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 did Nicholas experience after his brief moment of resignation?

2. Where did Nicholas have to go to reclaim Eric's body?

3. What book does Nicholas say affirms the goodness of creation?

4. When death is seen as a slicing of what God declared to be, then what is death?

5. Who insisted on seeing Eric's body?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nicholas say that he and the family can live as faithfully and authentically with Eric gone as they did when he was present?

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

3. What would Nicholas do if the clock could be turned back?

4. What was the history behind the liturgy that was used at Eric's funeral?

5. What was Eric's educational background?

6. Why is there a hole in Nicholas' world after Eric's death?

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

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

9. Why did Eric climb the mountain alone?

10. How did Nicholas feel at the graveside?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss how Nicholas explains God and man suffering together and how they find release from suffering together.

Essay Topic 2

Argue whether Nicholas does or does not stop believing in God because of Eric's death. Use examples from the book to support your position.

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from the book, discuss how God suffers, based on Nicholas' religious beliefs and the texts referenced.

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