The author of Ecclesiastes concludes that in the end knowledge, learning, and wisdom are:
|1.||the true rewards in life.|
|vanity and chasing after wind.|
|the only ends worth pursuing.|
|the means by which one lives a righteous life.|
The author of Ecclesiastes is not asking what is the meaning of life, he is asking:
|1.||“What is the meaning of my life?”|
|“What is the meaning of success?”|
|“What is the meaning of meaning?”|
|“What is the meaning of death?”|
Oscar Wilde once wrote, “There are only two tragedies in life.” What are the tragedies?
|1.||“One is never having all you dreamed of and the other is never enjoying it.”|
|“One is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.”|
|“One never feeling like a success and the other is felling like a failure.”|
|“One is being rich and the other is being poor.”|
What sentiment does the author of Ecclesiastes present in Chapter 3, verses 1-11? (The key to this may be verse 11.)
|1.||Peace at the wonderful balance God gives to life|
|Anger at God in that God is the Lord of time and God determines when things shall happen, not we human beings|
|A deep sense of control over the seasons of one’s own life|
|A sense of oneness with God|
Traditionally, who has been thought of as the author of Ecclesiastes?
Which of the following is not a claim that Kushner makes about the book of Ecclesiastes?
|1.||It is the most dangerous book in the Bible.|
|It is tucked away at the end of the Hebrew Bible.|
|It is the most unique book in the entire Bible.|
|It explains the life of Jesus.|
What guarantees U.S. citizens the right to the pursuit of happiness?
|The Declaration of Independence|
|The Bill of Rights|
|The system of checks and balances|
What fear does Kushner suggest prompted the author of Ecclesiastes to write?
|1.||The fear of growing old and dying without ever feeling that he had really lived.|
|The fear of not achieving all of his dreams.|
|The fear of outliving all of his loved ones.|
|The fear of not living a God pleasing life.|
According to the author of Ecclesiastes, there is nothing better for mortals than:
|1.||dying and going to heaven.|
|getting everything one wants in life.|
|eating, drinking, and finding enjoyment in one’s work.|
|living a simple life with only what one needs.|
What does the human soul long for at its deepest level?