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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. How could Augustine's "journey" be categorized?
(a) From riches to rags.
(b) From prison to ruling a country.
(c) From one of being a sinful youth to becoming a great investigator of the truth and of the nature of God.
(d) From rags to riches.

2. What is the meaning of the phrase that God creates man in his own image?
(a) That God has a physical body very much like that of a man.
(b) That man needed God's image and woman don't as they are already pure.
(c) It means God creates only man; woman already existed.
(d) It is a metaphor referring to the Godlike attributes of man being also a creative and reasoning creature.

3. What notion does Augustine attack?
(a) That if one studies diligently, one can come to understand how the world works.
(b) That there is no wrong behavior.
(c) The idea of the innocence of childhood.
(d) That women are not equal to men.

4. What does Augustine teach?
(a) Liberal arts and rhetoric.
(b) Painting and architecture.
(c) Algebra and Calculus.
(d) Theology.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Augustine say about people like his mother, Monica?

2. Why does Augustine want to move to Rome?

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

4. With what is Augustine in love?

5. What drives Augustine farther away from thoughts of God?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Augustine decide about reading Scripture and interpreting it?

2. What did Augustine wonder about in relationship to God and the world and what are a couple of the questions he asked?

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

4. What are Augustine's reflections on life and death?

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

6. What does Augustine say about his "sins" as a schoolboy and his teachers reaction to them?

7. Basically, what is Confessions about?

8. How does Augustine feel about the Christianity he comes in contact with and what does he observe about the morals of Christians?

9. What gives Augustine an excuse to continue following his baser desires?

10. What is Augustine's primary thoughts of when he arrives in Carthage and what does he do with them?

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