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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sitting on the side road, depressed about his sick child, what encouraging word did the author read on the license plate of a passing vehicle?
(a) Trust.
(b) Love.
(c) Faith.
(d) Believe.

2. What was the name of the author's maternal grandmother?
(a) Mary.
(b) Yvonne.
(c) Naya.
(d) Marge.

3. What Shakespeare reading assignment was objected to by the author's feminist students?
(a) A Midsummer Night's Dream.
(b) Othello.
(c) King Lear.
(d) Macbeth.

4. What type of lilies were grown commercially on the island, pre-WWI, as described by the author?
(a) Camas.
(b) Easter.
(c) Death Camas.
(d) Queen's Cup.

5. The author likens the way we scurry through life to ____, in how we keep busy, busy, ignoring the big things while small things loom large.
(a) Ants.
(b) Rats.
(c) Mice.
(d) Lizards.

6. When the author and his brother lived in _____ they had a nurse who dropped her teeth at will.
(a) Vermont.
(b) New Jersey.
(c) Washington D.C.
(d) Bermuda.

7. How many years after college graduation was the author ordained as a minister?
(a) 8.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 10.

8. According to the author, besides himself, who else to some degree is like the White Tower?
(a) His mother.
(b) His sick child.
(c) His father.
(d) We are.

9. From what book of the Bible does the author quote a scripture passage in the beginning of Part Two of the book?"
(a) Genesis.
(b) Revelation.
(c) Proverbs.
(d) Psalms.

10. In Part Two, the author describes his memory of the color of the shallows in the Gulf Stream on the island as ___.
(a) Blue.
(b) Green.
(c) Aqua.
(d) Tawny.

11. What did Knights of the Order of the Bath keep an all night vigil over the day before a king's coronation?
(a) Their guests.
(b) Their armor.
(c) Their food.
(d) Their prisoners.

12. According to the author what batters and shapes us in all sorts of ways?
(a) Art.
(b) Our memories.
(c) Our parents.
(d) Life.

13. What is the oldest part of the Tower of London?
(a) The White Tower.
(b) The Norman chapel.
(c) The Outer Ward.
(d) The Inner Ward.

14. How many years after attending theological seminary did the author started teaching at Harvard?
(a) 25.
(b) 15.
(c) 20.
(d) 30.

15. The author writes about his teaching experience at Harvard that "the danger of pluralism is that it becomes ______."
(a) Anarchism.
(b) Fascism.
(c) Factionalism.
(d) Egalitarianism.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author's maternal grandmother was half old ____ and and half French-Swiss.

2. In what year was "Now and Then" written?

3. According to the author, about how old is the the Chapel of St. John?

4. How old was the author when he met his new best friend, Dudley Knott?

5. What college did the author graduate from before being ordained as a minister?

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