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Helping Angry People
by Glenn Taylor and Rod Wilson
© 1997.
(Baker Books: Grand Rapids, MI) All rights reserved.

[Answer 11 of 15 questions correctly to receive
9 hours of Continuing Education Credit]


The Myths of Anger (p 25-52)
1. In the New International Version of the Bible, the word _______
is used 390 times.
a. anger
b. wrath
c. provoke
d. vengeance

2. Which is TRUE about anger?
a. All anger is sin.
b. All anger is valid.
c. Anger is an attribute of God.
d. Anger is primarily an emotion.

3. Which is NOT true about God’s wrath?
a. Gods’ wrath is patient.
b. God’s wrath contains love and mercy.
c. Christ’s death was God’s wrath against sin.
d. God does not presently express His wrath toward others.

The Masks of Anger (p 53-74)
4. Masks of anger are
a. mechanisms that hide anger.
b. in everyone’s family tree.
c. learned responses.
d. all of the above.

5. The masks of anger most difficult to deal with are
a. verbal masks.
b. action masks.
c. spiritual masks.
d. behavioral masks.

6. Anger can be an experience of
a. blocked goals.
b. breached values.
c. breached expectations.
d. any of the above.

Exasperation and Anger (p 75-98)
7. In session one, the pastor’s very first comments to Bill and Joy were
a. a brief summary of the biblical teaching on anger.
b. an appreciation for their positive qualities.
c. a summary of the presenting problem.
d. a focus on Bill’s impatience with the pastor’s lateness.

8. A “pastoral diagnosis”
a. emphasizes pathology.
b. focuses on the presenting problem.
c. includes the person’s strengths and gifts.
d. is similar to a medical diagnosis.

Sin and Righteousness (p 99-122)
9. In discussing Joy’s homework, the pastor
a. communicated empathy.
b. talked about sibling rivalry.
c. discussed child development.
d. helped resolve a parenting problem.

10. In contrast to Bill, Joy had difficulty _______ her anger.
a. acknowledging
b. accepting
c. approving

Pride and Humility (p 123-143)
11. Bill’s anger was primarily fueled by
a. job dissatisfaction.
b. financial pressures.
c. past hurts.
d. parental stress.

Vengeance and Forgiveness (p 145-164)
12. Session 4 focused on
a. the feelings of anger.
b. family of origin issues.
c. the thinking processes of anger.
d. the behavioral dimensions of anger.

13. According to Romans 12:17-21, we should
a. stand up to our enemy.
b. have positive feelings about our enemy.
c. ask God to take vengeance upon our enemy.
d. give our enemy what they do not deserve.

Alienation and Reconciliation (p 165-189)
14. The Hebrew word for “comfort” means
a. “to assist.”
b. “to cause to breathe again.”
c. “to make a covenant.”
d. “to make stronger.”

15. Generally, what should NOT take place during the fifth (and final) session?
a. a summary of what was learned from previous sessions.
b. the introduction of new material.
c. a discussion of termination.
d. highlighting progress that has been made.