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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Spring-Summer 2008, Vol. 62, Nos. 1&2)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Alzheimer’s Disease and the Loss of Self (Capps)
1. The phenomenon that leads a person’s loved ones to suspect Alzheimer’s Disease is
a. staring
b. wandering
c. repeating
d. forgetting

Elicitation Hooks (Harvey)

2. The chaplain’s statement to a patient who suffered a stroke, “But it has always seemed to me that you explain things very well,” is an example of all of the following EXCEPT
a. linguistic politeness.
b. exploring emotion.
c. face management.
d. sincere encouragement.

3. How did the chaplain respond to his patient’s doubt about the incarnation?
a. He asked him if he believed in miracles.
b. He kept the patient talking.
c. He expressed his own doubts about it.
d. He shared biblical evidence for the doctrine.

God-Talk in Therapeutic Conversation (VanKatwyk)
4. In Anton Boisen’s God-story where he learns, “Don’t be afraid to tell,” what is his view of God?
a. a name that brings harmony to his tortured mind.
b. a person friend and Savior.
c. a spiritual presence embedded in all of life.
d. an inexplicable mystery.

A Spiritual Screening Tool (Grossoehme)
5. According to the chaplains, the greatest benefit of the CASST tool was the way it
a. helped resolve their patients’ shame.
b. helped reassure their patients that a good God watched over them.
c. led them into deeper conversations with their patients.
d. reminded their patients of the effectiveness of prayer.

The Book of Job (Hopson)
6. Eliphaz rebuked Job for not maintaining reverence and humility toward God in the midst of his suffering. Why was this rebuke not helpful to Job?
a. Job’s anger and dismay should have been accepted as part of his grief, not rebuked.
b. Job was too stubborn and self-righteous to receive it.
c. Job’s suffering made him too delirious to receive any rebuke, neither from man nor God.
d. Eliphaz was wrong. Job wasn’t angry at God, just at his situation.

7. Which is TRUE about God’s answer to Job?
a. God cares for Job just as He cares for the entire universe.
b. God requires Job to repent of his sin of self-righteousness.
c. God finally explains why Job has suffered.
d. God rebukes Job for not speaking rightly about God.

A Theory about the Nature of Evil (LaPierre)
8. The author concludes that evil
a. began as disobedience in the Garden of Eden.
b. is embodied in Satan who leads human beings astray.
c. is a result of human beings collaborating with an Evil force or personality.
d. is moving away from whatever is good.

Canadian Ethnographic Study (O’Connor)
9. For the participants in this study, the most important source for theological reflection is
a. personal experience.
b. the experience of clients or patients.
c. traditions, practices, and worship.
d. Scripture and other sacred texts.

A Journey of Physical Illness (Park)
10. Which change did NOT occur after Sister Park’s recovery from cancer?
a. having fun with people.
b. setting more long-term goals.
c. coping better with stress.
d. having more energy.