The Practice of the Presence of God Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For whom does Lawrence advise the recipient to live?
(a) His country.
(b) Himself.
(c) His family.
(d) God.

2. What needs attention for one's whole life?
(a) Making the mind peaceful.
(b) Understanding the mind.
(c) The disciplining of one's mind.
(d) The opening of the mind.

3. What does one need to continue to do regarding one's mind?
(a) Heal it.
(b) Discipline it.
(c) Open it.
(d) Guide it.

4. How does Lawrence see God?
(a) As a Knight.
(b) As a King.
(c) As a Doctor.
(d) As a Lawyer.

5. He tells the recipient that one must pray for what?
(a) Thanksgiving for suffering.
(b) Needs as well as with thanksgiving for suffering.
(c) His own needs as with thanksgiving for suffering.
(d) The needs of others as well as thanksgiving for suffering.

6. How old is Lawrence, according to the author's note?
(a) Sixty.
(b) Ninety.
(c) Eighty.
(d) Seventy.

7. What can times of fasting or abstinence express?
(a) Our love for God.
(b) Our fragile humanity.
(c) Our fear of God.
(d) Our impatience with God.

8. Once he makes the decision from questions 96 and 97, what does he begin to do?
(a) Serve even more passionately.
(b) Act seriously.
(c) Serve more diligently.
(d) Worry about life after death.

9. Who is the recipient trying to help?
(a) A fellow sister.
(b) His friend.
(c) Himselft.
(d) An ill neighbor.

10. Keeping a rein on one's mind all the time helps what?
(a) One keep his or her faith.
(b) One attain the necessary discipline during prayer.
(c) Stop sinning.
(d) Get one into heaven.

11. What skill never develops?
(a) Peace of mind.
(b) The true opening of one's mind.
(c) Disciplining one's minds.
(d) Understanding of one's mind.

12. What anxiety did these negative feelings bring?
(a) Anxiety about life after death.
(b) Anxiety about God's feelings for him.
(c) Anxiety about other's pain.
(d) Anxiety about suffering.

13. How does Lawrence learn God's plan for him?
(a) With much prayer and contemplation.
(b) He sees it in a sign.
(c) He dreams it.
(d) He talks to a priest.

14. How does Lawrence describe God as ruler?
(a) Demanding and fearsome.
(b) Merciful and benevolent.
(c) Sweet and kind.
(d) Harsh and cruel.

15. With what does letter nine begin?
(a) A prayer for the needy.
(b) A convesational tone.
(c) A supplication from Brother Lawrence.
(d) A request by Brother Lawrence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lawrence say about one's inclination?

2. What does the person who needs help desire?

3. To love God, who must a man first know?

4. How does Lawrence view himself?

5. How do these people believe a Christian's life moves?

(see the answer keys)

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