Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In "The Last Battle", who stoops and touches the dwarves with his tongue?
2. The author describes his sick daughter's behavior as a way of striking out to be what?
3. As the author's mother aged, she complained about her looks, saying her hair looked like what?
4. How old was the author when his mother made him feel like a traitor for writing the fictionalized "Ansel Gibbs" about his father's death?
5. In what language is the dedication written in "Godric?"
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the preaching at St. Barnabas impress the author?
2. How does the author connect his feelings to what he describes about the Tower in London?
3. How is the author's story, our story?
4. According to the author, how does memory help us finish with the past?
5. How does the author say we are distracted from hearing God in the silence?
6. What is the Wheaton College motto and how did it permeate the school?
7. What techniques does the author use to help him say good-bye to his father?
8. How do ministers lose touch with God?
9. What does dreaming about his mother help the author accomplish?
10. Why/how does the author identify with one of the stained glass images?
The author's mother is quoted in Part One of the book as saying, "If I didn't have something to look for, I would be lost." Answer either A or B.
A. Why does she make this statement? Discuss the significance of the mother losing her beauty and trying to find it daily with her make-up and other enhancements, in relation to her state of mind, her health, and her relationship with her sons and her caregivers/friends.
B. Why does the author describe the statement as one of his mother's "most shimmering utterances?" How does this theme of "lost and found" play out throughout the details of the author's life described in the book - his family (mom and brother, wife and kids), friends, students?
Who is Dudley Knott? What challenges did he overcome? What types of work did he do? How did he become acquainted with the author? Why was the author astonished and delighted to know Knott? How did Knott die?
What happened in the author's dream about a hotel (provide details)? What did the room come to mean to the author? In reality what represented Eden to the author and why?
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