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Elisabeth Elliot
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Jim send his childhood friend, Dick Fisher, a terse letter?
(a) Jim fears Dick has gotten himself into terrible debt.
(b) Jim fears Dick is straying from his childhood faith.
(c) Jim fears Dick may sabotage his misisonary work.
(d) Jim believes Dick is missing God's best for his life.

2. What does Jim believe is a better way to spend his time preparing for field work other than reading books?
(a) Travel to Peru to work with his brother Bert and his wife.
(b) Camp in the upper Midwest to hone his outdoor survival skills.
(c) Helping his brother Bob build a house.
(d) Returning to Mexico to practice speaking Spanish.

3. Why does Jim set an alarm before attending classes?
(a) This is the time for wrestling practice.
(b) He wants to make sure he doesn't oversleep for classes.
(c) This is his time to pray and read the Bible.
(d) This is his time to write letters to his family.

4. What does Jim Elliot believe about eternity?
(a) Jim believes in eternal hope.
(b) Jim believes his love for the Word is eternal.
(c) Jim believes if he doesn't see results from his efforts now, he will see them in eternity.
(d) Jim believes trust is eternal.

5. What activity does Jim Elliot limit besides maintaining a devotion to prayer?
(a) Participating in wrestling.
(b) Eating foods like desserts and starches.
(c) Going to political rallies.
(d) Staying up late hours.

6. What are two struggles Jim is undergoing?
(a) Releasing earthy possessions and his love for Elisabeth.
(b) Understanding the truth of God's Word and man's lack of recognition to His truth.
(c) Leaving behind his family and his friends.
(d) Understanding how he will be the fork in the road and agent of change.

7. What gifts do the missionaries offer George and the Aucan women?
(a) Medicine and water.
(b) Food and water.
(c) Food and supplies.
(d) Books and medicine.

8. Why does Jim tell his mother she shouldn't worry about his relationship with Elisabeth?
(a) They are both well-educated.
(b) They are both members of the same church.
(c) They are both raised in similar family backgrounds.
(d) They are both committed to the Lord.

9. Why does Jim take his exams early?
(a) He is expected to participate in the wrestling tournament.
(b) He wants to begin his term with the Foreign Missions Fellowship.
(c) He wants to leave for Peru.
(d) He wants to attend his brother's wedding.

10. What does Jim find difficult for the first time in his life?
(a) Saying goodbye to his brother and sister-in-law.
(b) Putting Christ's work first.
(c) Putting his wordly accomplishments behind him.
(d) Leaving his family to go back to school.

11. Where do Jim's brother, Bert, and his new wife leave for missionary work?
(a) Ecuador.
(b) Peru.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Belize.

12. What biblical quote is the mantra with which Jim Elliott lives and breathes?
(a) Thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness.
(b) He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
(c) Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
(d) For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord.

13. What is the overall theme presented in the book?
(a) The missionary story of working in South America.
(b) Exploring the language and culture of indigenous people.
(c) One man's journey of Christian faith.
(d) The trials and tribulations of missionaries.

14. What does Fred Elliot do in his young adult years?
(a) Opens a successful carpentry business.
(b) Travels with the preacher Harry Ironside.
(c) Begins preaching at a Presbyterian kirk.
(d) Goes back to school.

15. When Jim hitchhikes home from Illinois to Oregon, how long does it take him to wait for each ride?
(a) One half hour.
(b) Longer than what it would have taken to ride the train.
(c) No more than twenty minutes.
(d) No more than 15 minutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Fred Elliot quit school and become an avid reader?

2. What does Jim fear more than being expelled from the public speaking club?

3. What fuels George's curiosity of the missionaries?

4. What does Jim mean when he refers to his "wine of bewilderment?"

5. How does Jim improve his Spanish speaking skills during the summer of his sophomore year?

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