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 does Augustine claim to be the central law of love and the message of Christianity?
(a) That one should love God and love thy neighbor.
(b) That one should find illuminated truth to love God and thy neighbor.
(c) That one thing that is illuminated truth is loving God and then thy neighbor.
(d) That the one illuminated truth is to love thy neighbor who loves God.

2. What does Augustine consider to be the ultimate thing to be enjoyed?
(a) The things that we can develop from our special gifts.
(b) The concept of Christian love as practiced in community.
(c) The things that God places in nature for us to use.
(d) The Trinity of Christianity.

3. What are the two types of signs in Book Two?
(a) Literal or metaphorical.
(b) Illuminated or hidden.
(c) Things or words.
(d) Angelic or demonic.

4. Augustine wrote that the critics he mainly focuses on in the Preface base their positions on what belief?
(a) Resistance to accept new ideas.
(b) A misapplication of Scripture.
(c) That they already understand Scripture.
(d) Fear of losing their influence.

5. What is the second important distinction that Augustine makes in Book One?
(a) The distinction between enjoy and use.
(b) The distinction between things and signs.
(c) The distinction between encouraging and exhortation.
(d) The distinction between Christian love and pagan love.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Augustine consider as God's typical means of delivering His illumination?

2. What is Augustine's attitude toward those who have a "special gift" for interpretation from God?

3. What does Augustine identify as a necessary subject that a student must learn to understand Scripture?

4. What is the first important distinction that Augustine makes in Book One?

5. Into what two spheres does Augustine divide the natural knowledge needed for Scriptural interpretation?

(see the answer key)

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