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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. She explains that you will come to a point at which God immediately shows you even the smallest of sins and that you have to do what?
2. Who does Guyon quote regarding dealing with temptation?
3. What should one do when one is tempted?
4. Should you ever force yourself to speak?
5. What will everyone have to do before God someday?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Guyon say about becoming comfortable with outward experiences?
2. To what does Guyon compare the wisdom of God?
3. How does Guyon explain the ability to be active while resting?
4. What does Guyon have to say about activity prompted by the Spirit? How does she illustrate this point?
5. What does Guyon have to say on the subject of confession?
6. How does Guyon explain the relationship between the soul and Spirit?
7. What is Guyon's warning against ritual prayer?
8. What are Guyon's thoughts on distractions?
9. What does Guyon believe about temptation?
10. When can "continual prayer" be found? What else does Guyon say about this passive attitude towards prayer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Guyon warns against rituals.
Part 1) Describe some rituals of which Guyon speaks. Why does she warn against these?
Part 2) How might the Church feel about this warning? Why would it feel this way?
Part 3) What are your own thoughts about rituals? How do your beliefs compare to Guyon's.
Essay Topic 2
One can avoid temptation.
Part 1) Of what temptations does Guyon speak? How can these be avoided?
Part 2) How does Guyon illustrate how she suggests dealing with temptation? What are your thoughts about this? Does it adequately support her opinion about avoiding temptation? Why or why not?
Part 3) When have you avoided temptations? How did you go about doing this? What might Guyon think about this? Use the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 3
Guyon speaks of a concept she calls the "law of central tendency".
Part 1) Describe this law. How does this reinforce her other beliefs?
Part 2) How does this law represent a theme found in this book?
Part 3) Does this law follow human nature? Why or why not?
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