nicholas say that his loss is Eric's as well?

3. What did Job's friends tell him was the reason he lost his children?

4. Why do innocent questions make Nicholas wince?

5. Does Nicholas believe that God reveals himself?

6. In Section 8, what is said about what it means to be human?

7. Why does Nicholas say God suffers?

8. What metaphor does Nicholas use to explain faith?

9. What would Nicholas give for the changes in his character since Eric died?

10. What types of days can Nicholas manage?

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