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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Beginners suffering from gluttony will find it hard to travel the "Road of" what, according to St. John?
(a) The Devil.
(b) Purity.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Sin.

3. From what part of the body does the dark night allow man to be free?
(a) The mind.
(b) The eyes.
(c) The lower half.
(d) The heart.

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

5. Why is the soul uncertain of finding its way out in the dark night, according to Book II, Chapter VII?
(a) It remembers its evils.
(b) It does not know goodness.
(c) It wants to remain sinful.
(d) God has given no direction.

6. Gluttony is exhibited when believers go to extremes and will not stop what?
(a) Collecting money.
(b) Being angry at others.
(c) Spiritual exercises.
(d) Having sexual affairs.

7. In Book II, Chapter VII, what will souls not believe when experiencing a dark night with so much pain?
(a) The guilt of sin.
(b) God loves them.
(c) The duty of man.
(d) The balance of nature.

8. What does God feed new beginners according to the author?
(a) Spiritual milk.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Water.
(d) Bread.

9. Where do the afflictions of the second night of darkness affect a man, as stated in Book II, Chapter VII?
(a) In his sensual areas.
(b) In his passion for sin.
(c) In his love for God.
(d) In his will and soul.

10. What is not encouraged to grow in a sensual friendship, according to Book I, Chapter IV?
(a) The love of God.
(b) Love for others.
(c) True relationships.
(d) Understanding for the other person.

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

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

13. When entering into the dark night, what does God cause the soul of the person to simply desire, according to Book I, Chapter IX?
(a) Quiet and to be alone.
(b) Peace and nature.
(c) The company of a spiritual leader.
(d) The love of God and others.

14. To what does St. John compare a new Christian?
(a) A dying flower.
(b) A cloud.
(c) A new baby.
(d) A weed.

15. St. John says that in periods of affliction during the dark night, the soul may feel as if what will never go away?
(a) God.
(b) Sin.
(c) Anger.
(d) Pain.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. In Dark Night of the Soul during the dark night, the soul learns that by itself it is what?

4. According to the author, why must the soul forget all forms of natural love?

5. What do beginners have to go through to increase their strength and lose their imperfections, according to Book I, Chapter 1?

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