Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Test | Final Test - Hard

Anne Lamott
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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. What does Anne announce that she is going to practice?

2. How does Anne describe the car loaned by the auto mechanic's shop?

3. Anne says that she is too ______________ to die.

4. Where does Anne seem to find peace during the time Sam's illness is being diagnosed?

5. To whom does Anne liken God in the story about Elijah?

Short Essay Questions

1. What really bothers Anne about witnessing the man abusing his dog on the beach one day?

2. What does Anne call "God's In Box?"

3. How does Anne view her body image while on vacation in Oaxaca, Mexico?

4. Why does Anne set herself up for failure when she enters a sobriety program?

5. Why does Anne think it is appropriate that she is in Houston with a man with whom she is having a troubled relationship?

6. What does Anne mean by the term "nonchalant sadism"?

7. In addition to alcohol abuse, what other destructive behavior does Anne have?

8. Explain Sam's creativity.

9. What does Anne mean when she says that she doesn't want to be her "mommy's mommy"?

10. What does Anne mean by "the land of the fucked"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is "God's In Box?" Explain the nature of requests that are appropriate for "God's In Box." What does Anne learn by reviewing previous requests kept in this special place?

Essay Topic 2

What is Anne's favorite prayer? Why do you think it is her favorite? Does she like the simplicity of it? Does she like it because it is easy to remember? Does she like it because it sums up everything for her? Or is it all of these things? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Why does Anne consider herself to be a coward when she seems to be a very outspoken person? Where does courage come from? Does everyone have it or is it granted to a few special people? What makes Anne think she is not as courageous as she once thought herself to be? Explain.

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