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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author likens his mother, in her later years, to a millionaire who what?
(a) Has to get a job.
(b) Hoardes money.
(c) Runs out of money.
(d) Wants to help everyone.

2. How old was the author when his father committed suicide?
(a) 9.
(b) 12.
(c) 10.
(d) 13.

3. What is the title of the book the author wrote to tell the story of his father to a child?
(a) The Last Battle.
(b) Now and Then.
(c) The Wizard's Tide.
(d) Ansel Gibbs.

4. In Part One of the book, what was not a tradition in the Buechner family in relation to death?
(a) Last rites.
(b) Churches.
(c) Ministers.
(d) Funerals.

5. In the mid 1970's, how may teenage children did the author have?
(a) 1.
(b) None.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

6. In "Godric" what is the name of the father of the title character?
(a) Bean.
(b) Aslan.
(c) Teddy.
(d) Aedlward.

7. To whom is the book "Godric" dedicated?
(a) A grandparent.
(b) A sibling.
(c) A father.
(d) A mother.

8. In what month during1936 did the author's father commit suicide?
(a) November.
(b) February.
(c) January.
(d) December.

9. In the Introduction, the author tells us that this is his ___ venture into autobiography.
(a) First.
(b) Third.
(c) Fifth.
(d) Second.

10. In describing what he learned after his father's death, what does the author consider a means of grace?
(a) Patience.
(b) Change.
(c) Faith.
(d) Tragedy.

11. What was the name of the woman the author's mother had trouble understanding because of her thick accent?
(a) Yvonne.
(b) Margorie.
(c) Margie.
(d) Evelyn.

12. Who made no new friends while living in New York for almost twenty years?
(a) Mrs. Frederick Buechner.
(b) The author's father.
(c) Mrs. Buechner.
(d) The author.

13. What was the title of the lost book the author's mother hunted for in her room?
(a) The Last Battle.
(b) Les Malheurs de Sophie.
(c) Now and Then.
(d) Ansel Gibbs.

14. When the author's sick daughter had to be hospitalized, how many miles away was she?
(a) 1,500.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 3,000.
(d) 2,000.

15. The author said that he told his father's story both as the child "I was in 1936 and still am in ___."
(a) 1990.
(b) 1975.
(c) 1985.
(d) 1960.

Short Answer Questions

1. In regards to beauty, the author's mother said you have a better chance of finding a lost cane again, than finding what?

2. Who refers to themselves as the "last rose of summer?"

3. In the Introduction, what is the title of the book the author cites as dealing with the interior of his life?

4. When the dwarves are offered food, what do they think it is?

5. Where were the ashes of the author's father buried?

(see the answer keys)

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