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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Since Augustine regards his disciples as "divinely instituted," what responsibility falls on his students?
(a) They have the duty to develop their "inner eye."
(b) They have the duty to discover their "special gift."
(c) They have the duty to know the difference between things and signs.
(d) They have the duty to apply good social and intellectual practices.

2. What are the two types of signs in Book Two?
(a) Things or words.
(b) Illuminated or hidden.
(c) Angelic or demonic.
(d) Literal or metaphorical.

3. In Book Three, Augustine argues that since holy men from scripture receive evil language from God because of their condition, how should the passages with such language be read?
(a) In context with the laws that God is applying to the particular situation.
(b) With sufficient references to historical data.
(c) Both literally and figuratively.
(d) With the understanding that God's word transcends time, so that spoken directly to holy men can be considered relevant to current settings.

4. What Scriptural passage does Augustine use to remind the reader of "On Christian Doctrine" of the condition that affects holy men?
(a) "Yet the Lord warned Israel and Judah, through all his prophets and every seer, saying, 'Turn from your evil ways and keep my commandments, My statutes according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you through my servants the prophets.'"
(b) "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble."
(c) "And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers, that God has fulfilled this promise to our children that He raised up Jesus."
(d) "'I am the Alpha and the Omega,' says the Lord God, 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.'"

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Augustine say a student should treat any evil actions or speech from characters Scriptures praise as holy?

2. What does Augustine say the student pass through if he/she will be able to understand Scripture?

3. What does Book Three state is the purpose of God or angels using condemning terms?

4. According to Augustine, how should misunderstood signs become understood?

5. What facts of Scripture does Augustine set as the foundation for understanding it?

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