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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what kind of way would the soul respond to God's love if the senses were not numbed?
(a) Deceitful.
(b) Grateful.
(c) Joyous.
(d) Impure.

2. 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.

3. In what form is the image of the spiritual ladder first found in the Bible?
(a) A dream.
(b) A lie.
(c) A joke.
(d) A nightmare.

4. What happened to Jeremias and Moses after being infused with the wisdom of God?
(a) They became wealthy.
(b) There were unable to speak.
(c) They were knocked unconscious.
(d) They spoke in another language.

5. Who does the author use as an example of the yearning for God that takes place in the second night of darkness?
(a) Mary Magdalene.
(b) Rachel.
(c) Ruth.
(d) Mary, mother of Jesus.

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) Perfection.
(b) Atonement.
(c) Sinfulness.
(d) Purgatory.

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

8. What step of the ladder feels like heaven on earth?
(a) Eighth.
(b) Ninth.
(c) Fourth.
(d) First.

9. In Dark Night of the Soul, the soul praises the darkness from which it has escaped what?
(a) The danger zone.
(b) God's wrath.
(c) Sensual affections.
(d) Mortal sin.

10. In Book II, Chapter XI, the soul would miss the spiritual love and affection of what if it was to go away?
(a) The threat of evil.
(b) The demands of the earthly world.
(c) The guild of sin.
(d) The fire of the Spirit.

11. Who else can descend and ascend upon the spiritual ladder besides men, according to Book II, Chapter XIII?
(a) Angels.
(b) Animals.
(c) Devils.
(d) Children.

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

13. 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.

14. In Book II, Chapter XIII, the author states that love is felt by what?
(a) Sin.
(b) The human mind.
(c) Guilt.
(d) Emotions.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where must man walk to be protected from the evil of natural senses?

2. Who is cited as experiencing a life having been accessed by the devil?

3. How many steps are on the ladder of love?

4. What can the devil sense is going on during the dark night, as written in Book II, Chapter XXIII?

5. In Dark Night of the Soul, the spirit thirsts for love more than the soul thirsts because the spirit realizes what?

(see the answer keys)

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