Feel free to discuss these questions with your roommates, neighbors, and myself; but keep in mind that the actual
writing must be the result of individual work. Any detectable attempt to copy answers from other students will
be considered a serious violation of the Honor Code and will subject the perpetrator(s) to appropriate
Type (or print very legibly) your answers in order to turn them in later. Limit you answers to no more than four good paragraphs per question, unless you absolutely need more. That will require you to be very specific in the exposition of your ideas. Paraphrase any quotations you decide to use and add the reference so I'll know where you got it.
How would you reply? Would humankind be better off if--after partaking of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil--Adam and Eve had also partaken of the fruit of life, thus making death impossible? Assume that this child is now an adult, and give three scripture-based reasons to justify your answer. (Suggested Reading: 2 Nephi 2:16, 22-23; 26-27 - 2 Nephi 9:6-10 - Alma 42:5,11)
Third Question - 100 points
Reflecting on the tragic death of his infant son, guitar virtuoso Eric Clapton wrote the following lyrics:
“Would you know my name
if I saw you in heaven?
Would you feel the same
if I saw you in heaven? ...”
“I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven...”
("Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton & Will Jennings)
Suppose you are writing a letter to Eric. Use the doctrines of the restored gospel to answer his two questions and respond to Eric's final testimony.
We will grade the exam together in our last class period--Wednesday, August 1. At that time you will turn in your final exam so I can take a look at it and record your score.