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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Augustine, how should misunderstood signs become understood?
(a) By examining the use of the word that appears to be a thing.
(b) By examining the context in which things appear as signs.
(c) By committing the misunderstood words or expressions to memory.
(d) By considering how the used thing is accepted by the community.

2. According to Book Two, what is the most important knowledge a student of scripture can have?
(a) He must know how to use the inner eye.
(b) He must know the canon of Scripture well.
(c) He must know the difference between things and signs.
(d) He must the difference between things that are used and things that are enjoyed.

3. Even though Augustine does not mention this subject directly, what will his students need to master to understand languages?
(a) Dialects.
(b) Grammar.
(c) Regional accents.
(d) Metaphors.

4. What is an apparent contradiction regarding Augustine's expectation of students to interpretation and an omission from his commentaries in "On Christian Doctrine"?
(a) Augustine expects his students to investigate the intentions of the authors of Scripture, but he does not detail his intentions in choosing the issues on which he focuses.
(b) Augustine criticizes the Donatists yet he uses their theology on which to base "On Christian Doctrine."
(c) Augustine demands his students to spend time in seclusion and study, but does not call for the same from teachers.
(d) Augustine writes that the understanding of the principles of Christian love are sufficient to begin the interpretation of Scripture, but he spends more time examining Old Testament law.

5. From what type of education does Augustine develop his curriculum of Scriptural learning?
(a) A Hasidic education.
(b) A classical education.
(c) An ecclesiastical education.
(d) A Nazarene education.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the topic of Book Three?

2. Since Augustine regards his disciples as "divinely instituted," what responsibility falls on his students?

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

4. What are the mix of subjects that Augustine emphasizes in his education?

5. What is a requirement of Augustine's disciples?

(see the answer keys)

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