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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Augustine identify as a necessary subject that a student must learn to understand Scripture?
(a) The working order of the Catholic Church to understand where to go for sound reference and guidance.
(b) Records of the Council of Trent to know the points of sound doctrine.
(c) The relevant languages and make all the translations he can find.
(d) The Apocrypha so the hidden meaning of Scriptural signs can be illuminated.

2. What hazard does Augustine state must one keep in check as they learn of the fields pertaining to Scripture?
(a) The consistency of what are considered to be signs against traditional interpretations.
(b) The pride develops with great learning.
(c) The accuracy of translations against original manuscripts.
(d) Eschatology against Scriptural language to prevent heresy.

3. In taking the challenge that Augustine presents in Book Three, how should the Christian student differentiate himself from the pagan?
(a) Christians must be careful not to use signs to elevate oneself as pagans do.
(b) Christians must be careful not to confuse signs and things as many pagans do.
(c) Christians must be careful not to convert personal motivations into causes of worship as pagans do.
(d) Christians must be careful not to worship things as signs as pagans do.

4. How will studying this subject help in understanding Scripture?
(a) Understanding the grammar of languages will help interpret the prose and poetry of Scripture.
(b) Understanding the metaphors of the time will help bring deeper meaning to signs and parables.
(c) Understanding the regional accents of the time will help interpret phrases and word variations.
(d) Understanding the dialects of the time will help to interpret discussions and analogies of Scripture.

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 personally offended with critics and chooses to punish those who most support him.
(b) Augustine chooses to overwhelm his critics with so much information that they lose track of their arguments.
(c) Augustine confronts his critics with thorough investigation and lets his text prove his integrity.
(d) Augustine is obsessive and relentlessly badgers his critics into submission.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Augustine, of the different forms through which the grammar types show themselves, which is, by definition, the most difficult to interpret?

2. What are the two different ways that God and angels speak in Scripture, as identified in Book Three?

3. What does Augustine reason, from the scriptural reference regarding the hazard of learning, that a student must be sure to develop.

4. Of the areas that Augustine emphasizes, what area receives the most intense focus?

5. What important understanding must the student of scripture possess, as stated in Book Two?

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