Secret of the Ages Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert Collier (author)
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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. Whose only truly great idea was to create a car that was affordable for the common man?

2. According to Collier, who is equipped with the necessary abilities to change his or her character, temperament, and habits, should they really wish to do so?

3. In Part III, Chapter 8, Collier compares the energies and resources within man to the abundant law of what?

4. When did Robert Collier die?

5. In Part IV, Chapter 10, Collier quotes from the Bible reminding the reader that God helps what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the article from Dun's Review and Modern Industry say of imagination in Part V, Chapter 17?

2. Collier cites an example of Annie, a poverty stricken girl who is delighted to find a job as an errand girl for a fashionable Fifth Avenue dress shop in Part III, Chapter 9. What does Annie do to achieve her goals?

3. How does Collier define God in his philosophy?

4. What is the first component which creativity is broken down into in Part V, Chapter 17?

5. How does desire differentiate between employees and individuals, according to Collier?

6. What is the General Rule? What is its first step?

7. How does Constructive Imagination aid in mapping out projects?

8. What does Collier quote from the Bible about desire in Part IV, Chapter 10?

9. What metaphor does Collier use to describe desire in Part II, Chapter 2?

10. How does Collier define the subconscious mind?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the positive characteristics of adversity. How does Collier use environment as an example? What are other comparisons for favorable and unfavorable circumstances?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Collier's definitions of Constructive Imagination and the Definitive Purpose. What is the relationship between the two?

Essay Topic 3

Define Creative Power, Personal Power and All Power, and discuss the theological components of Collier's philosophies. How encompassing are Collier's views on religion?

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