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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2011, Vol. 65, No. 4)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Pastoral Care Professionals: Ageism (Kane)
1. Which of these is the last group to be chosen by students in professional programs to work with?
a. children and families
b. survivors of domestic violence
c. persons with HIV/AIDS
d. older persons

2. Which is TRUE?
a. A prevailing perception among care providers is that older persons are disabled and social burdens.
b. Most older persons have access to adequate health care.
c. Most older persons in poor health have not properly taken care of themselves.
d. Most older persons should engage in volunteer work.

3. Which of the following behaviors did the authors NOT recommend for pastoral caregivers to use with older persons?
a. They should not use endearing names such as Honey or Sweetie that could be viewed as disrespectful.
b. They can address older persons by their first names even without permission to do so.
c. They should not show signs of impatience such as sighing or finger rolling.
d. They should not talk to family members about the older person in the older personís presence.

Premarital Financial Counseling (Halley)
4. The most frequently discussed financial topic in premarital counseling was
a. budgeting.
b. managing debt.
c. who will manage the finances within the marriage.
d. spending.

5. Which of the following proven tools for managing finances in marriage did the authors recommend?
a. Crown Financial Ministries at
b. Dave Ramsey at
c. Mary Hunt at
d. None of the above.

Celibacy (McGavin)
6. The author agrees with which statement?
a. Human sexuality is only driven by pleasure.
b. Coarse language is normal for male development.
c. Morality is relative.
d. Sexual passion run riot is lust.

7. Which is NOT true about the state of celibacy?
a. Every candidate for celibacy must decide if he can live peacefully with his passion not being fulfilled in marriage and family.
b. What gives stability to celibacy is the peaceful assurance that this is the state to which one is called and that this state is integral to oneís intimacy with Christ.
c. The act of constructing this state of celibacy is a long process but one that can be fully attained.
d. The process of growing in celibate maturity calls for a deep interior life of Christ that is nourished in prayer.

Spirituality and Inpatient Rehabilitation (Piderman)
8. After discharge from rehabilitation, persons with spinal cord dysfunction and severe neurological illnesses reported that the frequency of their private spiritual practices increased but their spiritual and existential well-being decreased. The authors conclude from this study that
a. spiritual practices did not help.
b. disabilities take a huge toll even on the spiritually active.
c. their sample population was too large.
d. they donít know why these results occurred.

Richard Clarke Cabot (Knights)
9. In the first half of the 19th century, what was Unitarianismís greatest departure from its roots in the strongly Calvinistic New England Congregationalism?
a. Men and women are not created in the image of God.
b. Loving God is not the highest calling.
c. Jesus Christ is not God and is therefore not deserving of our worship.
d. Hell in not a real place.

10. From statements made by Cabot himself, the author concludes that
a. Cabot believed in the power of humanism.
b. Cabot believed that God was not necessary.
c. Cabot became weary with taking theological positions.
d. Cabot believed in the saving qualities of the gospel of Jesus Christ.