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. When is a person supposed to start climbing the secret ladder?
(a) After passing through the dark night.
(b) After death.
(c) When first believing in God.
(d) Directly after birth.

2. According to St. John, what kind of day is it when a man searches for God in a divine way instead of a human way?
(a) Peaceful.
(b) Happy.
(c) Sinful.
(d) Sad.

3. How does the soul change during the dark night?
(a) It becomes ready for heaven.
(b) It experiences a holy event.
(c) It "grows up."
(d) It becomes "soft."

4. The seven deadly sins are recognized by what Christian community?
(a) The Catholic Church.
(b) The Lutheran Church.
(c) The Baptist Church.
(d) The Pentecostal Church.

5. 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?
(a) God draws closer to them.
(b) They no longer believe in their faith.
(c) God suddenly abandons them.
(d) Their sins worsen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when the soul has a more complete purging, according to the author?

2. St. John says that almost all beginners will experience what?

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

4. What does the author say the devil uses against beginners who have pride?

5. What does the author call things that stop the human soul from seeking God?

(see the answer key)

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