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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the term given to a spiritual experience beyond words?
(a) Ineffable.
(b) Ecstasy.
(c) Unimaginable.
(d) Futile.

2. What can a soul not see beyond until it has been properly purged?
(a) God's message.
(b) The darkness.
(c) The eyes of a human.
(d) Sin and evil.

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

4. In <i>Dark Night of the Soul</i>, the spirit thirsts for love more than the soul thirsts because the spirit realizes what?
(a) God's punishment.
(b) How much pain relates to the divine.
(c) What it lacks.
(d) The evil of sin.

5. In Book II, Chapter XI, when will the soul seek God?
(a) After enkindlement.
(b) After death.
(c) From birth.
(d) After God's punishment.

6. In Book II, Chapter XXIV, in what state is the soul when the soul is united with divine wisdom after passing through the dark night?
(a) Purgatory.
(b) Perfection.
(c) Atonement.
(d) Sinfulness.

7. 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 sadness.
(b) Out of remorse.
(c) Out of happiness.
(d) Out of guilt.

8. What does the soul do on the sixth step of the ladder of love, according to Book II, Chapter XX?
(a) Draw back from God's love.
(b) Have ceaseless contact with God.
(c) Separate from human contact.
(d) Take a vow of silence.

9. What object represents the passions of the natural man, according to Book II, Chapter XIV?
(a) A house.
(b) A tree.
(c) A church.
(d) A feather.

10. 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) A walk on the sea.
(c) A dive off a cliff.
(d) The circle of life.

11. What is the third property gained by the soul after passing through the dark night that leads the soul down the road of life?
(a) The avoidance of sin.
(b) The path of honor and glory.
(c) Only the longing for God.
(d) The desires of the human heart.

12. Who does the author cite as someone who has seen the spiritual ladder?
(a) Moses.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Jeremias.
(d) Jacob.

13. According to St. John, what two states does a person have to pass through to realize a state of perfection with God?
(a) Believer and sinner.
(b) Beginner and proficient.
(c) Immortal and divine.
(d) Infant and newborn.

14. What is St. John's purpose in using repetition throughout <i>Dark Night of the Soul</i>?
(a) To show off his writing skills.
(b) To aid the reader's understanding.
(c) To show his authority over the reader.
(d) To help the reader predict the next chapter's subject matter.

15. What state does St. John say the soul is in when it has a chance to escape from bondage of the world?
(a) Happy.
(b) Apprehensive.
(c) Guilty.
(d) Sad.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the soul become secure after passing through the dark night, according to St. John?

2. What does the garment of charity provide for the wearer, as described by the author?

3. What is the main topic of discussion in Book II, Chapter XV?

4. What happens to human senses, according to the author, when a human is in the darkness?

5. What is the first property gained by the soul after passing through the dark night?

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