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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Augustine write is incompatible with love?
(a) Coveting things for one's self is incompatible with love.
(b) Using things for non-Scriptural purposes is incompatible with love.
(c) Using things without seeking wisdom is incompatible with love.
(d) Using things without the goal of enjoying them is incompatible with love.
2. What is the first important distinction that Augustine makes in Book One?
(a) The distinction between discovering what Scripture teaches and communicating it.
(b) The distinction between the Christian conception of love and the pagan conception of love.
(c) The distinction between learning and teaching.
(d) The distinction between "enjoy" and "use."
3. What is Augustine's attitude toward those who have a "special gift" for interpretation from God?
(a) Such "gifts" were exhausted at Pentecost.
(b) Augustine considers himself as one.
(c) God will appoint them to a position of authority.
(d) They are blessed.
4. What are the three things that Augustine claims that interpretations of Scripture should build up?
(a) Special gifts, community, and signs.
(b) The inner eye, love, and illuminated truth.
(c) Faith, hope and love.
(d) Hope, signs, and the inner eye.
5. Upon what does Augustine focus most of his efforts in the Preface of "On Christian Doctrine"?
(a) Criticism from those who refuse or are unable to apply it.
(b) Criticism from those who claim that Augustine relied too much on training and not enough on divine guidance.
(c) Criticism from those who believe it is not needed.
(d) Criticism that his demands for linguistic studies were too exclusive.
6. According to Augustine, what are competing influences on an individual's thinking?
(a) Laborers and land owners.
(b) Priests and Rabbis.
(c) The devil and angels.
(d) Husbands and wives.
7. How does Augustine describe humans?
(a) Humans are things that use language as a symbol.
(b) Humans are above things because they use them.
(c) Humans are things that are subject to the laws of God.
(d) Humans are things that can "enjoy," love and "use" things.
8. 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 can be used for God's purposes through the application of special gifts.
(d) All other things are used as a means to enjoy the Trinity.
9. What does Augustine conclude are the only things that can be enjoyed?
(a) Only wisdom and Truth can be enjoyed.
(b) Only things that reveal Truth can be enjoyed.
(c) Only eternal and unchangeable things can be enjoyed.
(d) Only things that are used with special gifts to prove Truth can be enjoyed.
10. 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.
11. What doctrine does Augustine introduce to explain how Truth can be seen?
(a) The doctrine of "community vision" is achieved when individuals join their desires to seek eternal truths illuminated by God.
(b) The doctrine of "things and signs" helps an individual know which things and signs illuminate eternal truths.
(c) The doctrine of the "inner eye" that can see eternal truths even when tainted by sin because it is illuminated by God.
(d) The doctrine of "special gifts of seeing" that God grants when individuals seek eternal truths illuminated by God.
12. What is an important distinction that Augustine teaches students to understand through three Books of "On Christian Doctrine?
(a) The difference between original sin and human nature.
(b) The difference between sins of omission and original sin.
(c) The difference between "special gifts" and talents.
(d) The difference between "things" and "signs."
13. What items or situations does Augustine use to illustrate his distinction of things?
(a) The fall of Adam in Genesis and the murder of Able by Cain.
(b) A good meal and a pot.
(c) The relationship between God and Lucifer from the story of Job.
(d) The questions from critics who do not understand and the examples of what is perceived to be special gifts.
14. What other subject does Augustine addresses in Book Three and Book Four?
(a) Understanding how to convey what one learned from Scripture.
(b) Understanding how scripture develops community.
(c) Teaching the doctrines of Scripture.
(d) Understanding how to learn from Scripture.
15. Why does Augustine expect the method of accessing knowledge he lacks to be successful?
(a) Augustine has great respect for other learned Priests within his sphere.
(b) Augustine believes that God will give to him because God gives to those who "give away," as does Augustine when he teaches.
(c) Augustine believes God guides those who gather in Christian community.
(d) Augustine is familiar with the classification system of the library at Hippo Regius.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the source of teaching Augustine most advocates?
2. What is the step that Augustine identifies an individual should take before entering into a proper relationship with God?
3. To what does Augustine compare his distinction of things?
4. How does Augustine characterize things in Book One?
5. What are the two primary reasons that Augustine devotes his time to those questions?
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