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Central Institute for Educational Advancement

Course 6022 Examination

Central Institute of Theological Studies

Course IDS 217 Examination


Circle the correct answer for each question. (Each answer is worth 4% of your grade.)


1). The educational system is an example of a human life sequence

a). True              b). False


2). The first reaction of most parents is to deny the death of their child actually happened.

a). True              b). False


3). A caregiver should never give a grieving parent permission to experience a more intense form of grief.

a). True              b). False


4). Assisting someone experiencing grief makes them part of the doing it.

a). True              b). False


5). Nearly half of the people committing suicide leave a note.

a). True              b). False


6). Time does four things for the person in severe grief situations.

a). True              b). False


7). The truth about death and grieving should be presented in loving and compassionate way.

a). True              b). False


8). The natural response to a suicide of a child is to

a). ignore it    b). hide it    c). define it    d). none of these


9). Good discernment of family relationships will help the caregiver be as effective as possible in grief situations.

a). True              b). False

10). We are not supposed to die before our children do

a). True              b). False


11). The currency of the post modern society is time instead of cash.

a). True              b). False


12). When we say that a death is “untimely” we are really only saying that it didn’t take place at a convenient time.

a). True              b). False


13). When someone’s child dies in an unexpected traumatic way, they may feel very vulnerable.   

a). True              b). False


14). Most major world religions attribute the appointment of mortal death as something left to the discretion of

a). the person dying   b). the medical practice   c). the family members  d). none of these


15). “I just thought it would get better in time” is often a statement made by a

a).  minister          b).  doctor            c). grieving parent            d). none of these 


16). Select one of the case studies. Expand some of the details in writing within believable margins and answer the two questions that are presented with it. (Your answer is worth 20% of your grade)   WRITE ON A SEPARATE PAGE


17). Which of these case studies is the most difficult one for you to work with? Give a thorough explanation make an attempt to answer the two questions that are presented with it. Do not use the same case you selected for answer # 16. (Your answer is worth 20% of your grade) WRITE ON A SEPARATE PAGE





I hereby certify that I answered each of the questions myself and that I have read the material provided in this course.


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