Mid-Book Test - Easy
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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What is the problem for the critics that Augustine addresses in the Preface when they choose to teach?
(a) If God only communicates the truth of Scripture through those who have "special gifts", is not God limiting his communication with the pagan who has not received such gifts?
(b) If these critics believe that Scripture can only be achieved through "special gifts", isn't God's power of communicating limited out side of his act to give the gifts?
(c) If these critics believe students of Scripture can only receive understanding through "special gifts", why do they attempt to teach about "special gifts"?
(d) If these critics believe that understanding Scripture can only be achieved through the application of "special gifts", doesn't their effort to teach expose their students to personal bias that might interfere with their "special gifts"?
2. What does Augustine claim is the consequence of refusing to learn in a proper setting for Scriptural learning?
(a) The student does not receive access to the types of references that make learning complete.
(b) The student does not benefit from an environment that has been modeled by Scriptural standards.
(c) The student loses the opportunity to participate in mutual love.
(d) The student does not learn from the experience of a learned devotee of Scripture.
3. What items or situations does Augustine use to illustrate his distinction of things?
(a) The questions from critics who do not understand and the examples of what is perceived to be special gifts.
(b) The relationship between God and Lucifer from the story of Job.
(c) The fall of Adam in Genesis and the murder of Able by Cain.
(d) A good meal and a pot.
4. 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) All other things can be used for God's purposes through the application of special gifts.
(c) Other things are intended to be used as a means of exhibiting Christian love.
(d) All other things are used as a means to enjoy the Trinity.
5. How are things separated by Augustine?
(a) Categories of things that are Biblical and things that are non-Biblical.
(b) Categories of things under God's authority and things that are sinful.
(c) Categories of things that are things and things that are signs.
(d) Categories of things that are enjoyed and things that are used.
6. What is the source of teaching Augustine most advocates?
(a) Angels guiding human teachers in spiritual communities.
(b) Human teachers in human communities.
(c) God directing the student to understand His role in Scripture.
(d) Christ dispensing special gifts without communities.
7. What is the second important distinction that Augustine makes in Book One?
(a) The distinction between things and signs.
(b) The distinction between enjoy and use.
(c) The distinction between encouraging and exhortation.
(d) The distinction between Christian love and pagan love.
8. What are the three things that Augustine claims that interpretations of Scripture should build up?
(a) Faith, hope and love.
(b) The inner eye, love, and illuminated truth.
(c) Special gifts, community, and signs.
(d) Hope, signs, and the inner eye.
9. How does Augustine expect to get the knowledge that he lacks?
(a) He will extensively study in the library at Hippo Regius.
(b) He will confer closely with other learned Priests.
(c) He will collaborate with members of his church community.
(d) God will give him the knowledge that he lacks.
10. What comes of loving oneself for reasons other than that which Augustine specified?
(a) It leads to destruction.
(b) It will result in loss of special gifts.
(c) It will inhibit the ability to hear God's guiding.
(d) It will prevent one from enjoying things of God.
11. What is the subject that Augustine addresses in Book One and Book Two?
(a) Finding a place in a Scriptural community.
(b) Understanding how to convey Scripture.
(c) Finding what to learn from Scripture.
(d) Understanding what one should learn from Scripture.
12. Upon what does Augustine focus most of his efforts in the Preface of "On Christian Doctrine"?
(a) Criticism from those who claim that Augustine relied too much on training and not enough on divine guidance.
(b) Criticism from those who refuse or are unable to apply it.
(c) Criticism that his demands for linguistic studies were too exclusive.
(d) Criticism from those who believe it is not needed.
13. Of these influences on individual thought, which does Augustine claim Scripture teaches are negative to Christian thought?
(a) A Rabbi can distract a Christian from the "Final Propitiation."
(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) The devil can mislead someone to think that a Christian knows more than they do.
14. To what does Augustine compare his distinction of things?
(a) To that between human nature and original sin.
(b) To that between critics who do not understand and critics who believe in "special gifts."
(c) To that between instrumental and intrinsic good.
(d) To that between God and Lucifer.
15. What is Augustine's perception of God's dispensation of "special gifts" of interpreting Scripture?
(a) That they follow miraculous events.
(b) Dispensing of such gifts is atypical.
(c) That they follow periods of oppression of those seeking His blessings.
(d) That they precede periods of peace and prosperity.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Augustine characterize things in Book One?
2. In Augustine's example, how can something used also be enjoyed?
3. What are the three things Augustine identifies as how God inspires His children?
4. What does Augustine consider as God's typical means of delivering His illumination?
5. What does Augustine encourage his critics to remember in the Preface?
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