Lament for a Son Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Nicholas Wolterstorff
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What time did Nicholas receive the call that his son had died?

2. Who insisted on seeing Eric's body?

3. What type of spices did Eric have in his cupboard?

4. What did Nicholas experience after his brief moment of resignation?

5. What color hair did Eric have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the liturgy used at Eric's funeral.

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

3. Why would Nicholas get angry with Eric?

4. What does Nicholas think might happen when God raises Eric and the rest of mankind from the dead?

5. What did Eric look like in his coffin?

6. Why are Christ's wounds his identity, according to Section 9?

7. What does Nicholas not want to hear as he grieves?

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

9. What things remind Nicholas that Eric is gone?

10. What will Nicholas do rather than turn away from death?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast what Jesus and what the Stoics felt about mourning, as explained in this book. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the book, discuss the regrets that Nicholas has regarding Eric and how he deals with his regrets.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast what Nicholas and Eric lost because of Eric's premature death.

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