Telling Secrets Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote "The Man Who Was Thursday?"

2. Who wrote "The Power and the Glory?"

3. In what year was "The Sacred Journey" written?

4. What color was the house the author and his family lived in on the island, in a town called Paget?

5. What is the oldest part of the Tower of London?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the author's kids connect him with the outside world when they were small?

2. Why does the author go to Bermuda as a child?

3. How did the author feel about his kids once they were older and how did this affect his life once they left home as adults?

4. Besides complaints about him praying in his first class at Harvard, what other surprises did the author's students give him?

5. How do our other selves develop as explained in Part Two of "Telling Secrets?"

6. Why does the author describe Bermuda as enchanting?

7. How does the author connect his feelings to what he describes about the Tower in London?

8. Who is Naya?

9. What dream did the author have about a hotel?

10. How did the author translate his hotel dream into his real life?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The author introduces us to the Tower of London, specifically the the oldest part, the White Tower. What is the White Tower? Why does the author include this information in the book? How does the author connect the details he provided about the White Tower to himself, to his life?

Essay Topic 3

The author, in Part One, talks about loving self like you love a neighbor, also expounding on the love of God. Discuss how this information ties in with the authors warning about bleeding hearts; how he came to feel again the hush of God; and how he realized as his daughter healed, he needed healing himself because he had been "huddled" in a dark stable of his own making.

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