Lament for a Son Test | Final 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 were people hoisting when Nicholas went to the store?

2. When Nicholas mentions stories written about humanity's odyssey on earth, what is one story he mentions?

3. What does Nicholas look forward to doing on the Great Day when all will be reunited?

4. Where in the Bible is the quote, "Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy."

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What metaphor does Nicholas use to explain faith?

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

4. What types of days can Nicholas manage?

5. Why does Nicholas think the death of a child is so painful?

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

7. Why did the ordinariness bother Nicholas when he walked into a store?

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

9. Why does Nicholas say God suffers?

10. In what respects does man mirror God?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from the book, discuss the struggle that Nicholas had when he tried to return to ordinary life and to his work.

Essay Topic 2

Explain what Nicholas believe it means to be human, using examples from the book to support your position. You may also read the texts or passages referenced by Nicholas.

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from "Lament for a Son," discuss how Nicholas believes the family can live faithfully and authentically now that Eric is gone.

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