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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author states that impure thoughts from spiritual luxury are a result of the pleasure humans find in what?
(a) Dance.
(b) Earthly things.
(c) Lust for others.
(d) Spiritual things.

2. The example the author uses about purification illustrates an understanding of what concept?
(a) The purging of the spirit by leaving behind sin.
(b) The strengthening of the spirit by God's wrath.
(c) The strengthening of the soul by sin.
(d) The purging of the soul by divine love.

3. What is the topic of the prologue?
(a) Other authors' works.
(b) A history of the Bible.
(c) The purpose of the book.
(d) The biography of the author.

4. St. John says that the dark night causes the soul to gain a healthy respect for what?
(a) Sin.
(b) Itself.
(c) Others.
(d) God.

5. In <i>Dark Night of the Soul</i>, what does the soul wait for in the second night of darkness?
(a) God's instructions.
(b) Inner peace.
(c) The emergence of sin.
(d) God's forgiveness.

6. In <i>Dark Night of the Soul</i>, with what do slothful Christians have trouble aligning themselves?
(a) Hard work.
(b) God's will.
(c) Sin.
(d) A pure heart.

7. The soul starts to develop a habit of what during the dark night, as stated in Book I, Chapter XIII?
(a) Remembrance of God.
(b) Strong temptation of sin.
(c) Identifying sin.
(d) Peaceful sleep.

8. When a man searches for God in a divine way, the spirit and the soul of that person are transformed into what, according to Book II, Chapter V?
(a) A new person.
(b) An innocent child.
(c) The likeness of God.
(d) A sinner.

9. What happens when there are periods of rest for the soul during the dark night?
(a) The soul is attacked harder than before.
(b) The soul rejects God's love.
(c) The soul heals itself.
(d) The soul is freed.

10. In Book I, Chapter VIII, what does the first night purify?
(a) The soul.
(b) The sensual.
(c) Mortal sin.
(d) Anger.

11. That author writes that during the dark night while purging the soul, a Christian might feel so much pain that is seems as he is where?
(a) On the sun.
(b) Hell.
(c) In a torture chamber.
(d) In the grave.

12. What example does the author use to describe divine light?
(a) Reflections.
(b) Sunlight.
(c) Firelight.
(d) Moonlight.

13. According to St. John, what strong desire does a new Christian experience?
(a) The desire to be good.
(b) A need for acceptance.
(c) Sensual pleasure.
(d) A thirst for God.

14. St. John writes that a person experiencing the dark night might feel as if who has abandoned him?
(a) His friends.
(b) Neighbors.
(c) His family.
(d) His children.

15. According to the author, why must the soul forget all forms of natural love?
(a) To reflect the state of a baby.
(b) To be reminded of sin.
(c) To become more like God.
(d) To appreciate divine love.

Short Answer Questions

1. The purging of the soul in the feeling of poverty is compared to what in Book II, Chapter VI?

2. In Book II, Chapter IV, what is purged on the second night of darkness?

3. What is another name for avarice?

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

5. In <i>Dark Night of the Soul</i> during the dark night, the soul learns that by itself it is what?

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