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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According the audience who listened to Miller give his talk, what happens to men who "take a moral high ground"?
(a) They can become social outcasts.
(b) They become very popular.
(c) Nothing happens to these men.
(d) They cannot keep friends.

2. What organization did Miller join in order to develop his idea of manhood?
(a) Promise Keepers.
(b) A gym.
(c) A sports club.
(d) The local YMCA.

3. According to Miller, wise moves will pay off, but what can they not do?
(a) Guarantee security.
(b) Make everyone a winner.
(c) Ensure victory.
(d) Make everyone wealthy.

4. According to Miller, what percentage of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes?
(a) 33%.
(b) 100%.
(c) 0%.
(d) 70%.

5. Miller believes that sex is never simply what type of response?
(a) An emotional response.
(b) A biological response.
(c) An enjoyable response.
(d) An aggressive response.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 7, why is Miller unsuccessful in his new organization?

2. What class does Miller want to take in high school that he is not eligible for?

3. Chapter 11 relates a story from a movie about a woman who fails to return correct change for a purchase. How does the clerk at the gas station in this movie describe this woman?

4. In Chapter 10, the men who listen to Miller present his talk question ________________?

5. In Chapter 11 on work ethics, what sacrifices does success often require early in one's life?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 9, Girls, Miller asserts that growing up without a father has left him poorly prepared to be in a relationship. Why is this surprising?

2. In Chapter 10, Miller makes a presentation to a fraternity on the topic of sex. What do these men suggest the consequences are for young men who decide to "live a moral high ground"?

3. In Chapter 12, work is defined as honorable and spiritual. What does this mean?

4. Many people, including the famous Dr. Alfred Kinsey, have researched sex. What have we learned from these sex researchers?

5. Miller stresses the importance of making wise decisions in Chapter 8. He believes young men without fathers need to be intentional about learning to make decisions. How does he recommend they do this and why?

6. Miller learns the secret to a successful love relationship from a married friend. According this married friend, what is this secret and what does it look like?

7. In Chapter 9, why does Miller say that he dated?

8. As an adult, Miller often found himself having difficulty fitting in with the men in his church and life, particularly in his Bible study class. What did he think the problem was?

9. In Chapter 9, Girls, Miller tells the story of a young woman in a coffee shop. Why does he tell this story?

10. In Chapter 7, Miller states that his definition of manhood changed over time. How did it change?

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