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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Augustine call signs that are only used to express and transmit thoughts?
(a) Signs that are words.
(b) Given signs.
(c) Natural signs.
(d) Signs that are things.

2. What are the primary possessions of the student of Scripture, according to Augustine in Book Two?
(a) Faith, hope, and love.
(b) Illuminated truth, the inner eye, and faith.
(c) Special gifts, things, and signs.
(d) Love, illuminated truth, and the inner eye.

3. Why does Augustine claim this knowledge is required to understand what Scripture teaches?
(a) Because knowing the history of Israel and the prophecies concerning Christ makes a full connection between Israelite and Christian Scriptures.
(b) Because knowing the language, culture, and settings of the Scriptural record guides in making correct interpretations of Scripture.
(c) Because knowing the dietary and moral laws of the Nazarites aids in understanding the life and miracles of Christ.
(d) Because knowing the demands of the law of Israel helps to understand the freedom that Christians have through the atoning death of Christ.

4. If Augustine sets a standard for how to interpret Scriptural characters literally, and he applies the converse of that standard for interpreting Scriptural character's figuratively, how would that standard be articulated?
(a) A figurative interpretation of a holy Scriptural character will be applied to language and speech that defines how a sign is a thing.
(b) A figurative interpretation of a holy Scriptural character will be applied to language and speech that describes condemnations on the chosen of God.
(c) A figurative interpretation of a holy Scriptural character will be applied to language and speech that embraces evil and condemns love or kindness.
(d) A figurative interpretation of a holy Scriptural character will be applied to language and speech that embraces evil and condemns love or kindness.

5. What is the topic of Book Three?
(a) Augustine addresses the controversy of the human filter inhibiting the interpretation of Scripture.
(b) Augustine details the difference of signs given to groups and signs given to individuals.
(c) Augustine tackles the problem of understanding signs that are ambiguous.
(d) Augustine differentiates between signs given by God and signs give by angels.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Augustine, to whom are commands from Scripture intended?

2. How does Augustine state a student should consider an evil command given to its intended target?

3. What does it mean that Augustine requires his students to have such broad knowledge to master his course?

4. What Augustine accomplished with his first three books from "On Christian Doctrine"?

5. According to Augustine in Book Three, what is the purpose of Scripture in reporting the condition that affects holy men?

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