On Christian Doctrine Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the three things Augustine identifies as how God inspires His children?
(a) His illuminated truths, special gifts, and signs.
(b) Signs, things, and enjoyment.
(c) The promise of His return, His illuminated truths, and signs.
(d) His death, resurrection, and promise of return.

2. What does Augustine recommend to avoid the negative influences on individual thought?
(a) Isolating from temptations.
(b) Regular participation in church activities.
(c) Devoting regular time in prayer to become sensitive to Divine guidance.
(d) Paying careful attention to rules for Scriptural learning.

3. Augustine endeavors to answer many questions about what subject in Book One?
(a) The Christian conception of love.
(b) The doctrine of God's omnipotence.
(c) The doctrine of Scriptural infallibility.
(d) The Christian conception of Christ's deity.

4. What is the logical inconsistency of the critics that Augustine confronts in the Preface?
(a) If learning only comes through community, why does Scripture encourage separation for prayer?
(b) If these critics believe that Scripture can only be learned through "special gifts," and God wants everyone to know scriptures, then why doesn't everyone have "special gifts"?
(c) If these critics believe learning only comes through the possession of "special gifts," why do they teach?
(d) If these critics believe they need no training, why are they reviewing Augustine's works?

5. What is Augustine's attitude toward those who have a "special gift" for interpretation from God?
(a) Such "gifts" were exhausted at Pentecost.
(b) God will appoint them to a position of authority.
(c) They are blessed.
(d) Augustine considers himself as one.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Augustine write is incompatible with love?

2. What is the subject that Augustine addresses in Book One and Book Two?

3. Of these influences on personal thought, which does Augustine claim Scripture teaches can lead a Christian to positive patterns?

4. What does Augustine suggest a conception of Christian love will serve for the student?

5. What does Augustine reason is the consequence to human teaching if learning comes from Divine gifts?

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