Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Scott Hahn
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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 does Scott learn about the Protestant Church's opinions of contraception?

2. With what does Kimberly become increasingly uncomfortable?

3. What is the doctrine that we are saved by faith alone apart from our moral works?

4. Why does Kimberly choose Grove City?

5. Scott gets Gerry, himself and who together to discuss theology?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kimberly initially feel about marrying Scott? How do Scott and Kimberly's parents' feeling compare to Kimberly's?

2. How is his conversion to Catholicism foreshadowed?

3. What does Scott think about the Reformed "Covenant Theology?"

4. What is the Protestant theory of justification, or how one becomes saved?

5. What is known about Kimberly from this chapter?

6. How do Scott's views on Holy Communion change?

7. What does Scott do when he begins his pastorate in Virginia?

8. What is sola fide?

9. What do Scott and his fellow seminarians feel about the Catholic tradition?

10. How do Scott and Kimberly get to know each other?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For much of the story, Kimberly's beliefs and feelings contrast with Scott's.

Part 1) How and when do their beliefs being to differ? How do these differences affect each of them?

Part 2) How do these characters reconcile? Was the reconciliation foreshadowed? If so, how? If not, how was it surprising or unexpected?

Part 3) Do you believe these characters will stay reconciled? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

August 7, 1987 is a turning point for Kimberly.

Part 1) What takes place on this day? What about this day surprises Kimberly? Why does this surprise her?

Part 2) How is this day a turning point? How does this foreshadow future events?

Part 3) How do Kimberly's feelings about the Catholic Church begin to mirror her husband's?

Essay Topic 3

As Scott becomes more interested in Catholic doctrines, Kimberly grows uncomfortable and unhappy.

Part 1) How does Scott grow more interested in Catholicism? Why is he more interested?

Part 2) Why does Kimberly feel differently about Catholicism? What information about her past foreshadows this reluctance towards Catholicism?

Part 3) How does this affect the Hahns' marriage? How do they deal with their marital problems? What advice is Scott given on dealing with his marital problems? What are your thoughts on this advice?

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