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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. In Chapter 12 on work ethics, Miller uses a story about children to illustrate his point. What does he learn about children?
(a) Children wake early and wake everyone up.
(b) Children are a blessing.
(c) Chldren are loud and noisy.
(d) Children are to be seen and not heard.

2. In Chapter 10, Miller tells the story of giving a talk to a group. What was the subject of this talk?
(a) Boys raised without fathers.
(b) Relationships.
(c) Sex.
(d) Faith journey.

3. What does Miller say God gives for moral protection?
(a) Forgiveness.
(b) Rules.
(c) Love.
(d) Joy.

4. Miller believes not having a father figure affects what part of a young man's life?
(a) Logical reasoning in a man's mind.
(b) His physical health.
(c) Ability to communicate with his family and friends.
(d) His relationships with women.

5. Miller's mother dies without doing what?
(a) Telling Miller that she loved him.
(b) Telling Miller who his father is.
(c) Making arrangements for her funeral.
(d) Making a will.

Short Answer Questions

1. One of Miller's friends tells Miller about real love. What does Miller's friends state is a core characteristic of real love?

2. Which of the following does Miller believe that the game of chess and life have in common?

3. Miller also tells a story of watching an interview with a famous person which teaches him more about sin. Who was this famous person?

4. What fear does Miller have about his participation in mens' Bible study groups?

5. Miller's belief that he did not learn much about girls seems odd for a man who was raised in what kind of environment?

Short Essay Questions

1. What event changes Miller's attitude about his ability to be a good student in high school?

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

3. In Chapter 11, Miller addresses lessons learned about telling the truth and integrity. What does he do that starts this lesson?

4. In Chapter 7, Manhood, Miller attends a Promise Keepers rally and then joins the organization. However, he struggles with this membership. Why did he join and what were his struggles?

5. In Chapter 11, Miller uses an example from a movie about a woman who does not return proper change for a purchase. This story illustrates an unusual way to describe sin. What is this?

6. In Chapter 13, the author describes his struggle with his self-esteem as a child. How does this affect his school performance?

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. According to Miller, what does saying no to sex have in common with protecting the value of the American dollar?

10. MacMurray is a successful photographer, gets up early, and makes long trips to get good shots that often fail. How does he explain his success to Miller?

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