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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Book II, Chapter IX, what will a person become as he goes through a harder labor and more severe pain?
(a) More perfect.
(b) More desirable by God.
(c) Less perfect.
(d) More sinful.

2. As described in Book II, Chapter II, what are deeply rooted in the spirit of a person and must be removed by the purging of the soul?
(a) The seven deadly sins.
(b) Habitual imperfections.
(c) Mortal sin.
(d) Spiritual imperfections.

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

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

5. What does God want to do with those who go through the most intense darkness of the dark night?
(a) Abandon them.
(b) Sacrifice them.
(c) Purge all sin.
(d) Bring them closer.

6. The purging of the soul in the feeling of poverty is compared to what in Book II, Chapter VI?
(a) A rebirth.
(b) Metal in fire.
(c) The sun and the stars.
(d) Wood in fire.

7. St. John says that almost all beginners will experience what?
(a) Spiritual purgation.
(b) Baptism.
(c) Sensual purgation.
(d) Divine wisdom.

8. What does the author say is a problem for the soul, especially in divine activities?
(a) The lure of sin.
(b) Distraction.
(c) Keeping secrets from God.
(d) Lack of faith.

9. What does St. John say a man has that will impede the process of unifying with God?
(a) Debts.
(b) Lack of education.
(c) Sin.
(d) Guilt.

10. In Book I, Chapter III, what is the rosary made of?
(a) Gold.
(b) Spines of a fish.
(c) Animal teeth.
(d) Ivory.

11. What authors quote a state of pain so extreme for the soul it can find no comfort?
(a) Job and Jeremias.
(b) Isaiah and Peter.
(c) Mark and Luke.
(d) Jacob and Daniel.

12. Who is the author of Dark Night of the Soul?
(a) St. Patrick.
(b) St. John.
(c) St. Ignatius.
(d) St. Michael.

13. A peaceful time with God will spark the spirit of what, according to the author?
(a) Contempt for sin.
(b) Love in the soul.
(c) Peace.
(d) God's mercy.

14. What is the title of the poem that is introduced in the prologue?
(a) "Song of the Soul."
(b) "The Stanzas of the Soul."
(c) "Song of Songs."
(d) "Mount Carmel."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. In Dark Night of the Soul, with what do slothful Christians have trouble aligning themselves?

3. What example does the author use to describe divine light?

4. What does St. John say happens after a person is involved in spiritual activities for wrath to enter into a beginner's life?

5. What is the name of the sin that occurs when a beginner hears another being praised and wants the praise for himself?

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