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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Is this the first time they are published?
(a) Partially.
(b) Most likely not.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

2. What begins one's spiritual journey?
(a) Hope.
(b) Faith.
(c) Desire.
(d) Love.

3. Upon seeing an autumn tree, on what does he reflect?
(a) The age of the tree.
(b) The lovely birds in the trees.
(c) It's beautiful leaves.
(d) The tree's eventual rebirth.

4. When does Lawrence die?
(a) 1691.
(b) 1671.
(c) 1661.
(d) 1681.

5. What does he do to try to achieve this?
(a) He meditates.
(b) He enters the monastery.
(c) He prays.
(d) He becomes an army general.

6. Why does Lawrence see God as his only counselor?
(a) He lives alone.
(b) He has no friends.
(c) His friends are not very helpful.
(d) He finds confusion in the counsel of other men.

7. How can one realize counsel from God?
(a) One must listen closely.
(b) One must be enlightened.
(c) One must talk to a priest.
(d) One must always pray.

8. What is his first name?
(a) Brother.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Father.
(d) Nicholas.

9. Lawrence seeks to avoid those things that often distract others, namely what?
(a) Money and ritual.
(b) Love and marriage.
(c) Greed and lust.
(d) Fame and fortune.

10. What does Lawrence feel is the worst fate in life?
(a) To lose the presence of God.
(b) Death.
(c) Birth.
(d) Divorce.

11. First, he works as what?
(a) A priest.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A consierge.
(d) A cook.

12. Though Beaufort notices the rough appearance of the older man, he comments on his what?
(a) Wrinkled face.
(b) Beautiful smile.
(c) Quiet voice.
(d) Gentle grace.

13. When did he receive an education?
(a) In old age.
(b) As an adult.
(c) As an elderly man.
(d) In his youth.

14. During their second conversation, what does Lawrence say about love?
(a) How God loves him more than others.
(b) How love is in everyone.
(c) How he loves God as much as he loves himself.
(d) How pure, unselfish love governs all his actions.

15. Though many men question God's allowance of misery, what does Lawrence remark?
(a) Man must find happiness in misery.
(b) Only because of God's grace, does man enjoy any joy at all.
(c) God cannot stop one's misery.
(d) Only one's sins cause misery.

Short Answer Questions

1. When are this religious man's works published?

2. Where does he hold this job?

3. When should one seek God?

4. Lawrence describes a period where what overwhelmed him?

5. The first conversation occurs on what date?

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