Marriage To A Difficult Man Ch. 8 By Tb

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Marriage To A Difficult Man Ch. 8 By Tb - Quiz


Jonathan Edwards, Elizabeth Dods, Puritans, Great Awakening


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Elizabeth Dods starts off chapter eight getting the reader's attention by explaining that for a month in 1742 Sarah Edwards fell to pieces emotionally.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In chapter eight of the book, Elizabeth Dods captures the reader's attention by describing how Sarah Edwards experienced an emotional breakdown for an entire month in 1742. This suggests that the statement "Sarah Edwards fell to pieces emotionally for a month in 1742" is true.

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  • 2. 

    During the first fourteen years of the Edward's marriage, Sarah was almost never sick. During that time she nursed her husband a lot more than he nursed her.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because it states that during the first fourteen years of Edward's marriage, Sarah was almost never sick and she nursed her husband more than he nursed her. This implies that Sarah was in good health and took care of her husband when he was sick, indicating that she was rarely sick herself.

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  • 3. 

    The breaking point for Sarah came when her husband reproved her for a poorly cooked supper. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The breaking point for Sarah did not come when her husband reproved her for a poorly cooked supper.

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  • 4. 

    Part of Sarah's emotional meltdown came as a result of the fact that her husband was constantly travelling. His travels placed a tremendous responsibility on her to manage everything.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sarah's emotional meltdown can be attributed to the fact that her husband was constantly travelling. This constant travelling placed a heavy burden on her as she had to take on the responsibility of managing everything in his absence. This increased workload and lack of support likely contributed to her emotional breakdown. Therefore, the statement "Part of Sarah's emotional meltdown came as a result of the fact that her husband was constantly travelling" is true.

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  • 5. 

    Sarah was especially sensitive regarding two issues. The couldn't bear to offend others, and she desperately needed the approval of her husband.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Sarah's sensitivity towards not offending others and her desperate need for her husband's approval suggests that she is indeed especially sensitive regarding these two issues. This is supported by the statement that she "couldn't bear to offend others" and "desperately needed the approval of her husband." Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 6. 

    While Edwards was out of town, a Mr. Buell filled his pulpit for him. Sarah became quite anxious that the congregation at Northampton might prefer Mr. Buell to Edwards.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the statement states that Sarah became anxious that the congregation at Northampton might prefer Mr. Buell to Edwards while Edwards was out of town and Mr. Buell filled his pulpit. This suggests that Sarah was worried that Mr. Buell's performance might be preferred by the congregation over Edwards, indicating a potential threat to Edwards' position or reputation.

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  • 7. 

    Elizabeth Dods the author of MTDM makes the point in chapter 8, that Edwards possessed a very competitive nature, and felt the need to put young Mr. Buell in his place.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer, False, is that the statement in the question does not accurately reflect the content of chapter 8 in MTDM. There is no mention of Edwards possessing a competitive nature or feeling the need to put Mr. Buell in his place.

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  • 8. 

    Sarah fainted or passed put several times as a result of Buell's preaching. Dods, the author of MTDM, argues that it was almost certainly a sign of manic depression.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. Sarah fainting or passing out several times as a result of Buell's preaching is seen as a sign of manic depression according to Dods, the author of MTDM. This suggests that Sarah may have been experiencing episodes of extreme mood swings and could have been suffering from manic depression.

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  • 9. 

    When the next preacher, a Mr. Williams, came to town take Edward's pulpit in place of Mr. Buell, Sarah suddenly stopped having problems.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Sarah stopped having problems when Mr. Williams came to town. However, the correct answer is False, which means that the statement is not true. This implies that Sarah did not stop having problems when Mr. Williams arrived.

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  • 10. 

    When Edwards came back to town, he sat down with Sarah and had her tell him everything that had happened while he was gone. Whatever Sarah told him seemed to relieve her of her depression and put her back on the mend.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that when Edwards sat down with Sarah and listened to everything that had happened while he was gone, it had a positive impact on Sarah's mental state. This implies that Sarah was able to express her feelings and concerns, which helped her feel better and recover from her depression. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 11. 

    The author Dods makes the point near the end of chapter 8 that Sarah's recovery came from resting in the assurance of her salvation. Dods argues that Sarah stopped straining to please God.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The author Dods suggests in chapter 8 that Sarah's recovery was a result of her finding comfort and confidence in her salvation. According to Dods, Sarah's previous efforts to please God and constantly strive for perfection had caused strain and stress. However, once she rested in the assurance of her salvation, she no longer felt the need to constantly strive and please God. Therefore, the statement that Sarah's recovery came from resting in the assurance of her salvation is true.

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