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 wrote "Brendan" in 1987. How does the author describe Brendan the Navigator? Why does the author say he found another saint in reference to Brendan the Navigator? How does the author use this character and another to convey his belief that we are all crippled? Through Brendan what does the author offer as a solution to help those that are crippled?
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?
Explain what the author means when he writes that by watching and listening we are praying. How does God speak to us in quietness? What is "God's place" in us? What deadens us to God's presence within us? How does Psalm 131 illustrate these points from the author?
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