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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 Nicholas doing in a dream on page 50?
(a) Eating dinner with his wife.
(b) Walking in the woods.
(c) Fishing with his children.
(d) Walking down the street with friends.

2. What were people hoisting when Nicholas went to the store?
(a) Sacks of potatoes.
(b) Bags of flour.
(c) Gallons of milk.
(d) Containers of apples.

3. Who does Nicholas say is the man of sorrows?
(a) Isaiah.
(b) Jesus Christ.
(c) Jeremiah.
(d) God Himself.

4. On page 81, whom does Nicholas say that God sent to suffer like mankind?
(a) His son.
(b) The apostles.
(c) The disciples.
(d) The prophets.

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) Proverbs 15.
(b) Psalm 18.
(c) John 14.
(d) Lamentations 3.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Nicholas reads the New Testament, of what fact is he convinced?

2. What was Nicholas watching when the thought overwhelmed him that he did not understand suffering?

3. What histories are written about the odyssey of humanity on earth?

4. What does Nicholas almost not dare to say that Eric will miss because he has died?

5. On page 63, what does Nicholas mention that someone said to Claire?

Short Essay Questions

1. Does Nicholas believe that God reveals himself?

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

3. What will Nicholas do with the regrets he has regarding Eric?

4. On page 76, what does a bitter, suffering friend tell Nicholas?

5. Is there a firm answer to why humans suffer?

6. What types of days can Nicholas manage?

7. What metaphor does Nicholas use to explain faith?

8. Who are the mourners?

9. How is what the Stoics said different from what Jesus said about mourning?

10. What are the worst days for Nicholas now that Eric is gone?

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