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. What is nothing more and nothing less than the belief in the impossible, according to the author of Part V, Chapter 15?

2. According to the author, part of the problem with the belief in imagination today is that many executives believe that creative thinking is only found where?

3. The article that comprises Part V, Chapter 16 was originally published when?

4. According to the author, the question foremost in the minds of most men and women is the one querying how a person can what?

5. What is a strong will aroused by a strong desire?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Collier define God in his philosophy?

2. What obstacles does one face in finding one's desires, according to Collier?

3. What, according to Collier, is the most God-like ability man possesses?

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

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

6. What example does Collier use to demonstrate the Law of Ambition in Part II, Chapter 2?

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

8. What does Collier assert is a smart way to go about determining one's Ideal Desire in Part V, Chapter 19?

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

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

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 and discuss Collier's definitions of Ambition and Desire. How are the two related?

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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