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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Augustine, how should misunderstood signs become understood?
(a) By examining the context in which things appear as signs.
(b) By considering how the used thing is accepted by the community.
(c) By committing the misunderstood words or expressions to memory.
(d) By examining the use of the word that appears to be a thing.
2. Why does Augustine claim that words as signs are difficult to understand?
(a) Because God inspires believers to master tongues and interpret signs.
(b) Because words as signs are only understood within a scriptural context.
(c) Because God created with words and wants believers to know their impact.
(d) Because God provides Scriptural complexity to satisfy a hard-working mind.
3. What are the mix of subjects that Augustine emphasizes in his education?
(a) Mosaic Law, dietary law, Biblical civil law, sacrificial law, and order of the Tabernacle and Temple.
(b) The history of the Pentateuch, the laws of prophets, and the writings of the Minor Prophets.
(c) Dietary law, moral law, laws of separation and laws of exclusion.
(d) Rhetoric, philosophy, logic, botany, astronomy, languages and history.
4. What does Augustine state an interpreter sometimes looks to to get the right meanings and right number of meanings from a passage?
(a) The history of the period that the Scripture was recorded.
(b) The original language.
(c) The original manuscripts.
(d) The author's intentions.
5. What does Book Three state is the purpose of God or angels using condemning terms?
(a) To announce judgment.
(b) In relation to destroying evil or lust.
(c) To identify human nature.
(d) To announce displeasure with human conduct.
Short Answer Questions
1. What Scriptural reference does Augustine make to prove his point regarding checking this hazard to learning the fields pertaining to Scripture?
2. What Scriptural passage does Augustine use to remind the reader of "On Christian Doctrine" of the condition that affects holy men?
3. What does Augustine prove from the demands he expects from his students that he began defending against critics in the Preface?
4. What is the significance of Augustine recommending mastery of so many fields in Book Two?
5. What are the two categories of signs Augustine identifies in Book Two?
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