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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

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

3. What does Augustine conclude are the only things that can be enjoyed?
(a) Only things that reveal Truth can be enjoyed.
(b) Only wisdom and 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.

4. What does Augustine use to illustrate a thing to be enjoyed?
(a) The special gift that enables one to cook a delicious meal.
(b) A delicious meal.
(c) The gathering of friends who come to share a delicious meal.
(d) The pot for cooking a delicious meal.

5. What basic fact do the critics discussed in the Preface ignore by discounting teaching from Augustine and others?
(a) Many writers have intensely studied Scriptures and have left their impressions for their use.
(b) The works of writers closer to the time of the authors of Scripture are frequently incomplete, disjointed, and often unverifiable.
(c) Trial and error application often give non-Christians the opportunity to "mock God."
(d) The fact that they learned important tools, such as the alphabet, from other humans.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first important distinction that Augustine makes in Book One?

2. What are the two main tools that God uses to teach men what to do, as identified by Augustine?

3. What setting does Augustine recommend for sound Scriptural learning?

4. Augustine endeavors to answer many questions about what subject in Book One?

5. What other subject does Augustine addresses in Book Three and Book Four?

Short Essay Questions

1. What Christian virtue does Augustine claim that can keep negative traits in check?

2. What is the source if an individual knows more than they actually know and how does that impact Augustine's effort?

3. What term does Augustine apply to the subjects he recommends for study to learn Scriptural interpretation and why does he use this term?

4. Upon which type of critics does Augustine focus his attention in the preface?

5. How does Augustine suggest interpretations of Scripture should affect the subject about which he wants to answer many questions and how should that affect the student seeking to interpret Scripture?

6. What does Augustine require that Christian speakers should avoid, but focus on?

7. What are the criticisms that Augustine predicts he will face over "On Christian Doctrine"?

8. What are three things that Augustine writes that humans can do with one of the items of his focus in Book One?

9. What are some types of tropes that Augustine discusses?

10. Augustine supports students learning in a certain human gathering. What are these human gatherings called and what can students get from them that they cannot get from "special gifts"?

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