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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 I, what does the beginning Christian become after passing through the dark night?
(a) A proficient Christian.
(b) A sinless and perfect soul.
(c) A baptized person.
(d) A priest.

2. What is another name for avarice?
(a) Anger.
(b) Laziness.
(c) Greed.
(d) Lust.

3. 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) Peaceful sleep.
(d) Identifying sin.

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

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

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

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

8. According to St. John, what replaces spiritual anxiety after passing through the dark night?
(a) Peacefulness.
(b) Pleasure.
(c) Purposefulness.
(d) Guilt.

9. What might descend upon a Christian while he is going through the dark night, as described in the final chapter of Book I?
(a) A perverse or giddy spirit.
(b) A desire for secrets.
(c) A feeling of inner peace.
(d) Fits of insanity.

10. What do beginners have to go through to increase their strength and lose their imperfections, according to Book I, Chapter 1?
(a) A journey through heaven.
(b) A baptism.
(c) Death.
(d) A dark night.

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

12. What does St. John say affects Christians in a way that they are easily swayed by their senses and see imaginary visions?
(a) Spiritual luxury.
(b) Actual imperfections.
(c) God's punishments.
(d) Earthly pleasures.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. St. John writes that a person experiencing the dark night might feel as if who has abandoned him?

2. In Book I, Chapter VI, what sin are new believers said to be especially prone to because of its sweetness?

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

4. Gluttony is exhibited when believers go to extremes and will not stop what?

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

(see the answer keys)

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