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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Bonhoeffer intend Life Together to be?
(a) An autobiography of Bonhoeffer's life.
(b) An illustration of spiritual life in an illegal, secret Protestant seminary within the historical context of Nazi Germany, 1935-1945.
(c) A guide to the daily spiritual devotions of the seminary's community life.
(d) The Christian practices, beliefs, and principles by which Bonhoeffer leads his seminarians in daily life together.

2. In Chapter 2, Bonhoeffer makes the following statement: "The Christian understands that the burden and labor of the day gives meaning to ______."
(a) Rest.
(b) Fellowship.
(c) Work.
(d) Prayer.

3. According to Bonhoeffer, what does a Christian seek from Jesus Christ?
(a) Material goods, money, and friends.
(b) Redemption, righteousness, innocence, and blessedness.
(c) Wealth, health, and prosperity.
(d) Forgiveness so they can keep on sinning; a free ride to heaven.

4. What is the premise of Life Together?
(a) An illustration of spiritual life in an illegal, secret Protestant seminary within the historical context of Nazi Germany, 1935-1945.
(b) A guide to the daily spiritual devotions of the seminary's community life.
(c) An autobiography of Bonhoeffer's life.
(d) The Christian practices, beliefs, and principles by which Bonhoeffer leads his seminarians in daily life together.

5. According to Bonhoeffer, what does the community rest in while it sleeps?
(a) Security and safety.
(b) Either the hands of God or the power of evil.
(c) The hands of God.
(d) The power of evil.

6. Who signed the execution order that authorized Bonhoeffer's execution?
(a) Heinrich Himmler.
(b) Albert Speer.
(c) Adolf Hitler.
(d) Hermann Goering.

7. After Life Together, Bonhoeffer publishes two additional books before which following event happens?
(a) The government forbids him to write or publish.
(b) The seminary is closed.
(c) Hitler dies.
(d) He is thrown into prison.

8. In which concentration camp was Bonhoeffer executed, on April 9, 1945?
(a) Flossenburg.
(b) Auschwitz.
(c) Bergen-Belsen.
(d) Mauthausen.

9. What does the noontime break remind the community members, according to Bonhoeffer?
(a) Their work does not provide daily bread; it is God's gift of grace.
(b) Their work does not provide daily bread; they need to be grateful to Bonhoeffer for sheltering them.
(c) Their work provides their daily bread; they need to work even harder.
(d) Their work provides their daily bread; they need to thank God that they have jobs.

10. In which country had Bonhoeffer been living prior to his return to Germany?
(a) India.
(b) England.
(c) The United States.
(d) France.

11. Which of the following is a true statement about what Christians can expect regarding being able to spend time in person with other Christians?
(a) According to the Bible, Christians will always have other Christians to live with.
(b) According to the Bible, Christians rarely receive the privilege of living together with other Christians.
(c) According to the Bible, Christians will sometimes have other Christians to live with and will sometimes be alone.
(d) According to the Bible, Christians will never have other Christians to live with.

12. What, according to Bonhoeffer, is God's Word?
(a) Whatever parts of the Bible an individual believes and agrees with.
(b) The Old Testament only.
(c) The whole and entire Bible.
(d) Any spiritual text, from any religion.

13. What was Bonhoeffer's daily reading/listening recommendation for devotions?
(a) One book from the Old Testament in the morning and one book from the New Testament in the evening.
(b) One-half chapter from the Old Testament and one chapter from the New Testament, morning and evening.
(c) One verse from the Old Testament in the morning and one verse from the New Testament in the evening.
(d) One chapter from the Old Testament and one-half chapter from the New Testament, morning and evening.

14. What Bonhoeffer's purpose in writing Chapter 1?
(a) He draws upon examples and passages from the Bible to show how a community should live together.
(b) He draws upon examples from society to show why the Nazis should be overthrown.
(c) He draws upon examples from society to show how a community should live together.
(d) He draws upon examples and passages from the Bible to show how a seminary should be run.

15. Life Together is the English translation of which German phrase?
(a) Gemeinsames Leben.
(b) Leben Gemeinsames.
(c) Gemeinsames Zusammen.
(d) Alles Zusammen.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bonhoeffer believe that is it possible for Christians to remain together spiritually, even when scattered throughout the world?

2. How does the day begin at the seminary?

3. What does Bonhoeffer say is the sole and entire purpose of Christian community fellowship together?

4. What does Bonhoeffer say is the origination point of spiritual love?

5. After the Gestapo closes down Bonhoeffer's seminary and forbids him to teach, what does he do?

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