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

2. What is the purpose for writing Dark Night of the Soul that St. John describes?
(a) To spread the word of God.
(b) To make money.
(c) To help women.
(d) To teach others.

3. The use of the term "dark night" throughout Dark Night of the Soul by St. John is an example of what?
(a) A homonym.
(b) A paraphrase.
(c) An acronym.
(d) A metaphor.

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

5. 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 discover a secret power.
(c) To protect against the anger of family.
(d) To hide from the sensual nature of man.

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

7. In Book II, Chapter XII, what--more than understanding--will be imparted to the soul because of the will of God?
(a) Guilt.
(b) Sin.
(c) Love.
(d) Repentance.

8. What does the author say the soul experiences, even during the dark night?
(a) Salvation from sin.
(b) Peaceful rest.
(c) An ascent to heaven.
(d) The presence of God.

9. In Book II, Chapter XVII, who is given the knowledge of the divine?
(a) Not everyone.
(b) Everyone.
(c) Only priests.
(d) No one.

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

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

12. According to St. John, how many believers will reach the union with God without going through trials?
(a) None.
(b) All men.
(c) Some women.
(d) Only priests.

13. Where must man walk to be protected from the evil of natural senses?
(a) In darkness.
(b) In heaven.
(c) Through hell.
(d) Around the world.

14. What does the author explain about his work in Book II, Chapter XXII?
(a) His writing has a purpose.
(b) His wife helped him in writing.
(c) His writing is for selfish reasons.
(d) God is speaking through him.

15. According to Book II, Chapter XIV, why does the soul speak these lines: "I went forth without being observed / My house being now at rest"?
(a) Out of happiness.
(b) Out of guilt.
(c) Out of remorse.
(d) Out of sadness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is St. John's purpose in using repetition throughout Dark Night of the Soul?

2. What happened to Jeremias and Moses after being infused with the wisdom of God?

3. Who does the author use as an example of the yearning for God that takes place in the second night of darkness?

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

5. In Book II, Chapter XII, what is the will described as?

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