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The Purpose Driven Life -- What On Earth Am I Here For?
by Rick Warren
© 2002.
(Zondervan: Grand Rapids, MI) All rights reserved. [334 pages]
[Answer 18 of 25 questions correctly to receive
13 hours of Continuing Education credit]


Chapter 1: It All Starts with God (p.17-21)
1. The Bible promotes
a. self-fulfillment
b. self-help
c. self-actualization
d. self-sacrifice

Chapter 3: What Drives Your Life? (p. 27-35)
2. If I am driven by ______, I will eventually become bored.
a. guilt
b. resentment
c. materialism
d. approval

3. People who don’t know their life purpose
a. try to do too much.
b. have a higher risk of suicide.
c. drink.
d. are unsociable.

Chapter 4: Made to Last Forever (p. 36-40)

4. “For them it was only the beginning of their real story. All their life in this world…had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on forever and in which every chapter is better than the one before.” This description of eternity was penned by
a. J. R. R. Tolkien
b. G. K. Chesterton
c. C. S. Lewis
d. J. I. Packer

Chapter 6: Life is a Temporary Assignment (p. 47-52)

5. Faithfulness to God guarantees
a. achievement
b. heaven
c. happiness
d. prosperity

Chapter 9: What Makes God Smile? (p. 69-76)

6. The author quoted the Olympic runner Eric Liddell as an example
a. of misplaced priorities.
b. of the importance of discipline and dedication.
c. that there are no unspiritual abilities.
d. of the importance of attending church on Sunday.

Chapter 10: The Heart of Worship (p. 77-84)

7. Surrender is
a. not being too analytical in one’s thinking.
b. repressing your personality weaknesses.
c. being calm and quiet.
d. obedience to God.

Chapter 11: Becoming Best Friends with God (p. 85-91)

8. In Practicing the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence recommended
a. feeling God’s presence continually.
b. praying short, conversational prayers continually.
c. doing more “spiritual” activities.
d. doing commonplace and menial tasks.

Chapter 12: Developing Your Friendship with God (p. 92-99)

9. In the Bible, friends of God were allowed to
a. accuse God of unfairness and abandonment.
b. negotiate with God.
c. express bitterness toward God.
d. all of the above.

Chapter 13: Worship that Pleases God (p. 100-106)
10. ______ draw close to God through rituals, liturgies, symbols, and unchanging structures.
a. Traditionalists
b. Ascetics
c. Enthusiasts
d. Contemplatives

Chapter 14: When God Seems Distant (P.107-113)

11. Which is NOT true?
a. God has promised to never leave us or forsake us.
b. Sometimes God hides His face from us.
c. God promised that we will always feel His presence.
d. Every Christian will experience spiritual dryness.

Chapter 15: Formed for God’s Family (p. 117-122)

12. A benefit of being a member of God’s family includes
a. living with God forever.
b. being someday completely changed into the character of Jesus Christ.
c. being someday freed from pain, death, and suffering.
d. all of the above.

Chapter 18: Experiencing Life Together (p. 138-144)

13. In order to experience true fellowship, every Christian needs to
a. attend worship services regularly.
b. be involved in a small group.
c. become a church member.
d. associate with only reasonable Christians.

Chapter 19: Cultivating Community (p. p 145-151)

14. The opposite of gossip is
a. humility.
b. confidentiality.
c. authenticity.
d. mercy.

Chapter 20: Restoring Broken Fellowship (p. 152-159)
15. In Philippians 2:4, Paul advised “Look out for one another’s
interests, not just for your own.” The phrase “look out for” is the
Greek word skopos which means

a. avoid conflict.
b. appease.
c. compromise with
d. pay close attention.

Chapter 21: Protecting Your Church (p. 160-167)

16. If one Christian has a conflict with another Christian, the first step toward reconciliation is
a. talking confidentially to another friend.
b. talking to the pastor.
c. talking to each other.
d. talking to a counselor.

Chapter 22: Created to Become Like Christ (p. 171-178)

17. Becoming like Christ is essentially
a. experiencing miraculous demonstrations of the Holy Spirit.
b. experiencing a major change in your personality.
c. acquiring new, godly habits.
c. waiting for God to remove our fears and weaknesses.

Chapter 24: Transformed by Truth (p. 185-192)

18. A person can read through the entire Bible in one year by reading
it for _____ each day.

a. 15 minutes
b. 30 minutes
c. 45 minutes
d. 1 hour

Chapter 25: Transformed by Trouble (p. 193-200)

19. Which is TRUE about suffering?
a. Contrary to appearances, life is difficult for every person.
b. God uses all our suffering to change us into the character of Jesus Christ.
c. God is not distant and detached; when we suffer, He suffers.
d. all of the above.

Chapter 27: Defeating Temptation (p. 209-216)
20. Temptation can be defeated by
a. focusing your mind on something else.
b. being accountable to a friend.
c. memorizing Scripture.
d. all of the above.

Chapter 31: Understanding Your Shape (p. 241-248)

21. Which is TRUE?
a. To discover God’s will for your life, find out what you are good at doing.
b. Spiritual abilities are more important for God’s ministry than natural abilities.
c. An introvert cannot have the gift of evangelism.
d. There are “right” and “wrong” temperaments for ministry.

Chapter 33: How Real Servants Act (p. 257-264)

22. Real servants
a. are leaders.
b. serve unnoticed.
c. please others.
d. only do excellent work.

Chapter 34: Thinking Like a Servant (p. 265-271)

23. More people are sidetracked from serving God by ______ than by anything else.
a. comparison with others
b. materialism
c. discouragement
d. fear

Chapter 35: God’s Power in Your Weakness (p. 272-278)

24. The Apostle Paul said, “I am quite content with my weaknesses” (I Corinthians 12:10) because he knew
a. he still accomplished more than most other Christians.
b. that nobody is perfect.
c. it was futile to try to change his shortcomings.
d. his weaknesses made him depend upon God.

Chapter 38: Becoming a World-Class Christian (p. 297-304)
25. In this chapter, the author encourages every Christian to
a. participate in a short-term mission trip overseas.
b. financially support a missionary.
c. correspond with a missionary overseas.
d. adopt a missionary to pray for.