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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the soul become enkindled with during the dark night, according to Book II, Chapter X?
(a) The weight of sin.
(b) The love of God.
(c) Revulsion to faith.
(d) Repentance of sin.

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

4. 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) Fits of insanity.
(c) A feeling of inner peace.
(d) A desire for secrets.

5. St. Johns states that believers react to God similarly to what?
(a) The sun and the moon.
(b) Changing wind.
(c) Animals.
(d) Children.

6. What two things cannot exist in the same person?
(a) Desire and goodwill.
(b) The divine and the natural.
(c) Guilt and pride.
(d) God and the devil.

7. What is the example the author uses in describing the way the purification process works?
(a) The burning of a log in a fire.
(b) The burning rays of the sun.
(c) The chopping down of a tree.
(d) The changing seasons.

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

9. What do beginning Christians feel happens when they grow in faith and deal with suffering for God's sake, according to Book I, Chapter IX?
(a) God draws closer to them.
(b) Their sins worsen.
(c) They no longer believe in their faith.
(d) God suddenly abandons them.

10. 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) An innocent child.
(b) A new person.
(c) A sinner.
(d) The likeness of God.

11. When does the deadening of a person to the presence of sin get refreshed, according to the author?
(a) The first night of purging.
(b) Whenever in prayer with God.
(c) During a weekly fast.
(d) The second night of purging.

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

13. In Book I, Chapter X, what can people become if they do not recognize they are going through the dark night?
(a) Angry.
(b) More sinful.
(c) Discouraged.
(d) Depressed.

14. What does the author describe as the reason for the underlying pain of the soul in preparation with a union with God?
(a) The payment of sin.
(b) The balance of the world.
(c) God's demands of revenge.
(d) The underlying impurity of the soul.

15. During the dark night, what does the Christian want to do when the spirit of blasphemy descends, according to Book I, Chapter XIV?
(a) Speak out loud, blasphemous statements.
(b) Commit suicide.
(c) Obey all of God's commands.
(d) Speak out in tongues.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to St. John, what happens when beginners try to build their own spirituality instead of waiting on God?

2. St. John says that it becomes clear which parts are purified and which are still not purified during what time in the dark night?

3. What does the author say is a problem for the soul, especially in divine activities?

4. In Book I, Chapter II, what sin do beginners exhibit when they choose leaders who agree with their views?

5. According to St. John, what does the spirit of those who enter the dark night feel?

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