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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Though formlessness is close to nothing, it is not the same as what?
(a) Nothingness.
(b) Hope.
(c) Possibility.
(d) Potential.

2. What does not signal the end of Augustine's struggles?
(a) His acceptance of the existence of both good and evil.
(b) His Christian faith.
(c) Giving up his materialistic desires.
(d) His study of the Old Testament.

3. What happens to Verecundus before his death?
(a) He converts to Manicheanism.
(b) He is ex-communicated.
(c) He has a vision of angels hovering around him.
(d) He is baptized.

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

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

6. What does the faithful begin doing under the guidance of Ambrose?
(a) Preaching to the ends of the earth.
(b) Trying to convert servants in the palace to maybe reach Justina eventually.
(c) Singing hymns in order to maintain their strength while protecting the church.
(d) Baptizing all who want to be, even Jews.

7. How can things deeply hidden in memory be recalled?
(a) Through a conscious effort to remember.
(b) By hypnotism.
(c) In dreams.
(d) In a conversation.

8. Who accompanies Augustine for the holiday?
(a) Septimus.
(b) No one.
(c) His wife.
(d) His friend Alypius and his mother Monica.

9. What does Simplicianus tell Augustine Victorinus does before his recent passing?
(a) Prophesizes that Augustine will be a lion of God.
(b) Prophesizes that Augustine will die in sin.
(c) Converts to the Manichean sect.
(d) Converted to Christianity.

10. What question does Augustine ask?
(a) Why have I been placed on this earth.
(b) How can I know I am going to heaven?
(c) What does it mean to love God?
(d) How does Jesus, a dead person, know me.

11. Why does Augustine publish his Confessions?
(a) So the public to know what he once was and what he is now after his Christian conversion.
(b) To see if there were others out there like him.
(c) To earn some money.
(d) To convert pagans.

12. What is an argument that Augustine learns from his friend Nebridius?
(a) That evil is created to draw man to God.
(b) If the darkness could harm God, he wouldn't be the Almighty God.
(c) That light is all that is and therefore dark is nothing.
(d) That evil is only the imagination of man.

13. What is Augustine's new life?
(a) Going to Africa to preach.
(b) With the woman he marries.
(c) Moving to Britain and starting a monastery.
(d) As a monk of the church.

14. To what does Augustine come to think the predictions of astrologists are due?
(a) Making the predictions so general, they can apply to almost anyone.
(b) A weakness of the brain.
(c) Purely a matter of chance, plus taking into account a person's condition, wealth, and circumstances.
(d) A misunderstanding of astronomy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Victorinus?

2. Why can there be more than one interpretation of a piece of scripture?

3. How does Victorinus become a Christian?

4. What story does Augustine learn from a man named Firminus?

5. What tempts Augustine in this part of his life?

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