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

Nicholas Wolterstorff
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 day of the week did Eric die?

2. What passage from the Bible does Nicholas quote that says, "The grass withers, the flower fades"?

3. Where was there a furious dispute over the future direction of architecture?

4. Of all of the things to do when comforting someone who is in pain because of grief, what is the greatest thing to do?

5. Where did Eric die?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why did Nicholas feel that it was a cruel mockery that Eric's backpack and boots were unscathed?

6. What things remind Nicholas that Eric is gone?

7. What gave Eric trouble in human relationships?

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

9. What did Nicholas and his family decide to do with Eric's things?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Discuss how and why Nicholas explains that man is a reflection of God, using examples from "A Lament for a Son."

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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