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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What book does Augustine understand that challenges many people?
(a) The Ten Comandments of Manichean Life.
(b) The Categorical Allusion.
(c) The Ten Categories.
(d) The Categories that Govern the Stars.

2. What does Augustine call his living arrangement?
(a) A temporary truce with lust.
(b) An arrangement of convenience based on lust.
(c) A marriage made in heaven.
(d) The best of both worlds.

3. Who offers Augustine explanations of the Manichean philosophy which does not satisfy Augustine?
(a) Faustus.
(b) Marlette.
(c) Remeer.
(d) Cicero.

4. What does Augustine refuse?
(a) His best friend's position at the college.
(b) His mother's suggestion that he leave Carthage.
(c) Animal sacrifice for help.
(d) A woman's offer of marriage.

5. How would you characterize Augustine in this Book?
(a) A mama's boy.
(b) A sinful young man.
(c) A pious young man.
(d) A serious and studies young man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to a friend who is ill and unconscious?

2. Why does Augustine write the confessions?

3. What is a flaw in the book in number 70?

4. How is Augustine a paradox within himself?

5. What do the Manicheans believe about man's soul?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens with Augustine and the Manicheans and why?

2. What do the Manicheans believe about food?

3. What type of job does Augustine do and where does he get his money?

4. What does Augustine feel the pear tree incident symbolized?

5. Who teaches Augustine about astrology and what does he say?

6. As a young man how does Augustine feel about love and what doesn't he understand about it?

7. What did Augustine write about that involved a theft of pears and how did he feel about it?

8. How does Monica feel about Augustine moving and how does he get around her?

9. What does Augustine foreshadow about philosophy and himself?

10. Augustine says he wrote Confessions for what reason?

(see the answer keys)

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