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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the author conclude his work?
(a) Describing ways to atone for sin.
(b) Describing the way the devil will try to seduce believers after reading the book.
(c) Describing the author's own plans to achieve divinity.
(d) Describing the properties gained through passing through the dark night.

2. In Book II, Chapter XII, what is the will described as?
(a) A reflection of God.
(b) Rogue demon.
(c) Prideful.
(d) A free agent.

3. What is another reason the author gives for the soul traveling through the dark night in concealment?
(a) To hide from the spiritual nature of man.
(b) To protect against the anger of family.
(c) To discover a secret power.
(d) To hide from the sensual nature of man.

4. What is the first property gained by the soul after passing through the dark night?
(a) The soul no longer feels any need for God.
(b) Sin starts to have no consequences.
(c) Senses do not hinder the spirit.
(d) God begins to love the soul of the person.

5. When the souls on earth are purged, with what do they become infused, according to Book II, Chapter XII?
(a) Grace and redemption.
(b) Freedom and pain.
(c) Love and wisdom.
(d) Guilt and suffering.

6. How does the author compare God's trail as He leads the soul on the journey through the dark night?
(a) The flight of a bird.
(b) The circle of life.
(c) A walk on the sea.
(d) A dive off a cliff.

7. What is the focus of Book II, Chapter XVI?
(a) The pressure of human peers.
(b) The darkness of God's love.
(c) The darkness in which the soul finds itself.
(d) The light of spiritual faith.

8. Why does the soul become secure after passing through the dark night, according to St. John?
(a) It has become strong in sin.
(b) It has forgiven God's mistakes.
(c) It has found itself.
(d) It has become like God.

9. With what are the spirits in purgatory purged?
(a) God's love.
(b) Real fire.
(c) Sin.
(d) Water.

10. What is the main topic of Book II, Chapter XVII?
(a) The path to heaven.
(b) God's fury.
(c) The temptation of sin.
(d) Secret knowledge.

11. To what can the fifth step of the ladder of love be compared?
(a) A priest and God.
(b) A husband and wife.
(c) A starving person and food.
(d) Children and parents.

12. What directions can men take upon the secret ladder, as described in Book II, Chapter XVIII?
(a) Ascension and descension.
(b) From earth to hell.
(c) From earth to heaven.
(d) Side to side.

13. What happens to human senses, according to the author, when a human is in the darkness?
(a) They are mixed up.
(b) They are useless.
(c) They become strengthened.
(d) They are necessary.

14. The author writes that the yearning for God will leave the soul in what state?
(a) Restless.
(b) Innocent.
(c) Comfortable.
(d) Guilty.

15. Without passing through the dark night, the author says that people are still what of their natural desires and wants?
(a) Addicted.
(b) Brothers.
(c) Prisoners.
(d) Free.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does a believer wear to protect his thoughts from the desires of the world?

2. For whom is the ninth step on the ladder reserved, according to Book II, Chapter XX?

3. What happens when the soul has a more complete purging, according to the author?

4. What object represents the passions of the natural man, according to Book II, Chapter XIV?

5. St. John says that the knowledge of the divine come to the soul in what way?

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