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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Beyond what is memory?
(a) Death.
(b) Oneness with God.
(c) Mere memory of sensory impressions and bodily touch.
(d) Life.

2. What does Augustine begin to understand from studying the books in question 104?
(a) That God does not look at an evil man.
(b) That evil is a result of ignorance and corruption of the good.
(c) That corruption is a result of poor choices.
(d) That evil cannot pass through the veil

3. What does the story of Victorinus's conversion indicate to Augustine?
(a) The lengths Christians will go to to save a soul.
(b) The deep compatibility between Platonic philosophy and Catholic Christianity.
(c) That a man wiser than Augustine chose it, so it would be right for Augustine.
(d) That it is never to late to change.

4. What is another name for the wisdom of God?
(a) Being.
(b) Creation.
(c) The Holy Spirit.
(d) There is not name for God's wisdom; it is ineffable.

5. What is the heaven of heavens?
(a) The sky over heaven.
(b) The sky over the earth.
(c) A place where God has his house and the angels and other beings are.
(d) The highest level of heaven to which man can rise.

6. What is one definition of evil?
(a) A decision to not follow one's own heart.
(b) The absence of good intentions.
(c) A active pushing away of a child from the light.
(d) A perversity of the will and a turning against God.

7. Instead of having a body, how does Augustine see God?
(a) As thought only.
(b) As having some sort of material substance.
(c) As vibration.
(d) As spirit only.

8. To what does Augustine compare the recitation of a psalm?
(a) The passing of one human life or all of human history.
(b) Hope spoken.
(c) The song of creation.
(d) Nothing.

9. What tempts Augustine in this part of his life?
(a) Drink.
(b) Vanity.
(c) Music.
(d) Women.

10. What does the study of the Platonist do for his study of Christian scripture?
(a) Compliments it.
(b) Intensifies it.
(c) Refutes it.
(d) Agrees in some places and is diametrically different in others.

11. Why does Simplicianus have to stop teaching rhetoric?
(a) His eyesight is failing.
(b) The Roman Emperor Julian forbids Christians to teach rhetoric.
(c) His congregation thinks it is heretical.
(d) The Pope forbids it of Christians.

12. How does Victorinus become a Christian?
(a) By seeing how joyful Christians are.
(b) By realizing the simple logic of the Christian doctrine.
(c) By studying the Christian Scriptures.
(d) By asking for a revelation from Jesus.

13. What does Simplicianus say Victorinus has to do?
(a) Make a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands.
(b) Go to the Church and convert publicly to Christianity.
(c) Become a priest.
(d) Ask Jesus to open his eyes.

14. What does the Roman empress Justina favor?
(a) The Pope over the Greek gods.
(b) The Arian heresy over Christianity.
(c) The Greek gods over those of the Romans.
(d) Celtic gods.

15. Why does Augustine believe it is not the motion of the heavenly bodies that determines the length of a day?
(a) Because different heavenly bodies move at different speeds.
(b) Because God could not have created the earth in 7 earth days.
(c) Because heavenly bodies are in a set relation to each other always.
(d) Because heavenly bodies are motionless and therefore cannot make time move.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Augustine angry with the Manicheans?

2. What differs for each individual and even at different periods of a person's life?

3. What books bring a change to Augustine's thinking?

4. What is non-existent except when it is the present?

5. What is different between scripture and the books of the Platonists?

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