On Christian Doctrine Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of these influences on individual thought, which does Augustine claim Scripture teaches are negative to Christian thought?
(a) The devil can mislead someone to think that a Christian knows more than they do.
(b) Land owners can convince Christians that the blessings of God are demonstrated through material riches.
(c) A spouse can distract a Christian with the "needs of this world."
(d) A Rabbi can distract a Christian from the "Final Propitiation."

2. How are things separated by Augustine?
(a) Categories of things under God's authority and things that are sinful.
(b) Categories of things that are enjoyed and things that are used.
(c) Categories of things that are Biblical and things that are non-Biblical.
(d) Categories of things that are things and things that are signs.

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

4. What are the primary possessions of the student of Scripture, according to Augustine in Book Two?
(a) Special gifts, things, and signs.
(b) Faith, hope, and love.
(c) Love, illuminated truth, and the inner eye.
(d) Illuminated truth, the inner eye, and faith.

5. By the end of Book Two, Augustine devoted much of this text to refuting critics who believe Scriptural interpretation comes simply. What does this infer of Augustine's methods of debate?
(a) Augustine is obsessive and relentlessly badgers his critics into submission.
(b) Augustine confronts his critics with thorough investigation and lets his text prove his integrity.
(c) Augustine chooses to overwhelm his critics with so much information that they lose track of their arguments.
(d) Augustine is personally offended with critics and chooses to punish those who most support him.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Augustine's example, how can something used also be enjoyed?

2. How does Augustine describe humans?

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

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

5. According to Book Two, what is the most important knowledge a student of scripture can have?

(see the answer key)

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