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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Bonhoeffer say orders and disciplines the seminarians' entire day?
(a) Morning prayer.
(b) Fellowship of the table.
(c) Bible readings.
(d) Daily work.

2. What did Bonhoeffer say was the purpose of evening prayers and devotions?
(a) They were used to prove who was right and who was wrong in whatever discord had taken place that day.
(b) They were used to air grievances and build cases in ongoing disputes.
(c) They were used to discipline anyone who had broken the rules that day.
(d) They were used to heal any discord or right any wrong done during the day.

3. What did Bonhoeffer believe that experiencing loneliness could do for Christians?
(a) It enables them to recognize the presence of Christ in each other.
(b) It could make them loners, unwilling to properly participate in church life.
(c) It could discourage them and cause them to give up their faith.
(d) It enables them to recognize each other in the presence of Christ.

4. At the seminary, what happens after morning devotions are over?
(a) Fellowship of the table.
(b) Work.
(c) Showers and chores.
(d) Confession and penance.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, Bonhoeffer makes the following statement: "The Christian understands that the burden and labor of the day gives meaning to ______."

2. Who schedules the entire day at the seminary?

3. On April 8, 1945, when Bonhoeffer is taken to death row to be hanged the following day, what is he doing when he is taken from his cell?

4. What did Bonhoeffer say is the source of human love? What can unfulfilled human love easily become?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What was special about the seminary at Finkenwalde?

2. Why does Bonhoeffer become involved in plans to overthrow Hitler?

3. Why does Bonhoeffer say that a Christian community is different from any other form of human community?

4. What does the book of Apocalypse (also known as Revelation) describe?

5. In Chapter 1, what source did Bonhoeffer use to establish how a community should live together? Why?

6. According to Bonhoeffer, what is the effect of faith on logic?

7. How, according to Bonhoeffer's fellow prisoners, does his attitude consistently remain throughout his captivity, even as he becomes increasingly isolated?

8. Why did Bonhoeffer move to England after his 1933 radio lecture that was critical of the German people's support of Hitler?

9. What, according to Bonhoeffer, is a Christian's source of guilt or innocence?

10. What does Bonhoeffer learn in childhood about Christianity that shapes his theology as an adult?

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