Dark Night of the Soul Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book II, Chapter XX.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to St. John, one going through the dark night does not experience pleasure in what?
(a) Committing sin.
(b) Anything spiritual or physical.
(c) Anything physical.
(d) Anything spiritual.

2. What is the name of the sin that occurs when a beginner hears another being praised and wants the praise for himself?
(a) Spiritual luxury.
(b) Impure heart.
(c) Spiritual envy.
(d) Greed.

3. According to Book II, Chapter XIV, why does the soul speak these lines: "I went forth without being observed / My house being now at rest"?
(a) Out of remorse.
(b) Out of happiness.
(c) Out of sadness.
(d) Out of guilt.

4. In Book II, Chapter IV, what is purged on the second night of darkness?
(a) Only the sensual part of the soul.
(b) All mortal sins.
(c) All unclean thoughts.
(d) Both parts of the soul together.

5. In Book I, Chapter VIII, what does the second night purify?
(a) Spiritual luxury.
(b) The soul.
(c) God's love.
(d) The sensual.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Book II, Chapter IX, what will a person become as he goes through a harder labor and more severe pain?

2. St. John says that in periods of affliction during the dark night, the soul may feel as if what will never go away?

3. St. John explains that beginners who have pride become impatient with whom?

4. What do beginning Christians feel happens when they grow in faith and deal with suffering for God's sake, according to Book I, Chapter IX?

5. What happens on the first step of the ladder, according to Book II, Chapter XIX?

(see the answer key)

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