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. According to Collier, the ability to do what, of all human abilities, is the most God-like that man possesses, the closest that man can come to Divinity?

2. Who was just a poor peasant girl and yet she was able to save the entire country of France?

3. The General Rule first asks the individual to develop a clear idea of his what?

4. How old was the author of Part V, Chapter 15 when he writes of learning the gift in the garden of an author?

5. What is the second component of Creativity, according to Collier?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is desire the key to, according to Collier?

2. How does Collier define the subconscious mind?

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

4. What great men does Selwyn James describe in Part V, Chapter 15?

5. What elements of Christian Science does Collier promote?

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

7. How does Collier define God in his philosophy?

8. How does Collier define Positive and Negative in terms of Attitude?

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

10. What does Collier state about Mental Attitude in Part IV, Chapter 11?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Definite Ideal, Concentrated Will, and Dynamic Idealization. How do the components of Creative Power embody the individual?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the Will and Ego from the perspective of Robert Collier and Sigmund Freud. How did Freud define these human elements differently?

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