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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What illness did Dudley Knott battle just before the author met him and they became friends?
(a) Parkinson's Disease.
(b) Leukemia.
(c) Lung Cancer.
(d) Prostate Cancer.

2. What rubber doll did Dudley Knott carry with him everywhere?
(a) Pluto.
(b) Snoopy.
(c) Odie.
(d) Scooby-Doo.

3. What place of torment eventually becomes home if you live there long enough, according to the author?
(a) The Past.
(b) Little Ease.
(c) Your mind.
(d) The White Tower.

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

5. Who bought the world and "home" back to the author each day?
(a) His children.
(b) His writing.
(c) His wife.
(d) His books.

6. "He who does not love remains in death" is quoted by the author from what book of the Bible?
(a) III John.
(b) John.
(c) I John.
(d) II John.

7. According to the author, about how old is the the Chapel of St. John?
(a) 450 years.
(b) 1,200 years.
(c) 500 years.
(d) 1,000 years.

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

9. According to the author, what could you buy in the island shop called Trimingham's?
(a) Furniture.
(b) Tweeds.
(c) Bicycles.
(d) Books.

10. In what year did the author accept an invitation to teach at Harvard Divinity School?
(a) 1990.
(b) 1982.
(c) 1983.
(d) 1989.

11. What does the author say we are constantly putting off and on like coats and hats against the world's weather?
(a) Faith.
(b) Love.
(c) Anger.
(d) Self.

12. The author writes about how he cannot preach about ____, after an atheist student tells him she and others do not believe in God.
(a) Church.
(b) Faith.
(c) God.
(d) Ideas.

13. Who wrote "The Power and the Glory?"
(a) G.K. Chesterton.
(b) Dorothy Parker.
(c) Graham Greene.
(d) Thomas Kelly.

14. In the White Tower what has an heavy oak door?
(a) Little Ease.
(b) The palace.
(c) The Outer Ward.
(d) The Norman chapel.

15. What type of cedar trees does the author describe, as a smell of "the island?"
(a) Dwarf.
(b) Western Red.
(c) Atlas.
(d) Eastern Red.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The author dreamed about a hotel where the desk clerk told him the name of the room to which he wanted to return is called what?

3. What Shakespeare reading assignment was objected to by the author's feminist students?

4. In "The White Tower", the author describes his father as the young man in the gray slacks and maroon _______.

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

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