On Christian Doctrine Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What should be the nature of the relationship between humans and God according to Augustine?
(a) God should be enjoyed by humans.
(b) Humans should submit to God's authority.
(c) Humans should become like God.
(d) Humans should fear the authority of God over judgment.

2. How does Augustine expect to get the knowledge that he lacks?
(a) He will confer closely with other learned Priests.
(b) God will give him the knowledge that he lacks.
(c) He will collaborate with members of his church community.
(d) He will extensively study in the library at Hippo Regius.

3. What does Augustine identify as the relationship between all other things and the object of ultimate worship?
(a) Other things are intended to be used as a means of exhibiting Christian love.
(b) Other things are intended to be used as a means of exhibiting Christian love.
(c) All other things are used as a means to enjoy the Trinity.
(d) All other things can be used for God's purposes through the application of special gifts.

4. What is the doctrine that Augustine claims critics of human teaching defend?
(a) That God will communicate the meaning of Scripture through "special gifts."
(b) That God will communicate through tongues.
(c) That God will communicate through signs and symbols.
(d) That God will communicate through the in dwelling of the Holy Spirit.

5. What is the main difference between the system of learning that Augustine advocates and that advocated by the critics he focuses on in the Preface?
(a) Augustine's system requires study and application of rules whereas the critics believe they can understand through special gifts.
(b) Augustine's system of learning requires study in Greek philosophy whereas the critics require researching copies of manuscripts.
(c) Augustine's system requires great expense in accessing the necessary documents of learning whereas the critics allow for the interpretation of the spirit through tongues.
(d) Augustine's system requires finding a qualified Priest to hand down the official teaching of the Church whereas the critics allow free interpretation.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Augustine, for what reason should one love oneself?

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

3. Of these influences on individual thought, which does Augustine claim Scripture teaches are negative to Christian thought?

4. Who does Augustine suggest has the ability to know the Truth?

5. What is the source of teaching Augustine most advocates?

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