Dark Night of the Soul Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the main topic of discussion in Book II, Chapter XV?
(a) The author's beliefs on marriage.
(b) The second stanza of the poem.
(c) A chapter from the Bible.
(d) The first stanza of the poem.

3. 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.

4. In Book II, Chapter XI, when will the soul seek God?
(a) After God's punishment.
(b) After death.
(c) From birth.
(d) After enkindlement.

5. What happens on the first step of the ladder, according to Book II, Chapter XIX?
(a) God punishes the soul.
(b) The soul swoons for God.
(c) The spirit battles the soul.
(d) Sin takes over the soul.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to St. John, on what step does the soul seek to do something worthy of God without any favor from God?

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

3. Who does the author cite as someone who has seen the spiritual ladder?

4. Beginners suffering from gluttony will find it hard to travel the "Road of" what, according to St. John?

5. What two things cannot exist in the same person?

(see the answer key)

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