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No Place for Abuse -- Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Domestic Violence
by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Nancy Nason-Clark © 2010
(InterVarsity Press: Downers Grove, IL). All rights reserved. [181 pages]
[Answer 11 of 15 questions correctly to receive 8 hours of Continuing Education credit].


Chapter 1: The Prevalence and Severity of Abuse Against Women (p. 13-37)
1. One reason why Asian men beat their wives is because they
a. do not like women to be assertive or answer back.
b. are influenced by alcoholism.
c. are stressed out by impoverished conditions.
d. are frustrated with poor communication.

2. The number one reason why women do not leave abusive husbands is
a. lack of economic support.
b. the belief that their husbands will change.
c. fear.
d. the sense that the abuse is their fault.

Chapter 2: Beginning to Respond (p. 38-49)
3. A healthy Christian response to the problem of violence against
women is

a. “I wonder what women do to make their husbands that angry with them.”
b. “What happens in someone else’s family is none of my business.”
c. “If it is going to happen, there is nothing anyone can do about it.”
d. God never condones one spouse battering another under any circumstances.”

Chapter 3: Growing in Compassion (p. 50-64)
4. In Acts chapter nine, the Christian community in Joppa was overwhelmingly helped by a woman named Dorcas, who had a ministry of
a. healing the sick and the lame.
b. raising the dead.
c. sewing garments for poor widows.
d. feeding the hungry.

5. If a couple arrives for a counseling appointment together, and the counselor suspects or knows of physical violence toward the wife, the counselor should
a. only see the couple together in order to get both sides of the story.
b. be sure to see the wife alone so she can tell her story without intimidation from her husband.
c. believe the husband’s promises to never hurt his wife again.
d. avoid the use of community resources because of their “secular” nature.

Chapter 4: Steeple to Shelter (p. 65-75)
6. Once a disclosure of abuse has been made, the first priority for a counselor is to
a. refer the wife to legal counsel.
b. obtain financial assistance for the wife.
c. review childcare and employment possibilities.
d. ensure the safety of the wife and children.

7. Churches can help battered women and children by
a. posting the location of community shelters for battered women in the women’s restroom at church.
b. establishing contact with a worker at a shelter.
c. having church members do volunteer work at the shelter (painting, providing canned foods and clothing, etc).
d. all of the above.

Chapter 5: Searching the Scriptures (p. 76-84)
8. Which of the following is TRUE?
a. God hears the cries of the oppressed in order to defend and deliver them (Psalm 10:17,18 and Psalm 12:5).
b. If a wife is to truly be submissive to her husband, then she should never separate from him (Psalm 140:1-6).
c. The Old Testament allowed husbands to strike their wives in certain situations (Psalm 143:9-11).
d. The Old Testament allowed household slaves to be struck (Exodus 21:26,27).

Chapter 7: First Peter Revisited (p. 91-99)
9. In the Bible, I Peter 3:1-6 teaches that
a. a wife should obey her husband regardless of her husband’s behavior.
b. a wife should submit to her husband in balance to other Scriptures which teach a husband to submit to his wife and to honor her as a fellow-heir of the grace of life (Ephesians 5:21 and I Peter 3:7).
c. a wife should heroically endure domestic abuse in order to be like Christ in His sufferings or to convert her husband.
d. a wife should show the same absolute obedience to her husband as she shows to God.

Chapter 8: A Concern for the Christian Family (p. 100-112)
10. The biblical metaphor of God’s marriage to Israel portrays
a. God as a vindictive husband who punishes Israel with disgrace and humiliation.
b. God as a long-suffering husband who turns a blind eye to Israel’s unfaithfulness.
c. Israel as an adulterous wife who had gone after other gods.
d. Israel as a loyal and obedient wife.

Chapter 9: Repentance and Forgiveness (p. 113-117)
11. Forgiveness means
a. the wife must reconcile with her husband.
b. the wife eventually putting away her anger toward her husband.
c. the wife leaving vengeance in God’s hands.
d. “b” and “c”

Chapter 11: Good News for and about Abusers (p. 124-130)
12. In Massachusetts, Batterers Intervention Programs include ___ hours of group intervention and a focus upon the batterer taking responsibility for his abuse.
a. 20
b. 40
c. 60
d. 80

Chapter 12: The Biblical Option of Divorce (p. 131-138)
13. Which of the following is NOT true?
a. In Scripture, God never divorced His people.
b. In Malachi 2:16, God hates marital violence and divorce.
c. A marriage of abuse does not reflect Christ’s love for the church.
d. Consigning children to lives of terror and abuse is a violation of the biblical intent for marriage and the home.

Chapter 13: Our Global Responsibility (p. 139-143)
14. A positive example of community action that significantly reduced violence against women is the reduction of
a. foot-binding in China.
b. female genital-mutilation in Africa.
c. sex-trafficking in Indonesia.
d. child pornography in the Philippines.

Appendix 1 (p. 144-145)
15. The Bible teaches that
a. Concepts of headship, submission and hierarchy should not be used to justify abuse (Mark 10:42-45).
b. Sexual communion in marriage requires mutual consent (I Corinthians 7:3-4).
c. For the abuser, changed behavior is more important than tears and feelings of remorse (Acts 26:20 and Hebrews 12:17).
d. all of the above.