On Christian Doctrine Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Two.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What setting does Augustine recommend for sound Scriptural learning?
(a) An ecclesiastical structure.
(b) A private audience with a well-trained Priest.
(c) Human communities.
(d) A properly sanctioned site of Scriptural education.

2. What does Augustine state signs are regardless of whether they want to be?
(a) Signs that are things.
(b) Signs that are words.
(c) Given signs.
(d) Natural signs.

3. What is a requirement of Augustine's disciples?
(a) To understand God's revelation.
(b) To identify signs and their role in Scriptural learning.
(c) To use their "special gift."
(d) To use their "inner eye."

4. Upon what does Augustine focus most of his efforts in the Preface of "On Christian Doctrine"?
(a) Criticism from those who claim that Augustine relied too much on training and not enough on divine guidance.
(b) Criticism from those who believe it is not needed.
(c) Criticism that his demands for linguistic studies were too exclusive.
(d) Criticism from those who refuse or are unable to apply it.

5. What is the source of teaching Augustine most advocates?
(a) God directing the student to understand His role in Scripture.
(b) Christ dispensing special gifts without communities.
(c) Human teachers in human communities.
(d) Angels guiding human teachers in spiritual communities.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two main tools that God uses to teach men what to do, as identified by Augustine?

2. Why does Augustine claim this knowledge is required to understand what Scripture teaches?

3. What does Augustine reason, from the scriptural reference regarding the hazard of learning, that a student must be sure to develop.

4. What does Augustine say the student pass through if he/she will be able to understand Scripture?

5. What does Augustine recommend to avoid the negative influences on individual thought?

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